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Analysis: Four More Years

jilgavvent Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:40 PM
Republicans control congress bro thats where the spending comes from, or in this case, is not coming from, just congressional hearings on Bengazi and Fast and Furious etc. Can you say "gridlock"?

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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