Comment: In politics perception is reality.

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In politics perception is reality.

There's a well recognized sociological parallel to the Bernoulli principle. Bernoulli noted that slower moving molecules get drawn into a stream of fast moving molecules. If less attentive, undecided voters see a surge in support for one candidate, they are drawn in that direction. Therefore it always pays to be seen as winning, even if it's a poll that falls far short of scientific measurement.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.