I've always found polls difficult to accept. Nobody has ever explained, for instance, how in Canada, we have a population of some 30 odd million.
We're supposed to believe that it's possible to ask about 1000 people, nation-wide, a carefully worded question, and by that, it's possible to tell what the whole population is thinking on a given subject.
I find your premise in this article ("Everything Is Numbers") quite revealing.
So, my question is:
Do you believe pollsters are part of the numbers "cult"; for lack of a better term?
In my opinion, the connection is easy to form.
Stoney Creek Canada.
PS. You are one of the columnists I look forward to reading the most.