posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 09:34 AM
Generally speaking they are just a snapshot of a specific part of the population at a specific time and are by nature extremely limited.
Take for example McCain's recent surge in the polls... they fail to take into consideration a number of factors such as the Democratic surge in
registering new voters... I believe its 2 to 1 over the Republicans... it doesn't touch on nationals or military overseas and of course it doesn't
even touch those who don't have a phone or just use a cell phone.
So despite the fact that they are so heavily hyped polls are by their very nature, inaccurate.