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Bad at Math


I have a friend who says that Las Vegas is the best place on earth because it ruthlessly punishes people who are bad at math. Unfortunately, even though you can avoid Las Vegas, you still can't avoid learning some math. Here is a case in point. Over at The Scrum, they are purporting to show (with statistics) that Dean is weak in Red states. Read it if you want, but it's nonsense. There is even an update that says Kerry is stronger in MI and FL based on his meetup numbers. Here are the raw numbers of meetupers in MI and FL.

LocationKerryDean
Michigan
Detroit66390
Ann Arbor29310
Lansing20141
Florida
Orlando43254
Broward County19236
Miami47235
Tampa13227
St. Pete14201
West Palm Beach25192
Sarasota18119
Jacksonville17100
Total3112405


You can say whatever you want and do whatever you want to pass off as "analysis", but it's all nonsense if you conclude that Kerry is stronger than Dean in MI and FL by meetup numbers alone.