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November 05, 2004

What's Another Word for Five Points? Oh Yeah: Mandate Three Points, But Still a Mandate

RETRACTED: USAToday's data was behind for most of the day. It now shows the three point spread we had all previously thought the election was won by.

Thanks to Rorochub for the alert fact-checking.

Update! PoliPundit notes that, historically speaking, it's fairly uncommon for a President to cross the 50% threshhold.

What follows is wrong.

Thanks to Paul for the head's up, and Free Republic for the actual cite.

Awesome. 52-47. That's hellagood. If someone had told me a week ago that Bush would win by five points, my eyes would have spun like slot-machine rollers like in Tex Avery cartoons.

Update: Whoops, Paul came through on the cite too. Thanks, Paul.

Caution! Retraction May Be in the Works: Readers are throwing cold water on this 52-47 figure. Unfortunately, I'm too damn tired to try to figure out if they're right (check out the time stamp on the Trump post).

So, for right now, I'll just say there have been serious doubts raised, doubts I can't adjudicate at the moment.


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