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Comment A simple explanation (Score 1) 555

During the 2004 Canadian federal election there was a similar phenomenon with discrepancies between polls and the actual results. An observation was made by Rex Murphey on the CBC the day after, and it went something like this:
My wife has been answering calls from pollsters and was exit-polled after she voted yesterday. After receiving so many questions in such a short period of time she came up with a plan to protect her right to privacy while still answering the questions: She lied to them.

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