Election 2012

Exit Polls Cancelled in 19 States

Networks want to focus on the "most important states"

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Exit polling in 19 states has been cancelled by the Associated Press and major television networks, a change from the last five elections, The Washington Post reports.

Network executives said they wanted to concentrate on the "most important states" in this election. One of the consequences, however, is that state-level estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups will no longer be tallied after the election in those states.