AP SPIN METER: Polls put 2016 hopefuls in a fickle pickle

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, the White House is seen through the North Lawn perimeter fence in Washington. For months, horserace polls have been the prime driver of who is perceived to be rising, falling and toast in the 2016 presidential campaign. That begins to change when Iowa caucus-goers open voting in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the polling blizzard will go on. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into the Iowa caucuses in 2012, everyone was fixated on the opinion polls except, it seems, Iowa voters. Republicans delivered victory to a laggard in the surveys — and a humbling lesson on the hazards of reading too much into polling.

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