Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Open election thread plus some innumerancy

Can't find anything good to post, so I will fall back on the old Open Thread trick.

One pet peeve: At the moment, 60% of Israel's eligible voters have voted, versus 57% at this same point last elections. This does not mean, as all the Israeli papers are saying, that "voter turnout is 3% higher than in 2006," it might be 3 percentage points higher but voter turnout is (in this example) 5.2% higher (since 60 is 5.2% higher than 57.)