Prognostication. I hate it. I especially hate it when it comes to elections.
I seriously dislike the whole idea that the media thinks we need to know how voting is going before voting is done. Even worse, telling us how voting is going before it has even started.
How did election polling become such a big business?
The number of polls about politics has become a plague. Each of them trying to get a pulse on what will happen before it happens, all so they can get the scoop and make the news first. (yes, you read that right – MAKE the news.)
I honestly believe that polls actually discourage people from voting and I actually believe that they actually affect the outcome of an election. Polling is corrupting the processes of an election. In essence, they create undue influence on an election. Interference. I think this is especially probable when it comes to a liberal media who has a vested interest in getting liberal candidates elected.
So, today, go vote. Don’t answer any questions about who or what you voted for. Don’t give the pollsters any info. Period.
Oh, and while you’re at it, stop electing career politicians and idiots.