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  •  About Mayor Mike's 2009 Re-Re-Election (2+ / 0-)
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    Mets102, mightymouse

    The polls really blew the spread on this one:

    With 99 percent of the vote counted, unofficial returns showed Mr. Bloomberg with 51 percent and Mr. Thompson with 46 percent. The result will make Mr. Bloomberg only the fourth three-term mayor in the last century.

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    Still, the margin seemed to startle Mr. Bloomberg’s aides and the city’s political establishment, which had predicted a blowout. Published polls in the days leading up to the election suggested that the mayor would win by as many as 18 percentage points; four years ago, he cruised to re-election with a 20 percent margin.

    The billionaire mayor had poured $90 million of his own fortune into the race, a sum without equal in the history of municipal politics that gave him a 14-to-1 advantage in campaign spending.

    And the simple reason why the pollsters were so wrong is that they misunderestimated Bloomy's opposition. And just where did this opposition come from? Well, see for yourself...

    I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

    by OnlyWords on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 07:00:44 PM PDT

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