Controversies in Exit Polling: Implementing a Racially Stratified Homogenous Precinct Approach

Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University


A December 2004 New York Times article noted that Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) asked Edison-Mitofsky "to turn over raw data collected in Election Day exit polls, for investigation of any discrepancies between voter responses and certified election results" (Associated Press 2004); a January 2005 Washington Post headline read, "Report Acknowledges Inaccuracies in 2004 Exit Poll" (Morin and Deane 2005); and CNN noted in January 2005 that the Kerry numbers were "overstated," and claimed that "CNN did not air those inaccurate results or post them on its website."