Morning Must Reads: Gamesmanship

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–Dan Balz and Jon Cohen crunch the numbers and suggest seniors are compromising the Democrats.

The Pew Research Center finds that the widespread omission of cellphones from telephone polling has a more notable effect than previously reported. The issue has gained attention in recent years as more households stop using landlines altogether, but until now, the skew in polling has been found to be negligible.

–Mark Blumenthal notes that while it’s very rare at the state level, many national polls already sample cellphone users. A handy list:

These include, in addition to the Pew Center, ABC News/Washington Post, AP/GfK, CBS News/New York Times, Gallup (both their daily tracking and the surveys in partnership with USA Today), Kaiser Family Foundation, McClatchy/Marist University, NBC News/Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.

–The Connecticut Senate race isn’t really so close.

–The strange 2012 robo-calling begins in Iowa.

–The SEC’s inspector general found no political gamesmanship in the timing or substance of the agency’s suit against Goldman. Darrell Issa wants to see for himself.

–Rep. Scott Murphy runs the ad the White House once upon a time thought every Dem would run on:


–Michelle Rhee jumps straight from the D.C. schools chancellor game to the putting up very campaign-ish websites game.

–Simon Johnson makes his case for further bank regulation couched in the argument that financial crisis leads to fiscal crisis.

–And contractors for Murkowski don’t beat around the bush.

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