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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-05 07:08 AM
Response to Reply #139
142. That's only how the NEP chooses to use the exit poll data
Edited on Thu Jun-23-05 07:09 AM by tommcintyre
That suits their purpose to give an early report on how the election is going. This doesn't imply the exit polls are faulty; and, therefore, unsuitable to serve the same purpose that exit polls are used for around the world (as a check on the accuracy of the vote count, and to give an early indication of who won). True, once Mitofsky et. al. has had a chance to "weight" ("doctor") the exit polls, they are contaminated. But, the early "leaking" was NOT contaminated.

To claim that the undoctored early exit polls are unreliable, simply because the people who paid for them did not intend for them to be used as a check of election results, is very bad logic.

Like I said earlier, this is among the weakest arguments against the election being stolen; and that's pretty weak, considering just how weak all the other arguments are.
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