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Do the Scatterplot 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

Jonathan Bernstein sees Obama's recently stable job approval trend as unusual.

PPP finds net negative ratings for Obama in every state he flipped from red to blue in 2008.

A North Carolina candidate says
PPP failed to disclose a conflict of interest; PPP responds.

Bill McInturff and Nicole McCleskey assess Obama's problems with older voters.

Jan Werner asks why more relevant crosstabs aren't available for health care polls.

Stephen Kinney and Matthew Jason see some life left in print and broadcast media.

Carl Bialik discusses methods to determine how popular celebrities are.

A Tufts applicant "does the scatterplot."

 

Comments
GARY WAGNER:

The first two items bring up an interesting question. Obama's nation-wide approval is at 50% based on Gallup as pointed out in the first link but how does that equate to states and electoral votes? The second link shows that Obama's approval in under water in every state that flipped from Bush to Obama in 2008. He only has an average approval of about 45% in those states.

In order for him to have a 50% approval, there must be some states where his approval far outweighs his disapproval. It would be interesting to see a state by state breakdown to see how lopsided his approval or disapproval is.

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