Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hillary Didn't Lose. Barack Won.

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Looking closely at the graph you notice that Hillary Clinton started strong and stayed steady throughout the campaign. Barack Obama however, started as a virtual unknown and kept getting stronger. One might have assumed, from watching the weekly primary contests, that the candidates' popularity would have been switching up and down through the months. But actually, Hillary's graph line pretty much starts and ends in the same place and has very few sharp variations whereas Obama's poll numbers go from one corner to the next with a nice jump after the Iowa caucuses. I wonder what that suggests for the election in November. Also, while I am not for selecting Clinton as VP, do these poll numbers argue for or against making her the running mate. Comments?

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