Just kidding. Early, leaked exit polls are garbage and should be treated as such. Consider this your warning.
Seriously, they’re terrible. Just ask President John Kerry, who was convinced for a couple of hours in 2004 that the White House would be his new home:
Sen. John Kerry looks to make a victory of the electoral college, according to all sets of exit polls conducted by a consortium of six media organizations (the National Election Pool) that RAW STORY has acquired and confirmed with myriad sources.
The first, third and final round give Kerry a wide berth in all critical swing states. The second round put Kerry ahead in Ohio and Florida, but only by a one point margin.
The latest national exit polls puts Kerry up 51-48 percent nationally.
Don’t be John Kerry. Stay calm and wait until the real votes are counted. Actual returns will begin to be released in just a few hours.