Joe Nadeau: Sure, this argument can be made, that polls are wrong or at least unreliable. Except that every four years, we arrange a test for the polls. It's called an election. Voters than tip their hand when they cast their ballot. And guess what, good polls are remarkably accurate, see fivethirtyeight.com's record for example. Not one poll, cause each has a bias. And many are trustworthy, and some unreliable. But by studying each poll, and looking for consistent evidence..... So the argument that polls are unreliable is a specious argument, because we actually test the idea and know the result. Now one might not be happy with the polls or the results, but that a different issue. In the meantime, facts are facts.