Carol Platt Liebau

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Now here's a newsflash from CBS -- who could have guessed that the exit polls on Election Day, which projected a John Kerry win, were actually flawed?

Contain yourself. Apparently it's true. The reason? "Kerry voters were more likely to participate in the exit polls than Bush voters," the report says.

The report also lists a number of factors that could account for that phenomenon, but, as usual, the most important one goes largely unaddressed. Perhaps the euphemistic reference to "motivational factors that are impossible to quantify" accounts for voters like me, who would rather have had my head lit on fire and put out with a sledgehammer than spend a moment of time helping the news outlets who had been so egregiously unfair to my candidate, President Bush, throughout the election season. (Other "motivational factors" might be read to include the purported Democratic strategy to try to gain the appearance of momentum through the polls in order to hold down conservative turnout.)


Blogger jchess said...

The polls were flawed? Well, my Westie coulda told the great unwashed masses that. (He was busy with a recount of his own, incidentially, involving squirrels.) Stay tuned for next news flash: CBS was in bed with the Kerry camp.

As the great American philosopher Homer J.Simpsons would say: D'oh!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Gronkle said...

Perhaps the polls were off was because many of us Bush supporters grew weary of being subjected to tirades when our Leftish friends, acquaintances and colleagues learned how we intended to vote. When I informed a female Democratic canvasser that all four members of the family were voting for Bush, her shocked reaction was hardly different than if I had answered the door bare-ass naked. After a while it just became easier to equivocate.
Similarly, my wife related that numerous colleagues confided that they were going to vote for Bush, but kept their intentions quiet because they did not want to put up with intemperate responses.

5:02 PM  

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