Friday, May 27, 2011
Numbers Lie All The Time
To repeat myself again, there is very little point in paying attention to general election polls, or even primary election polls, at this stage of the Presidential race. The Republican candidates all have drastically lower name recognition than President Obama. Based on that alone, Obama is going to be ahead in some states by margins we're unlikely to see in the actual results. So I don't think we should think much of Obama's lead over all comers in Wisconsin. If today were the day after the New Hampshire primary or Mitt Romney clinching the nomination, that would be one thing. But it isn't, so we should go back to trying to figure out more pressing issues, like how the White House will ever again be able to appoint anyone to anything.