This morning I tuned in to CNN, which took a short break from its round-the-clock Haiti earthquake coverage to say
- People in Massachusetts are angry
- Martha Coakley apparently called someone named Curt Schilling a "Yankees fan."
538 is all over this; evidently Nate Silver really really wants to see the Democrats keep their 60-seat supermajority in the Senate, and hopes that by saying Coakley will lose that he'll rally enough Democrats to the polls to cause her to win. I usually like Silver/538, and really appreciated his coverage of polling results during the 2008 Presidential campaign. Unfortunately I wonder if he's out of his depth here, since there just doesn't seem to be a lot of good polling data regarding the Massachusetts Senate race. Just anger. And baseball.