Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006
The Drip, Drip of Exit Poll Leaks
Web sites are flogging two waves of numbers, but nobody is guaranteeing their provenance.
The New Republic (time stamp, 6:08 p.m.) and National Review (6:25 p.m.) agree on something for the first time since the decision to go to war on Iraq. The Washington Monthly posted the same numbers at 6:10 p.m. The Nation comes in last at 7:13 p.m., with William Greider citing a Democratic source.
To the best of my knowledge, the New York Observer was first with four races at 5:26 p.m., which means that if the consortium's embargo clock was still ticking at 5 p.m., the embargo lasted only slightly longer than a tall-boy Budweiser on an autumn evening. … 7:32 p.m.(link)
6:11 Update: Perhaps I wrote too soon. The folks from the New York Observer are flogging exit poll numbers from a handful of Senate races.
6:24 Update: A Washington Monthly blog has published a set of numbers I had only seen in e-mail before.
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