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Maggie Boyd
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This is an interesting article and somewhat hopeful article if you are a democrat http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-baffled-why-am-i-not-doing-better-the-polls Trump wondering why he is not doing better is a beautiful thing.

This one is less heartening http://www.newsweek.com/clinton-trump-national-poll-476931 Why is the race so close? Only 9 pts. ahead??? Why not twenty points ahead for Clinton? I would sleep better knowing she was twenty points up.

I have to admit I agree with this quote Peggy Noonan made several years ago:

People in politics in America are too impressed by polls, of course, and talk about them too much. In this we’re like a neurotic patient who constantly, compulsively takes his own temperature. We are political hypochondriacs. But polls offer the only hard quick data there is

Yep, as I watch my nation succumb to whatever the heck disease we are in the grip of I can’t help but keep taking its temperature in the hope the fever is breaking and things will return to normal.

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