The End of Political Polling

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Pack it up. Pack it in. It’s over. Political polling has reached its end point. Thanks to the good people at Public Policy Polling, who thought to ask voters in Michigan if they agreed with Mitt Romney’s claim that the state has trees that are the right height. Drum roll, please.

But that’s just the warmup. Check out the crosstabs:

That’s right, 2008 Obama voters are 17 points more likely to agree with Romney on the height of Michigan trees. It was a crossover vote play all along! There’s more. It was also a play for women, it seems.

One other jewel. Voters over the age of 65 admitted confusion about the proper height of trees at a far higher rate than younger voters. So much for the value of experience.

Or so much for the sanity of the young.

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