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For what's that worth, I didn't vote to close, but I've down-voted the question due to the poorly presented motivation: Biden is a highly polarizing figure despite some of his efforts not to be. Obama for example had a far more volatile approval, but he was the last president to have such an elastic approval rating. It is approve by 9 on 538, which past ...


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Just my 2¢... Speculative analysis is informed opinion: opinion based in solid theory, with a certain amount of direct or tangential evidence that bears on it, and with an openness to outcomes according to reason. I'm fond of speculative analysis, which I think is the only place where we can come to understanding and consensus; I don't have much use for mere ...


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Is there an established community standard for what 'opinion' is vs. 'theory?' No, even whether a question is primarily opinion-based (POB) can be subjective. Of course, in some cases a question may be very clearly opinion-based. In the question that you cite, I think you can make both arguments. Let's do that to see what might drive close-voters and voters ...


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As I see it, the two questions are the same, except that they ask about different groups / places: the Palestinian Authority (which is mostly/only in power in parts of the West Bank?) and Hamas (which is mostly/only in power in Gaza?). I think there's nothing wrong with the questions per se. The remaining question attracted a few close votes but was left ...


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Disclosure: I wrote that second question. On Politics SE I hestitate more than elsewhere to edit questions, especially if I do not support the political position implicit in the question. I would have to ask myself if I'm distorting the original intent too much, or not enough, and in all likelihood I wouldn't be really satisfied. Here I did not just rewrite ...


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If the original question is unsalvageable (closed, heavily downvoted, perhaps even deleted) then this can be a good course of action. Sometimes the original question might have a valid core-question, but due to severe issues with the way it is written it can not be saved without rephrasing it from scratch. This is especially the case when we are dealing with ...


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