Why Do You Bother?

Before anyone gets worked up about the Columbus Dispatch’s poll of Ohio, I think it’s worth letting everyone know that the poll is, in a word, shit. And I mean that sincerely. The Dispatch conducts their polls by mailing forms out to readers, and compiling the forms that are returned. In other words, and obviously I think, it’s not a scientific poll by any stretch.

Which has always made me wonder, why would you even waste the time and money to do a poll, if you’re not going to do it right?