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Networks gearing up for the public to have its say on presidential campaign

...disbanded a previous consortium, Voter News Service, after its faulty data led...for President Bush. In 2002, Voter News Service failed to provide reliable exit...the top races - the AP's and Voter News Service - this time there will be only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/20/tel_401719.shtml
Television
Pollsters a big loser

...supposed to be different. The Voter News Service - hired by a consortium of TV...another breakdown - that the Voter News Service did not trust its own statistics...your ballot? Not only did the Voter News Service foul up on exit polling, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/13/edi_358323.shtml
Editorials
TV networks cover first big election since Florida fiasco

...The incentives are working the other way this time." The networks spent millions of dollars completely rebuilding Voter News Service, a consortium that counts votes, conducts exit polls and helps project winners. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/05/liv_356589.shtml
Life & style
Florida's flip-flop recounted

...16," which is Duval County, the e-mail from Voter News Service of New York said. "The vote is strange." The...CBS' director of surveys and a board member at Voter News Service. Ms. Frankovic said a 40,000-vote error in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/10/met_299909.shtml
Metro
Miller wins seat without runoff

...hold Democrat Mr. Miller, 68, below 50 percent of the vote, according to interviews with voters conducted by Voter News Service. That would have forced a Nov. 28 runoff between the top two vote-getters, a scenario political observers said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/08/met_299477.shtml
Metro
S.C. Republicans still hopeful

...We got the vote out because we were right on the issues," he said Wednesday. According to exit polls by the Voter News Service of 1,146 voters at 35 randomly selected polling places, one in five Republicans voted for Jim Hodges for governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/05/met_243835.shtml
Metro
Lottery plank key to Carolina votes

...We got the vote out because we were right on the issues," he said Wednesday. According to exit polls by the Voter News Service of 1,146 voters at 35 randomly selected polling places, one in five Republicans voted for Jim Hodges for governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/05/met_243844.shtml
Metro
Clinton piles up advantage in big industrial states

...more than personal character when they decided how to vote. These findings were from voters surveys conducted by Voter News Service, a consortium of The Associated Press and television networks. In addition to picking a president and Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/06/met_200405.shtml
Metro
TV networks carefully cover caucuses

...actual results came in faster than many anticipated. The six media organizations disbanded a previous consortium, Voter News Service, after two highly-publicized failures. In 2000, VNS' faulty data led TV networks to prematurely call the presidential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/21/tel_401857.shtml
Television
CNN vows caution in calling 2004 races

...exit-poll projection." In 2000, flawed information led TV networks to prematurely call the presidential election. Voter News Service, created by major news organizations to count votes and conduct surveys, subsequently was disbanded. Instead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/08/tel_400327.shtml
Television