[rollei_list] OT Exit Polls (was Re: Happy MLK Day)

  • From: Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:23:08 -0500

I have no interest in or intention of prolonging the agony of the
political discussion, but do feel an obligation to keep accurate
information on this list, even if we do stray off-topic. So as a
consequence of Jim Brick's post, I am passing along a few links which
will help interested list members draw a factual conclusion relative
to exit polls and their accuracy:

http://www.mysterypollster.com/main/2004/12/what_is_the_sam.html

http://www.mysterypollster.com/main/2004/11/exit_polls_what.html

http://www.pollster.com/blogs/exit_polls_what_you_should_kno_1.php


Eric Goldstein

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On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Jim Brick <jim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is equivalent to Pauline Kael's infamous quote, after Nixon won the
> presidency: "I don't know anyone who voted for Nixon."
>
> CNN 'anything' is equivalent to Pauline Kael's vision. And exit polls are
> far worse than not polling, and instead, holding your finger up and taking a
> WAG.
>
> Jim
>
>
> On Jan 20, 2009, at 10:39 AM, Marc James Small wrote:
>
>> At 10:05 AM 1/20/2009, Robert Meier wrote:
>>>
>>> The figures are from CNN exit polls:
>>>
>>> Voter demographics
>>>
>>> The following statistics are based on exit polls taken on November 4.
>>> SOCIAL GROUPS AND THE PRESIDENTIAL VOTE, 2008
>
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