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Hardliners’ response to exit polls show they live in a House of Cards

November 8th, 2012 | Posted by William Vidal in Hard-line hijinks | US Politics

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We’ve waited an entire day to see just how hardliner mouth-piece Mauricio Claver-Carone was going to spin the exit poll results announced yesterday by Fox News and NBC, showing unprecedented Cuban-American support for Barack Obama (Fox 47%, NBC 49%).

Well he finally figured it how, by completely ignoring the Fox News and NBC exit polls and instead slamming the third firm to release similar results, Bendixen & Amandi international.  From the Cuban-hackonator himself:

Bendixen Peddles Exit Poll Fiction (Again)

at 1:38 PM Thursday, November 8, 2012
Like every election cycle, Sergio Bendixen, who is infamously known for the inacuracy of his polls, is once again peddling inaccurate exit polling data about Cuban-American voting trends.
This time, he goes as far as claiming that President Obama nearly split the Cuban-American vote (48-52).
Yet, once again, Bendixen ignores the facts.
A simple visual overview of the Miami-Dade County electoral map (below) clearly shows that the precincts with the highest concentration of Cuban-American voters were precincts that Mitt Romney solidly won, in some cases with two-to-one margins.
It’s also important to note that exit polls taken on election day do not account for the high volume of Cuban-American voters that voted early or by absentee ballot.
Finally, if President Obama would have won a majority of the Cuban-American vote, he would have won Miami-Dade County by a much higher margin.  The county wide number this year is consistent with 2008 and three points down from 2004 — in both elections, the Cuban-American vote strongly favored Bush and McCain.
As the votes are just now being certified, we’ll soon have a further analysis of the facts, precint-by-precint. (sic)
OTS COMMENT:  You’d think that after the election results completely demolished the right-wing’s prediction of a landslide victory for Romney (ignoring all polling proof to the contrary), they’d be done playing the “blame the pollster”game?
No sir, not Mauricio Claver-Carone. He much prefers to double-down on fantasy and false attacks.
It’s pretty pathetic to watch Claver-Carone scramble for a way to defend his discredited position, only to end up recycling same old tired argument against the hardliners’ favorite punching-bag, hispanic pollster Sergio Bendixen.
Mauricio, papito, if it helps you keep your combover, we’ll ignore Bendixen’s 48% and stick to NBC’s 49%, ok?
That claim about the exit polls not including early or absentee voters is one he pulled out of his culito.  Bendixen had paid pollsters at the early voting sites and polled Cuban-Americans who voted absentee via telephone survey.
As for the map, I know Mauricio doesn’t know this because he doesn’t live here and when he does visit he only spends time with his fellow bubble-dwelling blowhards, but Cuban-Americans live everywhere in this county and throughout the state, including all the blue areas.  Not only that, this map only shows that certain precincts where there are high concentrations of Cuban-Americans went for Romney, meaning by over 50%, which still doesn’t tell us who the other 49% or less in those same precincts voter for.  Remember, the magic numbers here are 49% (NBC), 48% (Bendixen), and 47% (Fox News).
And good luck trying to get better numbers on Cuban-American votes than the exit polls already released.  The ballots don’t designate the race or nationality of the voter, and neither do the voter registration cards, so unless Mauricio plans to call everyone with a hispanic last name who voted in the county, he will not be able to produce more accurate numbers.  If he does come up with better precinct numbers, it’ll be another nugget straight from Mauricio’s nether-region.  Not that it’s ever stopped him before.

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