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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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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 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 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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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 29, 2008 |
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There has been an explosion of polls this presidential election. Through yesterday, there have been 728 national polls with head-to-head matchups of the candidates, 215 in October alone. In 2004, there were just 239 matchup polls, with 67 of those in Octo...

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