By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Patient readers, I have a couple of posts to finish, one on National Cat Day, and so today is an open thread (with a Plantidote and the latest polling, of course). –lambert
“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51
“They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune
Alert reader dk (not to be confused with DK) is in the process of developing the following interactive chart. Here is (are) the latest Dem Primary Polling as of 10/30/2019, 1:00 PM EDT:
I went to the daily instead of a 7-day average (for now) to see what was happening with Biden. He’s back up, at least according to Morning Consult. And here are the poll results, as of 10/29/2019, 12:00 PM EDT.
The state polling is still miserably inadequate, but there’s a recent poll in New Hampshire:
Note the leader. The top two are within the margin of error, but that is not the usual focus; the leader is. And here is the latest result:
I think dk has started a really neat project, and in the near future we’ll seek your feedback (within reason) for the tool “live.”
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And just to get some conversation, if you’ve been wondering how Mr. Hope and Change is doing, here he is:
Fmr. President Barack Obama: "This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're politically woke, and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws." pic.twitter.com/6ISzic13yK
— The Hill (@thehill) October 30, 2019
Also, for California readers, here is the wildfire map from the Los Angeles Times, said to be updated more rapidly than the State site.
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Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, (c) how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal, and (d) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. Today’s plant (Jen):
Jen writes: “I took this photo at Sculptured Rocks Natural Area in New Hampshire a few years ago.”
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