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  •  I understand your criticism (5+ / 0-)

    but in poblano's defense there's a strong heuristic value in creating these "phantom" voters.  People undoubtedly do have ranked preferences -- personally, I would vote for Clinton as a second choice and I would never vote for McCain -- and developing the categories based on rankings helps us think through how different categories of voters might actually behave when we get to the general.

    Obviously, the idea is to determine which one of our two candidates will perform better.  Just as obviously, I like poblano's conclusion -- Obama is better -- so perhaps I'm a little more sympathetic to the methodology...

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