posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 09:42 PM
reply to post by kettlebellysmith
One of the deeper questions in my mind, is if these numbers are consciously used by either the media or the "experts" used by them to influence the
I lack any direct information in this area, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that it's so. Let's say that expert "Tom", a media consultant for
NBC was a secret supporter of Obama. By early on projecting Obama as the winner, but by a small yet significant margin, could this be instrumental in
keeping home Obama voters home, while galvanizing McCain supporters?
Just as in the polls that show Obama now with a lead, which certainly makes the McCain supporters redouble their efforts, it seems that election day
early results could be used to sway some voters to stay home, while persuading others to try to "make a difference". (Fans of the winning team in
sports often leave the game early, confident their team will win, while the fans of the losing team remain to urge their own team to try harder. The
difference here being that the political fans have the actual ability to make a difference in the "game".)
Wouldn't democracy be better served if there were no posted score until the game were over?
How many people would support legislation to stop the use of election day polls and results until all the polls were closed nationwide?