Polling mania has infused media coverage of the campaign’s final weeks and days as the national obsession for clues about the outcome on Nov. 6 intensifies. There are six daily national tracking polls and since Labor Day, more than 40 other national polls by 20 media outlets logged on the Real Clear Politics website in that period. In 11 battleground states, the site has also recorded about 240 polls done for more than 50 media outlets, colleges, and commercial pollsters during that time.
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