Thursday, August 12, 2004

In my opinion, election polls cannot be trusted. It is such a ridiculous "science," or lack of. Trying to predict human voting behavior would be hard enough if pollsters had the opinions of every single registered American voter; it's pretty much impossible with the limited number of people that are surveyed for a poll. I cannot totally renounce their worth, because I just do not know enough about the precision of the random sampling and other methods that are used to try and make polling accurate, but it still seems absurd that political polls should be reported in the news more than the issues that people are being polled about (e.g. healthcare, economy, foreign policy). As a result, I can only greet this recent poll that Kerry is ahead in several swing states warily. Still, this news is better than the other possiblity.

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