Sep
24
2012

#rsrh Shorter Jay Cost:

The polls go up. The polls go down.

Have you noticed that the political polls have been all over the map lately? Is President Obama up 8 in Virginia, or just 1? Is Mitt Romney up 6 in North Carolina, or is Obama up 4? How about nationwide? Gallup and Rasmussen show a tie, but Pew shows Obama up 8. And so and so on.

What the heck is going on?

The same thing that goes on every election cycle: we have a bunch of things that can tell us how a campaign is doing, but only one of them (polling) is anywhere near being quantifiable. Guess which one makes it into the news?

Via Hot Air Headlines.

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