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February 24, 2006

House Elections May Swing On Which Party Is Believed To Control The House

Interesting nugget at Something Old, Something New.

The voters tend to punish whichever party controls the House of Representatives and vote that party less seats.

So why did Republicans gain seats in 2002?

Well, polls show the public incorrectly believed the Democrats controlled the House.

And this correlation -- public erroneously thinks one party controls the House, votes the less seats -- has occurred several times before.

Which is all just further evidence for my theory: People are friggin' idiots.

Thanks to Dr. Reo Symes.


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