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sharman Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:46 AM
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33. Real 2000 exit poll was not wrong
When the 2000 exit polls called Florida for Gore very early, it was due to incorrect data fed into the computer, human error. The error was caught and corrected early. (Also, some of the discrepancy is accounted for by the unusually high spoilage and error rate. A net 50,000 Gore votes lost due to overvote (source: WasPost analysis)and over 6,000 lost to Buchanan on the butterfly ballot.

So, the 2000 exit polls were in fact as accurate and reliable as in other years, as far as the science goes.
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