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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

OCD Poll Watch: Too Much Information Edition

Those of us suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are buried under a mountain of statistics and opinions and opinionated statistics. The cable news fire hose of factoids has drowned my frontal cortex and left me running on the primitive operating system that came with my medulla's lizard brain.

I know that fivethirtyeight.com is sort of the go-to poll site for poll junkies looking for a fix, and I do read their stuff. Hominid View covers all the polls in a more user friendly format, but is no lightweight. Politico.com gets a bit too superficial for my taste, and the newspaper polls refuse to average their precious proprietary results with the research of other media outlets.

I have burned my candle at both ends this year, and am ready to be done with the election. 

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