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Why Horse-Race Political Journalism Is Awesome

Jan 09, 2019 - Politico

As the 2020 presidential ponies break from the gate and the political press charts their positions-leading the pack, on the rail, running in the mud-critics of horse-race coverage are sounding their usual condemnations of the genre.

Speaking Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources, Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee urged the media "to spend less time, or perhaps no time at all, on horse-race polls that project forward to the 2020 presidential election." Washington Post columnist Ma...