Ed Driscoll

The 83 Percent Solution

Last week, Ace had some thoughts on polls:

We haven’t lost — but we are behind.

Four or five twists to go, and we need two or three of those twists to go our way.

BTW, I am not getting into the constant these-polls-are-wrong/oversampled/etc. game. I played that all through 2006 and wound up looking like a chump.

My general take is to buy polls — especially as regards direction, if not exact numbers — unless there’s some clear problem with them.

The constant complaining that any poll I don’t like must be flawed is a mug’s game.

I think Ace is right about the polls–but I think we can make an exception for this one.