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And number three is going to surprise no one! As it turns out there is ample scientific evidence that political extremism whether on the right or left is pretty much the same person. They are driven by the same four psychological factors.
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Ever wonder where the flock of voters is going to go to next? Why we all seem to gather round the politician du jour? What’s behind the Buttmentum? Well, it is no more difficult than realizing that thinking is hard.
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Our perceptions of the risks that each candidacy poses determines a lot about them. Biden runs as Obama 2.0 the tried and true candidate of yore bringing back normalcy. The nostalgia candidate if you will. Warren runs as the big structural change candidate with a plan for everything.
Which are seen as posing the higher risk? How will that effect the way we vote?
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Okay, it’s a bit long in the tooth, but it’s worth it to figure out whose gonna win, right? My predictions have a history of being accurate. Stop laughing. I’m serious.
Anywho, I go through and discuss each of the top four candidates chances using behavioral economics decision making under uncertainty, specifically focused on how people react to perceived risk. If there were ever a risk election, brother this would be it. This is a high risk election.
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It looks like your Sunday long read! It is worth it since we go over some of the best polling concerning who “won” the third debate. There are a few surprises and a few confirmations of our impressions. Let me know what you think of the findings in comments! Have a good Sunday, y’all!
Now that the end of the first Democratic presidential debate has finally ended after two days and 20 candidates and five moderators, how can we possibly know who won? We can’t say who won, but we can predict who benefited.
The Dems presidential candidates were debating on day 2 of their first debate. It was Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots for much of the debate. There is but one question, though, who won? Get the psysplainer for how to interpret the outcome of day 2’s debate!
With so much at stake — literally the survival of our democracy — in the 2020 election, who will be the Dem candidate? Who will be the best candidate? How will the debates affect the race? I go over the criteria I’ll use to evaluate the first debate winner in the run up to live-blogging the live-streaming of the debates.