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The Polls that Do Matter

The polling of the American people has never been so insanely intense, or so insanely ridiculous. We’d probably be better off as a nation if they just didn’t exist, though I freely admit I’ve been following them far too closely. Exit polls are a different story.

Unlike those simply aimed at prognostication, exit polls serve a vital function in monitoring the election, and their elimination would be a harbinger of totalitarianism. I hope this is obvious, and I'm confident they are not going away anytime soon, but just in case, let's make sure we never throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Posted by Walker Willingham at October 31, 2004 3:10 AM