Polling and What We Know About Debates

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. Matthew Dickinson on how the media handles polling.

2. Julia Azari at Mischiefs of Faction on what we know about debates. See especially the last section, in which she asks if debates do more harm than good. In general, political scientists aren't particularly enamored of candidate debates. I find them… well, likable enough.

3. Seth Masket at MoF on politicians who are hot. Or not.

4. Rick Hasen at the Monkey Cage on North Carolina and voting rights.

5. Bob Ehrlich has been winnowed! Down to 17 major Republican candidates. James Pindell (who is doing great work this cycle) reports, but fails to refer to Ehrlich as a Bateson class candidate.

6. And Alan Pyke at Think Progress on John Kasich and The Roots.

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