And, of course, it's all Scott Rasmussen's fault!
"That messenger (Rasmussen)is clearly becoming a
force in politics, partly by polling more regularly and intensively than other companies such as Gallup. Pollster and blogger Mark Blumenthal says that in 2009 Rasmussen became the most searched-for polling firm on the Internet. It also apparently has become the No. 1 target for people who don't like its findings."
Goodness gracious! We don't know anyone like that in the local blahgosphere, do we?