Pollsters: 2004 Results Skewed By Young Interviewers

On Inauguration Day, a momentary look back at Election Day. Two polling companies — whose exit polls suggested John Kerry pulling ahead of George W. Bush — say they've figured out how that happened. The biggest reason— they say — is that Kerry supporters were more likely to talk to exit pollsters than supporters of Mr. Bush, some of whom were put off by very young interviewers. One solution: Get older people to do the exit interviews.



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