false projection

false pro·jec·tion

the faulty visual sensation arising secondarily to underaction of an ocular muscle.
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5% stated in the budget and the government was only deceiving the nation by giving false projections.
Media coverage of the event was marred by a series of false projections by the television networks, which, according to national publications, based their predictions on faulty exit poll data provided by Voter News Service (VNS), a polling data service owned by the major news networks and the Associated Press.
The complaint alleges that Electronic Arts and the Individual Defendants made material misrepresentations and/or omitted to make material disclosures throughout the Class Period by knowingly disseminating false projections for the Company's fourth quarter, ended March 31, 2005.