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  •  they're combined with phone interviews (0+ / 0-)

    From the story linked in the diary:

    This year, exit pollsters are set to carry out phone polls in 15 states, about half of all states covered, and increase the sample sizes of those polls by 32 percent, according to Merkle. Moreover, the continued rise in the number of voters using cellphones also bumps up the price of phone surveys, another challenge motivating the changes for 2012.
    So, basically they're shifting resources from exit polls in noncompetitive states to phone interviews in competitive states with lots of early voting.

    The exit polls never were a truth machine, but I generally prefer more information to less information.

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    by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:18:27 PM PDT

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