The Scale of the GOP Wave Was Evident for Almost a Year

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 4:30 pm

In January FDL hired SurveyUSA to test “swing” congressional districts and find out just how much damage Democrats’ incompetent handling of the health care debate was doing to them. The results from our four polls in OH-01, AR-02, IN-02, and NY-01 are almost identical to final results yesterday:

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Two)

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:59 pm

Welcome to part two of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of how the night [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part One)

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 5:59 pm

Welcome to part one of FDL  midterm election night liveblog. For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of how the night will go look here. [...]

FDL Hot House: 12 Early Races to Watch

By: Monday November 1, 2010 3:00 pm

In many Congressional elections, most close races tend to break in the same direction at the last minute–and this year is unlikely to be any different. If the bulk of undecided voters on the east coast decide at the polling station to vote for Republicans, there is a good chance that the same thing happened [...]

FDL’s Hot House: (10/29 Update) 105 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Friday October 29, 2010 5:24 pm

The number of contests close enough to watch continues to grow daily. As a result, I’m adding RI-01 because new polling shows the race effectively tied. RI-01: (Open, currently held by Democrats) (Update 10/29: The NBC 10-Quest Research poll has Democrat David Cicilline at 42 percent, Republican John Loughlin at 40 percent.) There are also [...]

FDL’s Hot House: (10/27 Update) 102 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 4:41 pm

There are several updates today thanks mainly to a new round of polling from The Hill newspaper. At the beginning of the week, I wrote of how remarkably competitive so many of these races remained so close to election day, and how many would break one way or another depending on the atmosphere this last week. With that in mind, the news is not good for Democrats.

IN-9: The End of the Eternal Rematch – Sodrel Loses to Young in GOP Primary

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 12:33 am

Republican former Rep. Mike Sodrel has been engaged in what seems like an eternal fight with incumbent Democrat Baron Hill for control of Indiana’s 9th congressional district. This nearly decade-long struggle of trading the seat back and forth ended tonight when Sodrel was defeated in the GOP primary by Todd Young. Young had 34%, Travis [...]

Democrats Looking to Choose a Washington Insider for Indiana Senate Race in Anti-Washington Year

By: Tuesday February 16, 2010 11:57 am

With Evan Bayh’s (D-IN) surprise retirement announcement the day before the filing deadline for the primary, the question quickly turns to who will be his Democratic replacement in the race. If no candidate manages to get on the ballot for the primary, the candidate will needed to be selected by the state party. Indications are [...]

IN-9: Baron Hill Trailing Mike Sodrel in Fifth Straight Match Up, 41% to 49%

By: Thursday January 21, 2010 10:43 am

FDL/SurveyUSA, 1/16-1/18, 600 likely voters, margin of sampling error ± 4.1% If there were an election for US House of Representatives today, and the only two candidates on the ballot were Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel, who would you vote for? 41% Baron Hill (D) 49% Mike Sodrel (R) 10% Undecided 2010 will [...]

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