Notwithstanding Schramm’s recent stance against polling, I thought he might find these new numbers of interest. A recent New York Times/CBS News Poll finds that respondents viewed Gore unfavorably by a margin of 2-to-1. The GOP is viewed favorably, while nearly half the respondents viewed the Democratic Party unfavorably. Of course, the Times attempts to put their spin on the numbers by saying that "[t]hose polled did not appear to be particularly happy about how the election turned out." In reality, 37 percent stated that they were pleased, while 26 percent said they were disappointed. Given a presumption of an equally divided two party system, the numbers suggest that voters are pleased.
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