Category Archives: Polling

We Are Still Collectively Losing Our Sh-t Over 9/11

From Gallup, we find these public opinion poll results: Let’s leave aside the observation that if crime were to be worse that year than the previous for many years, we would be in a sci-fi dystopia at this point. It’s … Continue reading

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We Are a Nation of Stupids

By way of Kevin Drum, we come across a Gallup poll with the following results: Look at the third and fifth statement. They are the exact opposite of each other, yet 63 percent favor the third and 56 percent favor … Continue reading

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Nobody Likes the Burbs

Don’t tell Joel Kotkin! Last week, Pew Research Center released a report about U.S. attitudes towards, well, everything. One of the widely discussed findings is that liberals would like to live in cities, while conservatives like small towns and the … Continue reading

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Nate Silver and the One-Eyed King in the Land of the Blind

Amidst all of the hubbub over Nate Silver’s departure from the NY Times, Kevin Drum notices something disturbing (boldface mine): At the same time, this tidbit from Politico about Silver’s decisionmaking process while he was weighing competing offers from the … Continue reading

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Two Observations on the Gallup Poll About LGBT Identification

So Gallup re-released its poll on LGBT identification, and broke the data down by state: Yes, Washington D.C. has ten percent of respondents identifying as LGBT (after surveying ~0.9% of the total population), and half of them work for the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Outside of Pundit Unreality, Obama Is Now Liked More By Independents Post-Debate

Despite all of the pants shitting over Obama’s performance, if you look at post-debate favorability/unfavorability data, Obama has gained ground with independents: To the extent Romney has closed the gap, it appears that it’s due Republicans coming home, not to … Continue reading

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Skip the Debate and Watch the Post-Debate Analysis Instead

Somehow I don’t think that’s the point Brendan Nyhan was trying to make with this figure: Still, if you’ve already made up your mind, and you’re watching because you’re interested in trying to figure out how other people might view … Continue reading

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