People of Kentucky Apparently Just Realized They’ve Been Voting Republican for Decades

By: Friday October 17, 2014 9:44 am

This chart shows why the DSCC’s decision to pull out of the Kentucky Senate race was inevitable for months. From Gallup: Remarkably, until just last year a plurality of people in Kentucky considered themselves leaning-Democrat even though they have not supported a Democrat for President or Senate in roughly two decades and the state has [...]

Many Americans Are Weirdly Indifferent About How the Federal Government Is Controlled

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 10:45 am

This is a poll answer that has always confused me. Apparently a plurality of Americans, 37 percent, still thinks it makes no difference if the federal government is controlled by one party or is divided. From Gallup: I find this so perplexing because I don’t know how you could have watched the past six years [...]

Democrats’ Engagement Problem

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:39 pm

Polling shows Democrats lead Republicans for control of Congress with registered voters but not with likely voters.

Georgia Poll is one Bright Spot in a Day of Bad News for Democrats

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:33 am

The good news today for democrats is that Michelle Nunn has taken a lead in the latest SurveyUSA poll of the Georgia Senate race. Among likely voters she is getting 48 percent, Republican David Perdue is at 45 percent, and Libertarian Amanda Swafford stands at three percent. This is a four point improvement for Nunn [...]

Republicans Have Edge on Most Big Issues

By: Monday October 13, 2014 9:52 am

The bad news for Democrats keeps coming. New data from Gallup shows the Republican party has the advantage among the issues voters care most about this year.

How You Know Your Political Brand Has Problems

By: Friday October 10, 2014 11:23 am

A sure sign your political brand has real problems is when your plan for victory heavily relies on candidates who are actively choosing not to associate with you, and benefit because of that decision. That is the case with the Democratic party this year in their attempt to hold on to the Senate. Their hope [...]

Polling Improves for Sen. Pat Roberts

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 10:29 am

Kansas seems to be returning to its red roots. For a while it looked like Incumbent Kansas Senator Pat Roberts was going to lose to Independent Greg Orman, but as we get closer to the election Roberts has seen his polling start to turn around. Two new polls both find Roberts with a small lead. [...]

Democratic Base Is Not At All Enthusiastic About This Election

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 10:08 am

The Democratic base is significantly less engaged and motivated to vote this year compared with the Republican base. Across several indicators of voter involvement Republicans have a double digit edge while Democratic engagement is remarkably low. From Gallup: The only small upside for Democrats is that the enthusiasm gap isn’t quite as bad as 2010, [...]

South Dakota Senate Scramble: Independent Larry Pressler Gaining on Republican Mike Round

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 10:47 am

The the three way South Dakota Senate race might be very competitive according to a new Survey USA on behalf of the American News, KSFY TV of Sioux Falls and KOTA TV of Rapid City. It found Republican Mike Round leading with just 35 percent of the vote but Independent Larry Pressler right behind him with [...]

Very Few People Paying Close Attention to the Midterm Elections

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 12:23 pm

A month out from the election and still only a small sliver of the population is paying close attention to it. According to Pew research, last week only 15 percent of Americans said they were following the midterm elections very closely. That makes it only the fourth most followed news story behind Ebola, Syria, and [...]

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