"I would like to say 'This book is written to the glory of God', but nowadays this would be the trick of a cheat, i.e., it would not be correctly understood."--Ludwig Wittgenstein
"Talk to me about the truth of religion, and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolation of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."--C.S. Lewis
Thursday, May 26, 2016
"TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON! TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!!!"
One of the favorite tropes of the more insane Sanders supporters is that the media is promoting a narrative that favors Clinton. You know, like the new poll from California that shows Sanders and Clinton tied for the primary race (the margin of error is 5-7%).
Funny nobody is writing stories about the other recent California poll that puts Hillary ahead of Sanders by 18 points. The PPIC polled 550 likely voters; the SurveyUSA polled over 800 likely voters. And a somewhat older poll polled over 1600 likely voters, and gave Clinton a 10 point victory. 538 is giving much greater weight to the SurveyUSA poll than the PPIC poll, for reasons which I’m sure have do with the patriarchy and rigged primaries and being generally undemocratic.
Then again, the 538 analysis is not driving the narrative.
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