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Introducing The New Polling Firm of Madoff, Marist, Quinnipiac and Ponzi

ReddestNeck Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 9:11 PM
It is normal for independents to wait until the last minute, then break heavily towards the challenger to an incumbent (a normal one, let alone one that stinks like this). Keep smoking your dream weed.

After a few weeks spent tracking down and questioning pollsters and the reporters of polls, I can assure the reader that pollsters are the modern-day alchemists. They promise to turn numbers into predictive gold. We'd all like to believe these magical powers exist, but we shouldn't. The pollsters of 2012 just don't know who is going to win in November any more than did the pollsters of 1980 know that Ronald Reagan was headed towards a landslide in that late-breaking year.

I'd like to believe Scott Rasmussen that the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is tied. Democrats...