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The Pollster

Burned Once Before in the Granite State

By Jon Cohen
"America's beleaguered pollsters know exactly how Dole felt in 1996 after losing a second New Hampshire primary. This state has proven to be as chilly and inhospitable to survey researchers as it has been to a legion of presidential wannabes."

The beginning of an article about the still-stinging thump pollsters took this week? No, a careful dissection of past Granite State polling troubles written by former Post pollsters Richard Morin and Claudia Deane four years ago.

The original Style article was headlined "A Snowy Graveyard For Pols And Polls" and it is, once again, a must-read.

Posted at 10:54 AM ET on Jan 12, 2008  | Category:  The Pollster
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