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cinyc
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« on: October 04, 2012, 09:29:54 pm »
« edited: October 04, 2012, 09:32:23 pm by cinyc »

Terrible news. They might as well not do any exit polls now and just let us be surprised by the results. No sense in having incomplete data.

And doesn't this mean the networks won't be able to make projections in those states until a lot of the raw vote is in now?

Probably.  And the delay won't be uniform.  16 of the 20 jurisdictions without exit polls (19 states + DC) are Republican-leaning.

North Dakota has a close Senate race.  And exit polling New York and California but not Texas is just bizarre.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 09:34:27 pm »

I doubt it will happen, but I'd love for one of these states to go in a direction totally different from what is expected and the media won't be able to explain it. It would serve them right for cheeping out!

Also why would they keep Alabama and Mississippi but not Georgia and South Carolina?

Georgia has early voting, which increases polling costs.  Alabama and Mississippi do not.  But neither does South Carolina.  So who knows?
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