Monday, November 06, 2006

Remember '04 Exit Polls -- and Vote!

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.


Blogger Jim said...

I agree! And Democrats should ignore them too! ;)

4:14 PM  
Blogger UGN said...

Wow, I just got a phone call from Arnold and Clint Eastwood within 5 minutes of each other! I'm definitely going to vote now!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Arnold just called us five minutes ago. It still cracks me up to hear his voice when we get these kinds of calls. But we haven't heard from Clint yet, how'd you get so lucky? LOL.


9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't heard from Clint or Arnold, but I've had calls from George and Laura.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

No calls from George or Laura here!

We did, however, get a call from Ben Stein...


10:50 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

I heard from Clint three times last night.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

3 times! And he never called us once... (Grin)


8:58 AM  

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