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Dave C.

Another interesting question is: In a six-person race, what percent would you use as a rule for whether the candidate is viable, or if they should drop out?


DC: We'd need to refine the question. The current race has to be representative of the general election, or else we need to know how predictive it is of the general election. The easier problem is if we can assume the current race is representative, then you eliminate anyone who isn't within a margin of error of the leader. But of course, that assumption isn't realistic.

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