|It couldn't lose, but it did.|
How is this possible? Abstention was high, so perhaps many SI voters, overconfident of victory, just stayed home. Or, maybe the pollsters didn't do their job identifying which eligible voters were actually likely to go to the polls.
But the most intriguing theory suggests conspiracy. Media, business and government all wanted desperately for this to pass. Some campaign experts belief that many voters want to be on the winning side. So, by making people believe that the deal was a sure winner, perhaps that would make the victory come true. Did these groups team up to fake, manipulate or release polls only if they showed SI winning?
If so, things didn't work out that way.
|Even the New York Times seemed to take a SI victory for granted.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours