March 9th, 2016
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Recovering from another Super Tuesday

"Bernie Sanders made folks like me eat a stack of humble pie on Tuesday night," admits CNN's Eugene Scott, and he's not the only one. "On the Dem side, you can read about ... how many humble pies (not pies) I had to eat here. (A lot)," similarly observes FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten, sharing his piece "What The Stunning Bernie Sanders Win In Michigan Means" (at 37,000+ shares so far). 

So, yeah, about that: Senator Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary over rival Hillary Clinton 50 percent to 48 percent, despite the fact that not a single poll taken recently showed him winning. "Polling is dead," declares Bloomberg's Max Nisen. With his win, Sanders broke the previous record for a candidate’s greatest upset of a final polling average, meaning polling predictions for Sanders in Michigan are now considered among the greatest polling errors in primary history. "Probably coming to a Sanders $ pitch soon," predicts Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti. "Not sure if I trust @NateSilver538 anymore but he says last night's win was biggest primary upset since NH in '84," shares Marcus Baram at Fast Company. At the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roland Klose similarly wonders, "Does this mean the polls are off in other Midwestern states that are holding open primaries?" Meanwhile, Guardian's Ellie Mae O'Hagan announces, "Just gonna pour myself a glass of bourbon and read about the Michigan primary." Here are 5 more takeaways from Bernie's Michigan miracle.

In the GOP race, Donald Trump easily took the Michigan and Mississippi primaries by double digits over closest contender Ted Cruz, and he won in Hawaii, too. Still, Cruz took Idaho, supporting the growing impression he’s the only Republican opponent who comes close to threatening Trump’s lead. And although a joint Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll data shows Trump holding a three-point lead over Cruz in the race, signs of wavering support may shrink that gap. "In states that haven't voted -- Trump 27, Cruz 25, Kasich 24, Rubio 23. Tight as a tick," points out National Journal's Josh Kraushaar. Looking ahead, so far a CNN poll shows Donald Trump beating Senator Marco Rubio in Florida and Governor John Kasich in Ohio less than a week before the March 15 primaries in those states (as well as Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri). For now Clinton also leads Sanders in both Ohio and Florida. Also, Trump's campaign manager forcibly yanked a female Breitbart reporter out of the way after she asked a question, marking the second time a journalist reportedly has been roughed up at a Trump stump. "Somebody is going to get killed at a Trump rally. Now [even Breitbart] reporters are being attacked," concludes Clara Jeffery at Mother Jones. Or Trump could just ... fire these people? Isn't firing his "thing?"

Question of the day

Our last question asked: According to BuzzFeedwhat do a bunch of people on Facebook believe that a refugee from Afghanistan did? That he swam from Afghanistan to France with a Pot Noodle. And an iPhone 6 on half-charge.

Congratulations to Lucia A. Walinchus (who adds "Spoiler alert: no") for being the very first to get that right! You're on a roll, Lucia! Honorable mentions go out to these incredible individuals for also answering correctly: Sarah-Ann Soffer (who wonders "Who is his service provider?? #Impressed"), Ken WalkerCarrie GrayMark Gibbs (who notes "Silly season arrives early"), Mike Rostabare (who adds the supposed refugee "Somehow avoided being devoured by sharks, WHICH ARE HORRIFYING AND SHOULD BE ERADICATED BTW"), Tania Hussain (who quips "'Udon' know how much this made me laugh"), Ron Casalotti (who observes this is about as feasible as "saying a reality TV star bully might...oh, wait!"), and Mark Poepsel (who suggests "Call it 'The Reverse Vasco'").

As for today's question, here it is: What amazing correction did Wired have to put out on an article today?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Wednesday

Your career highlight for today:

  • Here's an interesting job title: The Associated Press has just hired Terrance Harris (at right) as "a hybrid sports and news journalist" based in Orlando, Florida. Harris previously worked as a reporter and national football columnist for The Houston Chronicle and as a writer for AOL's FanHouse site. Harris is a veteran sportswriter with experience covering the NBA and NFL as well as college sports, including the Saints and Notre Dame. Read more here.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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