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Entries by Brendan Nyhan from 09/2009

Crowdsourcing and the next Netflix Prize

| Posted 09.11.2009 | Politics

An interesting development on the polling front: Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling is open-sourcing his polls. Yesterday he asked for suggestions on...

Obama's health numbers: Not moving much

| Posted 09.14.2009 | Politics

Last week, I predicted that President Obama's primetime speech to Congress would fail to have a significant effect on public opinion. While it's too e...

Interpreting "Who do you trust" polls

| Posted 09.14.2009 | Politics

Though the public is closely divided on health care reform, Matthew Yglesias suggests an alternative interpretation in which "Obama is clearly winning...

9/11 and birther misperceptions in NJ

| Posted 09.17.2009 | Politics

Back in August, I created this plot showing the parallels in partisan misperceptions about President Bush (a 9/11 conspiracy) and President Obama (not...

PPP national "birther"/"truther" poll

| Posted 09.23.2009 | Politics

Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling continues his interesting polling on political misperceptions in a new national poll (PDF) that was conducted Sept...

Will 2010 be like 1994?

| Posted 09.28.2009 | Politics

During his interview with President Clinton yesterday on Meet the Press, David Gregory asked a question that is increasingly occupying the minds of pr...

Cook on the House: Focus on districts

| Posted 09.29.2009 | Politics

In a comment on my post about the 2010 midterms yesterday, Charlie Cook protests the "lack of focus on actual Congressional districts": What I find i...