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Maybe - it has happened before the game starts (in September 2010). We'll see as things unfold. I think it has certainly shifted the center on off-shore drilling, though, which could be part of the Energy or Environment issues, or become an issue in itself.

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Will the BR oil disaster be used to impact the 2010 scenario in scripted events in a later iteration?

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Maybe - it has happened before the game starts (in September 2010). We'll see as things unfold. I think it has certainly shifted the center on off-shore drilling, though, which could be part of the Energy or Environment issues, or become an issue in itself.

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Prior to the spill 67% of Americans reported that they supported offshore drilling according to Rasmussen, now 64% report that they do, so I don't think it actually had a big impact.

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Prior to the spill 67% of Americans reported that they supported offshore drilling according to Rasmussen, now 64% report that they do, so I don't think it actually had a big impact.

I don't really trust Rasmussen, they do strange things with the wording and on Obama's job approval rating, consider "unsure," "disapprove," something they didn't do with Bush.

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I don't really trust Rasmussen, they do strange things with the wording and on Obama's job approval rating, consider "unsure," "disapprove," something they didn't do with Bush.

So your proposing that a normally very accurate polling source is over 14% off?

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The thing is, they aren't accurate, they skewer things in the conservatives favor.

On all elections thus far they have been within the margin of error and that's the only measurable way to check the polls.

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Are you referring to the Senate? With a few exceptions (such as New York in 2010), there's only one seat up for election in any given state in any given year (and in some states, no seats).

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When I select a state I'm unable to scroll through the seats and thus can only see results for the 1st seat.

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Are you referring to the Senate? With a few exceptions, there's only 1 seat up for election in any given state in any given year (and in some states, no seats).

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Yes the senate election but in Florida, for instance, it is only allowing me to view the seat which isn't up for grabs and which only has one candidate in it.

Also the 2 independents aren't included so I assume those 2 seats are being counted for the Dems?

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Can you be a little more specific about what's happening for you when trying to view Florida? I just tried it with all parties, and I could see both seats.

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Yes the senate election but in Florida, for instance, it is only allowing me to view the seat which isn't up for grabs and which only has one candidate in it.

Also the 2 independents aren't included so I assume those 2 seats are being counted for the Dems?

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Perhaps I'm doing something wrong but what I meant is that during election night while I'm viewing the results, if I click onto the state to look at seat-by-seat results it will only show me the off year one for Florida and some others.

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Perhaps I'm doing something wrong but what I meant is that during election night while I'm viewing the results, if I click onto the state to look at seat-by-seat results it will only show me the off year one for Florida and some others.

Scratch that I think that the only election going on is the one and the off year isn't being simulated by just one candidate so the election results for the state are the same as for that seat. Am I correct on this? My bad for the trouble if so.

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When you click a state during election night, it should display the state totals. Click the state again and it will display the first seat. Two blue arrows will appear at the bottom of the percentages panel. Use those to view the other seat in the state.

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Perhaps I'm doing something wrong but what I meant is that during election night while I'm viewing the results, if I click onto the state to look at seat-by-seat results it will only show me the off year one for Florida and some others.

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When you click a state during election night, it should display the state totals. Click the state again and it will display the first seat. Two blue arrows will appear at the bottom of the percentages panel. Use those to view the other seat in the state.

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That's what I tried to do and when I clicked the arrow nothing happened and it wouldn't change.

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Yes, the state totals are just for the seat where there's an election.

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Scratch that I think that the only election going on is the one and the off year isn't being simulated by just one candidate so the election results for the state are the same as for that seat. Am I correct on this? My bad for the trouble if so.

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You should be able to alternate between the two seats in a state, with the off-year seat listing the incumbent, and the other one listing percentages for the Senate candidates.

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That's what I tried to do and when I clicked the arrow nothing happened and it wouldn't change.

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You should be able to alternate between the two seats in a state, with the off-year seat listing the incumbent, and the other one listing percentages for the Senate candidates.

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Played through a 3rd time and suddenly it started working so idk what was up but w/e :lol:

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