Tag: tracking polls

So what happened? How did Barack Obama win?

Several weeks ago, some Americans made broad pronouncements that Barack Obama had lost the election. He was desperate. It was over. I stated that the widely available facts did not support this conclusion; that Barack Obama was going to lose, nor that he was in trouble. There are any number of blogs and websites for tracking polls and giving us, the voters, real time information. By far, the best and most accurate was Nate Silver’s 538 blog, which is now part of the New York Times. Nate Silver is part of the New York Times, not because he is a liberal,

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What's going on – Evening News Roundup

Tuesday Evening News Roundup The charges were dropped without explanation for five detainees in Guantánamo Bay. Remember, we were told that those being held at Guantánamo were the “worst of the worst.” Ford Motors just lost 5% of its value. There are literally 700 billion different polls. 538 does a great job at explaining the different inner workings of the eight different national tracking polls. It is outstanding reading. Four years ago, when I was struggling to put together a book that was fair but critical of the Bush administration, I could not imagine the change and havoc occurring in the country these days.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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