re:"But none of these beliefs are good journalistic practice."
No offense Hugh, but you're the worst person in the world to be judging journalistic practice.
Remember when you predicted a Santorum victory the night he lost by double digits?
Or when you predicted a McCain victory in the days before the 2008 election?
Or when you wrote Painting the Map Red before one of the biggest routs in republican history?
This latest pollster thing you're on shows you're incapable of learning from your mistakes. It's a trait that's largely shared by your party and one of the main reasons President Obama will be reelected.