Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paul Krugman Wonders How the Presidential Race Could Be So Close

I've been telling my students for a long time that the 2016 election was going to be close.

And I've also been telling them that Hillary Clinton was never going to generate as much youth voter enthusiasm as Barack Obama did in 2008, and I had no idea how well that prediction would turn out (Gallup reported last week that youth interest in politics has cratered since Obama was first elected.)

So get a load out of this post at the Monkey Cage, the political science blog at the Washington Post, "Krugman wonders how the race could be close. Political science wonders how it could be otherwise."

A good piece. Read it all at the link.