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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-09-07 06:34 PM
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38. Bad numbers?
My conference paper (extending my comments on the game thread) presents page after page of evidence that people do not report their past votes accurately, and you haven't laid a glove on it.

People do not report their past votes accurately. Hmmmm. That would mean that all your math about the vote switchers has no bearing. Either the numbers can be worked with, or they can't, but you keep using those "bad" numbers. Hmmmm. Ok.

But you believe 14% Gore voters went bush, and half that, 7% went Kerry. That is simply implausible. On what basis can you establish your assumption? Now, it wouldn't be fair, would it, to use your numbers, because, as you stated, "people don't report their past votes accurately." So what political scenario could possibly explain the 2 to 1 ratio?
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