Romney's 47% and Why Gaffes Don't Matter

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There's a lot of talk around Mitt Romney's secretly-recorded fundraising speech from last May.  In it he says 47% of voters think they're victims, entitled to government handouts, and it's not his job to worry about them. The pundits were quick to start writing the presidential candidate's political obituary.  But John Sides says not so fast. He's an associate prof at George Washington University, and he's not convinced that gaffes like these actually impact political results. Check out the graph he's plotted that helps make his case.

 
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