Election Day ballot the only reliable poll
Political polls are an interesting item of which we voters should take lightly.
I, as a campaign volunteer, recall Election Day of 2004. At approximately 5 p.m., reports from exiting polls on the East Coast told of Sen. John Kerry almost assured of victory and thus becoming our next president.
When the voting was closed a few hours later and the votes were all cast and counted, we then heard the news that President George W. Bush was re-elected to a second term of office.
How could the polling be so inaccurate then? And how can the Minnesota polling conducted by the Star Tribune be so inaccurate now, with the huge leads projected against Sen. John McCain and Sen. Norm Coleman?
The answer lies in the method of the polling process. Poll results can say whatever one wants them to say, with the motive being one in the same.
On Election Day 2004, as now with less than 30 days until Election Day 2008, the motive of this polling process is to discourage certain voters and keep them away from the polls.
How is this accomplished? The answer lies in polling voters of which their political party is known, or over-polling the voters of a known political party.
On Election Day 2004, the exiting polling was over-conducted in Democrat precincts. Last week, the polling conducted by the Star Tribune was over-extended to the Democrats and thus less extended to the Republicans.
The Star Tribune, as most major media outlets, lean heavily to the left. They do not want the conservative and Republican principles to exist.
So conservative and fellow Republicans, please get out the vote on Election Day. Do not be swayed by the polling process, which wants you to stay home. Get out the vote on Election Day no matter what you read or hear regarding the projected polls.
The only accurate poll is the one conducted when all the votes are cast and counted.