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State polls tightening? The cockeyed optimist’s explanation

Yes, the state polls are tightening. Here’s my theory why: When the pollsters call, the voters who are picking up the phone are Republicans. Because the Democratic voters are out — at the polls, voting.

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I’m back on the polling treadmill and I can’t get off

Yeah, that’s a confession. Indeed, I’m so captivated by polls, a whole chapter in my book, How I Learned The Facts of Life, is devoted to them: 10 Polls are not facts. They’re not opinions, either. During political campaigns, I … Continue reading

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Are Trump’s poll numbers up? Are you terrified?

I was having an intense conversation with a friend yesterday, in which she expressed fear that Trump’s approval ratings are going up. I tried to reassure her. “You can’t trust polls,” I said. I forgot to tell her the lesson … Continue reading

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