Earlier this week Pew Research asked, "What one word best describes your reaction to news about General Petraeus's resignation and the ongoing FBI investigation into the situation?"
Asked an open-ended question, the American people stepped up…
Tags: David Petraeus, Polls, Scandalgate
In an alternate universe, Nate Silver is a broken man. He has not showered or shaved in weeks, and his teenage-quality mustache is just now starting to show. He sold his bed and now uses unsold copies of his books to sleep on. Clinging to sanity in a room whose walls are filled with calculations, he screams into the cruel night, "Where did I, the boy wizard of numbers, go wrong?!"
In that same universe, Dean Chambers — creator of UnSkewed Polls – is still making the talk show rounds. Bill Maher has recanted, is becoming a conservative and planning to marry Ann Coulter and raise a brood of the smuggest babies imaginable. Chambers can finally afford to upgrade his website so it no longer looks like it was created in MS Paint. He is not only a new conservative icon. He is a math genius. And an American hero.
But we are in this universe. And in this universe, Dean Chambers has officially lost it…
Tags: Nate Silver, Polls, Voter Fraud
* Barack Obama's favorability ratings are way up after his win last week, putting him in an excellent position for any major elections that might be coming up in the next few weeks.
* You ever get the feeling that all of life is but a multi-camera sit-com starring loving crank John McCain?
* I think Sen.-elect Ted Cruz might giving us a little bit too much of an inside look at his psyche. Some things are inside thoughts.
* Rep. Allen West has been denied a recount by a circuit judge. However, his petition to change the rules of mathematics is still being considered.
* I can't believe Williamsburg is jumping on the secession bandwagon like this. What will become of its hipster cred?
* Download our free iPhone and iPad app Indecision Election Companion and jump up into the the Peanut Gallery — our liveblog/instant reaction arena — to watch and respond as Sen. Lindsey Graham discusses Benghazi and David Petraeus on NBC's Meet the Press this Sunday at 10:30 am.
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Tags: Allen West, Barack Obama, Florida, House of Representatives, John McCain, Polls, Pork Barrel, Senate, Ted Cruz
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Tags: Jon Stewart, Nate Silver, Polls, The Daily Show, Video
No matter what you were predicting would happen last night, you can take heart in knowing that you weren't as wrong as Fox News pundit Dick Morris. Because that's not scientifically possible…
"I've got egg on my face. I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker. The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to "normal" levels. Didn't happen. These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay. And, with them, a permanent reshaping of our nation's politics."
Oh, well, there's your problem right there, Dick Morris. You have Backwards Understanding of Things Syndrome. Notice how you think that Romney winning with 325 electoral votes is a "landslide" and Obama winning with 332 electoral votes is a "squeaker"? I'm not moron (which, I'm assuming is what you think the word "expert" means.), but that's kind of an easy diagnosis.
I'm sorry, but I'm afraid that this syndrome is chronic. There's really nothing to do but spend the rest of your life working for Fox News.
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Tags: Dick Morris, Fox News, Polls