So you want your political party to take control of the state legislature, and you've just learned that the largest newspaper in the state has thrown its support behind your favorite candidate. Will that make you more or less likely to believe your party will succeed?
It may seem counterintuitive, but the answer is less likely, according to a new study from Brown University in Providence, R.I.
Why would evidence of growing support for your party make you less optimistic?
Because it's weak...Full Story