A short note to honor the passing of a pioneer.
Robert Teeter, quite likely the most influential political pollster of all time, passed away over the weekend. Although Teeter worked the Republican side of the street, he devised methods which have influenced political analysts of all stripes. His primary legacy, poll-driven political strategy, is unlikely to vanish soon. While his methods are one of the foundations of modern Republicanism, Democratic campaigns have been built on similar bases.
My sympathies to his friends and family.