RNF – Hanging chads flashback (The dangly piece of paper chad just to be clear. No actual Chads were harmed in the concocting of this random neural firing.)

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.

-ELW