Author: marklgrebner

Conventional Polling And Ballot Proposals – A Bad Combination

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Reprinted from MichiganLiberal.com June 10, 2009   Candidate polls work.  First, let’s talk about candidate polling.  Political polls are conducted all the time to assess which candidate is ahead in some race, and to predict who will win the election.  Each published poll has a “margin of error”, based on statistical theory, that states how far off its prediction is likely to be.  If you look back after an election, you almost always find that […]

Some thoughts about the likely course of the Trump Administration

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I don’t have any illusion that anybody cares what I expect of Donald Trump’s presidency.  I don’t think I have any special knowledge.  If anybody reads this, it won’t give them tips on how to prevent the impending damage, or improve their own position.  In short, this post serves only one purpose: it allows me to put my markers down, so if I happen to be proven right, I’ll be able to point to it. […]

This new blog….

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The purpose of this blog is mainly to house my ruminations on technical aspects of political campaigning, voter registration lists, GOTV techniques, and similar hum-drum topics on which I claim to be some kind of authority. I suppose it’ll also accumulate my opinionated bloviation on topics where I don’t know any more than anybody else does. For about ten years, I have posted articles to MichiganLiberal.com, maintained originally by Matt Ferguson, and then by Eric […]