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Brian Simon

Minneapolis, MN
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7 years 11 weeks

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Posted on 04/17/12 at 09:17 am in response to Gallup daily tracking Poll: Romney, 47; Obama, 45

The absolute numbers are irrelevant; but watching the trends in the polls will be interesting.

Posted on 04/10/12 at 03:28 pm in response to If election held today, poll finds, Obama would win 51-44

It's fair to note that the poll is of all adults, thus reducing it's value as a prediction of the final score in Nov. But it's likewise disingenuous to claim a poll today of 'likely voters' has any more predictive value. Instead, where both polls are more useful is in trend analysis. Recent polls have been showing a bump in support for the incumbent, and slippage for the challenger. The GOP, overall, is also going through a low spot. What will be worth watching is whether WMR can now...

Posted on 04/10/12 at 03:32 pm in response to If election held today, poll finds, Obama would win 51-44

I wonder what the margin of error is on that subset of the population who has no strong opinions of BHO or WMR. And how likely are they to vote?

Posted on 04/09/12 at 11:27 am in response to Brodkorb heads back to university to finish his degree

If the U's poly-sci curriculum doesn't require an ethics class, I'd recommend Mr brodkorb consider taking one as an elective.

Posted on 03/02/12 at 12:59 pm in response to Vikings stadium plan likely the best lawmakers will see

What an utter disappointment. Is this really the best use of multiple blocks of downtown real estate & a half billion dollars? I am disgusted.

Posted on 02/23/12 at 03:22 pm in response to From GOP debate: Why Obamacare is really Santorum's fault

For santorum's base SCOTUS appointments trump 'obamacare'. The former may yet eviscerate the latter... The question is how much of the MI vote is evangelical. He may yet pull out a win there & be an ongoing headache for establishment Rs.

Posted on 01/20/12 at 12:41 pm in response to Gary Eichten and the craft of journalism

I was just thinking that too: put Collins on midday.

Regarding those so-called 'hidden' costs of replacing the dome, perhaps we ought to schedule demolition for the Dome this spring & see how fast new 'hidden' costs start showing up for the Arden Hills or other sites. Seems to me the vikings want to assume they'll have a sweetheart deal at the dome for as long as they want it. Instead, if we don't have a tenant for that building, its time for it to go & make room for something productive.

$8.5 million per year to pay off bonds? Why can't Zygi afford that?

Posted on 09/30/11 at 07:23 pm in response to Long-running Vikings stadium debate could drag on for years yet

""But the thing you have to understand about this process is you've got a lot of people saying 'no' before you get to 'yes,' " he said."

There's only one guy who has to say yes: Zygi. He's the developer & the owner. Seems like a match made in heaven into which the rest of us should not insert ourselves.