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“The so-called science of poll-taking is not a science at all but mere necromancy. People are unpredictable by nature, and although you can take a nation's pulse, you can't be sure that the nation hasn't just run up a flight of stairs, and although you can take a nation's blood pressure, you can't be sure that if you came back in twenty minutes you'd get the same reading. This is a damn fine thing.”


E.B. White, Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976
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Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 by E.B. White
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