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Fortunato Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 09:42 AM
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18. Have to love...
...frantic searching for support for predetermined conclusions.

If the polls had slanted Bush instead of Kerry, we could brainstorm just as many "valid" reasons as to why it occured.

1. Bush people love Bush so much they want to talk about him.
2. Bush people hate Kerry so they want to diss him.
3. Kerry people had to rush back to work, so didn't take time to do the surveys.
4. Kerry people were sure they were going to win, so why waste time doing the survey?

... and so on.

In the meantime, nothing challenges the predetermined assumption that the exit polls were slanted since they differed with the election results.

It's all backwards thinking: "The election results are valid, therefore the polls were skewed, therefore Bush voters must have avoided the polls, and here's why."

So much for Logic 101.
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