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This Experiment Has Some Great News For Our Democracy

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The idea that our divisions are entrenched and unbridgeable is overstated.

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What If There’s A Better Way To Handle Our Democratic Debate?

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Our presidential race is a poll-driven battle of teams managing superficial impressions. The public’s responses to horse race polls are based on little more than vague ideas of what the candidates are saying. When these polls surprise (like one — an outlier, to be sure — from Monmouth University released this week showing a sudden three-way tie among Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren), that drives coverage.