The always erudite Phil Mella reminds readers of “the problem with polls”, and why it’s better generally to ignore them during the give-and-take of a long campaign. I understand the point he’s conveying, but no matter which side of the political spectrum you’re on, it is awfully tempting to take a peek at the daily poll numbers and read more into them than is actually there. Maybe there’s a treatment program for political junkies….
The good news is that in 5 days we’ll have the only poll that counts, and we can go back to life as normal. (Or the new socialist utopia that’s promised to us. Cough. Sorry.)