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Analysis: Four More Years

jafo2me Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:54 PM
Well I gotta go!!! Can only take so much BS and so much ignorance in one day.. Who's on first and all that!!! All is well, they counted all your votes and the other guy won!!! You guys take care and say a TY for not being one of the homeless in NY and NJ!!! Don't worry about us here in NJ, we got Obama and Menendezzzz to protect us if the Chinese invade over the weekend!! God bless and take care!!!

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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