Why The Republican Victory In NY-9 Doesn’t Mean What Republicans Want It To

Posted by | September 14, 2011 10:33 | Filed under: Top Stories

Nate Silver sums it up. A few points:

  • You can’t always blame the candidate
  • Unusual demographics and local issues drove the NY-9 election
  • Democrats won 7 out of 9 special elections in the run-up to the 2010 election
  • Margin of victory is more predictive than the result

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