ZeitGeist   |  October 11, 2012

Jon Stewart, Colbert have a laugh at polls and pollsters

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take a look at the most recent round of presidential polls, including a 7-Eleven coffee cup poll, and do what they do best: make fun of them.

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>>> real news. let's huddle up around the water cooler to watch "the daily show " analyze the fixation with political polls we're all to blame.

>> how the hell are the polls so useless yet accurate and quotable? i think we all know what we need. in other words!

>> so when you see obama gaining in today's poll that, means obama 's interviews yesterday were even better than those from seven days ago which were conducted before the debate.

>> he the seven day track yesterday to five ahead in their track today.

>> the next round of swing state polls from nbc shows the swing states tied. then democrats really will be appropriate for them to panic.

>> all right. those are our guys. good men all. the one poll you want to focus on though, he cuts to the core of all this is the 7-eleven poll. let him explain.

>> folks, this race is as tight as mitt's smile when he meets a poor person. unfortunately, unfortunately, folks, there's still one poll out there that gives obama a chance. seven he leven stores are giving voice to the people by offering a choice of coffee cups in obama blue or romney red.

>> yes! in 7-eleven's cup poll right now obama is up by 20 points. folks, wait a second. are we sure they're not using 4-year-old data? i'm pretty sure they're using 4-year-old hotdogs. folks, we must require voter id before anyone can buy a cup of joe. i'm sure 7-eleven will be just as rigorous about checking id for cups as they are for beer and cigarettes.

>> i like those 4-year-old hotdogs.