October 31, 1997 |
Belfast lawyer Mary McAleese looked set to be the next president of Ireland, according to exit polls conducted after a sparsely supported election Thursday. Exit polls taken for Irish television in the five-candidate race showed that government nominee McAleese had taken 46% of the vote with opposition Parliament member Mary Banotti next with 32%. The turnout was reported to be the lowest ever--40%. McAleese had been the favorite in preelection surveys.
January 18, 1985 |
All three television networks have agreed not to use election exit polls to predict the winner in any state contest before the polls in that state close, thus opening the way for Congress to consider legislation on uniform poll closings, two congressmen said Thursday.
November 1, 1988 |
With Vice President George Bush leading Gov. Michael Dukakis by healthy margins in most polls, the possibility exists that the TV networks will be able to project a winner next Tuesday night before the polls close on the West Coast. And if they can, they will--despite heated controversy over early calls in 1980 and 1984 that led to charges that the networks had dissuaded some potential voters in the Pacific Time Zone, Hawaii and Alaska from casting their ballots.
November 7, 1990 |
Something was different about those instant network projections of who won and who lost Tuesday's elections. To save money, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN for the first time pooled their resources for a single exit poll. In exit polls, the basis for network projections, voters in selected precincts are interviewed as they leave the polling place and are asked how they voted and why.
November 5, 1998 |
Most Americans said that their decision in Tuesday's stunning election was not a vote for or against President Clinton. But like a subterranean river, attitudes toward Clinton, the Republican Congress and the bitter battle over impeachment all helped to propel the Democrats' modest yet historic gains, according to a national exit poll conducted after the balloting.
April 20, 1988 |
Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis led the Rev. Jesse Jackson in early returns from New York's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, with exit polls indicating that Dukakis will finish first and capture most of the state's delegation to the party's national convention. Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore Jr. will end up a distant third, according to exit polls conducted by The Times and the television networks.
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November 4, 2010 |
If ever there was an election in which Sen. Barbara Boxer's foes appeared to have their chance to defeat her, it was this one. Voters showed an inclination toward sweeping out longtime incumbents, and Boxer's resume included 28 years in Washington. Voters were skeptical about the effectiveness of the Obama administration's programs to recharge the economy, and she was one of the fiercest defenders of the federal stimulus bill and the new healthcare law. Californians said they were looking for leaders with economic expertise and an ability to create jobs, and she was a senator best known for ideological crusades on social issues, running against an opponent who was the first woman to run a Fortune 20 company.
September 28, 1992 |
Still in the starting blocks of Eastern Europe's race to overcome communism, Romanians voted Sunday in an election that appeared destined to return hard-line President Ion Iliescu to power and set the stage for a new era of confrontation.
February 4, 2004 |
John F. Kerry's near sweep of Tuesday's seven primaries and caucuses underscored his strength in the Democratic presidential race. But the results also identified possible chinks in his armor that could let a rival -- probably John Edwards -- mount a drive to stop him.
June 1, 1993 |
When the United Nations takes control in a war-ravaged country, what standards should it apply in its relations with the news media? Should it strive for the complete freedom found in Western countries, or do higher concerns, such as peace and security, dictate a different standard? Those questions underlie strains between the United Nations and the press here that came to a head with media coverage of last week's elections for a Cambodian Constituent Assembly.