Top White House and Bush-Cheney officials today leveled harsh criticism at the bad exit polls that suggested a large Kerry victory. "They tried to throw it in 2000 and this time too," said a White House official. "You guys have got to kill exit polls," said a Bush aide, claiming that they confuse the voters.
White House officials also blasted pollster John Zogby who stuck with his prediction that Kerry would win the White House. Last night, as the results were coming in, Zogby made the unusual move of again predicting victory. Zogby sent out a press release claiming that Bush would lose to Kerry in the Electoral College 311-213. That prediction was still on his website this morning. "What does he do now? He's going down in flames," said a White House political strategist. Paul Bedard, U.S. News