How Exactly Do Exit Polls Work?

The Mystery Pollster has a great entry up about how those mysterious Exit Polls work and how seriously we should take them. Bottom line: the later in the day, the more the exit polls are reporting actual results rather than pure statistical sampling. Early morning/midday exit polls are interesting but not all that informative.

In other news, via Atrios (caution: slow-moving website today), Zogby International reports on today’s telephone poll. They’re predicting a 311-213 Kerry victory, with Colorado and Nevada too close to call yet.


Two more pictures from earlier. I copied them from my camera to display here in addition to logging them to the moblog.

The Line At The Polling Place

Me With My Voting Brothers And Sisters

–whazz on

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