Mark Blumenthal | November 23, 2009
Topics: Issue polls , Joe Klein , Measurement , National Journal column
Last week, I highlighted a post by Time's Joe Klein concluding that "polling on issues," as reported by most news media, "is next to useless--especially on issues as emotionally complicated as wars and as technically complicated as health care reform." I share my thoughts on in my column, posted this morning on NationalJournal.com. Short version: He's right that no one poll question captures all of public opinion on an issue like health care, but we get closer to the truth, including some on the same CNN poll the provoked Klein's criticism.