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Setting aside the widespread polling panic, we let our eyes wander to stories of the absurd, like those from Arkansas Republicans coming out in favor of slavery, which in turn took us to Tim Griffin, voter caging, Neal Horsley's admissions of bestiality, creationism. But eventually we came around to the polls, starting with Pew's numbers from yesterday, leading into Markos's analysis of the latest PPP polling numbers, illustrating the difference between legitimate analyses of methodology and the crackpot practice of "unskewing" the numbers with magic. Also: Kevin Drum's "Hack Gap" and what it might tell us about liberals vs. conservatives, and the slow creep of "Leadership PACs" into SuperPACs.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 6:04 PM