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September 23, 2013 8:11 AM Why Third-Party Predictions Can Be So Weirdly Optimistic

Doug Mataconis is impressed that third-party candidate Robert Sarvis is polling as high as 10% in the Virginia Governor’s race.Color me skeptical, not because of anything specific to Sarvis but because of statistics. As the true level of candidate’s support...

By Keith Humphreys

February 20, 2013 9:30 AM A Whole Lot About Parties, Third Parties, and Change

Recall that Ron Fournier wrote a recent column about how the Republicans and Democrats are in danger of cracking up, and that Brendan Nyhan and I wrote responses bashing him a bit. Well, Fournier apparently doesn't read TAP, but he...

By Jonathan Bernstein

March 14, 2012 10:32 AM What is the Political Center?

In an article about Obama’s recent meeting with New York mayor Bloomberg, Thomas Ferguson writes the following about a well-funded third party effort: Last year a group, Americans Elect, surfaced with a plan that strikingly resembled one of the schemes...

By Andrew Gelman