Exit polls

How much faith do you have in exit polls? Have you ever been approached by anyone asking who you voted for when you were finished voting? There have been a few times that I have been approached, and I have always declined the opportunity to say who I voted for. Secret ballot means secret ballot! And to be honest, I know I am surrounded by people in this town that usually support the political party that is not the political party that I usually vote for. I don’t need any animosity between myself and my neighbors over our political differences!

Today I learned about a website that has been started up called ballot snapshot. I decided to check it out, thinking that maybe I would consider using it after the next election if it seemed like an alternative to the traditional exit poll. I wouldn’t mind using that if it would not alienate me from my neighbors! Reading the website, I saw that it was already conducting a poll, in advance of the elections. I thought I would go ahead and participate.

Today’s questions (I assume the questions change from time to time, but I don’t know how often) was to choose between voting for Trump and Biden if they were the two candidates running for President. The other question was about believing a political story that was running on Fox News. I decided, just for fun, to participate in the poll. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it immediately showed the current results of the poll. I was also surprised at what the current results of the poll happened to be! I won’t tell you the results, I don’t want to spoil it for you if you want to do it yourself!