Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Exit polls

Now about those exit polls. The best analysis I’ve seen is this:

The disparity between the initial exit polls favoring Kerry and his subsequent loss to W tells me one thing: Most people voted for Kerry.......before they voted against him.

Seriously, the exit pollers have serious egg on their face . . . again. I’m all for freedom of the press, but the exit polls are not playing a constructive role in our democracy. Instead, they caused stock market turmoil yesterday. And, as I’ve mentioned, jumping the gun on supposed results can tilt an election.

The exit pollers obviously need to change their methods and make darn sure their numbers don’t come out until the polls are closed. Do I have to say this again four years from now?

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