Media impact on the special election

Richard Chonak
Sun Jan 24 01:50:16 EST 2010

To bring this back to where it began:

On 01/22/2010 09:54 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> I was talking with Scott on Tuesday night, and he pointed out to me
> that traditionally Republican parts of Western Mass. voted
> overwhelmingly for Coakley over Brown, whereas people within the
> Boston market went the other way.  I don't know if the final results
> show the same pattern, but if they do, it may say something
> interesting about the impact of the mass media on the election.

If you want to check how well those bore out in the final results, the 
Globe's map and figures are still on-line:

There certainly are curious juxtapositions: Blandford went 62% for 
Brown, while _neighboring_ Becket went 62% for Coakley.


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