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pgh_dem Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 11:22 AM
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47. Don't know about that (RE: E-M corruption)
I think an 'excited utterance' like Mitofsky himself encouraging skeptics to 'eat shit' constitutes reason to be concerned about the ethics of E-M's conduct with regard to the exit polls.

Not to impose my own ethical structure on the world or anything, but if I had run such an error-riddled, second-guessed poll, coming on the heels of the national polling collapse in 2002 and massive f-ups in 2000, I would have invited a peer-review process in November 2004, and not been still considering it in May 2005.

In a sane world, my international reputation for exit polling business would be on the line, and would outweigh the proprietary interests of my clients (though I would also bend over backwards to get them to consent to the peer-review process).

Of course, if it was me, I would have refunded my clients' money, too.

The fact that such information remains unavailable is, to me, evidence suggesting collusion with E-M's clients to protect either corruption or incompetence (or both).

Related: Do you think that it is possible to strip the sensitive information from the data without compromising its usefulness?
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