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    have already, collectively, done a good job of explaining it, but, yes, the left column is the five variables that are most strongly associated with voting Democratic (at the House level), and the right column is the five variables most strongly associated with not voting Democratic. 1 or -1 indicates the strongest possible relationship; 0 indicates no relationship at all.

    So the fact that nothing here goes far beyond 0.5 or -0.5 shows that none of these are especially strong relationships in terms of actually predicting voter behavior (as some other stats-minded commenters have correctly pointed out, elsewhere in this thread), but they do at least point us in the right direction and get the conversation started.

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    by David Jarman on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:35:25 PM PDT

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