Posts by Bill McInturff
Social Media and the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl had the highest number of viewers of any TV event in this country’s history.   What is significant as well is the massive surge in social media use during the game.  The growth of social media use during the Super Bowl over the past three years is astounding. Click here to see more

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The Washington Economy

The debt ceiling negotiations in August 2011 and the fiscal cliff negotiations of this past December both produced the same significant result:  an immediate and substantial drop in consumer confidence. It is clear we have entered a new phase where the dysfunction and paralysis in Washington is having a significant and deleterious impact on how […]

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There’s No Crying in Redistricting

Republicans captured 49.4{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of the two-party vote for Congress in 2012, yet won 54{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of the seats in the House. This gap between the Republican vote and the seats they won is on the high side, but certainly not without precedent over the past 40 years. If you began your career as a Republican trying […]

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2012 Turnout: Identifying the “Missing” Voters of 2012

Here are three things you probably have not heard much about as regards turnout on Tuesday: Forty-two percent (42{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) of the drop in turnout is coming from the nine percent (9{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) of the vote that comes from the “Hurricane Sandy region” of CT, NJ, and NY. Turnout was UP in the nine swing states. And […]

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Consequences of the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

The Iranian hostage crisis, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Lehman Brother’s collapse and the recessions that defined the 1980, 1992 and the 2008 presidential campaigns … these are the signal events that changed and then defined the last 30 years of American politics. They are joined now by another signal event:  The debt […]

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