I keep reading all these articles about the many different polls that predict Obama to destroy McCain. The thing is, I don’t think they are really a good indicator of what will happen on election day. The reason is that it’s extremely easy for me to answer the phone while sitting in my recliner, answer a yes or no question and hang up. It’s an entirely different animal getting me to drive to a polling location to actually vote (if I’m even registered).
I don’t see how the polls can really mean anything other than popular opinion. I suspect that Obama is showing so strongly in polls because of the wow factor of voting for a black guy or people wanting change or whatever and it’s way easy to do that over the phone. I’ll bet though that there are alot more old timer republicans that will actually go out and vote than there are young new democrats that will do the same.
How reliable do you think the polls are? Weren’t both Kerry and Gore ahead in many polls before the previous elections?