Do you think the media will get it right tonight (11/6/2012)?

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Do you think the media will get it right tonight (11/6/2012)?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I've been watching news coverage on different channels and the only thing the reporters agree on is that the candidates are neck and neck, and that the lead can change at any moment. Polls have closed in two time zones, and they're eager to call the race for Obama or Romney, but it's dangerous since the numbers are so close. Here's my question: do you think that if the media calls the race before 1am ET tomorrow morning they'll get the winner right? Or do you think that when the paper and absentee ballots are counted days from now, it'll be another Dewey / Truman situation?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
The media has their algorithms working overtime, they'll make accurate projections.
sweetpea12
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Winners will be projected based on bias since the numbers are close.
The media will just keep talking to fill air-time, but they won't project a winner for fear of getting it wrong.
The media will accurately project the popular vote, but not the electoral college.
The media will accurately project the electoral college, but not the popular vote.
Other.
Total votes: 1 (1 voter)
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Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I've been watching news coverage on different channels and the only thing the reporters agree on is that the candidates are neck and neck, and that the lead can change at any moment. Polls have closed in two time zones, and they're eager to ...
Well I hope that the algorithms are correct, and the news isn't biased. But who knows, maybe i'm just an optimist.
11/07/2012
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