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Does Retail Politics Work?

- November 30, 2011

The subject of my new post at 538 is whether retail politics — that is, presidential candidate travel to and appearances in crucial states — matters.  I also discuss whether local political outlets are inherently more favorable to candidates than national media.  Coincidentally, Jeff Zeleny’s new piece in the NY Times discusses the decline in certain kinds of retail politics such as drop-by’s in local restaurants and living rooms.