Why do they bother to spend good money on collecting unhelpful information? It is not just in Australia that opinion polls end up telling us absolutely nothing.
Those are the three latest polls listed on the Real Clear Politics site that purport to inform us how Americans would vote if the Congressional elections were being held now. Democrats at 36%, 49% or 43% — take your pick. And as for how President Barack Obama is faring, his latest approval ratings range from a positive eight percentage points to a negative five points.