Political Polls: Influential, Imperfect and Everywhere

To the Editor:

As a pollster, may I add one more thought to the very enjoyable Oct. 23 column by David Brooks, “Poll Addict Confesses”?

I wince every time I read poll reports that use the phrase “margin of error.” [cont.]

Humphrey Taylor, The Harris Poll (NYT)

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