Point of information

Could someone explain to me why polls of this sort that show major Democratic candidate-Republican candidate pairings mostly as too close to call are any use whatever? The poll is of adults (results among registered voters are even less certain). Not of likely voters.

But more importantly, we don’t elect our presidents this way. The question is what states can be turned by individual pairings into a column different than the one it was in in 2004?

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  • It’s all about the need to cover the “horse race” imo.

  • PD Shaw Link

    I think Mystery pollster has mentioned that some of the methods used by pollsters to identify likely voters are simply inoperative this far out. OTOH, I’ve looked at polls from Florida/Ohio/Pennsylvania and they seem fairly consistent with national polling, but I’ve been informed that these states are so 2000 and 2004, the West is best.

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