Coattails

A headline from US News & World Report:

Chambliss’s Win in Georgia Shows Obama’s Diminishing Coattails

Um, what?

In November–when Barack Obama was on the ballot–Democrat Jim Martin won 46% of the vote and Republican Saxby Chambliss got 49%.

In December–when Obama wasn’t on the ballot–Martin won 43% and Chambliss got 57%.

So what was that about coattails, again?

(h/t Balloon Juice)

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