Pollster, my addiction

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Election day is only six weeks away. I grew dependent on Pollster.com during the primaries. Now I have a full-blown addiction.

I like Pollster because it's run by professional survey researchers who pay attention to sampling error, nonresponse bias, and other threats to making accurate inferences about the electorate's preferences. They have sought to offset some of those threats by mashing up survey results from many reputable sources and running a smoothed trend line through them. Additionally, they critically review results and methods, pointing out strengths and shortcomings that poll consumers can use to evaluate results.

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