Inaccuracies and errors are part of the nature and essence of election polling, it will be off almost as much as it's on. But that said, we can do a better job reporting results and putting them into context.
I have seen news stories, commentaries and tweets implying that our findings have good news for the Muslim Brotherhood, bad news for the military and surprising news about the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In fact the results are far more complex and nuanced.
According to the latest polls, more Americans oppose Obamacare than oppose the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing. Nevertheless, I can understand the sentiment behind public opinion.
Will this be the year that "cell phone only" voters wreak havoc on the results of pre-election polls? And does the cell phone only problem doom pollsters that depend on automated, recorded voice methodologies?
Based on Suffolk's current polling information, Paleologos believes that if just a few states like Ohio and Florida start significantly leaning toward Obama, the election will end in an enormous victory for the Democrat.
Writing in The Hill, pollster Mark Mellman took me to the cyber-woodshed yesterday. Mellman claims that Lockheed hired him to produce "a serious study on the underexplored subject of drug policy." Very noble of Lockheed.