A Mixed Bag of Reader Predictions

JBHE thanks all of our readers who participate in our weekly polls. The results are not scientific but are nevertheless interesting.

In recent weeks, JBHE readers correctly predicted that voters in Arizona would pass a public referendum banning race-sensitive admissions at public universities in the state. But only 30 percent of readers responding to our poll correctly predicted the outcome of the midterm elections with the GOP taking control of the House but the Democrats holding the Senate.

Surprisingly the percentage of readers believing Barack Obama will be reelected president in 2012 increased significantly in a poll taken after the midterm elections compared to a poll taken this past summer.

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