Sen. Schumer Calls for the National Adoption of Top-Two Primaries

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:20 am

One of the highest ranking members in the United States Senate is calling for a big change in the way we run our elections. In a New York Times Op-ed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed partisan primaries for much of the polarization and gridlock in Washington right now. So he is calling for a national [...]

This One Chart Illustrates Why Hillary Clinton Is in Such a Dominating Position

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 12:59 pm

If you want a very simple explanation why Hillary Clinton is not only the 2016 Democratic frontrunner but also able to scare off any serious competition, you need only look at this graph from Gallup. Regardless how you feel about Clinton, this is remarkable. This level of familiarity among the public is unheard of for [...]

The 2016 Republican Frontrunner Is Rand Paul

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 9:52 am

A series of polls out today makes it clear the frontrunner in the 2016 Republicans presidential primary is actually Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). The latest Marist-NBC polls in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire have Paul in the top spot. In New Hampshire Paul is winning 14 percent of potential Republican electorate, [...]

Plan to Split California into Six States Might Make the Ballot

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 10:37 am

One billionaire’s effort to turn California from one state into six has taken a big step forward. The Six Californias campaign claims they likely have enough signatures to make the ballot and plan to turn them in Tuesday. The plan is the brainchild and project of Tim Draper, the founder of a Silicon Valley venture [...]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Political Future Might be in Real Trouble

By: Monday July 14, 2014 12:17 pm

It appears that things aren’t going very well for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his hopes for reelection. A new poll shows him trailing two possible challengers by wide margins. An Early & Often Poll for Chicago Sun Times found both¬†Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with big [...]

Apparently, 32 Percent of Voters aren’t Paying Attention to How Our Elections Work

By: Monday July 14, 2014 10:30 am

A new Rasmussen poll found that 68 percent of¬† voters think the election rules are rigged to help incumbents, which means there is still 32 percent of the voters who aren’t paying enough attention. Obviously, the reason this number is so high is because it is true. When Congress has an approval rating in the [...]

NH Poll: Sen. Shaheen’s Lead Over Scott Brown Grows

By: Thursday July 10, 2014 1:27 pm

It is looking more and more likely that New Hampshire will be one of the Senate race Democrats don’t need to worry about this November. Incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen has seen her both her overall favorability rating and her standing in the general election improve significantly in the latest WMUR Granite State Poll. The poll [...]

How Rand Paul Could Pull a Thad Cochran

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:51 am

The surprise victory of Senator Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) may have provided some of the best evidence for how Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) could gain a big advantage in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

Democrats Hold Small Lead in the Generic House Ballot

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 10:30 am

Four months out from the election and Democrats continue to hold a very small lead in the generic Congressional ballot. According to Quinnipiac, if the election was held today 41 percent would vote for a Democrats in the House of Representatives while 39 percent would vote for a Republican. This two point lead is unchanged [...]

Young and Hispanic Tend To Be Most Politically Disengaged

By: Monday July 7, 2014 12:11 pm

The bad news for Democrats heading into the midterm election is that some of the groups which tend to most strongly break in their favor are also the least politically engaged. Adults under the age of 30 are most likely to be classified as “political bystanders” by Pew Research, meaning they rarely vote or pay [...]

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