Why the constant obsessing about national polls? Last I checked presidential elections were decided by Electoral College, not by popular vote. Need I remind anyone about the hanging chad train wreck that was the 2000 election where Bush won even though Gore won the popular vote? This site has a nice breakdown between poll and electoral numbers. Hey, maybe I will get in on the action and create my own poll. 100% of Eric Woods from Colonie, NY with degrees in Industrial Engineering think the media uses polls opportunistically to drum up a story and fill air time because electoral break downs do not appear to do the trick.