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February 26, 2007

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MichelleD

This is out there...but with all the Star’s other electioneering I wouldn't doubt it: Do you think they're so set on predicting a low turn out so it turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy? So that the status quo has a better chance of prevailing?

There was a study pretty recently that the best way to influence others behavior is to position the desired behavior as what “everyone else is doing”. So if everyone else is skipping the election why shouldn’t you? The Star may not be doing it for this purpose but I’d bet its having the same effect.

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