Monthly Archives: October 2011

Facebook

I finally figured out–I think because they finally made it easy–how to add a functional Facebook link on the top of the blog.  (It’s to the right of this column.) If you’d like to make sure you see what’s posted … Continue reading

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Mitt’s Low Ceiling

The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll is one of the better media polls. This morning they show Herman Cain leading by one point over Mitt Romney: The power of Cain’s likability has vaulted him to the top of The Des … Continue reading

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Conservatives Love the “Poll” Claiming that “Obama Has Lost Occupy Wall Street”

I don’t know if that “poll” of Occupy Wall Street is methodologically sound enough to get a passing grade in an undergraduate social research methods class, and it’s sure not representative of any broad swath of Americans, and definitely not … Continue reading

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OWS “Poll”: It’s Either a Piece of Crap or the Caricatures Have More Truth Than We’ll Like

Eager as he always is to cast Barack Obama and the Democratic party in a negative light, this morning Glen Greenwald pushed around what is claimed to be a poll of Occupy Wall Street activists. The only link I can … Continue reading

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Among the Reasons Elizabeth Warren Would Be An Unlikely Presidential Contender

Jamil Smith and Steve Kornacki are probably correct that yet again the liberal-of-the-moment will be touted as a potential presidential candidate: It’s fair to point out that recently the same kind of rush to make a previously unknown politician in to … Continue reading

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Springtime for Arabs and Tunisia, Winter for Pollsters and Finance (Consultants)

I work with a lot of virtuous people who are committed to the common good, but sometimes it’s tough to muster pride in being a political professional: The victory for Tunisia’s Islamist party in last Sunday’s elections could signal that … Continue reading

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Yeah, True…But Look at Romney

Jamelle Bouie is the latest to point out what’s painfully obvious to all who closely follow politics except maybe major media reporters and producers:* …with 80 percent of Republican voters undecided, now is too early to discount Rick Perry, or … Continue reading

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