Poll-itzer Prizes

A day after I commented on the Washington Post’s Daily Tracking Poll, the New York Times ran its own poll (in conjunction with CBS). But I’m more interested in the sidebar article that tries to explain the methodology behind all of the various news organizations’ polls.

I’m thoroughly ambivalent about the idea of polls as journalism, but I do like the fact that this article admits to their being an inexact science. I only wish that the poll itself had been a sidebar to this.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: