Monday, November 12, 2012

Obama Campaign And Science - - The Social Sciences

Little wonder that the campaign that ignored, even dismissed science - - from polling to climate change to evolution to reproduction - - was beaten by a data-driven campaign that even mastered and implemented the social sciences:

This election season the Obama campaign won a reputation for drawing on the tools of social science. The book “Victory Lab,” by Sasha Issenberg, and news reports have portrayed an operation that ran its own experiment and, among other efforts, consulted with the Analyst Institute, a Washington voter research group established in 2007 by union officials and their allies to help Democratic candidates. 

Less well known is that the Obama campaign also had a panel of unpaid academic advisers. The group — which calls itself the “consortium of behavioral scientists,” or COBS — provided ideas on how to counter false rumors, like one that President Obama is a Muslim. It suggested how to characterize the Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, in advertisements. It also delivered research-based advice on how to mobilize voters.
What a bunch of snobs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's just see how many loyal Obama supporters exist after the congressional investigation for the Libya embassy massacre.

Hillary, don't bother running.