Another Dem Drops Out to Help an Independent, This Time in Kansas Senate Race

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 10:06 am

In a remarkable turn of events, Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor announced he was dropping out of the race Wednesday. This move gives independent candidate Greg Orman a clear path to unseating the unpopular incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. This major shakeup puts the Kansas race in play. A PPP poll found Roberts has an [...]

GOP Takes the Lead in Generic Ballot Poll

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 10:12 am

There is some bad news for the Democratic party. According to the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll, the Republican party has taken a significant lead in the generic ballot. If the election was held today 46 percent would vote for the Republicans in their district while only 42 percent would support the Democrat. When [...]

How Bad Election Rules Gave Us a Weird Fusion Ticket in Alaska Governor’s Race

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:17 pm

The biggest political news of the day comes from the Alaska. There the Independent candidate for governor, Bill Walker, and the Democratic candidate, Byron Mallott, decided to merge their campaign to give them the best chance of beating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker will run for governor with Mallot as his running mate. From the Alaska [...]

Why You Won’t See Much of Obama on the Campaign Trail

By: Friday August 29, 2014 10:25 am

President Obama has never shown must interest in campaign for other Democrats and it has now gotten to the point that even if he wanted to he would probably end up doing more harm than good. Not only has Obama’s approval rating been negative for almost a year but the number of people excited about [...]

Iowa Senate Race Is a Dead Heat

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 2:44 pm

At this moment the most competitive Senate race in the country is in Iowa. The open senate seat created by the retirement of Tom Harkin (D) is a dead heat according to two new polls of the state. The Suffolk/USA Today poll found both Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley with 40 percent support [...]

Republican Base Is Far More Tuned In to the Midterm Election

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 11:32 am

In yet another sign of the Democratic enthusiasm gap this year, Gallup found that regular Republicans are paying far more attention to the election than regular Democrats. From Gallup: At this point 42 percent of Republicans have given at least some thought to the upcoming election while only 27 percent of Democrats have. Even Independents [...]

New York Times Won’t Endorse Gov. Cuomo in the Democratic Primary

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 3:40 pm

While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is still the big favorite to win both the primary and the general election, he received a powerful rebut Tuesday when the New York Time editorial board choose not to endorse anyone in the Democratic primary. From the New York Times: Mr. Cuomo became governor on that platform [...]

NH Sen: Scott Brown Within Striking Distance of Jeanne Shaheen

By: Friday August 22, 2014 10:37 am

Republican Scott Brown’s decision to move to another state may actually allow him to get back into the Senate. A new WMUR Granite State Poll found the New Hampshire Senate race is extremely close. If the election were held today 46 percent would vote to re-elect Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and 44 percent would vote for Brown. [...]

North Carolina Senate Race Is Extremely Close

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 12:31 pm

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan’s run for re-election in North Carolina is shaping up to be one of the closest and most important elections of the cycle. Two new polls out this week show Hagan with only a tiny lead over Republican Thom Tillis and indicates that the Libertarian candidate possibly a big factor. According to [...]

Strong Initial Support for Insurance Rate Control Initiative in California

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 10:35 am

Efforts to give the California government more control over premium increases are off to a good start. Proposition 45, the Public Notice Required for Insurance Company Rates Initiative, currently has strong support, according to a new Field Poll. 69 percent of likely voters plan are inclined to vote yes on Prop 45 while only 16 [...]

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