Posts by Matthew Dickinson

 
 
 

Live Blogging The Third Presidential Debate

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8:40 Welcome all to another installment of Live Blogging The Presidential Debate!   I hope you can join in- we set a record for participation and visits on this blog during the last debate, and I hope we can break … Continue reading

Yes, Jim Fallows, Debates Do Matter (But Not As Much As You May Think)

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In the aftermath of the first presidential debate, as swing state polls began to converge with the national tracking polls, former Carter speechwriter and Atlantic magazine correspondent James Fallows tweeted, “Maybe acads will stop saying debates never matter MT @ppppolls … Continue reading

Did Romney Win A Binder Full of Women Voters?

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The full impact, if any, of last Tuesday’s second, town-hall style, debate has yet to be fully felt in the polls, although both the seven-day Gallup poll and three-day Rasmussen tracking poll likely picked up some of the debate impact … Continue reading

Live Blogging the Second Presidential Debate

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Ok, it’s 9:55 and we are on.  As always, we will be watching on CNN.  We have the new blogging software installed, and I’m eager to see how it works, so send me a test comment. Meanwhile, Candy Crowley just … Continue reading

Why I’m Not Scratching My Head About The State Of The Election Today

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Steve Lombardo, a former Romney adviser in 2008, writes this in his Huffington Post column today: “Any serious observer of the presidential election has to be scratching his/her head. In mid-September Obama was on track for reelection because Romney, at … Continue reading

The Second Debate: “Hear What I Say, Not How I Say It”

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In his interview with me for his column today on the larger-than-expected impact of the first presidential debate, New York Times’ media columnist David Carr wondered why the debate mattered so much, particularly given the fragmented nature of viewing audiences … Continue reading

About That Electoral College “Firewall”

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I have been saying for some time now that if Romney began closing the gap in the national tracking polls, as the political science forecast models suggested would be the case, he would also gain ground in the battleground states.   … Continue reading