Re: Buchanan Palm Beach Statistics

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 09:43:47 MST

Actually I saw a woman from the VNS (the organization that does the exit
polls) last Wednesday night I believe explaining why the exit polls were
wrong. Apparently there was some human error somewhere in their org that
mis-entered one or more of the numbers. Even if we assume some mixup in
palm beach it still woulda been too close for the VNS to call in FL... I
believe their own errors internally guided them to call it for Gore. I
do not have a source for this as it was on TV (CNN).

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.
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Brian Atkins
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