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Firms Report Flaws That Threw Off Exit Polls

By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY The exit polls of voters on Election Day so overstated Sen. John Kerry's support that, going back to 1988, they rank as the

By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY

The exit polls of voters on Election Day so overstated Sen. John Kerry's support that, going back to 1988, they rank as the most inaccurate in a presidential election, the firms that did the work concede.

One reason the surveys were skewed, they say, was because Kerry's supporters were more willing to participate than Bush's. Also, the people they hired to quiz voters were on average too young and too inexperienced and needed more training...read on


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