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  •  Show me the link to show liberals going to the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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    Kevskos, Bronx59

    Wave the study in my face as much as you want but know that the study does not support the editorial claims that subway riders in Boston magically turn from liberal to GOP because they saw Hispanics on the subway, decided they didn't like immigration reforms and further decided to vote GOP.

    The Bostonian commenters nailed it.  The study showed that sampling from a subway line headed towards "Red" towns get you GOP voters.

    •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

      It's the researcher's prediction.

      "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

      by Old Left Good Left on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 05:20:42 PM PDT

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      •  And we are laughing at it (0+ / 0-)

        The researcher half only proved that folks get uncomfortable when "others" ride the subway, leading them to reconsider immigration reform.  The researcher switched hats writing and editorial claiming that his study meant liberals would switch to the GOP on the basis of his study.  This is where the face palm occurred, he didn't provide any evidence to support his fanciful leap from the study to the editorial.

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