09/21/2012 08:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9/21/12 Pollster Open Thread

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“Nevada's economy is worse off than almost anywhere else in the country. But that being said pollsters badly underestimated Democratic strength in both Nevada and Colorado in 2008 and 2010. Democrats seem to outperfrom the polls in both states in much the same way Republicans tend to outperform the polls in Arizona. New Jersey (for Dems) and Florida (for GOP) also seem to exhibit the same type of behavior.” - dopper