TIME Senior Correspondent John Steele is assessing the performance of professional pollsters in this election year. His observations on Wisconsin:
SENATOR George McGovern's smashing victory in the Wisconsin primary election hoisted two important signals for politicians, as far as the polls are concerned.
> An underdog presidential candidate need not become disheartened even though he runs far behind the leaders in the national public-opinion polls. Often such polls bear no resemblance at all to the outcome of individual state primaries.
> There is no bandwagon psychology in national polls when it comes to state primaries. If there had been one in Wisconsin, McGovern...