- Most voters in Ohio thought they were voting for Kerry. At 1:05 a.m. Wednesday morning, CNN's exit poll showed Kerry beating
Bush among Ohio women by 53 percent to 47 percent.
- Greg Palast
November 04, 2004
- "Exit Polls are almost never wrong," Morris wrote. "They eliminate the two major potential fallacies in survey research by
correctly separating actual voters from those who pretend they will cast ballots but never do and by substituting actual
observation for guesswork in judging the relative turnout of different parts of the state." He added: "So, according to ABC-TVs
exit polls, for example, Kerry was slated to carry Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Iowa, all of which Bush
carried. The only swing state the network had going to Bush was West Virginia, which the president won by 10 points." Yet a few
hours after the exit polls were showing a clear Kerry sweep, as the computerized vote numbers began to come in from the
various states the election was called for Bush.