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Life Cycle of Happy and Sad 'Outliers'

02/25/2011 05:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Steve Shepard and Nate Silver weigh in on the Wisconsin polls.

Frank Newport and Jon Cohen review findings on unions.

Pew Research asks whether public reaction to Wisconsin will follow PATCO 1981.

David Hill expects jobs and the economy to top polls, even after a government shutdown.

Carl Bialik considers the pollster struggle for an accurate Mideast picture.

Tom Jensen says the Obama bounce is over.

Bill McInturff presents his overview of factors impacting the 2012 elections.

Jonathan Chait says "the tea party is nothing more or less than conservative Republicans."

Mark Mellman urges Republicans to compromise.

Jay Cost notices a shift toward more solidly Republican states.

Chris Cillizza offers reasons to take the Gallup swing state party ID analysis cum grano salis.

Drew Altman finds only half of Americans know the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.

Nathan Yau shares a flowchart for happiness.

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