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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 10:56 PM
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42. The issue about "early" and "late" polls is why Conyers is trying
to get the media and/or Edison-Mitofsky and/or NEP to release all of the data now.

A few points to clarify:

None of the exit polls shown on CNN or reported elsewhere on the media are 'raw'. Raw data would not be released to the media. The polls results, even early ones, have already been adjusted as needed or are shown broken down into key voter categories.

The 'later' polls were contaminated with vote tabulation data -- never before in the history of US exit polls have exit poll results been 'integrated' with incoming tabulated vote results to get an 'accurate' prediction of election results. This action is pure sh*t -- it means that the late exit polls are not independent of incoming election results and so cannot be used to assess whether the tabulated votes were or were not accurate. I can't believe that respectable pollsters are not screaming bloody murder about this idiocy.

:grr:

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