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09/07/2007 03:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Don't Mean Spit" Remainders

I'm in a day long meeting as part of my volunteer duties on
the executive council of the American Association for Public Opinion research. Meanwhile...

Politico's Jim Harris and Jim
VandeHei
review the new book by Clinton
pollster Mark Penn and explore the parallels between Penn and former Bush
advisor Karl Rove (via Ben Smith).

Republican pollster David
Hill
reaches some surprising conclusions about Hillary Clinton's favorable
ratings among independents.

Gallup Guru Frank Newport looks at the plummeting confidence in the federal government.

Kathy
Frankovic
ponders the challenges of polling during a major crisis.

The Washington Post's
Jennifer
Agiesta
looks at the Virginia
favorable ratings of former Governor and potential Senate candidate Mark
Warner.

Carl
Bialik
raises questions about another online survey about online activity.

And finally, via First Read,
the quote of the week from Senator and presidential candidate Chris Dodd: "Polls
don't mean spit."