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Seeking a public opinion of substance
Los Angeles Times

The designers of the Constitution were a literate bunch of Enlightenment thinkers. They lived in the time of the printed word and the close argument. We, on the other hand, live in the age of YouTube, talk radio, reality TV, cable news and the 30-second attack ad. A constant barrage of public opinion polls — Gallup, Zogby, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, New York Times/CBS News — tells us what we think.

Well, maybe.