another scatterplot

The green line in this graph from pollster.com shows the trend of Mike Huckabee’s support in Iowa:

RepublicanIowaGraph

Classic J curve! I’m just doing some back-of-the-envelope math here, butif Huckabee can keep it up, he will have every Republican in Iowa voting for him by February 1, every Republican in Iowa voting for him twice by February 10th, and every Republican in Iowa casting ballots for him at a rate that will cause them to spontaneously combust sometime around 10pm on February 25th.  I’m not sure I’m comfortable carrying out the extrapolation past that.

Special bonus postscript for Blogger users who followed the jump: You know how once Huckabee lost all that weight and made a committment to fitness, he started trying to push this lifestyle choice on everyone else?  And how that may be kind of annoying even though you also know in your heart it’s right?  I am feeling the same way about the switch to WordPress.  Blogger is a stale platform and is only going to get staler.  I want everyone to switch to WP.  Starting with you.

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

6 thoughts on “another scatterplot”

  1. Funny you are extolling the virtues of wordpress just as I am contemplating jumping ship. I want a book widget and they all require javascript, which wordpress blocks. Any work-arounds? (And please forgive this very techie question in a comment on your blog.)

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  2. dab: I believe you can do the widgets in WP but not WP.com, but I could be wrong about that. I agree that’s a limitation of WP.com. I don’t know if Blogger Beta gives full-blown access to anything javascript/widgety the way original Blogger did.

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  3. Not only is it stale, but it also appears to be doing damage to members!!!

    Although I think that WordPress has a better design and interface, I already invested a whole bunch of time in my Blogger blog so I am not inclined to jump ship at this point. Though I think that my next move (if I can justify spending time on it) would be to WordPress hosted off of my own domain.

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