Originally Posted by Fiddler
First, the spread will be closer by game time. However, I believe they'll cover 6.5 if they are the team I think they are & I believe they are.
Secondly, I believe polls should be public by default.
If you look today, the spread appears to have widened, on the average, from about 6.5 points to about 7 points.
And while I theoretically like the idea of public polls also, especially for something like this, my experience has been that substantially fewer people tend to participate when you make the poll public. Of course even when it is private, as this one is, people can choose to put themselves on record by posting their opinions in the thread.