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November 14, 2008 |
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Yes, we lost the election. But in a year when all currents were running against Republicans and our campaign was lackluster and erratic, Barack Obama received only 3.1 points more than Al Gore in 2000 and only 4.6 points more than John Kerry in 2004. The ...
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November 12, 2008 |
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Political races are about candidates and issues. But election results, in the end, are about numbers. So now that the dust is settling on the 2008 presidential race, what do the numbers tell us?...
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November 09, 2008 |
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There’s a lot of blue on the election map this year. Follow this link and select “Voting Shifts” on the left side of the page for a map showing the change in party vote across the United States. As you can see, Obama’s margin in most states improved on Ke...
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November 09, 2008 |
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The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are rig...
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November 07, 2008 |
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PETER SAGAL, HOST: What did you guys think of the election night coverage?  Good, bad, indifferent?CHARLIE PIERCE, THE BOSTON GLOBE: I don't know.  I hate to say it, but you know who was really good? PETER SAGAL: Who?CHARLIE PIERCE: Karl RoveAMY DICKINSON...
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November 07, 2008 |
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Omaha World-Herald by Robynn Tysver, 11/8/08: "For the first time ever, a blue circle will appear in Nebraska on national electoral maps. Democrat Barack Obama won the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District on Friday, scooping up one of the state's five e...
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November 05, 2008 |
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Intense and gripping, the 2008 election was also historic. The son of a Kenyan immigrant and an American mother has risen to the presidency of history's most powerful nation. Who was not moved by the sight of Jesse Jackson standing silently among stranger...
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November 05, 2008 |
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Which pollster came closest to predicting the 2008 presidential election?  Comparing the margin of the last pre-election national poll to the actual results—as of 11/6/08, a 6.2-point Obama victory—reveals that Pew and Rasmussen were the closest to the ma...

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