Time for perspective on election’s numbers

Time for perspective on election’s numbers
By Jonathan V. Last

Political myths take hold as quickly as urban legends, and often with even less supporting evidence. Someone stands in a particularly long line on Election Day and decides that it signals a once-in-a-generation eruption of civic engagement.

But anecdotes are not data. We now have enough exit-poll data from Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International to put the election in context. Let’s examine some of the already established myths:

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