Posts by Matthew Dickinson

 
 
 

Big Polarization or Big Papi? Why Howard Fineman is Wrong About America

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Media pundit Howard Fineman begins his Huffpost Politics column today by asking, “Why is America on the edge of a political and fiscal nervous breakdown?”  He goes on to answer his own question … Continue reading

Busting Balz: Are Americans More Polarized?

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There have been any number of instances when a media story tempted me to break my self-imposed hiatus from the Presidential Power blog dating back to my last post in January. Each time, however, I’ve told myself to stay focused … Continue reading

Obama’s Victory And The Power of Incumbency In The Modern Era

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A reporter recently emailed asking me to comment on the following observation: “This is the first time in American history since Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe that the United States has elected three consecutive presidents to two terms … Continue reading

Why Joe and Jane Sixpack – and James Madison – Are Likely Pleased With Tuesday’s Results

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Bob Johnson, as is his wont, chastises me once again for implicitly suggesting in my previous post that Americans last Tuesday again voted for divided government.  Bob writes, “In fact I suspect that we could and in fact may be … Continue reading

Once More, With Feeling! Divided We Stand

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As we begin assessing the results of the 2012 elections, perhaps the most important takeaway is that, once again, the country has voted for divided government.  When this newly-elected Congress finishes its term in January, 2015, we will have had … Continue reading

The Big Winner Last Night? Political Science!

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For a political scientist, last night’s outcomes were very, very satisfying.  To begin, viewed in the aggregate, the structural-based forecast models issued by last September hit the two-party popular vote share almost exactly on the head, as of this moment.  … Continue reading

Live Blogging The Presidential Election Returns

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It’s 6:30, and I welcome everyone to the Presidential Power Election Night Live Blog.  As always, I invite everyone to join in via the comments section.   Now that the software glitch (that would be me), my comments should post on … Continue reading