Re: [sixties-l] Sixties-1 Re: Hitchens on Nader

From: Tony Edmonds (
Date: 11/23/00

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    >The problem with the analysis by Friedman and others of the same mind is
    >that they assume that those who voted for Nader would have voted for
    >Gore if the former had not been running. Speaking for myself and others
    >I know who voted for Nader, none of us would have voted for Gore under
    >any circumstances. Half the electorate who stayed away from the ballot
    >box apparently made the same decision.
    >Jeff Blankfort
    I recall seeing one poll, I think among Nader voters in Florida, that
    indicated roughly 40 percent would have voted for Gore if Nader hadn't run.
    That would gave been 30,000 votes.  It's pretty sloppy social science to
    rely on an n 1+friends to make a judgment!
    Tony Edmonds
    Ball State University

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