Tag: Polls

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


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My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

The Fascisting of America: Explaining Why More Americans Don’t Support Impeachment (1/3)


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If you’re like me, you think that the impeachment of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is painfully obvious and necessary. And, if you’re like me, it is difficult to understand why the rest of the country is not on board with it and why the Repubes are so reluctant to abandon an obvious sinking ship. Well, here’s the first installment of the explanation… and ain’t none of it gonna be pretty.

Trump’s Anger Drives Down Impeachment Polling


Real live controlled psychological studies have demonstrated that angry reactions to accusations result in higher status being given to white men! Not so much to women and the not-whites (could be a band name, amirite?). What does that tell us about the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s strategy for resisting Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to probe him?

Quick Thoughts: Trump’s Achille’s Heel


That Trump is a narcissistic personality disorder is a foregone conclusion. His thin-skinned “counter-puncher” routine is a direct result of his narcissism, which should be fairly clear to us. What may not be clear is his inability to reach out to voters outside of the committed few. He […]

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