How Important Are Political Polls?

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. (Getty)

The Republican candidates battled it out in a debate Wednesday night, no doubt hoping that scoring points against each other might edge them ahead in the polls. President Obama and his campaign team are hoping the polls start leaning in his favor after his key jobs speech on job creation tonight. Currently, the president’s approval ratings are at an all-time low.

How much do the polls really matter? Looking back at previous votes, do these early polls give us a real indication of who might become the next President? Independent pollster and pundit John Zogby has the answers.


John Zogby

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Susie Warhurst

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