That's not polling science, it's punditry -and as we now see, it was bad punditry.
It also allows the punditry to begin, as it did today, before the story has been reported.
The man who holds ABC/ESPN's wacky goulash of World Cup punditry together strikes viewers as a paragon of congeniality.
Considering that recent polls show support for those issues at 53 and 50 percent respectively, it was a confusing bit of punditry.
Writing off the two-state solution is the latest trend in Israel-Palestine punditry.
While these changing whims of the punditry may seem absurd, their final predictions may also, paradoxically, be correct.
The onus is on one man to hold this wacky goulash of punditry together: Mike Tirico.
The subject is vast, and the flow of data, conference reports, and punditry has become a gusher.
Why should Romney have to vet a vice-presidential candidate the punditry demands?
I have to say after thirty years in politics and a good bit of punditry of my own, not much shocks me.