12/02/2009 05:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Electronic Bingo! 'Outliers'

A 60 Minutes CBS News/Vanity Fair poll finds only 26% of Americans say they can "confidently explain what exactly the public option is to someone who didn't know" (via PoliticalWire).

Mark Murray and Jeanne Cummings report on a Peter Hart focus group on Obama.

Steve Singiser finds Democrats suffering a big enthusiasm gap; Kos, Chris Good, Eric Kleefeld, Steve Benen, Josh Marshall, and Joe Gandelman add more; Singiser digs deeper.

Jennifer Agiesta posts tag clouds on how Republicans, Democrats and independents assess the Republican party.

Frank Newport explains weighted and unweighted N sizes.

Tom Jensen finds Republicans leading among independents in six statewide 2010 races, but thinks Harry Reid's position may not be as bad as it looks.

David Hill thinks healthcare is the deeply personal sort of issue that could be realigning.

Mark Mellman considers passing health care reform a matter of political survival for Democrats.

Alex Gage says Americans want incremental health reform.

Nicholas Thompson sees challenges for Obama in the USA Today/Gallup poll.

Morley Winograd and Michael Hais find Millennials increasingly restive on the economy (via Soltis).

Tom Schaller plots state unemployment by Obama's 2008 margin.

Karl Rove examines polls on 2010 Senate races.

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara shares lessons from the "No on 1" campaign in Maine.

Chris Bowers and Nate Silver debate whether electoral trouble for Democrats is good news for progressives.

Andrew Gelman and JunkCharts share thoughts on "climategate."

Rachel Dodes warns of methodological shortcomings in holiday sales forecasts.

An automated pollster discloses the number of telephone numbers dialed and times of dialing (via Lundry).

The American Revolution Center surveys Americans and finds poor knowledge of the American Revolution (via Miller).

Alabama loves electronic bingo!