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Anonymous

Thanks Tom.

Tom Jensen

Philip,It actually come out that way without having to be weighted.Anonymous,Well do Governor and House numbers Thursday

Anonymous

When are you releasing the Governor and Congressional numbers? Not expecting much but would still like to see the data. THANKS!!!

philip.brower

Was the poll result originally 50-50, or was that the result of weighting to make it more accurately reflect the actual result?

wt

Great numbers, but I think if I were responding to the poll Id probably fudge because Id want to say something about how I came to the conclusion to vote for Miller on my own (especially with winners hindsight now), rather than Palin giving me a nudge.

Dustin Ingalls

Have you/will you ask about the abortion/parental-notification issue that was on the ballot, and how much that may have driven support for Miller?We didnt ask about that, no.Clearly, Palin catalyzed Millers candidacy, but we can only report what people tell us, and they didnt say her endorsement had enough of an effect to be the decisive reason he (presumably) won.

Dale Sheldon-Hess

Have you/will you ask about the abortion/parental-notification issue that was on the ballot, and how much that may have driven support for Miller? I suspect it might have, but I dont know for certain.

Anonymous

Are you kidding - the entire post drips of Tea Pary and Palin...hes a nobody until she weighs in and you say it wasnt the driving force?...heres a little help - she doesnt endorse him, he doesnt win - period! But I guess if you want to say that isnt a driving force so be it. However, youre entire post suggests otherwise.

Anonymous

From Patrick at PalinGates, which is out of Germany. These people know exactly what is happening here:I have witnessed in Germany in 1992/93 how a racist mass rage can spin out of control.This kind of mass rage can easily happen again in other places as well. All you need is an incident, a reason to ignite the flame. There seems to be already a broad base of people in the USA who are heavily prejudiced against Muslims, and we have seen the first incidents against Muslims. What would for example happen if a Muslim hits back and hurts a white person? Wouldnt that give people a reason to strike against the Muslims?Thats why Glenn Becks and Sarah Palins game is so dangerous: If you whip up the masses, you might as well see some (unwanted?) results.http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/08/exclusive-pictures-and-report-from.html

Zornorph

Its not that Palins endorsement is what caused people to vote for Miller, its that her endorsement put him on the map and brought him the money and airtime he needed to win. Shes become the Oprah of politics.

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