The Corner

Exit Polls

Two years ago, I left the DC office of National Review, late in the afternoon, fully convinced that John Kerry would be elected president — because that’s what the exit polls were indicating. On the train ride home, I jotted down a list of reasons why Kerry had won and Bush had lost. Later that night, I threw it out.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.