The first rule of 2012 General election polling is DO NOT TALK ABOUT GENERAL ELECTION POLLING UNTIL THE GENERAL cc @daveweigelWhich was a response to Weigel's:
Obama leads potential GOP prez candidates by 5-10 points in Virginia. #demsindisarray #pagingdougschoen http://slate.me/d2resLIf you want to know about Barack Obama's chances in 2012, I recommend two things: pay attention to his approval ratings, and pay attention to the economic results and forecasts. Really, you can completely, totally, absolutely ignore head-to-head polling matchups until Labor Day, 2012. I know, we won't, but I'll strongly urge everyone to pay no attention to such polling until at least the GOP candidate is chosen.