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mgr Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 10:22 AM
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25. If you take the nihilistic position, then
nothing in the poll is of value, and there are no reliable numbers. The 'final' poll as you call it, is weighted to the actual vote results. To question it, is to question the 2000 exit poll as well, where these numbers originate. If one presumes the equally unsubstantiated position that Bush votes were suppressed in 2000, then the 2004 numbers make sense.

What you have is an unwarranted assumption--that Gore 2000 voters mis-state that they voted for Bush in 2000. Does not this play to the same criticism that there are too many Bush voters, except now its acceptable to argue for inordinately large numbers of Gore 2000 voters. The argument must cut both ways to be valid.

Mike
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