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mgr Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 10:43 AM
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27. Some elaboration needed
As you know I am not troubled by the band wagon effect with the exit poll measurements, but I am interested in the phenomena.

What the sum of the reports suggest is that people will overstate ethical or morally acceptable behaviors--so it is less likely one will state that they voted for Gore in 2000, when opting for Bush in 2004 when they did nothing of the sort; than it is for someone who did not vote at all, to state that they voted for Bush in 2000.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "Once you take into account the millions of people deprived of a vote (who don't show up on exit polls, unless they lied.)" I read into it vote suppression but you may be talking about spoiled ballots.

Mike
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