I've never met a poll I didn't question.

It's a lot like that old journalism adage about questioning your sources. Anytime someone tells you something — anything — consider where they're coming from. It can make all the difference.

A great example this week? All the tracking polls that came out this week painting this dramatic picture of Sen. McCain's huge leap over Sen. Barack Obama in the heated presidential race. According to Gallup's poll, for instance, McCain now owns a five-point lead over the senator from Illinois. But, again, let's consider the source. The poll queried a roughly equal number of Republicans and Democrats for this week's poll, but just two weeks ago those same pollsters questioned 10 percent more Dems.

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