Sunday, October 11, 2015

Richmond Folk Festival, October 10, 2015

Sanders working to get on Virginia primary ballot

While walking around the Richmond Folk Festival yesterday, I encountered these Bernie Sanders volunteers doing a brisk business collecting signatures to get Sanders on Virginia's primary ballot.

Virginia is notorious for making it difficult to get on its ballot, so any signs of a candidate doing the hard work necessary to get on the ballot is a "tell" as to whether that candidate is serious.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Trump Triumphant

Donald Trump has survived his second Republican primary debate.

The image at the top of this post is a custom chart I created by making the following changes to the model:

1) I altered the time period to June 16, 2015 to the present.
2) I chose less smoothing.
3) I chose a percentage range of 0% to 45%.
4) I removed the individual poll plot points to produce cleaner trend lines.