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Apr 16, 2008

Where are the numbers?

If anyone took polls to determine exactly how the DPP lost, I sure haven't heard about it.

You would (should) expect the DPP to want very detailed polling numbers showing how it did with different age groups, ethnic groups, ages, classes and genders -- the day after the election, I saw what was probably an unscientific poll suggesting the DPP did as well as the KMT among men but lost big with women. That's the kind of thing that can help the DPP find a way forward.

There are also apparently no numbers showing which issues voters considered most important heading into the polls and which they considered least important. That's also the kind of data the DPP needs to stay on message to different groups -- obviously, deep and light green supporters would want to hear something different at fund raisers and rallies.

I can't for the life of me figure out why nobody conducted such polls?

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