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  • Palin Afraid to be in Same Room with Reporters

    09/23/2008 3:40:04 PM PDT · by rlferny · 163 replies · 338+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 23, 2008 | Andrew Romano
    Remember what I wrote last week about the McCain campaign pulling back the curtain and finally allowing the press and the public to interact, however fleetingly, with its long-sequestered vice-presidential nominee? Um, nevermind. Knowing that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is currently visiting Manhattan, Father of Stumper a . . . .
  • Inbox: McCain's War on the Media at Work (Newsweek Journo Whines About Nastygrams, Blames McCain)

    09/16/2008 3:59:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies · 231+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Tuesday, September 16, 2008 | Andrew Romano
    Around 12:30 this afternoon, I posted an item here on Stumper called "Palin's Favorability Ratings Begin to Falter." It was a relatively straightforward bit of analysis. Taking my numbers from the only poll to track daily favorability ratings for each presidential and vice-presidential candidate--Diageo/Hotline--I pointed out that Palin's approval stats had undergone a net swing of -10 points since peaking last week. "It's the start of an inevitable process," I wrote. "Between now and Nov. 4, voters will stop seeing Palin as a fascinating story and starting taking her measure as an actual candidate for office. Some will approve; some...
  • Expertinent: Why Obama Could Use a Big Convention 'Bump'

    08/20/2008 11:18:40 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 31 replies · 141+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 20, 2008 | Andrew Romano
    Right now, much of the political world is obsessing over a series of new polls indicating that the gap between Barack Obama and John McCain is shrinking.A just-released Quinnipiac survey, for example, shows McCain cutting Obama’s lead from nine points (50%-41%) to five (47%-42%), while the latest LA Times/Bloomberg sounding pegs Obama’s edge at a mere two points (45%-43%)--down from 12 points (49% to 37%) last month. The new numbers from Reuters/Zogby even have McCain ahead by five (46%-41%). But according to Tom Holbrook, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of "Do Campaigns Matter?", these...