Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout Breakdown

Nate Silver picks some interesting data out of the bailout voting.

Among 38 incumbent congressmen in races rated as "toss-up" or "lean" by Swing State Project, just 8 voted for the bailout as opposed to 30 against: a batting average of .211. By comparison, the vote among congressmen who don't have as much to worry about was essentially even: 197 for, 198 against.

Seems that in the end, it was more about getting re-elected than it was saving our economy. Why am I not surprised?

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