RUSH: Victory is a tie at best? In the poll? Yeah. As I’m saying, I don’t care about a poll of an event in November today, I don’t care about it. I’m using my instincts here. I’m not arguing with polls. I’m not telling you I disagree with the polls. I’m saying don’t pay any attention to him. That’s not how I roll. I have empathy. I have gut instinct about things. Polling data for me is… (sigh) It’s like, “Investing in hope is the recipe for not doing anything.” Relying on polls means you don’t have to think, means you don’t have to take a risk. “The polls say this, the polls say that,” so that dictates everything else you do. Sorry, not me.

CALLER: So this is coming from your own gut?

RUSH: You mean if there is a poll out there right now, and you’ve told me there is, that says Romney loses to Obama, “Well, then, let’s quit. Let’s pack it in! The poll says…” I don’t do that. This is why I’m not in politics, I guess, but I don’t use polls. In fact, I think polls are used to make news. I think polls are part and parcel of the “news-making,” quote, unquote, process. But I get your point, I get it. You think I’m wrong. You think that I’m not living in the world of reality. You think I’ve moved out of Literalville and into Fantasyland, and you think that I’m existing entirely on hope and prayer — wing and a prayer, whatever — and I am so devoid of reality that if I keep this up, people are going to have false confidence and I’m gonna be responsible for Obama winning. You think I totally moved out of Realville — and I’m telling you that I don’t think the polls are reality, pure and simple. Let’s take a poll on who’s gonna win, Tebow or Brady tomorrow night — and then when the poll is over, let’s not play the game. The poll said, and it’s the fans — and the fans are sacrosanct! Whatever they say, that’s the way it’s gonna be, right? Same thing in a poll.

Let’s just forget it and not even play the game.

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