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  •  What a difference a day makes...24 little hours... (5+ / 0-)

    I agree the polling you highlight is a useful baseline for comparing once numbers begin to arrive later this week.  But your post seems to suggest the polling is useful beyond that purpose, which is where I think the disagreement begins.

    What part of "as of now" do you object to? Do you prefer "As of yesterday"?

    Yes, I think 'as of yesterday' would've been much more accurate.  'As of now' suggests you think the past data is relevant for assessing people's attitudes, well, now.

    you think that all of a sudden everything radically changed with people who were watching this for a week?

    That depends.  Not all people watch with the same level of attention to detail.  So, it's possible for things to change radically for progressives who are well-informed and for things to continue as they were for, say, self-described liberals who aren't following the debate nearly as closely.

    "You can't talk to the ignorant about lies, since they have no criteria." --Ezra Pound

    by machopicasso on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 04:44:34 PM PDT

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    •  in this case I don't think (5+ / 0-)

      the low information voter issue applies because of the saturation coverage. And I think "as of now " referring to the "few hours ago" (really!) release of these polls is not unreasonable. I also think as of now covers the idea it's not a permanent, final conclusion.

      So I'm going to respectfully disagree.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 04:58:19 PM PDT

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    •  in fact... (2+ / 0-)
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      Currently, 38% say they followed news about the debt limit debate very closely, little different from the 34% that said this one week earlier according to the latest Weekly News Interest Index survey, conducted July 21-24 among 999 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The survey was conducted before the prime-time speeches on July 25 by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.

      http://people-press.org/...

      this is another one we need to track next survey

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 06:39:52 PM PDT

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