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  • Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal





    Sunday, October 31, 2004

    Polls have outlived their usefulness in this campaign 

    Ohioblog's poll boycott continues, despite the fact that Blog's sponsor, the Akron Beacon Journal, is out with the final Knight-Ridder/MSNBC series of its battleground state polls. While I would agree that polls have their use (you'll notice that they've appeared in Ohioblog through the summer and into the fall), they've reached their point of uselessness. Snapshots in time are irrelevant now. This is the time.

    Which Ohioans have the pollsters polled?

    The numbers tell us nothing. Ohio is statistically tied. It has been for
    weeks, maybe months. What does mean something is what the
    Knight-Ridder/MSBBC poll lists as the state's top issue: terrorism,
    homeland security. There are many Ohios and in some - the central Ohio
    dominated by Columbus - this may be the case. In other areas, and this
    would include Northeast Ohio, the economy is, if not a singular top
    issue, is at least on the list.

    - Steve Love


    posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 8:21 AM



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