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Yes, he runs a haunted house called the Bates Motel in Glen Mills, Pa.

“Haunted houses traditionally see more visitors in a down economy. People need to find a release, an unrealistic fantasy place to take their minds away from problems. And that’s precisely what we work so hard all year to provide,” Mr. Bates adds.

UNCLE PAJAMAS

Still mindful of the “New Black Panther controversy” of a previous election, Pajamas Media founder Roger L. Simon is recruiting for a nationwide Voter Fraud Watch for the midterms on Nov. 2, manned by citizen poll watchers armed with flipcams, video phones and just about everything else.

“Uncle Pajamas wants you,” Mr. Simon says. “These people would report back to us - with either video, still photos, text or some combination thereof - on cases of voter fraud, intimidation or other voting malfeasances they may encounter. We will then cover these occurrences heavily on Pajamas Media and PJTV, and promote them to the media at large.”

He adds, “It should go without saying that we expect these reports to be made irrespective of the political party or ideology of the persons involved.”

The watchers will be on the lookout for improper electioneering near polling places, forced “assistance” of elderly voters and any creepy evidence that “dead voters” are still being counted. Mr. Simon advises interested parties to contact his news organization at pollwatch@pjtv.com.

POLL DU JOUR

- 59 percent of Americans say President Obama “has the personality and leadership qualities a President should have.”

- 90 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of Republicans agree.

- 79 percent of liberals and 38 percent of conservatives also agree.

- 42 percent of Americans overall agree with Mr. Obama on the “issues that matter to them most.”

- 81 percent of Democrats and 10 percent of Republicans agree with the president.

- 64 percent of liberals and 21 percent of conservatives also agree.

Source: A CNN/Opinion Research Poll of 1,008 adults conducted Oct. 5 to 7.

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