October 29, 2004

A useful reminder about polls.

If the current conflicting predictions about the US presidential election are making you nervous, you might want to go and read this CNN story from a few days before the 2000 election. If you don't have time to read the story, this graphic shows the critical information:

2000 poll was wrong

Having read the story and/or looked at the graph, follow these steps:

1.  Reflect on the fact that — despite what polls were showing right before the election — Al Gore won the popular vote.

2.  Think about how current polls show that the 2004 presidential election is a dead heat.

Feel better now?

Via Body and Soul.

Posted by Magpie at October 29, 2004 11:58 AM | Elections | Technorati links |