In response to:

Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will?

Pat299 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:11 PM
My husband graduated from high school in a small town in an agricultural area in 1964. They have an alumni newsletter, today's letter asked who you were voting for. Romney 57.8% Obama 42.2% The quiet, hard-working people got the message...

One of the things which makes the media’s bias in favor of President Obama so influential is the natural human tendency to want to belong, and the fear being out of the mainstream.

As a professor, I cannot count the number of classes in which students were reluctant to ask a question for fear that everyone else already knew the answer. And yet when some “brave soul” actually asks, at least half the class heaves an audible sigh of relief – they all have the same question.

The “grownups” behave this way as well. A few years ago,...