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View Diary: Why Comparing 2012 to 1992 is Wrong (Hint: the Answer Involves a Giant Sucking Sound) (17 comments)

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  •  Pretty much every credible analysis (4+ / 0-)
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    fizziks, Jim P, Bill W, Big River Bandido

    of 1992 holds that Perot ultimately drew evenly from Bush and Clinton. Clinton might have snagged a handful of extra EV because of Perot, but that didn't change the outcome of the election.

    I think the 1992 comparison happens to be a good one, and it worries me.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Wed Mar 23, 2011 at 06:57:17 PM PDT

    •  True (0+ / 0-)

      IIRC, Perot announced in the spring of 1992, then dropped out in early/mid summer when he couldn't take the heat.  Then he re-entered the race in October. By the time Perot re-entered the race Clinton was already polling well ahead of Bush, and in some polls he had a clear majority.  

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