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Monday, October 04, 2004

How I Learned to Love Undecideds

Posted by DavidNYC

Mark Blumenthal, a veteran Democratic pollster and author of the not-so-myterious "Mystery Pollster" blog, offers loads more evidence to support Guy Molyneux's research. As Chris points out in the comments on Blumenthal's thread, though, there tend to be very few undecideds by election day, so the boost is not all that tremendous - maybe two points.

Posted at 04:42 PM in General | Technorati


I just thought I'd share a website that I've been working on. It's similar to electoral-vote.com except the onus is on the individual (decided or undecided) to predict the results.

Dissemination and feedback would be appreciated.

The site is www.electoralchallenge.com

Posted by: Bilaal Ahmed at October 4, 2004 05:21 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Where are these so-called "undecideds"? Maybe it's just that everyone I know has most definitely made up their mind, and I'm the exception? I mean, honestly, how many folks do y'all know that are still sitting on the fence trying to decide for whom to vote?

Posted by: pepe at October 4, 2004 08:18 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Pepe, I've actually talked to at least a dozen people in the past month to six weeks who maintain they're "undecided." I agree it's hard to understand how they couldn't have made up their mind with these vastly contrasting political figures, but undecideds generally don't care about politics very much and are basically clueless about what Bush and Kerry stand for outside of the platitudes.

Posted by: Mark at October 4, 2004 08:37 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment