Re: Buchanan Palm Beach Statistics

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 09:37:28 MST

I don't believe in exit polls. They claim to pick a 'random' sample of voters to
question, but its impossible for individual humans to pick other people
randomly. They will always bias their selection to those who seem similar to
them. If its liberal soccer moms running the exit polls, more liberal soccer
moms will get questioned, and more people in similar socio-economic strata will
be selected.

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> None of these statistics really matter. The real clue is that exit polls
> don't match the recorded votes. The exit polls sampled/extrapolated Gore as
> being way ahead of Bush and Buchanan getting very few votes.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:50:21 MDT