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Win percentage?

What does 'win percentage', as displayed on polling site fivethirtyeight.com, mean, and how is it calculated?
posted by PTCHFRKR on Sep 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Foreign aid: threat or menace?

Foreign aid: threat or menace? Help me track down this possibly apocryphal story. [more inside]
posted by richg on Jan 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Why do polls use "heading in the right direction" vs "on the wrong track?"

Why is the polling question framed "Headed in the right direction" versus "On the wrong track?" [more inside]
posted by Triode on Oct 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Polling center PAC question - why didn't the MoveOn guy have to leave?

ElectionFairnessFilter. So i just voted (yay) and noticed something odd - a man in the polling place sitting quietly behind a MoveOn PAC sign. I didn't think we in the US could have anyone inside the polling place advocating a specific voting paradigm (even if I do think it's a good paradigm to support), and so I wasn't surprised when a lady complained and an officious-looking man walked over to talk to the seated gentleman - but after a short conversation, they let him stay. Anyone know what gives here? Why would they not ask him to leave?
posted by caution live frogs on Nov 2, 2004 - 15 answers

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