Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Paranoia Strikes Deep in Ohio

Via Avedon Carol's The Sideshow, this report in The Free Press says that something strange happened in Ohio voting. Again.

Issue Two was designed to make it easier for Ohioans to vote early, by mail or in person...The November 6 Dispatch poll showed Issue Two passing by a vote of 59% to 33%, with about 8% undecided, an even broader margin than that predicted for Issue One.

But on November 8, the official vote count showed Issue Two going down to defeat by the astonishing margin of 63.5% against, with just 36.5% in favor...

Issue Three involved campaign finance reform...Though again opposed by the Christian Right, Issue Three drew an extremely broad range of support from moderate bi-partisan citizen groups and newspapers throughout the state. The Sunday Dispatch poll showed it winning in a landslide, with 61% in favor and just 25% opposed.

Tuesday's official results showed Issue Three going down to defeat in perhaps the most astonishing reversal in Ohio history, claiming just 33% of the vote, with 67% opposed.

How in the world were the polls before the election that wrong?


Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

I hate this kind of story. They get me riled up, but I do not completely trust them. Where are the investigative journalists following up? It seems like a post-election poll would be a good idea here. Is anyone doing one?

11:23 PM  

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