An academic’s view of exit polls

/ 12 November 2004

One of the dailyKos diaries posts links to Dr. Steven Freeman’s analysis of the exit polls from this election. Dr. Freeman is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his PHD from MIT. Those are substantial credentials. He is not alleging election fraud, but simply pointing out — in a compelling way — that there are many unanswered questions that we ought to be investigating. I think his analysis adds further urgency to Lawrence Lessig’s call to “free the exit polling data” and allow public investigation of its conclusions. Now might be a good time to contact your elected officials and add your voice to this issue.