Skip to comments.Networks, AP changing exit poll strategy
Posted on 10/25/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT by markomalley
A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race.
The consortium formed by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC and the AP is cutting back this year on in-person exit polls while upping the amount of telephone polling. This is to take into account more people voting before Nov. 6 and households that have abandoned land lines in favor of cell phones.
"It makes it trickier," said Joe Lenski, executive vice president of Edison Research, the company that oversees the election operation for the news organizations. "It means there are a lot of different pieces to keep track of."
On a perfect Election Night, Americans who are tracking results wont notice all the work being done behind the scenes. The Associated Press reports actual vote counts nationwide and news organizations use those numbers, plus the exit polls, results from precinct samples in some states and telephone polls of absentee voters to do their own race calls.
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TRANSLATION: “How can we game the exit polls to help Ubama?”
Old story. This was reported weeks ago. Nice to see it repeated tho.
There you go folks.... they are changing the rules of the game as they go along.... moving the goal posts.
Yes...but the economy is getting better.
They cannot afford to get the people out there to meet voters face to face.
I have a feeling there is going to be some weeping at the networks when everything doesnt go their way.
How about no exit polls and we just go with the real voting?