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How to deflate the polls

How to deflate the polls

Now that one of the Republican presidential debates has focused on substantive examination of the candidates' policy views, it's not too late to address the glaring injustice of choosing the participants by their standing in the public-opinion polls.

The travesty in the first four rounds of relegating some of them to the "undercard" never should have happened. It was as if the election process was like another night of boxing at Madison Square Garden. The party should not continue excluding from the main event some of its most accomplished politicians.

At the outset,...