Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
Over at LiveLeak, there is a poll on the front page:
"Spread the Wealth" Obama has more than a 12% lead! Surely he will win by a landslide! But before we all begin singing for Dear Leader
, let's click the "view votes per country" link and see if that support is unanimous worldwide:
Ah-Ha! The total of votes from the United States is 8019, so according to this poll, the actual numbers are reversed, with McCain leading 56% to Obama's 44%. It is the participants from other countries - presumably those ineligible to vote in U.S. elections - who have skewed these results in favor of Obama.
Of course, this poll is irrelevant. The point is, you can't always trust polls.