So, famously, said John Diefenbaker. A few posts ago I castigated Day One media obsession with polls showing Harper within striking distance of a majority government as the kind of "horse-race coverage" that blocks out analysis of real issues, also noting that early days polls are especially uselessless.
Sure enough, by Day Three the Globe reported that those Tory-heartening polls to which the paper gave page-one prominence were overly exuberant.
"A new poll indidicates that the rising support that the Conservatives rode into the campaign appears to have ebbed in the country's critical battleground ridings since the writ was dropped on Sunday."
So reported the Globe Wednesday. With the same page-one prominence, of course.