Yesterday, I was all “the emerging markets have a point about running the IMF”.
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Here’s today’s food for thought:
Big Mo or Big Bird? For those pundits who weren’t talking about outsized avian children’s characters, it was another day of obsessing about the polls and Mitt Romney’s momentum.
The dissection of a flock of polls by Nate Silver in the New York Times‘ FiveThirtyEight blog offered little comfort to President Barack Obama’s camp as it tried to limit the surge in support his Republican opponent gained from last week’s debate in Colorado.
Silver said he was waiting for further evidence from state and national surveys, “but we are ready to conclude that one night in Denver undid most of the advantage Mr. Obama had appeared to gain in September”.
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