Sometimes, I get serious cognative dissonance in real time. Right now, my local all news station (KCBS) is saying that "a new national poll shows a dead heat" in the Presidential race. Meanwhile, the Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll, just out today, shows . . . a toss-up in Texas. And in Mississippi! (In addition to Arizona and Georgia. And Ohio, North Carolina, etc., of course.)
So what's happening? Who knows? I guess it's a lesson in why you shouldn't look at a single poll and assume that it has the one true story.