06/22/2005 08:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Plunging Polls

OK, so Arnold and GW are losing ground in the polls for some very real reasons, of course—teachers unions, Iraq quagmire etc. But I think there are other reasons too, I would almost call them aesthetic reasons. In this interactive age, people want to be players as well as spectators and I think they use polls to leverage the story-line of the nation's political reality show the way they might vote for an American Idol. Could some pollster take a poll and find out if such considerations are at work? On second thought, it might be bad for business...