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Posted on June 15 at 12:06 p.m.

Details of event in the piece. Here's the link to the Capps Center: http://www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu/news/...

On E.J. Dionne on the Death of Compromise

Posted on May 28 at 8:03 a.m.

1-Yes. 2-Many more successes than failures, I guess.

On Inside Politics

Posted on March 2 at 8:09 a.m.

Good point. Newt's presentation on $2.50 gas is subject of a 30-minute speech he's giving around the country (and planning to air on Ohio TV in advance of next week's primary) which is presented in various iterations at http://www.newt.org/home/.

On Long Game

Posted on July 31 at 7:58 a.m.

Sez - Reference to "North County" was to identify portion of SB that's in the 15th Senate district, and differentiate from south coast, which is part of Tony Strickland's 19th SD. Sorry for any confusion. .

On Invisible Man

Posted on June 4 at 7:42 a.m.

David - New Field Poll has Meg ahead 51-25:
http://www.calbuzz.com/2010/06/field-...

Poizner got close a couple weeks ago but looks like his singular focus on immigration didn't give Reps enough of a reason to be for him; she's now winning the most conservative and Tea Party voters.

On GOP’s Thelma and Louise

Posted on January 26 at 6:40 a.m.

On polling: The only polling I’m aware of on the issue was done last year by Fairbank Maslin, Maullin & Associates, a reputable firm paid by PXP to do a survey. A summary sheet of their findings showed support for the T-Ridge project after poll respondents were “educated” about it, as the political professionals say. The findings are discussed at the company’s web site on the project which is here. http://www.t-ridgefacts.com/t-ridge-p...

Phil Trounstine, my partner in Calbuzz, is a former pollster who ran the survey center at San Jose State University for several years, and we’ve published several discussions about research methodology, including this piece - http://www.calbuzz.com/2009/08/2515/ - which also ran in the L.A. Times.

A key issue is that PXP has refused to make public the actual data underpinning their survey – the complete list of questions, question order and cross-tabulations – citing proprietary concerns, which I wrote about last fall for the Indie here http://tinyurl.com/yzsmfzr.

After PXP e-blasted a summary of its poll around the state, Nava picked a fight with the company and sent out a series of press releases raising questions about its methodology and demanding they release all their data, which they have not done. We covered that at Calbuzz here http://tinyurl.com/ydgblhz and here http://tinyurl.com/y87qh9t

On Oil & Secrecy

Posted on January 23 at 5:22 p.m.

News to me that I'm "playing a hand." Actually, I'm just reporting a story.

On Oil & Secrecy

Posted on January 21 at 6:04 a.m.

For those interested the full text of the PXP-EDC agreement is now posted at http://tinyurl.com/ya24qkv.

On Oil & Secrecy

Posted on January 9 at 12:05 p.m.

The governor on Friday (1-8-10) announced that the T-Ridge plan is, in fact, included in his new budget. For an update see www.calbuzz.com. I'll have more on this in next week's Indie column.

On Oil & Money

Posted on December 18 at 2:25 p.m.

More of the wit and wisdom of SezMe may be found in the comments section at www.calbuzz.com.

On Campbell Plays Hamlet

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