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Happy Thanksgiving 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

Gallup finds Obama's approval declining to 39% among whites.

Chris Beam reminds us why we should not compare favorable ratings to job ratings; Andrew Malcolm, are you listening?

Nate Silver and Tom Jensen think Obama gets bonus points in a race against Palin.

Gary Langer reviews the risks for Obama in his Afghanistan decision.

Frank Newport wishes Obama's job summit would include more average Americans.

Jennifer De Pinto sees recent declines for Obama with independents in CBS News polls

Tom Jensen attributes Obama's recent declining approval to Republicans and highlights a drop in Mitt Romney's favorable rating.

Whit Ayres and Ed Gillespie focus group independents who supported Obama

Alex Bratty sees peril for Obama in the KSM trial.

Chris Bowers finds greater Obama primary vulnerability from the right.

Ruy Teixeira highlights support for investment in health care prevention.

John Sides assesses reactions to the Public Option with and without triggers and opt-outs.

Project Vote releases a new report on the demographics of the 2008 electorate (via Ambinder)

Adam Nagourney is not surprised by the slide in Obama approval.

Jonathan Chait examines the popularity of health care reform.

David Frum ponders Sarah Palin's woman problem (via Sullivan).

Greg Sargent has the crosstabs on the Post/ABC polling on global warming.

Eugene Caruso, Nicole Mead and Emily Balcetis publish a provocative study on the politics of skin color (via Ambinder).

Doug Hoffman concedes NY-23 (again).

Fox News breaks new ground in "chart fail" (via Lundry and reader JB).


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And here are some statistics we are thankful for -- thanks to all of you who visited Pollster.com in 2009! We will be taking a break beginning tomorrow and will return full force on Monday, although I may post a few 'outlers' as warranted.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Comments
poughies:

Speaking of approval/favorability... One of the more interesting phenomenon is how those two numbers converge on election day. Bush in 04 had identical approval/favorable numbers... and they spread out after the election.

Clinton had a similar phenomenon I believe (and then Monicagate had its effect to a greater extent).

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