Hey, Vern ... Heard Any Early Returns from SC?

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How is McCain doing? Any exit polls, yet?

-- KB (kb8um8@yahoo.com), February 19, 2000


From Slate:

The First South Carolina Exit Polls

The 2 p.m. exit polls gathered by the Voter News Service from the South Carolina Republican primary place George W. Bush well ahead of John McCain.

George W. Bush: 52 percent John McCain: 42 percent

These numbers parallel the tracking poll of South Carolina voters conducted on Wednesday and Thursday by CNN/ USA Today/Gallup, which gave Bush a 52 percent to 40 percent edge over McCain. Even so, a word of caution is in order. These are very early numbers in an election that is drawing huge turnout. Some voters are waiting for up to two hours to cast their ballots, and analysts have said from the beginning that a big turnout was essential to a McCain victory.

Also, a high number of absentee ballots are expected, and exit polls don't include absentee voters.

Additional exit poll numbers will be reported here later in the day, at about 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

-- (mr@exit.poll), February 19, 2000.

Ah, huh. Interesting that the exit polls parallel CNN. I remember reading on a website that the numbers really were too close to call before Saturday.

Thanks for posting the info!

-- (kb8um8@yahoo.com), February 19, 2000.

Vern died last week.

The rubber faced character from movies "Vern goes to College" et al, plus countless commercials as the neighbor who you don't want to have, but who doesn't realize it, passed away last week. I don't have the article in front of me. I think he was 50 yrs.

So, next time you say "Hey Vern!", take a moment to lift a glass to an American icon, someone who made you laugh, and left his work on your collective unconscious. "Know what I mean"? Thanks Vern, for all of us.

-- Heckie (hlujan45@aol.com), February 19, 2000.

lol.....I still like the guy! Michigan will probably end it all for McCain. I have yet to find anyone in my part of Ohio who supports George W.. It's either McCain or the Vice President. Let's see what happens next week. que sera sera!!!

-- Vern (bacon17@ibm.net), February 20, 2000.

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