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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:22 PM
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Brit Broadcasters hail success of joint exit poll
Brit Broadcasters hail success of joint exit poll
John Plunkett
Friday May 6, 2005

BBC and ITV news chiefs were celebrating today after their first-ever joint exit poll proved remarkably accurate in predicting Tony Blair's sharply reduced majority.

"Frankly it was pretty staggering," said Sue Inglish, the BBC's head of political programmes. "For various reasons we have not been able to do it before but it was a real collaborative effort that paid off for all of us."

http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1478206,...

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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:31 PM
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1. Hey, wait a minute, why do exit polls work there not here????
BBC and ITV news chiefs were celebrating today after their first-ever joint exit poll proved remarkably accurate in predicting Tony Blair's sharply reduced majority.


Maybe we should let the BBC have a channel on free Tv here, we
could use some real reporters, and if they could throw in
a few accurate weather prognosticators, it would be heaven. Imagine
someone actually asking the president questions during a WH
press conference.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:32 PM
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2. Because they actually count their actual votes.
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Blue Shark Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:40 PM
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4. Yeah?...Us too...
...In the olden days.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:44 PM
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5. hey, we do too
one for me
two for me
three for me
1 for you, no wait a minute, 4 for me
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 08:38 PM
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3. Well, the laws of statistics work differently over there
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