The networks plan to begin disseminating exit polling data in their newsrooms at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, which is just 2:00 p.m. in the West. Shortly after that we can count on early poll results leaking to Drudge and the rest of the media.
It's important for voters to remember how very wrong the exit polling was in '04. Some reporting of exit polls may also be intended to demoralize conservative voters; similarly, conservatives should not be fooled into skipping voting by optimistic numbers.
I remember well turning on Brit Hume and Co. the afternoon of Election Day of '04, and conservative pundits like Barnes and Kristol were sober and filled with doom and gloom. And of course, even on a "fair and balanced" network like Fox, they were wrong. Current polling is simply not a reliable tool, and they are used by some to attempt to manipulate the news.
It's critical that Republicans ignore any exit polls, good or bad, and simply VOTE.