I receive a news letter from a Washingtonian (state, that is) named Gary Foss. He aggregates news stories. Here's what he wrote today:
Once again, exit polls received a black eye in the presidential election. By the time most of the polls closed in precincts across the country Tuesday night, real numbers began to suggest that the early estimations that had been so upbeat for Sen. John Kerry were over-inflated - so much so, that FOX News Channel decided to quit using the exit poll results Tuesday evening, calling them inaccurate and unreliable.
Consultant Dick Morris says: "the possibility of biased exit polling, deliberately manipulated to try to chill the Bush turnout, must be seriously considered…..This as no mere mistake. Exit polls cannot be as wrong across the board as they were on election night. I suspect foul play." http://www.thehill.com/morris/110404.aspx
I don't think it was an organized conspiracy... I'm thinking that a lot of people continued with "Answer the Opposite Day".
Yup, that's the ticket.