January 21, 2005

The Exit Poll-Taking Kids Aren't Alright

I thought Bush's inauguration speech was really good, and I was going to write a column about it. But since the report on those faulty exit polls came out during inauguration week precisely because the exit pollsters hoped they wouldn't get too much attention, I decided to write a column about that instead.

Posted by John Tabin at January 21, 2005 01:15 AM

Great piece, John!

Dick Morris accused the Democrats of dirty pool with the exit polls on election night, and there are certainly some very strange things about this whole issue. Granted, Joe Lenski at Edison warned networks on Oct. 28 not to be fooled by early returns, however the LATE returns continued to be wrong. I believe these were a cynical attempt to manipulate the vote.

Edison and Mitofsky were odd choices to run the show, anyway. Warren Mitofsky FOUNDED the forerunner of the Voter News Service- Voter Research and Surveys. Lenski had worked for the VNS, and both have ``red flag`` educational and work history backgrounds; I suspect they are activist liberals-especially Mitofsky who has done considerable work on left-leaning issues.

I find it very strange that both the elections of 2000 and 2004 had such inconsistency in exit polling data. I don`t believe that lightening strikes twice.

Thanks for posting on my blog! If you check in my November archives I have a lengthy post about this very thing!

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 21, 2005 07:05 PM

The incredibly wonderful thing about blogs is that the truth can not longer be suppressed for political reasons. I have frequently wondered what differentiated some moronic syndicated columnist with a biased agenda from any sensible person with an opinion.

It is a breath of fresh air to here all views, something that most of my life was difficult.


Posted by: lee tabin at January 22, 2005 02:26 PM