February 8, 2008

HE KEEPS RACKING UP "SURPRISING" WINS...:

Unusual Divides in California Benefit McCain and Clinton (JENNIFER STEINHAUER, 2/08/08, NY Times)

California, often maligned as out of step with the rest of the nation, proved Tuesday to be its mirror.

Late with its verdict and with copious delegates, California found a starring role among nearly two dozen other states with nominating contests, defying predictions in ways that sometimes spotlighted political dynamics around the state.

Among Republican voters, the victory of Senator John McCain of Arizona was far more decisive than even his campaign had expected. Mr. McCain cleaned up by taking all but two of the state’s 53 Congressional districts, each allocating three delegates to the party’s national convention.


...yet they keep believing their exit polls?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2008 12:00 AM
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The Pro-immigration candidate sweeping in California? Whoduthunkit? Pete Wilson, better call your office. Oops, Pete has no office.

Then there's this:

“In virtually all the Republican primaries here over the last 20 years, the conservative candidate wins,” Mr. DiCamillo said.

Yes, and he did again.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 8, 2008 10:39 AM

...yet they keep believing their exit polls?

No. They'd be less valuable if they were more accurate. Bad polls allow to write a story about the polls before the election, and another one about why the polls wree wrong afterwards. The NYT is selling entertainment - they sure aren't in the business of selling accurate information, are they?

Posted by: Ralph Phelan at February 8, 2008 6:05 PM
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