Daily Archives: October 2, 2008

Jason Linkins Calls Out “Reporter” Halperin

Jason Linkins rightly calls out Mark Halperin’s The Page as nothing more than an Internet schilling scheme by going to ridiculous lengths in generating page-clicks. Quote:

“So, look, forget the fact that McCain is pulling out of Michigan. Here’s the news that matters to Mark Halperin. You can “Earn a Stable 15% yearly!” and “Protect your portfolio” by investing in “Medical Imaging Ctr-Min $25k inv” by going to DirectInvestingGroup.com. Evolution Solar is an “emerging green energy growth stock investment” that you can learn more about here. A good credit score is 700. Wanna know yours…for FREE? Go to http://www.creditreportamerica.com. And at CDW, they are “always there for your technology needs.”

FULL POST HERE.

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Quote of the Day: The Wisdom of Non-Elites

(Photo: Monica Almeida/The New York Times)

“I always thought campaigns lasted too long.” Mr. Jones said. “But now I think they don’t. The intensity and duration of them recreates the stress of what holding the office will be like, and it is interesting to see how the two are doing under that stress. The beginnings of campaigns are kind of fluffy. Now that it’s the long haul, I wonder who will have the grace and endurance at the end.”-Mike Jones, lifelong Republican, Nevada resident.

FULL NYT ARTICLE HERE.

Under-representation in Polling Data

236 finds some alarming under-representation in polling data:

Pollsters also missing angry, old men who don’t answer the phone after six PM.

There is some good news for Obama. He might be doing even better than polls indicate. Since many polls only contact people with land-lines, it is believed that they are missing many younger voters who only have cell phones. When the Pew Research Center included cell phone numbers in their poll, Obama’s lead increased by 2 or 3 percentage points.

That’s all very nice, but what about all of the McCain supporters that aren’t being reached by these polling tactics? To be fair, we’ve profiled below certain subsections of McCain supporters who are likely being overlooked by pollsters:

Angry, elderly men who don’t answer their telephones after 6 PM