Patriots https://scienceblogs.com/ en Public Opinion On Patriots, The Wall, Obamacare, Trump Taxes https://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/01/30/public-opinion-on-patriots-the-wall-obamacare-trump-taxes <span>Public Opinion On Patriots, The Wall, Obamacare, Trump Taxes</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2017/01/americans-come-together-on-hating-the-patriots.html">Two</a> <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2017/01/americans-think-trump-will-be-worst-president-since-nixon.html">Polls</a> came out a few days ago, but I'm afraid that the news cycles have been swamped and they may have been missed. Here are some simple graphics. Plenty more data can be found at Public Policy Polling, and see RM on MSBNC below for more.</p> <p><a href="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.12.32-PM.png"><img src="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.12.32-PM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 3.12.32 PM" width="478" height="305" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-23606" /></a></p> <p><a href="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.14.14-PM.png"><img src="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.14.14-PM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 3.14.14 PM" width="528" height="364" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-23607" /></a></p> <p><a href="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.16.09-PM.png"><img src="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.16.09-PM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 3.16.09 PM" width="501" height="367" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-23608" /></a></p> <p><a href="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.17.50-PM.png"><img src="/files/gregladen/files/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-30-at-3.17.50-PM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 3.17.50 PM" width="525" height="368" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-23609" /></a></p> <iframe src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_appp_170125" height="500" width="635" scrolling="no" border="no"></iframe></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/gregladen" lang="" about="/author/gregladen" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gregladen</a></span> <span>Mon, 01/30/2017 - 09:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/politics" hreflang="en">Politics</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/patriots" hreflang="en">Patriots</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/polls" hreflang="en">polls</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/tax-returns" hreflang="en">Tax Returns</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/trump" hreflang="en">Trump</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/wall" hreflang="en">wall</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477163" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485786365"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Re - your Super Bowl barchart. One of my students showed me a pie chart with two categories - from a "survey of football fans"</p> <p>- Want Patriots to lose: 18%</p> <p>- Want Tom Brady to lose: 82%</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477163&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ZxIalFOsyCjnYrlAK5ho0OkDaVXhfCZoTQ91d3Aon9c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dean (not verified)</span> on 30 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477163">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477164" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485786636"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Wow, from the second poll you linked to, this:</p> <blockquote><p>He loses out only to Ronald Reagan and even that's relatively competitive with Reagan getting 45% to Trump's 31%.</p></blockquote> <p>is strong evidence that the myth of Reagan, rather than the actual Reagan, is still strong in the minds of people.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477164&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="aK-RhA-Myk8VWPz1pKCi6-ZpJDFsrdjh3iDoepLuMfc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dean (not verified)</span> on 30 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477164">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="31" id="comment-1477165" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485786702"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Indeed!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477165&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dJaY4mLKvVQeyPB2bOFfR9va89vx9UqFCURJkQLbvNE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <a title="View user profile." href="/author/gregladen" lang="" about="/author/gregladen" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gregladen</a> on 30 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477165">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/author/gregladen"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/author/gregladen" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/HumanEvolutionIcon350-120x120.jpg?itok=Tg7drSR8" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user gregladen" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477166" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485789234"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Following their Brexit and US election forecasts, how can any poll be credible or worthy of comment?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477166&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7_-uasrdDq2iV_vBxKVB0djVTqEXAttxtSPrfjCQ20k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">cat (not verified)</span> on 30 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477166">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477167" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485796785"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><i>Following their Brexit and US election forecasts, how can any poll be credible or worthy of comment?</i></p> <p>Seems to me that people are voting against the status quo, for whatever reasons. And they are probably a little afraid to tell other people they are doing that.</p> <p>Facing the total unknown might be good way to shake up your holiday a bit. Not so sure it's such a good thing to base your children's future on.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477167&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="HNmivvz9mdzWgFNeM2dNxxEMdXZydS9HNwlziI8k_3k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">metzomagic (not verified)</span> on 30 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477167">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477168" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485855418"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>#4 - the USA polls, on average, were accurate - had Clinton getting about 53% of the vote.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477168&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="TYXYTMFU1r1FO66AQW2k937Y23b-8QUMMpmGFSPlr5A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">t marvell (not verified)</span> on 31 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477168">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477169" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485862529"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The third question seems to give a false dichotomy: it assumes that the wall will be built, and the only question will be who pays for it. I personally would rather not build the wall, making the question of who pays for it moot. And I suspect Trump has no idea how much resources would have to be poured into building the wall.</p> <p>Furthermore, there is absolutely no way Mexico will pay for that wall, and for anybody who thinks they will, I have a special deal on a bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477169&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0XzMfsiEYaNwqHe1z-5dJu9n8YavYe6zVuQZNfTirGw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Eric Lund (not verified)</span> on 31 Jan 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477169">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1477170" class="js-comment comment-wrapper clearfix"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1485991740"></mark> <div class="well"> <strong></strong> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Eric, I saw it the other way, that people saw it as an alternative between paying for a wall and not having a wall.</p> <p>I don't think there is no way Mexico will pay for the wall. Does Mexico benefit from NAFTA, which Trump has said he wants to renegotiate? If Mexico benefits from NAFTA, and I believe it to be a substantial benefit, then they might be willing to pay just to keep NAFTA as is. </p> <p>Now with Trump wanting out of NAFTA, then there is no such incentive for Mexico to pay, but I don't think it is ridiculous for Mexico to offer to pay. The irony is, that right now Trump is offering to help Mexico build a wall on Mexico's southern border.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1477170&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0sVH3DG-r-amGGBTRbupSSEV74NgTanBtrBwVdxQ60U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <footer> <em>By <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">MikeN (not verified)</span> on 01 Feb 2017 <a href="https://scienceblogs.com/taxonomy/term/7255/feed#comment-1477170">#permalink</a></em> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/user/0" hreflang="und"><img src="/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/icon-user.png?itok=yQw_eG_q" width="100" height="100" alt="User Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </article> </footer> </article> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/gregladen/2017/01/30/public-opinion-on-patriots-the-wall-obamacare-trump-taxes%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:22:50 +0000 gregladen 34252 at https://scienceblogs.com Physics vs. Fishy Footballs https://scienceblogs.com/seed/2015/01/28/physics-vs-fishy-footballs <span>Physics vs. Fishy Footballs</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>When it was reported that many of the footballs in the AFC Championship game were <a title="Tom Brady and the Ideal Gas Law: Physics of Deflategate" href="http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2015/01/23/tom-brady-and-the-ideal-gas-law-physics-of-deflategate/">inflated below the required minimum pressure</a>, the triumphant New England Patriots were accused of cheating. Looking for an explanation, Chad Orzel whipped out some footballs, a freezer, and the Ideal Gas Law to do some delving. Physically, air pressure depends on the volume of a gas, the number of molecules contained therein, and temperature. Since the volume of a football (versus a balloon) doesn't change much depending on how much air is inside, a change in temperature was the best chance for an innocent explanation. But Chad writes, "unless they did the pre-game testing of the balls in a sauna, or the post-game investigation in a meat locker, thermodynamics alone can’t get the Patriots off the hook." According to the Pats, they do some <a title="Deflategate: The Final Chapter" href="http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2015/01/25/deflategate-the-final-chapter/">special mumbo jumbo to the outside of the balls</a> before filling them to the required minimum pressure, after which the pressure settles down. Um, what? Chad writes that this explanation suggests the Patriots have "been preparing balls that were technically illegal for a long time." Underinflated balls are said to be easier to throw and catch, especially in the rain.</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/milhayser" lang="" about="/author/milhayser" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">milhayser</a></span> <span>Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/misc" hreflang="en">Misc</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/air-pressure" hreflang="en">air pressure</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/cheating" hreflang="en">cheating</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/deflategate" hreflang="en">Deflategate</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/football-0" hreflang="en">football</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ideal-gas-law" hreflang="en">Ideal Gas Law</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/nfl" hreflang="en">NFL</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/patriots" hreflang="en">Patriots</a></div> </div> </div> <section> </section> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/seed/2015/01/28/physics-vs-fishy-footballs%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:59:16 +0000 milhayser 69236 at https://scienceblogs.com