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Today's Exit Polls Differ Drastically from Actual Results! (Fox News reports)
FoxNews | 11/04/2008 | RightFighter

Posted on 11/04/2008 6:05:36 PM PST by RightFighter

Someone on Fox News (Jim Engle, I think) was just on saying that they are seeing a large amount of "WPE" (Within Precinct Error) in the exit polling, meaning that the actual results reported by the precincts are much lower for Obama than the results that the exit pollsters gathered. In Pennsylvania, I think he said that this number was 10.4%, meaning that Obama was exit polling 10.4% better than the actual results being reported.

In Florida, they reported that it was a difference of 3.4 or 3.9%. Also significant in NC, VA, and other places.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; election; electionpresident; exitpolls; mccain
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I'm just praying that this is significant and that they will have to retract some of their early calls and turn them red.
1 posted on 11/04/2008 6:05:37 PM PST by RightFighter
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To: RightFighter

Another thread says it was Michael Barone. I think that’s right - I’m in the other room from the TV, so I can’t see it, I just hear it.


2 posted on 11/04/2008 6:08:37 PM PST by RightFighter (That Sarah Palin. She's so hot right now!)
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To: RightFighter

I turned off the TV when Fox just mistakenly called Ohio for Obama.


3 posted on 11/04/2008 6:09:20 PM PST by DogBarkTree (Hope in one hand and Change in the other. Which hand gets dirty first?)
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To: RightFighter

McCain camp objecting to networks projecting O for PA. Fox reporting now.


4 posted on 11/04/2008 6:10:41 PM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: DogBarkTree

I almost turned it off as well.,,, I guess I’ll try to hang in a little longer. I can’t believe Ohio will go to Obama


5 posted on 11/04/2008 6:10:43 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: RightFighter
Is what I'm seeing on FOX NEWS, just exit polls?

Anyone??????

6 posted on 11/04/2008 6:11:53 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: RightFighter

Look how close is the Popular Vote. How can Fox News show the PV as so close, but have the Liberal Messiah winning by so much in the EV?


7 posted on 11/04/2008 6:12:46 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: RightFighter

Yes, Barone said MOE was under 10%. That’s why they called it.


8 posted on 11/04/2008 6:12:50 PM PST by davek70
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To: MaxMax
OR,
Are the Exit polls being mixed with actual results?
9 posted on 11/04/2008 6:13:11 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Blue Turtle

We’ve seen this movie before haven’t we ?


10 posted on 11/04/2008 6:13:11 PM PST by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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To: davek70

Sorry meant to say MPE.


11 posted on 11/04/2008 6:13:58 PM PST by davek70
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To: RightFighter

http://www.fhu.com/player/sunday_7818v-l.html


12 posted on 11/04/2008 6:14:29 PM PST by XR7
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To: MaxMax
Is what I'm seeing on FOX NEWS, just exit polls?

Pretty much.

13 posted on 11/04/2008 6:15:08 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: RightFighter

Exit polls are bull$hit and should be illegal.

Networks “calling” elections prior to ALL the votes being counted is bull$hit and should be illegal.

Both are simply unsubtle attempts to discourage voting in later-closing states. Period.


14 posted on 11/04/2008 6:16:11 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: DogBarkTree

<I turned off the TV when Fox just mistakenly called Ohio for Obama.?

ha! i tried too, but I couldnt’ find the remote!


15 posted on 11/04/2008 6:16:19 PM PST by WesA
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To: RightFighter

Bradley Effect. Tell the exit pollsters one thing, but vote the opposite in the privacy of the polling booth.


16 posted on 11/04/2008 6:16:38 PM PST by bw17
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To: RightFighter

Foxnews exit polls are just as good as the rest...worthless. I can’t handle Brit and Chris Wallace beaming over defeats of GOP senators and Congrescritters. True colors are out there tonight just like after the 3rd debate.


17 posted on 11/04/2008 6:16:55 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (President Bush has let me down! Palin in 2012!)
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To: RightFighter
You folks are unhinged.

I'm sorry, but IT'S OVER.

Welcome to the Obamanation.

18 posted on 11/04/2008 6:16:58 PM PST by liberty_lvr (Obama in a nutshell: Vote for me and I will send you a check paid for by those who won't vote for me)
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To: RightFighter
There is no way in hell I would ever talk to an exit poller. These people are snakes. They are like the guy who sits outside the grocery store trying to get people to sign petitions. Whenever I see one of them, I just tell them I'm Canadian, eh.

If they did an exit poll, they'd probably conclude that half the shoppers at the store are Canadians.

19 posted on 11/04/2008 6:17:31 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: RightFighter
You folks are unhinged.

I'm sorry, but IT'S OVER.

Welcome to the Obamanation.

20 posted on 11/04/2008 6:17:54 PM PST by liberty_lvr (Obama in a nutshell: Vote for me and I will send you a check paid for by those who won't vote for me)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

I can’t believe what I’m seeing in NC.

http://www.wral.com/news/political/page/3751270/


21 posted on 11/04/2008 6:17:59 PM PST by RangerM (Barack Obama: CHANCE.....We Can't Afford To Take!)
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To: Repeal 16-17
Nobody knows a damn thing. Fox is mixing their Exit polling with actual
results through some kind of mental madness BS machine.

I freeking hate being lied too!~!!!#t%^&(_^^(_&+_(!#$^+()!^*

fu fox news!

22 posted on 11/04/2008 6:18:14 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: RightFighter

I decided not to watch ANY of the networks, including full-of-itself Fox. It’s more productive to troll the state election Websites, especially for Fla., Ohio and PA. Better results and to the minute, for the most part. For example, Ohio shows McCain-Obama identical at 49.6, as of 9 pm. We shall see what we shall see.

Drink some wine, put your slippers on, and brace for a long and interesting night. With good fortune, we may yet prevail.


23 posted on 11/04/2008 6:19:17 PM PST by Donkey-Konger
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To: RightFighter

I warned you they could do this with PA folks, call it early based purely on bad exit polls only to back off... hold on.


24 posted on 11/04/2008 6:19:53 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: MaxMax
Is what I'm seeing on FOX NEWS, just exit polls?

It has to be exit polls, they called Minnesota after the polls were closed for 2 minutes and I can still see people waiting in line to get in to vote.

25 posted on 11/04/2008 6:19:58 PM PST by voteNRA
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To: davek70
Lovely. What's MPE?

Further, what is a Barone?


26 posted on 11/04/2008 6:21:09 PM PST by glock rocks (Have you noticed the quality of troll has taken a disappointing decline lately?)
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To: clee1

I poll watched today and had an exit poller outside our precinct. She said that men avoided her 50% of the time. Exit polls do not mean didly. We saw that in 2004.


27 posted on 11/04/2008 6:21:15 PM PST by lovesdogs (Do something each and every day to help elect McPalin!)
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To: RightFighter

Fox News has called Ohio for Obama. If this is correct, we will be living in a Communist country as of January 20.


28 posted on 11/04/2008 6:21:36 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: liberty_lvr

If you want to surrender hope so easily crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. Surrender is for losers, never give up hope, you should be a DUer.


29 posted on 11/04/2008 6:22:23 PM PST by MadLibDisease (Proudly residing in Dar-al-Harb since 1959)
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To: liberty_lvr

Um... I’ll have what she’s having.

Get some sleep. Or something. Might I suggest Vicodin?


30 posted on 11/04/2008 6:25:01 PM PST by glock rocks (Have you noticed the quality of troll has taken a disappointing decline lately?)
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To: Blue Turtle

People are still voting in PA. The polls can’t know at this time, neither can FOX


31 posted on 11/04/2008 6:25:44 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: RightFighter

Not many sane people will stand around and do a 10 minute survey, especially, when you have been told your guy isn’t going to win and you are their just to do your vote and leave.


32 posted on 11/04/2008 6:26:40 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (NOBAMA - it is for our future)
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To: liberty_lvr

a few votes have been counted, and it’s over? At least have the grace to pretend you are optimistic so people will still vote. HOW can we ever win, ever, if we just throw in the towel when tens of millions of votes are still being cast?


33 posted on 11/04/2008 6:26:48 PM PST by PghBaldy (My City Pittsburgh poll (D) was nearly empty; mom's Pittburghs suburb poll (R) was JAMMED)
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To: RightFighter

CBS has declared Ohio for Obama while this is up on the Ohio SOS Website
McCain, John (R) 49.33 % 268,413
Obama, Barack (D) 49.12 % 267,274


34 posted on 11/04/2008 6:28:09 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: RightFighter
Not surprising. There was an article posted earlier from Rasmussen Research warning people that way more Democrats tend to respond to exit pollers than Republicans....and then the rest is just stats equations, showing that exit polls are weighted so heavily Democrat that...well...can you say kids? I knew you could.

I confess I read some exit poll results (from Fox News, no less) earlier, and the trends they were showing were so far off from empirical evidence presented that all I could think of was the jubilant "KERRY BY A LANDSLIDE!!" in 2004....and then it turned out that it was REALLY Bush by a landslide unless we can find a way to hang Ohio on it's non-existent chads, but Kerry WILL win this election eventually...

35 posted on 11/04/2008 6:28:10 PM PST by cake_crumb (Obama paid ACORN to steal the election for him)
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To: MaxMax
"Is what I'm seeing on FOX NEWS, just exit polls?"

That's what you've been seeing on all the networks.

36 posted on 11/04/2008 6:30:33 PM PST by cake_crumb (Obama paid ACORN to steal the election for him)
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To: freema

Fox Reporting
Obama 56%
McCain 42%

While the Ohio SOS website reports
McCain, John (R) 49.66 % 293,135
Obama, Barack (D) 48.75 % 287,760


37 posted on 11/04/2008 6:32:33 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: glock rocks; liberty_lvr

Maybe a nice, long, hot mug of catnip tea with a shot of black mint (enhances the effect) and honey to taste (I drink it straight) for a powerful anti-depressant without all the suicidal side effects generally found in prescription antidepressants?


38 posted on 11/04/2008 6:38:28 PM PST by cake_crumb (Obama paid ACORN to steal the election for him)
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To: freema

Can you provide a link to that website?


39 posted on 11/04/2008 6:38:52 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: festus

Why is FOXNews calling MN for Oabam when it is 49% McCain & 49% Obama for the popular vote?


40 posted on 11/04/2008 6:39:46 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
One more -- PA, VA, NC, exit polls skewed toward Obama, actual results lower. To reiterate, President McCain, Vice President Palin...
a large amount of "WPE" (Within Precinct Error) in the exit polling, meaning that the actual results reported by the precincts are much lower for Obama than the results that the exit pollsters gathered. In Pennsylvania, I think he said that this number was 10.4%, meaning that Obama was exit polling 10.4% better than the actual results being reported. In Florida, they reported that it was a difference of 3.4 or 3.9%. Also significant in NC, VA, and other places.

41 posted on 11/04/2008 6:39:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Repeal 16-17

http://vote.sos.state.oh.us/pls/enrpublic/f?p=130:14:0

McCain, John (R) 49.66 % 293,135
Obama, Barack (D) 48.75 % 287,760


42 posted on 11/04/2008 6:44:51 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: cake_crumb

Well said!


43 posted on 11/04/2008 6:45:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: freema

Nice find!


44 posted on 11/04/2008 6:46:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: freema
Thanks for the link.

McCain, John (R) 49.34 % 454,049

Obama, Barack (D) 48.95 % 450,442

45 posted on 11/04/2008 6:50:14 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: freema
Looks like McKinney has split the voters of color. ;') Nader has peeled off even more.

[snip] The results displayed are Unofficial, please refer to the Unofficial Results Disclaimer for details.

[Statewide Precincts Reporting: 18.73% ]
Candidate % Of Votes Number Of Votes
McCain, John (R) 49.34 % 454,049
Obama, Barack (D) 48.95 % 450,442
Nader, Ralph (I) 0.81 % 7,463
Barr, Bob (L) 0.35 % 3,227
Baldwin, Chuck (CP) 0.23 % 2,136
McKinney, Cynthia (GR) 0.16 % 1,498
Duncan, Richard (I) 0.08 % 752
Moore, Brian (SO) 0.05 % 475
Allen, Donald (I) 0.02 % 162
Schriner, Joe (I) 0.00 % 3
Allen, Jonathan (I) 0.00 % 0
Germalic, James (I) 0.00 % 0
Keyes, Alan (I) 0.00 % 0
Robertson, Platt (I) 0.00 % 0

46 posted on 11/04/2008 6:50:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Bushbacker1

I am SO done with FNC after this.

D-O-N-E. PERIOD!

Bastards.


47 posted on 11/04/2008 6:51:59 PM PST by jstolzen (All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke)
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To: Repeal 16-17; SunkenCiv

I believe the MSM is constructing anarchy.

McCain, John (R) 50.31 % 357,933
Obama, Barack (D) 48.00 % 341,467


48 posted on 11/04/2008 6:53:32 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Because they are flamin leftists.


49 posted on 11/04/2008 6:59:20 PM PST by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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To: cake_crumb
Yike! I'll take the Jack Daniels (TN is going McCain, yes)... and I'm a bodybuilder!

I build bodies. Well, at least I restore them :o)

50 posted on 11/04/2008 7:01:30 PM PST by glock rocks (Have you noticed the quality of troll has taken a disappointing decline lately?)
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