Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: aka TennisPower
Huge discrepancies between exit polls and actual votes in Florida.
Exit polls showed Kerry ahead by as much as 11% but actual votes yielded 52% Bush, 47% Kerry. So, these polls were off by 16%.
Exit polls are usually the most accurate of all polls. This is the first time such a discrepancy has ever been registered. Statisticians have got to get back to work to explain how their sampling techniques could have been that wrong, that one time and in that State.
Now, is it possible that people thought they voted for one candidate while the machines attached their votes to a different candidate? But there seems to be a confirm page that comes up before a voter submits the vote. Is it possible that some people didn't check that last page and committed too quickly? Can anyone think of any other scenarios, short of mischief?
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