Posted Oct 30, 2008 at 1:02 AM
PollTrack Election Watch
Early Voting: What Happens With The Exit Polls? With an estimated 30% of all voters expected to cast their ballots early this year, what will happen to the exit polls, surveys that question respondents they leave their polling stations after voting. Such polls have been plagued by problems in recent years, from corrupted samples to outright mis-calling of elections (early rounds of exit polling in 2004 predicted an easy win by John Kerry, exit polls in the Democratic primaries this year were notoriously off. How will pollsters account for the 30% who will be out of their reach on election day, and will their attempted adjustments corrupt or correct the problem. For more on this issue, which could greatly impact media coverage on election night, click here.