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Can the Polls Be Trusted?

With the election less than two weeks away now, we’ve seen a proliferation of polls — many of them offering conflicting results. “There’s so much media out there now, and there’s so much more polling out there now, and partisans try to take those polls and spin them for their own benefit on a day to day basis,” says Tom Bevan, founder of the Real Clear Politics website. That’s why he believes the aggregated polling averages on his website have become so popular because Real Clear Politics helps political junkies to “cut through the clutter.” Bevan discusses Real Clear Politics and the changing nature of new media with Reason.TV’s Tracy Oppenheimer.

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