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Memo for 2012: Ignore National Polls

3:46 PM, Jan 14, 2008 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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As Rich Lowry suggests, the voting so far has buried at least one early-primary-season cliche. Namely: the pre-voting national polls are accurate measures of support. Instead they are little more than reflections of name i.d. That was the case before voting began in 2004, and it was the case before voting began in 2008. Perhaps we've all learned our lesson and will be skeptical of national polling before the voting begins in 2012. And perhaps Jessica Biel reads the Campaign Standard. A boy can dream, can't he?