NC’s left-leaning Public Policy Polling says the traditional news organizations are using methodology concerns to mask their distaste for results of upstarts like PPP and Rasmussen.

For those who criticize NC’s right-leaning Civitas Institute and its polls, this might be a good time to point out that Civitas and PPP have similar results in their polls. If anything, PPP’s results are more hopeful for conservatives than Civitas’.

Maybe if you want to know what the average American thinks, you can follow old media polls. If you want to know what the electorate thinks and how the electorate is changing, go with Rasmussen, PPP, or Civitas.