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Saturday, October 30, 2010

That damned Exit Poll

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama, Exit Polls.

Democratic gains in 2006 election...meaningless.

Democratic landslide in 2008 election...meaningless.

2010 election....truly important.

I really don't know how one lives with the cognitive dissonance necessary to be a Republican water carrier.


Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Obviously in Tinsley's case, booze helps. Perhaps his descent into alcoholism has something to do with the ever-greater amount necessary to keep up with the increasingly-batshit republicans.

Tinsley: Sociopath said...

Tinsley is saying that Obama fears minor things because Obama, being a Black man, is the scariest non-Muslim thing in the world. He is continuing to try to justify his use of blackface as a costume, as he does on every holiday.

Word Verification: Heidev, someone would have to be hei on DMT and crack to develop anything from Mallard Fillmore--well, besides crippling mental problems, permanent trauma, and violent vengeful hate.

rewinn said...

Was viewing this "comic" really worth typing some sort of capta?

I got to see it for free at the Seattle Times.

It was still overpriced.

rewinn said...

On the content of today's "comic", it just doesn't make sense. Exit polls would be "scary" only on voting day and until results are announced. More scary (if you buy into the idea that incumbents in Congress are frightened) would be "polls" without the word "exit". Removing that one word would tighten up the joke and make it funnier (whether or not you agree with the premise). But just as alcohol makes your waistline fat, it also seems to make your verbiage fat.

And one wonders whether the polls are skewed by excluding cellphone users. GOTV is critical in this election!

Bill the Splut said...

Man, just look at all the work he put into drawing and writing this! Nobel Prize for Cartooning, here he comes!

Kip W said...

Why, it's a political cartoon where X is the scariest costume of them all. Land sakes, I haven't seen one of those since the last time I was so bored I fell asleep almost instantly.

Rootbeer said...

Yes, it is kind of scary that the media is treating "telephone polls of likely voters" as being demographically comparable to "exit polls".

Even the New York Times has made this mistake, and they employ Nate Silver for poll analysis so they really ought to know better.