Let’s assume for a moment that poll results are news. To be useful news, polls should be timely. This ABC poll about the California race for governor was taken on 5 October–before the current photo flap. There’s much speculation this morning that Bill Simon’s campaign is dead. The results are, therefore, completely useless. Yet the poll numbers were released yesterday.
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