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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


The American President (1995)

LEON KODAK(Poll specialist): You see, the country has mood swings
LEWIS ROTHSCHILD: Mood swings? Nineteen postgraduate degrees in mathematics and your best explanation of going from a 63 to a 46 percent approval rating in five weeks is mood swings.
LEON KODAK: Well I could explain it better, but I need charts, graphs and an easel.