Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Another outlook on the presidential election

The media continue to make a mockery of campaign coverage by highlighting the outlier events and the most lopsided poll results, as they try to crank up the noise level every day in their reporting.

The New York Times (among others) to the rescue!

Check out this NYT website:  The Upshot

Of course it’s simplistic in reducing the cosmic range of possibilities to a single ratio. On the other hand, it’s a sincere mashup of many polls, so-called expert opinion and the online political betting markets that allow anyone to bet actual money on the election outcome (these betting sites have been more or less accurate predictors in the past).

It’s way better than the outlandish poll result of the moment that gets all the air time in the media.

By the way, The Upshot is pegging the election for Clinton as of today.

That doesn’t mean you don’t have to vote.

If you don’t vote on November 8, you’re going to let everybody else pick the next president of the United States.

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2016 All rights reserved.

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