TN among 22 states skipped in National Election Poll exit polling

From a Politico report:

The consortium of news networks that commissions election exit polls will survey 28 states on Tuesday, eschewing state-level polls in many smaller and less-competitive states.

In recent elections, the National Election Pool — which includes The Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News — and Edison Research, which conducts the exit poll, have eliminated state-level surveys in an effort to cut costs. In 2012, there were 31 state-level exit polls, with exit pollsters skipping 19 states, plus the District of Columbia.

(This year, 22 states will be skipped, though the list hasn’t been officially released.)

…The list (of covered states) includes Texas, where there was no state exit poll four years ago. It also includes the nation’s most populous state, California, though it isn’t expected to be competitive this year.

Every state where the presidential race is contested or there is a competitive Senate race is represented, including Indiana and Missouri.

The most-populous states without exit polls are bright-blue Massachusetts and solid-red Tennessee. And while the gubernatorial races are tight in Vermont and West Virginia, there won’t be state-level exit polls there.

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