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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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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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October 29, 2008 |
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Senator Obama recently added a new line to his stump speechclaiming he is "worried about Americans who are losing their homes, and their jobs, and their life savings" while Senator McCain is "worried about losing an election."It is curious that Sen. Obama...
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October 28, 2008 |
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With victory in sight, Barack Obama's supporters are predicting that he will give us a new New Deal. To see what that might mean, let's look back on the original New Deal. The purpose of New Deal legislation was not, as commonly thought, to restore eco...
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October 25, 2008 |
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If Barack Obama wins the American presidential election in nine days’ time, it will be because he has beaten the Republicans at their own game, according to Karl Rove, the noted “architect” of President George W Bush’s two victories. The Democrats have co...

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