Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Social Science Yields Meaningful Predictions

John Sides brings the political psychology:
"People interpret new information in light of what they already think."
And activists oblige. Steve Benin reports:
Erick Erickson [conservative activist, pro-Hoffman] called Hoffman's defeat "a huge win for conservatives."
While Greg Sargent runs this at the bottom of an item about whether Dems should now move to the center or just try harder to excite core Democratic voters:
Update: Markos Moulitsas [liberal activist] comes down squarely in favor of pumping the base.
Sometimes, the data just fall right into the correct boxes, no?

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