Polling in the US election and other matters… October 19, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Real Clear Politics isn’t bad for keeping a sense of the polling data in the US Presidential election. Most usefully it has projections of the Electoral College rather than national polls. But wow, some of the links – now there’s a mixed bag. RCP leans somewhat right, I think it’s fair to say, so while there’s a mix, you’ll find right wing blogs and ‘news’ outlets. Typical of that was a piece on the Federalist which managed to completely misinterpret the problem with the Trump ‘locker room’ tape – avoiding engaging with the actuality of it – his seeming comfort with grabbing a woman sexually in order to complain about identity politics and hypocritical ‘moral outrage’. Reading it I had to wonder did the writer think that people are quite so credulous as not to see the rhetorical sleight of hand. But perhaps they are.
It took comments for people to note that the author was incorrect, that it wasn’t what he was saying but what he was saying he actually did. Disconnect.