Skip to comments.CNN says exit polls show Wisconsin recall election tied (A prime example of why CNN has no viewers)
Posted on 06/05/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by Qbert
(Reuters) - Exit polls show the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday is essentially tied between Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, CNN said.
The CNN data is based on interviews with voters after they cast ballots and not on actual results.
Most polling stations closed at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. EDT), although voters in line to were allowed to cast ballots after the official deadline. First results were expected to begin trickling in from around the state soon after the polls closed, although the winner might not be known for hours.
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And perhaps an example of the kind of selective polling CNN uses to obtain other results it desires??
The MSM is all like: Boo-Hoo!
They should do their own polling to determine how many viewers they have. Because then they would have 10 billion a night. US alone. Awesome!!!
Just as telling was the fact that the ABC radio news blurps at the top and bottom of the hour were saying, “....in the WI exit polls.... Obama leads Romney by [whatever the hell it was] percent....” not even mentioning the recall.... DOOOOOM (to quote another conservative site)
Walker actually did better than in ‘10 so this exit poll wasn’t even close.
This pictire is -- so wrong!
I don’t know if it’s still true but all the networks use the same exit poll service. Each network can apply different standards of risk when calling a given race for a given candidate.
Only once was I ever at a precinct where there was an exit poll. I was asked to participate. I refused, saying that I was late for work (I was). So far as I know, the exit pollster has discretion to choose which voters to sample.
Although a number of textbooks claim this is unbiased (and that telling them to choose every tenth voter, say, is biased), it actually is biased to tell them to randomly choose voters.
If the exit pollster is a male college student, the sample collected will invariably oversample women, because the pollster wants to talk to the women.
I’m not sure what instructions exit pollsters have, and what they actually do. I imagine they are at a given precinct all day long.
Not really CNN's fault. I think more republicans are lying to pollsters.
Exit polling is based on voluntary participation and the participants can make any claim they like so there is no way to tell if the raw data unput is valid.
It seems to me that democrats are always the most eager to get the spin going on any issue at any time - not just election day.
So they are probably the most willing and eager to volunteer their participation in exit polls. And many of them no doubt claim to be independents or republicans to put some spin on exit poll projections.
FOX News reported the same exit polling - too close to call.
But that same exit polling proves to the media that Obama is still going to win Wisconsin. They love deluding themselves.
I think republicans are less likely to talk to those taking the exit polls. Exit polling always skews to the touchy feely braggadocio demrats.
Fox News was saying the same thing pretty much the early part of the night.
I always had a question regarding exit polling and reported polling numbers in general - where is the verification or documentation supporting their polling numbers ever published. I know the various organizations publish the numbers on their websites, but 1) what casual viewer is ever going to go from CNN to their computer and research the numbers and 2)who is to say the actual polling organizations aren’t skewing the numbers based on their sampling decisions?
The day of manipulations of exit polls by the MSM may have seen its last hoorah.
Guess what CNN, MSNBC,ABC,CBS etc. Polls don’t mean squat anymore!
I was amazed throughout Hannity, it was “too close to call...” When the data at the bottom if the screen was showing a 60% to 40% difference. It wasn’t just CNN. Whoever was putting out the data was trying to control it.
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