Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Gay marriage not the determining factor

More on how it wasn't "moral values" that determined the election in Slate
...a 10-point increase in the percentage of voters citing terrorism as the most important problem translates into a 3-point Bush gain. A 10-point increase in morality voters, on the other hand, has no effect. Nor does putting an anti-gay-marriage measure on the ballot. So, if you want to understand why Bush was re-elected, stop obsessing about the morality gap and start looking at the terrorism gap.
Also, in The New York Times there's an op-ed on how the moral values exit poll result was way off - A Question of Values. Essentially the question was too broad.

Kevin Drum is drawing much the same conclusion.


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