someone who cared about accuracy would use a micrometer for exact measurements.<quoted text>
What I've been hearing is that this one is too close to call.
I know you aren't an engineer, but here's the deal: I give you a standard 12" ruler, and ask you to measure an inch. How close will you get?
This particular ruler is smudged pretty badly. Every time you measure that inch it's not quite the same.
Now, instead of inches, you are measuring political opinion.
The best this particular ruler can do is +/- 3.6%. Which is fine when the differences you are measuring are 20 or 30 percent. But it starts to get a bit dicey when the differences are closer to 10% or less.
When the difference is only 2%, this particular ruler just can't discriminate a difference that tiny.
That's what makes a horse race, and, based on this poll, it's a dead heat.
Guessing like liberals seem to always do, almost always have reverse outcome desired occur.
Being precise and exact is always better than guessing.
Utilizing a ruler with smudged indicators when digital precise equipment is readily available is not good science.
In 2014 mid term elections expect a lot of firing of incumbents. I predict Harry Reid is no longer Senate leader, and lots of Freshman realizing they were elected to fix what is broken or be fired at next opportunity helps repair broken Washington DC.