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June 22, 2012


Obama Pollster Says Ignore the Polls

Obama pollster Joel Benenson tells Greg Sargent that coverage of "meaningless daily polling" distracts from coverage of the actual policy differences between the two presidential candidates.

Said Benenson: "The only thing that's bouncing around are the public polls. The electorate doesn't bounce around like that. It's more static than the noise in all these polls. If you watch the electorate over time, they don't jump up and down. This is a process."

He added: "Movement tends to come in small increments, and people ought to be mindful of that. We had 45 different polls over a 42 day period. It's an industry unto itself."












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