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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Conservatives, liberals and polls

I was talking with an old friend who is with one of the nonpartisan polling outfits (and who also happens to be a very good and fair-minded pollster). We were discussing the large shifts in some of the polls on the presidential election and the feedback he receives whenever he puts out new numbers that make one side or the other unhappy. He offered an observation so priceless that it needs to be widely shared.

“When you give conservatives bad news in your polls, they want to kill you,” he said. “When you give liberals bad news in your polls, they want to kill themselves.”

I am protecting his identity because I don’t want him to get any additional phone calls. I would only add: Buck up, liberals!

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