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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 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 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 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 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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November 05, 2008 |
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Karl Rove provides a wealth of interesting information. First, how junky were the exit polls? The raw numbers forecast an 18-point Obama win, news organizations who underwrote the poll arbitrarily dialed it down to a 10-point Obama edge, and the actual ma...
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November 01, 2008 |
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America is near the end of the longest democratic succession struggle in world history: 23 months ago the first candidate threw his hat in the ring. By comparison, Bill Clinton was considered an early entry when he announced in October 1991, just 13 month...

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