A Lullaby For Bradley

In response to the eyepopping polling numbers from the CBS/NYT poll, Wieland at Transparent Grid asks a very good question: can we put the Bradley Effect to bed? My first inclination, and this may come as a shock, is to say that we can’t.  The whole point to the Bradley Effect, in principle, is that...

The New Silent Majority

In 1969, Richard Nixon invoked the “silent majority,” a socio-political concept that helped him in his 1972 landslide reelection against Democrat George McGovern.  It was a well timed observation, one that would prove politically powerful and assist Republicans time and again during election...