Polls

Mark on April 29th, 2008

These are the headlines on four consecutive posts currently up at Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire: SurveyUSA: Clinton Pulls Closer in North Carolina Howey-Gauge Poll: Deadlocked in Indiana PPP Poll: Clinton Leads in Indiana Rasmussen: Obama Keeps Big Lead in North Carolina And some of you wonder why I continue to question media’s over-reliance on polls […]

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Mark on February 28th, 2008

I’ve written somewhat disparagingly about polls and the media’s over-reliance on them as “news.” These three headlines (a bit of detail in brackets), all from today at Teagan Goddard’s Political Newswire, don’t deal directly with the media, but they do give you a pretty good idea of why I feel that way: IA Poll: Clinton […]

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