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. [...]

Voters Really Dislike Most People in Congress

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:20 am

Only 22 percent of voters think most members of Congress deserve re-election while 72 percent believe they do not. According to Gallup this puts it on pace to be the lowest ever for an election year since they have been polling the issue. From Gallup: As has always been the case voters have a higher [...]

Young People Are Heavily Aligned With the Democratic Party

By: Friday March 28, 2014 12:59 pm

While Democrats had a modest edge with young voters for the last twenty years, starting in 2006 the scale of advantage has become significantly larger. From Gallup: Once individuals vote the same party a few times in a row the chance they stay loyal to that party goes up, so long-term this could become a [...]

How the Filibuster Might Cost Democrats the Senate

By: Monday March 10, 2014 12:01 pm

There is poetic justice to the fact that some of the Senators who selfishly defend the filibuster to increase their influence over the Senate may end up losing it all as a result. The problem is several senate Democrats are running for re-election in states that lean Republican and they are on record as voting [...]

Republicans’ Polling Recovers from the Government Shutdown

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 12:47 pm

I thought nothing could undo the self-inflicted political damage needlessly shutting down the government for weeks. I’m now prepared to admit I was wrong. Apparently, the other party demonstrating unimaginable incompetence by failing to implement their big signature law which they actively lied about is nearly as damaging. In the past month Democrats had turned [...]

KY Sen: Ashley Judd Won’t Run

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00 am

What was shaping up to be one of the most entertaining elections of 2014 is not going to happen. After seriously examining the possibility of challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R), Ashley Judd decided not to run. Judd broke the news last night on her website saying, “It would be the greatest honor of my life [...]

Harkin’s Retirement Creates Senate Opening for the GOP

By: Monday January 28, 2013 11:19 am

Over the weekend Tom Harkin surprised the political world by announcing he will not run again in 2014. He announced his retirement just days after the Senate Democrats failed to reform the filibuster, which has been a long term goal of Harkin’s. When Democrats chickened out Harkin said President Obama “might as well take a four-year vacation” because Senate Democrats effectively killed any chance of advancing his agenda.

Health Insurance Rate Review Will Be on California Ballot in 2014

By: Friday August 24, 2012 12:58 pm

In two years the voters of California will get to decide whether or not to give state regulators the right to review and reject unreasonable health insurance premium increases. The California Secretary of State recently announced that Consumer Watchdog succeeded in gathering the roughly half a million valid signatures to qualify their initiative for the [...]

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