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To: PJ-Comix
Of course, the professional pollsters later claimed that there was a series of "logical" reasons to explain away the huge error of the Exit Polls: overpolling certain groups, underpolling other groups, using amateur data collectors, etc., etc.. And I can give them "logical" explanations as to why the Ouija Board of my teenage experience was not accurate. I have my own theory. I've been hanging out too long on DU, so, of course, it is a conspiracy theory. The DUmmies believe that it was only due to a conspiracy by the Evil Republicans that the actual election results did not match the Exit Polls. Diebold, suppressing the "minority" vote, etc. etc.

My theory is this. The pollsters were actively trying to influence the elections by making it seem that Kerry had ALREADY won. Then the Evil Republican voters would stay home, and not vote.

Having been caught calling the polls closed too early in Florida, they could not try that trick again so soon. So this is what they came up with.

I figure this conspiracy theory has at least as much validity as the ones floating around over at DU.

19 posted on 03/28/2006 6:01:31 AM PST by chesley (Liberals...what's not to loathe?)
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To: chesley

"My theory is this. The pollsters were actively trying to influence the elections by making it seem that Kerry had ALREADY won."

What is funny is that it had the opposite effect. We went into high gear making phone calls encouraging people to vote. Most of the people I spoke to were very determined to cast their vote for Pres. Bush. It was so cool having the people you call give you the pep talk.


31 posted on 03/28/2006 6:57:47 AM PST by imskylark
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To: chesley
My theory is this. The pollsters were actively trying to influence the elections by making it seem that Kerry had ALREADY won. Then the Evil Republican voters would stay home, and not vote.

Certainly was the case. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh were on the radio saying don't believe the poll and described how it was an unbalanced sample of voters.

It was a last minute attempt to further make up the news (as happened repeated in the 2004 election, including the forged National Guard memos). The lead 7 minutes of the election coverage ON ALL 3 networks after the polls closed was "Well, Bush lost this election for the same reason as his father, the economy..." Then they realized that their script was obviously wrong.

When they cooked the books on polling figures, they forgot to keep a true accounting so they knew how much they'd still have to make up in knock and drag or dead voter efforts.

39 posted on 03/28/2006 7:20:41 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: chesley
My theory is this. The pollsters were actively trying to influence the elections by making it seem that Kerry had ALREADY won. Then the Evil Republican voters would stay home, and not vote.

Always remember the announcement that ALL Exit poll results would be released by one source, I believe CNN, to avoid a repeat of 2000. I firmly believe that this was done so that the Exit polls could always be used as "evidence" that W stole two elections.
44 posted on 03/28/2006 7:49:26 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (The Democrat Party is engulfed in a Culture of Hypocrisy)
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