Category: News Tracking

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero, Huffington Post – January 26, 2015

The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton solidly besting her potential Republican opponents. It even suggests by two-to-one, she benefits from her status as the potential first woman President (although far more say it makes no difference). But can we trust voters’ own perceptions of their prejudices?

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Clinton Opponents Hone New Barbs and Attacks as 2016 Campaign Nears

Amy Chozick, New York Times – January 23, 2015

Few modern political figures inspire the animus that Hillary Rodham Clinton generates, and the cottage industry that opposes her never really goes out of business. But as Mrs. Clinton prepares for a likely presidential campaign in 2016, the sprawling network is evolving to attack her on new grounds.

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One in Four Republicans Say Hillary Clinton’s Gender Is a Problem for Them. Hmmm.

Aaron Blake, Washington Post – January 22, 2015

While most Republicans say Clinton’s gender doesn’t matter, about one-quarter of them (24 percent) say the fact that she would be the first female president makes them less likely to vote for her. Just 8 percent say it makes them more likely to back her.

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