My Own Election Exit Poll

What kind of people vote a month before the campaign ends? People who know what they're doing

Illustration by John Ueland for TIME

In many of the 31 states that have early voting, Americans have already cast their ballot for President. And while exit pollsters refuse to reveal their results until voting sites close because they don't want to discourage people from voting, I feel that the sooner we can end this thing the better. So on Oct. 9, I went to Ohio, where people had started voting a week earlier, and stood outside the early-voting site in Cincinnati to conduct America's first 2008 exit poll.

To find out how to do this, I called pollster Frank Luntz. He warned that in addition to...

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