William Cummings, USA TODAY
Published 9: 28 p.m. ET Feb. 29, 2020 | Up up to now 9: 56 p.m. ET Feb. 29, 2020
The Democrats’ 2020 nominating strive in opposition to turned to South Carolina on Saturday for the first-in-the-South necessary. (Feb. 29)
WASHINGTON – The phrase “with 0%” became trending on Twitter Saturday, after a pair of media shops declared damaged-down Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the South Carolina necessary totally basically based totally on exit polling that showed him the overwhelming victor.
The early call infuriated many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who executed a much away 2nd.
“Hiya glimpse, NYT says Joe Biden won South Carolina with 0% of precincts reporting!” tweeted actress Cynthia Nixon, a modern and failed 2018 Recent York gubernatorial candidate who has counseled Sanders.
Several Sanders’ supporters claimed the call indicated a data media conspiracy in opposition to the self-described democratic socialist from Vermont, implying the call became basically based totally on nothing however wishful pondering.
‘This marketing campaign has taken off’: Biden’s blowout snatch in South Carolina would possibly perchance reshape nomination strive in opposition to
Why are they calling the #SCprimary2020 with 0% reporting? Sounds treasure they’re involved to give Biden a steal and manufacturing consent.
— Bloomberg Team for Bernie (@DavidAgStone) March 1, 2020
Others cited the glory between the early call in South Carolina with the longer wait following Sanders’ decisive snatch within the Nevada caucuses.
“Media waited for hours – and plan after a most essential quantity of Nevada results had attain in – sooner than calling it for Bernie,” tweeted journalist Jordan Uhl. They then denigrated him with vicious anti-Semitic smears. Tonight, with 0% in, media no longer only calls it for Biden however gleefully present him the entrance-runner.”
“That is to no longer divulge that is some deeply insidious internet internet page however it is most essential to acknowledge these stark differences,” Uhl added.
Pollster Frank Luntz disputed these claims.
“Nevada became without extend called for @BernieSanders,” Luntz tweeted. “South Carolina became without extend called for @JoeBiden because it became numerically not probably for someone to overhaul him after the perfect precincts were counted.”
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) March 1, 2020
News shops made the call basically based totally on exit polls that showed Biden with an insurmountable lead. Whereas such polls bear hold a excessive margin of error, the adaptation between Biden and Sanders’ became so dramatic that data organizations felt happy calling the bustle early basically based totally on these results.
But exit polls bear on occasion salvage it nefarious.
Within the 2016 presidential election, exit polls looked as if it could perchance characterize some battleground states were breaking for Hillary Clinton however they ended up being won by Donald Trump.
Within the same type, in 2004, exit polling looked as if it could perchance characterize that the Democratic challenger John Kerry became poised to defeat incumbent President George W. Bush, who went on to grab reelection.
And within the 2008 Recent Hampshire Democratic necessary, exit polls indicated Barack Obama became going to beat Clinton, who went on to grab the voice.
Exit polls are performed by the Nationwide Election Pool. The Related Press and Fox News, who were once segment of that consortium now no longer steal half in that pool.
“No topic how merely exit polling and diversified efforts, it’s irresponsible to call an election with 0% of results. Voters hold persisted ample election fiascos in most up-to-date years— look forward to most essential data sooner than calling a bustle,” stated Kristen Clarke, a member of the governmentcommittee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Beneath Law.
No topic how merely exit polling and diversified efforts, it’s irresponsible to call an election with 0% of results. Voters hold persisted ample election fiascos in most up-to-date years— look forward to most essential data sooner than calling a bustle. https://t.co/Y9E08I7RyN
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) March 1, 2020
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