The reason I don't put stock in them....
We have caller ID. We don't answer the phone when pollsters call. In fact, we don't answer ANY political calls. How do we filter them out? If we don't recognize the #, we let the machine pick up.
First, it's no one's business, unless we choose to make it so.
Second, call me crazy, but I love to see the utter disbelief, HORROR even, when the news media reports on election night and can't understand WHY OH WHY the polls could be so wrong.
And I'm not alone.
A majority of my friends, feel the same way. They don't answer polls. Period.
On talk radio today...a man called in and said he felt the election was going to boil down to 600 Independent Suburban women in Ohio.
I'm one of those women (tho have registered Republican so I can vote in the primary...but I haven't ALWAYS voted Republican, and probably never will).
So many of the suburban women I know feel the same way. Keeping our cards close to the vest keeps the tension high. Tension and stress, reveals much more about people (candidates and press) than say, having it all in the bag.
On the other hand. The stones are being laid right now for riots, or for Dems to say this election was "stolen."
There are already stories in the black community near me about young black men and women (who registered and voted for the first time with Obama) getting letters from some mysterious "Them"...which says there is something wrong with their registration...that they need to re-register.
The accusation is: there is nothing wrong, and they won't bother to re-register (its too late) and so they won't vote believing they CAN'T....
That's just one arm, or one version of a common theme which began about two weeks ago.
I imagine it is the same all over the country.
Those things, and the polls, are seeding groundwork for future riots possibly....and certainly for accusations of a stolen election, should BO lose.