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GLENN: Now, let me give you now the latest stats on right track, wrong track. Now, this is something that I don't like. I don't like this poll because because it never really tells you
PAT: What does it mean?
GLENN: Barack Obama and I can both say we're on the wrong track. He wouldn't, because he could say that because he would be looking at the same conditions but look at the solutions differently. Say, yeah, well, we're on the wrong track because the Republicans are whatever and I could be saying that we're on the wrong track because we're too socialist and he's he might say we're on the wrong track because we’re not socialist enough. So, it's too nonspecific, but I want to give it to you because if you add another stat to it, it does take on meaning. Right track, wrong track is now at 80 percent wrong track?
PAT: Uh huh.
STU: Well, it depends on what group you're talking about. Rasmussen does a split of basically mainstream voters and the political class. You want the political you want the mainstream voters.
GLENN: Mainstream voters.
STU: Yeah. Mainstream voters 84% say that the country is going the wrong direction, off the track.
GLENN: Okay. 84%. Now, give me the political class and then give me the distance between each other. Now, what the political class is are those in Washington, those who are the ruling class.
STU: Right. The political class is saying 67% of them are saying that we're on the right track. So, the political
GLENN: Almost polar opposites from the people. The people who are in the political class, the ruling class, are almost polar opposite.
PAT: A little out of touch.
STU: Yeah. You've got a 51 point swing there between the two classes and
GLENN: No, no. A what?
PAT: 51 points
STU: 51 point swing. So, if you figure 67 I don't have all the breakouts here, but you figure it's 76, 33 in favor of it for the political class and 6 to 84
GLENN: No, no. You have the add the degree of swing. You have to add the 67 or 60 whatever and 84 to show the degree. You're going in the opposite direction, it's 180 degrees.
STU: Hum. I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for there. I mean, the typical way I would calculate a swing in the polls would be two groups and the difference between them in support which here would be 67 to 16a 51 point swing, which is about the largest swing I've ever seen on anything.
GLENN: No, no. Add these two add these two numbers together and you see your distance. If you add these two numbers, you will see the difference between us. 87% say we're going this direction
STU: 84, yeah.
GLENN: Whatever. And 67 are going the other direction.
PAT: I see. So
STU: There's probably something above my head there.
PAT: So you're saying we're going different directions on the same line. So, they're 67 points over here and you're 84 over there, you would add those together.
GLENN: This doesn't make any sense to you?
STU: Because it's the same question.
PAT: 148 is what you're going for. I'm not sure it works that way, but I see
GLENN: You're making fun of me. Our toying with me now, like a little mouse.
PAT: I'm just trying to figure out where you're going and I think that's it. Right? You're saying a linear line.
GLENN: Linear line. You're going
STU: This isn't working, no, it's not inches if you have two sides line. One says right direction and you use that for the politician elites and then the other says wrong direction.
GLENN: He's making fun of me.
PAT: Which is 84% of the people.
GLENN: He is absolutely making fun of me.
PAT: I'm trying to make it work for you. I'm trying to get to that 148 number that you want, and sadly
GLENN: No, no.
PAT: I don't think I can I helped you do it.
STU: If you say that the political class is a plus 34 on this question, which 67 to 33, say, and you say the mainstream is minus 68, add 84 to 16, then you can get to 102 point swing if you want to go that way.
STU: I don't know why we want to go that way. That's just doubling the
PAT: If you take both ends of the tangent and you multiply it by pi
STU: Yeah. Exactly. Then you've got to go at least 9 digits.
PAT: Then you take X and you multiply it by relativity over Y
STU: And you put it in the pythagorean theorem.
STU: You've got work that in there.
PAT: Of course you do.
STU: Once you get that in
PAT: You carry the 2, bring down the 1.
STU: Divide by the upper tractor.
PAT: Then you get Glenn's number of 143 point swing.
STU: 143,000 point swing.
PAT: Yet, when you multiply that number by 100
STU: Million, and then you're there.
PAT: And you're right there. It's just that easy. It's just that easy.
GLENN: You're just going to keep going, aren't you?
STU: We have some more time in the show.
GLENN: Just keep going,
STU: There's a gigantic swing there.
PAT: There's a gigantic swing there, no matter whether it's 51 points or 17,386 as Glenn would like it to be. It's big.
STU: Really big.
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