Demoralized ... Except for Pollsters!
2:01 PM, Sep 7, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Pollsters are in hot demand and may be the only class of people prospering in this economy. With business booming, it appears they have looked for new marketing tools to include "micro-targeting." All the better to tell us what we already knew.
These are demoralizing times and the gloom seems to have touched even the president whose mood last night was about as somber as you could expect under the circumstances (he already knew about today's jobs numbers) unless he had prepared a speech that began with, "I choose not to run ..."
There is not much reason for younger voters to feel motivated and the reasons for this should be one of the big themes of the campaign. Small movements, detectable on pollsters' seismographs, are less important than the fact that the generational cohort that should be characterized by optimism is bummed out.
If Ms. Quinn and other fully employed pollsters find themselves wondering about the why behind their numbers, they might consider this:
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