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Wednesday's "Outliers"**

Topics: 2008 , The 2008 Race

Frank Newport compares Hillary Clinton's performance on the recent Gallup survey to the recent Marist survey and warns of small sample sizes but also sees good news for her challengers in the type of candidate Democrats are looking for.

Kathy Frankovic ponders why the last CBS News poll shows no gender gap in support for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination contest.

Dan Balz notices that support for Clinton has been rising among self-described liberals.

Gary Langer reviews Rudy Giuliani's support for evangelical Christians and asks if Pat Robertson's endorsement will matter.

Patrick Ruffini considers the implications of Clinton getting less than 50% of the vote against Ron Paul, and also links to an impressive compilation of live charts tracking Ron Paul's fundraising efforts.

Jon Cohen tracks the growth in Americans who want to decrease the number of troops in Iraq.

David Hill considers the ideas tested by Newt Gingrich in a "flood of polling data collected this summer by six respected Republican polling firms," and comes away unimpressed.

Mark Mellman sees "no consistent relationship between the level of congressional approval and the electoral fate of the majority party."

**Another entrant into our ongoing efforts to name this occasional feature. "Remainders" was taken. "Leftovers" seems a bit, um, stale. "Outliers" seems more appropriate. Thoughts?

 

Comments
bob:

Outliers is perfect.

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I like the name. I think it's a winner.

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blogpost:

Outliers is good. Or "Write-ins" or "Flotsam" or "Hustings."

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Andrew:

Speaking of Pat Robertson. Will Giliani condemn Pat for blaming Americans for 9-11? Rudy ripped Ron Paul for once reminding Rudy and the rest of Republicans in a debate that we pissed Bin Laden off by maintaining bases in Saudi Arabia and by the invasion of Iraq.

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"Speaking of Pat Robertson. Will Giliani condemn Pat for blaming Americans for 9-11?"

No.

"Rudy ripped Ron Paul for once reminding Rudy and the rest of Republicans in a debate that we pissed Bin Laden off by maintaining bases in Saudi Arabia and by the invasion of Iraq."

That's cause Ron Paul is in Rudy's way. Rudy, and Robertson, only care about power, not morals.

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Jerry Skurnik:

If the poll numbers referred to by Jon Cohen hold up, doesn't that make the minor uptick in the number of those who think things are improving in Iraq irrelevant?

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CalD:

Outliers. I like it.

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