EXIT POLLS FISHY?
seems like I'm not the only one to question the validity of the recent vote counts. So far there have been a lot of questions regarding the difference between the exit polls and the "actual counts," and a few apologist suggestions. Dr. Freeman seems to agree that it's highly unlikely that US exit polling has suddenly become totally worthless and unreliable:
posted on BuzzFlash
"As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states [Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania] of the 2004 election could have been due to chance or random error."
The odds of those exit poll statistical anomalies occurring by chance are 250,000,000 to one. 250 MILLION to ONE.
He concludes the paper with this:
"Systematic fraud or mistabulation is a premature conclusion, but the election's unexplained exit poll discrepancies make it an unavoidable hypothesis, one that is the responsibility of the media, academia, polling agencies, and the public to investigate."
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT