Skip to comments.GUESS WHO DID THE EXIT POLLS... (repost)
Posted on 11/03/2004 11:50:36 PM PST by paudio
Mitofsky International is a survey research company founded by Warren J. Mitofsky in 1993. Its primary business is conducting exit polls for major elections around the world. It does this work exclusively for news organizations. Mitofsky has directed exit polls and quick counts since 1967 for almost 3,000 electoral contests in United States, Mexico, Russia and the Philippines.
From 1967 to 1990, Mitofsky was executive director of the CBS News election and survey unit, and was an executive producer of its election night broadcasts. He conducted the first exit polls for CBS in 1967, and developed the projection and analysis system used successfully by CBS and Voter News Service. He started the CBS News/New York Times Poll in 1975 and directed it for CBS for its first 15 years.
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BUMPED and bookmarked.
Thanks for reposting. I had missed this.
I think I checked a wrong box. My mistake.
Bump ... bookmarked ... and already emailed out :0)
Hey MSM ... We will never forget
Thanks for reposting. I had no idea. And it should be in breaking news. I'm sure there are many who are still unaware of this.
By that standard half the articles here should be in breaking news. There are other sidebars.
That would depend on what the article is about. I would say this is important enough to keep it in breaking news. Once again CBS is trying to undermine an election.
From left to right: foreground: Warren Mitofsky, Joe Waksberg, Murray Edelman; background: Walter Cronkite, Charlie West, Martin Plissner
Warren Mitofsky started and directed the first network election pool, Voter Research & Surveys, from 1990 to 1993, later to become known as Voter News Service (VNS). Mitofsky and Edison Media Research have recently conducted exit polls in D.C., NJ, NY and for the 2003 California recall election. With the dissolution of VNS in 2002, the election consortium has chosen Edison and Mitofsky International to be the sole provider of Exit Polls for all Primaries and General Elections.
Wow, great! Where was Dan?
MI election research clients in the United States have included ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Time; international clients include Televisa and the National Chamber for Radio and Television Broadcasting (Mexico), RAI (Italy), ZDF (Germany), Fuji (Japan), NTV and RTR (Russia) and Austrian and Finnish television.
MI conducted the only exit polls for the Russian presidential elections in 1996 and 2000. It also polled for the 1993 and 1999 Duma election. In 1994, MI conducted the only exit poll and quick count for the Mexican presidential election reported by the country's broadcast industry. Mitofsky received public commendation by President Carlos Salinas for his contribution to the election's credibility. MI and its Mexican partner, Consulta, have conducted exit polls for most governor elections between 1997-99 for Televisa, Mexicos largest television network. Consulta/Mitofsky also covered the first PRI national presidential primary in 1999. MI started the only public opinion poll in Sri Lanka.
MI conducted exit polls for the 1994 mid-term U.S. elections for leading national newspapers. Since 1996, Mitofsky has done the electoral projections and analysis for president, governor and congress for CBS and CNN.
Mitofsky came to CBS News in 1967 from the Census Bureau where he designed many surveys during the early days of the poverty program and for presidential commissions including those investigating the selective service system and the Watts riots. He also designed many other demographic surveys. Along with Joseph Waksberg, he developed a highly efficient random digit dialing telephone sampling method, which has been widely adopted.
Bump for an important post...and repost!
a pathetic looking bunch of Marxists
Wonders never cease. Dan Rather wanted so bad for Bush to loose, I guess he had a direct line to the exit polls which is why they practicly had to drag Rather off the set. He just couldnt accept the fact that Bush won. It was a kodak moment, too bad I missed it.
I sure hope this media bias is adressed soon. We can't let it be swept under the rug. NO MORE imbeds in the military either. Keep them out of war zones. If they want to risk their lives and hang out with the enemy, then they should know that they risk being fired on. No soldier should die just because a journalist is in the way, a jornalist who is just lying, and making the soldier look bad to boot.
I think of a lot has to do with why an organization does whatever it does. If it undertakes a task to prove its own beliefs then it's going to a hit and miss proposition. OTOH, if it undertakes a task to discover the facts, regardless of where the chips might fall, then it will probably be around for a while. If it goes after information to back its side the odds are 50-50 that it will consider its efforts worthwhile. If it turns out the data does not back their beliefs they will probably consider it an exercise in futility. OTOH, if it gathers and reports data regardless of its own beliefs then one side or the other is going to embrace its findings. This organization will always have a market for it product!
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