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Not Listening 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

Andrew Gelman compares two 2010 forecasts; John Sides plots the various House seat count forecasts for 2010.

Sean Trende ponders whether there are "green shoots" in recent polls for Democrats.

Tom Jensen sees hope that Democrats will narrow the enthusiasm gap.

Resurgent Republic finds increasing opposition to Democrats among independents.

Frank Newport digs into polling on raising taxes for the rich.

PPP finds that 63% of Maine Republican primary voters want a more conservative alternative.

Bob Groves sums up thought on the quality of the Census.

Rahm Emanuel polls Chicago (via Smith).

Adrian Fenty doesn't trust polls.

Ezra Klein says people don't listen to the president.

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

The bottom line, is Obama is going to likely have to disappoint lots of progressives over the next couple of years. Unfortunately things like drilling, and failure to believe in a future of alternative energies will keep us a slave to the industry. It will probably take a bunch of other major oil spills for Americans to rethink their obsession with deepwater oil drilling.

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Aaron_in_TX:

The Ezra Klein piece is pretty good. People hear what they want to hear and it doesn't matter much what the president actually says.

It's clear people don't listen, since candidate Obama basically telegraphed everything he would do in those 18 debates and many of the speeches prior to the Iowa caucuses. He's been more or less true to his words. Only significant flip-flop from my perspective was the health care individual mandate. As president he took Hillary's original position.

Also, he's found that closing guantanamo was easier said than done.

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