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  •  no, you are getting it wrong, here's (0+ / 0-)

    kos crunching numbers:

    Let's see the exit polls. The crazy liberals in the House scared moderates into ... voting Democratic 55-42. Double digits. And as for those independents?

    PPP asked independents who did vote in 2010 who they had supported in 2008. The results: Fifty one percent of independents who voted this time supported McCain last time, versus only 42 percent who backed Obama last time. In 2008, Obama won indies by eight percent.

    That means the complexion of indies who turned out this time is far different from last time around, argues Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. His case: Dem-leaning indys stayed home this time while GOP-leaning ones came out -- proof, he insists, that the Dems' primary problem is they failed to inspire indys who are inclined to support them.

    It's all part of the intensity gap. And the intensity gap didn't happen because the Democrats were too activistic and liberal.

    •  He's very wrong (0+ / 0-)

      which is hardly a surprise.

      First, he is assuming people are being honest about their '08 vote.  Empirically we know there not.

      The reason they are making this argument is they have no evidence of an intensity gap among liberals or Democrats.

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 01:46:32 PM PDT

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