First, thanks to the folks at Public Opinion Quarterly and Oxford University Press who graciously opened up links to non-subscribers on four articles I cited last week on the use of internal polling by presidents since Kennedy:
- Lawrence Jacobs and Robert Shapiro. 1995. "The Rise of Presidential Polling: The Nixon White House in Historical Perspective." 59:163-195.
- Diane Heath. 1998. "Staffing the White House Public Opinion Apparatus: 1969-1988." 62: 165-189.
- Shoon Kathleen Murray and Peter Howard. 2002. "Variation in White House Polling Operations: Carter to Clinton." 66:527-558.
- Kathryn Dunn Tenpas and James A. McCann, "An Analysis of Presidential Polling Expenditures, 1977–2002." 71(3):349-366.
All of the links above should now be free and accessible to non-subscribers (the first three files are in PDF format). Please email us if you have any trouble downloading or accessing these files.
Second, having briefly misidentified the work of webcomic xkcd, by artist Randall Munroe in my "Outliers" post on Friday (thanks to reader Jed for the quick clarification), I thought I'd repeat the correction here for regular readers, along with another example from November that hits even closer to home (found by our colleague Charles Franklin):