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18. I've been wondering why the change in Exit Polls this year...
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:43 PM
Oct 2012

Posted by Newsjock:

Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states
Source: Washington Post

Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.

The National Election Pool — a joint venture of the major television networks and The Associated Press — has not announced the states that won’t be included, but the decision is sure to cause some pain to election watchers across the country.

Voters in the excluded states will still be interviewed as part of a national exit poll, but state-level estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups of electorates won’t be available as they have been since 1992. The lack of data may hamper election night analyses in some states, and it will almost certainly limit post-election research for years to come.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/04/networks-ap-cancel-exit-polls-in-19-states/
K&R. There's that name again Sproul. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #1
In 2004, it wasn't polls that were wrong. elleng Oct 2012 #2
*Shhhh* Kurovski Oct 2012 #3
Exactly. Which is why I wonder if anyone here thinks they're going to do a goddamn thing about it villager Oct 2012 #27
and Florida's doing it again: elleng Oct 2012 #28
And the next morning, I sent out an email: "The bastards stole another one!" LongTomH Oct 2012 #4
I'm 99+% Sure It Was Flipped colsohlibgal Oct 2012 #5
But, but, but... Kurovski Oct 2012 #6
If you are going to believe all this madokie Oct 2012 #33
Oh, seriously bad flashbacks. TDale313 Oct 2012 #7
The fix was in ? blkmusclmachine Oct 2012 #8
Whatever gets you through the night krawhitham Oct 2012 #9
Oh, I don't mind the polls, I just like to post Kennedy's article. Kurovski Oct 2012 #31
They Will Try to Replicate OH/FL/04 in OH, FL, PA, WI, and Any Other State They Control AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #10
And yet Kerry couldn't concede fast enough. JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #11
I firmly believe he and his family had something to fear....nt PCIntern Oct 2012 #12
It wasn't Kerry's fault that close to half the nation quinnox Oct 2012 #13
I agree with your point JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #17
He was told it wasn't there. Blackwell in Ohio had something to do with it. Kurovski Oct 2012 #19
Obama will call them out, regardless of the consequences to his own career. lindysalsagal Oct 2012 #15
Kerry does not and never did lack intregrity. wisteria Oct 2012 #21
It was the slowest concession in modern times if you count Gore's concession karynnj Oct 2012 #23
And so with n'ary a thought of the little people, JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #24
They NEVER wait until all the votes are counted karynnj Oct 2012 #25
Right, the fix was in marions ghost Oct 2012 #29
Assume what you like. JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #30
He should have stuck in there, he should have fought. Kurovski Oct 2012 #32
Edwards lied about that, if he was going to fight why didn't he ? JI7 Oct 2012 #35
I haven't a clue. Kurovski Oct 2012 #37
he could have spoke out and asked Kerry to do it JI7 Oct 2012 #38
Alright! Alright, I'll tell you... Kurovski Oct 2012 #40
that has nothing to do with this, JI7 Oct 2012 #41
He obviously felt it was more important than his political career. Kurovski Oct 2012 #42
i think it was actually his wife who wanted him to run JI7 Oct 2012 #43
Google Spoonamore and voting machines. There is a 30 minute video of him explaining how Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #14
Those were exit polls. Where people who already voted tell how they voted. LisaL Oct 2012 #16
That was the year that "certain people" decided exit polls were all junk. Kurovski Oct 2012 #20
exactly! remember VNS? Gabi Hayes Oct 2012 #22
That's right. So telling. (nt) Kurovski Oct 2012 #34
I've been wondering why the change in Exit Polls this year... summerschild Oct 2012 #18
and then rover pushed the button. elleng Oct 2012 #26
Yecch, Jesus...I'm nauseous from that. Kurovski Oct 2012 #36
Now that is a great post my friend. Thanks for the reminder. hrmjustin Oct 2012 #39
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