Democrats Have a Big Lead in the Generic Ballot — But They Must Convince Supporters to Vote

By: Friday August 15, 2014 10:39 am

If the Congressional election were held today Democrats would have a seven-point edge according to a new Fox News poll. In the generic ballot Democrats lead 46 percent to 39 percent among registered voters. As always, though, the big problem for Democrats remains convincing their potential supporters to vote. When you look only at voters [...]

Over Half the Country is Voting Wrong

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:41 am

I found the result of a new McClatchy-Marist poll interesting and a bit disappointing. Among registered voters only 46 percent said their impression of President Obama would be a factor in deciding how to vote for congress this November. A majority, 51 percent, said their impression of him would not be a factor at all. [...]

Democrats Are Practically Begging for Obama to Be Impeached

By: Tuesday July 29, 2014 11:15 am

In the bizarre upside down world which is Washington D.C. you have Democrats effectively trying to get their own President impeached. It is not that Democrats actually want to see Obama forced from office, they just think impeachment proceedings would be really good for them politically. So now Democrats use every possibly excuse to bring up [...]

Voters Feel Some 2012 Buyer’s Remorse

By: Monday July 28, 2014 9:45 am

President Obama’s job approval rating has been negative for months and it has gotten so bad a majority of voters now wish he lost his re-election. If the Presidential election was held again today 53 percent of voters say they would back Mitt Romney while only 44 percent would vote for Barack Obama according to [...]

Republicans Really Like the Plan to Sue Obama but No One Else Does

By: Friday July 25, 2014 12:36 pm

Next week the House Republicans will vote on their plan to sue President Obama over the employer mandate for the Affordable Care Act. Given how truly bizarre and logically incoherent the goals of the suit are, it makes no sense from a policy perspective, but the politics behind it are incredibly simple. The Republicans’ base [...]

Democrats Suffer From Significant Enthusiasm Gap

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 10:59 am

While Democrats hold a small two-point lead in the generic Congressional ballot, the big problem for them is their voters aren’t enthusiastic about turning out. According to Pew Research poll, enthusiasm among Democratic voters at this time in the midterm cycle is the lowest it has been in years. Only 37 percent of those who [...]

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 [...]

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