Months before the 2008 Presidential race began, I read a poll that predicted who would win the election. At that time, no one had even formally announced their candidacy, and yet the polls raged on. I think some guy named Paul Reubens was the leading contender. Polling once again besieged us over the months before the 2010 elections and I found myself unplugging the phone in an effort to ward them off.
Americans are constantly inundated with polls; polls on who will win, polls on who should win, polls on who would leave the country if who wins.