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Polls Impact Political Game

Arnold Schwarzenegger uses polling more than almost any politician ever, and a recent poll gave him a 16-point lead over challenger Phil Angelides for the governor’s seat. Host Gloria Penner talks wi

On the front page of Wednesday’s San Diego Union Tribune, a banner headline declares “Poll gives Schwarzenegger big lead” and highlights the governor’s 16- point lead. Does polling influence the way people vote and are polls accurate indicators of election results? Host Gloria Penner talks with a former congressional campaign manager and a politics writer for the Los Angeles Times about the impact of political polls. Guests

  • Paul Worlie , former congressional campaign manager.
  • Joe Mathews , labor and politics writer for the Los Angeles Times, author of a new book, The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy .