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Entries by David C. Wilson from 10/2010

Have You Seen it? O'Donnell's Not a Witch...But the Commercial Doesn't Say That

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Politics

Christine O'Donnell's advisors are failing to understand the political psychology behind her candidacy. Rule #1 in political messaging is "do no harm," and her new commercial simply "does no help."

Juan Williams' Teachable Moment: He Simply Didn't Accept That He Is Prejudiced

| Posted 10.24.2010 | Media

Juan Williams expressed a bias, but he is not necessarily a bigot (he got that part right); the former suggests a lack of impartiality and the latter suggests inflexible intolerance.

O'Donnell Closes Gap, or Coons up Big? The Dirt in Poll Details

| Posted 10.29.2010 | Politics

The media, the public, and elected officials need to understand a very important premise: it's not the numbers that matter, it's the inference you make from the numbers.

The AP-KN Poll Headline on Obama Ignores the Best Data

| Posted 10.31.2010 | Politics

I am among the strongest advocates of polling, but, I'm dismayed by shallow headlines that lead what might actually be pretty interesting work. So, in...