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.

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