Tuesday, March 01, 2005

And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealing wax

Okay, I'm not sure if this is funny ha-ha, or funny 'what the fuck', but thanks to Zogby, we now know that if the election were held today (instead of during sweeps), Santos would clobber Vinick.

Wonkette offers commentary on this riveting development:
We're glad to see that real political operatives also enjoy making shit up:

TV’s The West Wing Audience Speaks: Santos Favored over Vinick; Fictional Democrat Would Beat Fictional Republican, 44%-28%; Vinick Plagued by Gender Gap, Weak Showing Among GOPers, New Zogby Poll Reveals
Or maybe it's not making shit up if it's a real poll based on a fake election. As for fake polls based on real elections, well, that's our job. Of course, Zobgy has been doing that for longer than we have.

But look, it's not enough to do a poll about a TV show that hasn't been interesting or relevant since, well, since the Democrats were. You have to analyze the real results with all fake assuredness that you would any other poll, hence statements such as "Unless Vinick can shore up his base, and make inroads among women, expect a Santos victory.... Expect to see Vinick work to reach out to women as the campaign season wears on." Hey, it worked for Schwarzenegger.