Gongol.com Archives: July 2016
July 17, 2016
The Presidential contest isn't a two-way race and it shouldn't be polled as such
Third parties are conventionally only a trivial share of the total vote, so for logistical reasons it can often be argued that they aren't worth polling. But in 2016, the Republican Party's nominee-apparent is himself running as though he is in a third party, and there is overwhelming evidence that a meaningful number of likely voters are planning to vote for an alternative to the two major parties. Any poll that only asks about a Trump-versus-Clinton race without at least adding an option for Gary Johnson (the Libertarian candidate, and an unusually serious one) should not be considered a legitimate survey. November's ballots will not be binary, and the state of the race isn't either.
Will there be a post-Trump Republican Party?
Jeb Bush, writing in the Washington Post: "[A] few in the Republican Party responded by trying to out-polarize the president, making us seem anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker and anti-common-sense."
Thousands detained over coup attempt in Turkey
Hundreds of military officers included
Where the Libyan dictator's furniture went
Garish displays at Trump Tower
An excellent job-interview question
"If I was to hire you, how would I know if you were doing a good job?"