May 20, 1926|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||February 6, 2014
|Alma mater||Yale University|
"Too close to call"
In the early 1960 elections, there were no exit polls to predict the outcomes. A model was devised, based on certain reported-precinct results, which gave samples for mathematical formulae to be applied. In one unspecified situation, all the votes were reported but there was no clear winner, Plissner and his CBS newsteam called that election "too close to call".
- "Longtime CBS News political director, Marty Plissner, dies at 87". CBS News.com. February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
- "Marty Plissner, Veteran CBS Political Sage, Dies". ABC News.com. February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
- Warren Mitofsky Memorial Service by Marty Plissner
- Marty Plissner, longtime CBS News political director, dies at 87
- In Defense of Exit Polls, Slate article by Plissner
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