Exit Poll Follies Analyzed

Gerry Daly pointed us to his analysis of the report by Mitofsky International and Edison Media Research on why their exit polls on the Presidential race were so far off. The report sounds, frankly, like a bit of a whitewash. It argues, as stated here by CNN, that for some mysterious reason, Kerry voters were more willing to participate in the exit polling than Bush voters. Gerry argues that the data actually show that certain exit pollsters skewed the polls by recording too many votes for John Kerry. The pollsters whose results were most off-target were young and had advanced degrees. Which makes one wonder whether liberal groups like MoveOn.org and ACT got their people hired as exit pollsters for the purpose of distorting the early results and thereby depressing Republican turnout.

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