Obama Doing Well In Leaked Exit Polls–But So Did Kerry

Hopefully by now everyone knows that the exit polls cannot be relied upon. They showed Gore doing  better than he did in 2000 and showed that John Kerry would win in 2004. They mean little, but how can we resist looking? Here’s what has leaked out:

States with Obama Leading:

Florida: 52 percent to 44 percent
Iowa: 52 percent to 48 percent
Missouri: 52 percent to 48 percent
North Carolina: 52 percent to 48 percent
New Hampshire: 57 percent to 43 percent
Nevada: 55 percent to 45 percent
Pennsylvania: 57 percent to 42 percent
Ohio: 54 percent to 45 percent
Wisconsin: 58 percent to 42 percent
Indiana: 52 percent to 48 percent
New Mexico: 56 percent to 43 percent
Minnesota: 60 percent to 39 percent
Michigan: 60 percent to 39 percent

States with McCain Leading:

Georgia: 51 percent to 47 percent
West Virginia: 55 percent to 45 percent

Nate Silver explains why these results should be ignored (even though we cannot help looking).

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