How to Interpret Conspiracy Theory Polling

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Amy Fried at Pollways on two very different dynastic legacies.

2. Eric Ostermeier on the (possible) return of Russ Feingold and the history of Senate rematches.

3. At New West, Tiffany Cartwright and Tyler Young run the numbers on the future of partisan advantage in Texas.

4. “The Islamic State as an ordinary insurgency.” Reyko Huang writes at the Monkey Cage.

5. Very good Greg Sargent item discussing the problems with the “if you knew now” line of questioning on Iraq.

6. Digby is also excellent on Iraq and the presidential candidates.

7. And I strongly suspect that Kevin Drum is correct about how to interpret conspiracy theory polling.

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