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Why do political pollsters keep asking people what they think the biggest problem is?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 5th, 2011 at 08:24:22 AM EST
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so they can look good to the most voters, rather than dealing with the problem in a way that might not be popular?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Apr 5th, 2011 at 08:30:23 AM EST
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"Solved problems aren't news. Tell the press a story in two halves - the problem first and the solution later. Then they get a disaster story one day and triumph story the next."

- Humphrey, Yes Minister

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Apr 5th, 2011 at 08:41:16 AM EST
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