2012 Presidential Polling

I’ve noticed around the blogosphere and on certain cable television networks that polling has already begun for the 2012 Republican nomination. I only have one thing to say about that:

Stop it.

For the love of whatever gods may be, just stop.

In a just and decent world, commissioning a poll for the next Presidential cycle prior to inauguration day would result in being hanged by the neck until dead dead dead.

And for those of you who are following these polls, let me just say: gather all of your friends and family together for an intervention. Turn off the TV. Put down your PDA phone. Close your laptop. Read a book. Go see a movie. Maybe go camping or something. Trust me, the election will still be there in a couple of years. And there will be plenty of news and commentary about polls, campaign setbacks, the whole nine yards. Why, by the time the fall of 2010 or so I promise everybody will be talking about the 2012 presidential race. You’ll get your fix. Don’t worry.

But for right now, at least for the next few months, let’s not talk about it, okay?

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  1. Bithead says:

    But for right now, at least for the next few months, let’s not talk about it, okay?

    Perhaps you don’t recall, Alex, but this was happening after 2004, as well. Funny; I don’t recall much objection to it at the time.

  2. rodney dill says:

    …but how’s the 2016 polling going?

  3. Brian says:

    …but how’s the 2016 polling going?

    We’ll be vetting law school students before too long like football analysts follow high school.