Perhaps. There is the phenomenon of actual people voting in what was a tight race anyway, and there being no requirement that people conform to the behavior predicted by polls.
People often tell pollster one thing and then vote differently.
If you cannot read the exit polls, there is no way to explain it to you.
I think it was Romney dissing the AL forum. You could tell they felt insulted that he didn’t have the time for them. It wasn’t supposed to be televised without Romney but the people raised hell and c-span put it on. A lot of people saw Romney’s arrogance for the first time.
I think it is a combination of crossovers, and people not making their decision until the very last moment.
Maybe the great one said go vote.
Polls are not infallible. Reagan was down double digits to Carter a few days before the Election.
More likely the polls and even exit polls were simply incorrect and under representing Rick’s support. Santorum is made fun of in the media as a wacky, Catholic fundamentalist nut - some people may be responding to polls the way they think the caller wants rather than how they really intend to vote. And that can effect exit polls as well, just enough Santorum voters may have simply avoided the pollsters outside the polling places to skew the sample and yield distorted results. The difference between a win a loss in these states wasn’t that much and while polling is increasingly accurate, it is far from perfect. Look at the exit polling in 2004 as an example. Media thought Kerry was going to win all day because of the exit polls, and well, it didn’t quite work out that way.
CNN said there was a lot of misbehaving by the dems voting for
Rick in these 2 open primaries. Again. This has to be discussed ( Changes made for these open primaries to be closed) and you see the GOP lets it go.
I could be wrong, but I do believe I heard something about Santorum robo calling Democrats, that was just last week on the news.
Here is one real possibility;......
Oh, wait! Someone call the WAHHHmbulance...
Maybe the debate had something to do with it, the night before the election. The crowd was electrified, and Santorum did extremely well and got a huge response.
(I thought Gingrich was better, but he was more intellectual and not as God-centered.)
Who cares. Santorum beat everyone like a drum and is rolling on to the next states to keep slamming Milt.
I thought this is the kind of thing you would expect to see posted on the Daily Kos or a Ron Paul forum. Has FR fallen that far? Why don’t you just post some Diebold conspiracy while you are at it?
Catfish and cheesey grits, ya’ll.
A lot of people here were offended by this carpetbagger’s condescension.
If you had half a brain you will remember Romney was predicted to win Mississippi.
Results are known to differ from the poling. They are not exacts, but they were close.