Isn't that insufferable? And it's not because it's about an inherently boring subject: the sun, after all, is the most beautiful and terrifying object in the cosmos. "Fierce and bold, in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent!"
So it is with politics. I couldn't care more that the right man get elected. I couldn't care less how Nate Silver thinks he will, and how that differs slightly from the Real Clear Politics Average. I couldn't care less about the nonzero possibility that the election will be thrown to the House of Representatives, or that the electoral vote and the popular vote will diverge.
From http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/02/us/politics/paths-to-the-white-house.html?hp.May God have mercy on all of us.
I don't mean to denigrate this bizarre obsession with monotonous, unreliable data that will be utterly irrelevant by Wednesday morning. I only mean to suggest that it's okay to be interested in politics but not in pointless polling data.
I suspect that there are others who feel the same way. Come to my side!