When last we talked politics — we try not to talk politics too much on News Cut — the voters of New Hampshire had just schooled big media on the problem of polls, and big media even sounded slightly disturbed, with faint promises to change.
So how’s that going as we start another campaign week?
Not so good.
New Gallup/USA Today Poll: Hillary, McCain Lead Nationally — Obama in Trouble?
McCain Moves Into Lead; Obama Gains on Clinton (reg. required)
Fluidity in G.O.P. Race; Democrats Eye Electability
Poll: 4-way GOP “dead heat” led by McCain; Hillary trounces Obama (Florida)
And that’s just today.
I suppose it’s too obvious to point out, by the way, that national polls don’t mean much when we use the electoral system to elect presidents. But, if you’re going to be enthralled by polls — and, face it political wonks, you are — then this is the best site to use to satisfy your electoral urges.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.