Bring On the Inconclusive Early Exit Polls!

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Nov. 6 2012 5:56 PM

Bring On the Inconclusive Early Exit Polls!

With five hours left for West Coast voters, the always-misleading network exit polls have started to leak. This is the most solid set of data, or "data."

Direction of economy?
Getting better: 39%
Getting worse: 31%
Staying the same: 28%
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Let's compare half-baked data with half-baked data. In 2010, the leaked exits had 80 percent of people worried about the economy, and 40% of them saying they were worse off than at the start of the Obama presidency.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.