Republican Candidates in a Horse Race

Cain or Romney?Watch the GOP Candidates match strides in a virtual political horse race. Pretty funny animation and clearly there is a horse to watch that comes out of this race!

“In the above animation, each horse is a candidate, with its horizontal position representing that candidate’s standing in the polls. Our starting line is March 2010, when the major polling firms began releasing national polls of likely Republican voters on a consistent basis. The horse’s position is the determined by the average of the last five polls, to smooth out the margins of error. The data is gathered from Real Clear Politics’aggregation of major polls. Check back regularly—we’ll [Slate] update the race as new polls come in.”

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.


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