Kerry won. Here’s the facts.
I know you don’t want to hear it. You can’t face one more hung chad. But I don’t have a choice. As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it’s my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.
Most voters in Ohio thought they were voting for Kerry. CNN’s exit poll showed Kerry beating Bush among Ohio women by 53 percent to 47 percent. Kerry also defeated Bush among Ohio’s male voters 51 percent to 49 percent. Unless a third gender voted in Ohio, Kerry took the state.
So what’s going on here? Answer: the exit polls are accurate. Pollsters ask, “Who did you vote for?” Unfortunately, they don’t ask the crucial, question, “Was your vote counted?” The voters don’t know.Ah the old “more people intended to vote for Al Gore” mantra… [Note to Greg, they did count all the votes in 2000 (after the fact) and Bush won – again.]
You should continue and read the whole article because that is how John Edwards wanted to play Ohio. Sorry Greg (and John), exit polls are not votes; ergo the rest of your argument about Ohio is bullshit…
In the “reality based” world that all the lefty bloggers have been so fond of talking about for the last month votes are reality and polls are faith. The people who place faith in polls are invariably the people who the poll says are ahead. It’s tragically funny to think that someone would make a case that Kerry won Ohio because flawed exit polls had him ahead.
If exit polls were votes your boy might have won, but they’re not.
Hat Tip: Young Pundits