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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 02:16 AM
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144. A Few Stupid Questions
Personally, I hate spending so much time on these damn exit polls when there is so much other evidence to consider, but TIA makes it interesting.

So tell me, why does CNN's final poll of 13,660 respondents say it was updated at 2:04 PM when the earlier one that showed Kerry ahead was updated at 7:38 PM? Is the 2:08 PM supposed to be the following day (Nov 3) and if so, isn't it supposed to be 2:08 AM instead of PM?

And why did the number of respondents only increase by 2633 after so many additional hours of polling?

Also, are the state polls a subset of the national poll? Do they add up to 13660? And if so, why are there no unemployment questions/answers in the state polls when there are in the national poll?

The whole thing stinks. There is no consistency in the reporting. I'm trying to find out if unemployed voters voted earlier (and for Kerry) in the swing states, and based on this crap they put out, it's impossible.
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