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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 07:34 AM
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230. seriously
The OP basically argues: 'In order to match the official returns, the size-of-place exit poll tab had to postulate a huge increase in Bush voters in big cities. But the official returns don't show that huge increase. This is a reason to doubt the official returns.'

(In other words, the exit poll tab actually doesn't match the official returns. It has Bush winning, but the votes aren't in the right places.)

Actually, this is a reason to conclude that something was wrong with the exit poll tab. And in fact, the exit poll tab had "too many" big-city voters, even before it was reweighted to official returns. You can look it up on exitpollz and see for yourself.

That's it. That's all. Exit Poll True Believers can keep on true-believing if they want, but this argument doesn't add anything to their case. But some people don't want to hear it, so they shoot the messenger.
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