How much faith do you have in the accuracy of political polls?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 24, 2008
“I think the polls are fairly accurate, but you have to look at the internals to decide which ones are legitimate. As a fearful Democrat, I’m more concerned about the issues on voting day that might skew the exit polls.”
“Not much. I’ve participated in some on the CBS Web site where results were tied at 49 percent and 49 percent, which led me to question its accuracy. I just think you have to take each one with a grain of salt.”
“They seem fairly accurate. But I don’t put a lot of stock in them, because so much can change before election day.”
“I’d say they do a pretty good job of accurately representing people’s opinion and what’s going to happen.”