Why so few polls this month? (Because news orgs are low on $)

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Mark Blumenthal says we will see fewer polls of the next few Republican presidential contents “because of constrained budgets.”

“National media and polling organizations knew that attention would focus on the first four primary and caucus states in January and spent their money accordingly. A few invested in the expensive task of surveying Iowa’s likely caucus-goers using live interviewers, but in an era when many media organizations have cut back on polling, these upcoming caucus states are simply a lower priority. As with other aspects of campaign coverage, polling in the February caucus states will be no match for what we saw last month.”

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