August 4, 2004

Damn you, Campaign Desk and your research staff or whatever

I totally spotted this and wanted to blog it last Friday (at an Internet-accessible waystation between the mountains and the city), but I couldn't track down the original article. (It appeared much earlier than I'd remembered).

Also, I would have noted that only after the first Times article did people begin to explain that that "average upward bounce" was only 15 points when you include the unique lift that Clinton got not so much for his convention performance as for Ross Perot's exit from the race.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Not only that, how could you get a 15 point bump when only eight percent of the electorate is undecided? The Times (and any other critically thinking media outlet) should have been able to call bullsh*t just on the math.

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