For anyone who isn’t actually working on campaigns, polls aren’t a thing which really matter or you should care about. They have zero impact on any of us.
For some reason, they’ve taken on some kind of mystique like sports scores or something. It’s like we’re watching a scoreboard in some game. But the thing is, literally none of it matters at all. All that matters is what happens on election day.
For folks deciding how to spend money on campaigns, it can be great information. But for normal voters, I feel like it’s causing people to dedicate way more time and attention to something that doesn’t matter.
If you want folks to win an election, then go support them and vote. How they are polling shouldn’t play a role in you deciding what to do.
Also, I say all this while I’m also caught up in it and can’t help but be interested… but part of me is conscious of the fact that it seems detrimental to our democratic processes, by feeding the tribalism via turning every day into a political competition. It drags out the election into an every-day affair.