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Reply #11: Sorry, I believe exit polls are okay until they change the results. [View All]

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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 12:11 PM
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11. Sorry, I believe exit polls are okay until they change the results.

I saw them do that early the next morning in 2004, and yes, I'm a true believer that they change the exit polls.

I may be terribly naive, but a long time ago we believed we used exit polls for two things -- to get an idea of which way an election was going, and to verify, to a degree, the outcome. If an exit poll is conducted properly and isn't changed, it usually works pretty well. Yes, I believe that. I believe that more than I believe what comes out of those computers full of proprietary code.

But I would never argue against paper ballots hand counted. That's the best we could have, isn't it? Too bad we don't have it. And even if we did, I wouldn't mind having some way to check.

It seems to me exit polls should not be controlled by the media.

Maybe in the days before the media were all corporately owned they could have been counted on.

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