Modest Convention Bounce for Obama

By: Monday September 10, 2012 1:54 pm

While the Republican national convention appears to have barely moved the polling in Mitt Romney’s direction, early signs indicate that President Obama received a modest but significant bounce from his convention. The Gallup daily tracking poll out today has Obama with a five point lead over Romney among registered voters.

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at the Conventions

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 10:28 am

Last night with his speech at the Democratic National Convention Bill Clinton reminded everyone why he has been such a successful politician. While his speech was long and rambling at a few moments, it was well delivered. He probably did the best job he could trying to sell the difficult arguments the Obama team is [...]

Two Blue Dogs Fall in Pennsylvania as Coalition Continues to Shrink

By: Wednesday April 25, 2012 10:53 am

In Yesterday’s Pennsylvania Democratic primary two incumbent members of the Blue Dog Coalition, Jason Altmire and Tim Holden, lost their re-election bids to more liberal opponents. In the newly drawn 12th district Altmire was forced into a race against fellow Democratic congress member Mark Critz.  Altmire had an inherent advantage, because the new district contained [...]

Voting for Health Care Reform Was Very Bad for Democrats’ Electoral Health

By: Monday April 4, 2011 6:54 pm

Voting for the new health care law was extremely damaging to Democrats’ re-election prospects in 2010 according an analysis by Seth Masket and Steve Greene. From Enik Rising: For the paper, we look at the impact of four roll call votes: health reform, the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and the TARP bailout from 2008. We find that [...]

AK-Sen: America’s Most Unpredictable Election

By: Monday November 1, 2010 3:20 pm

I don’t think anybody with a track record in polling is going out of their way to make any predictions about tomorrow’s Senate race in Alaska, the strangest in the country, and one sure not to be decided for weeks after the results come in. A day after national Republicans apparently gave up on Joe [...]

Clinton Again Goes to War Against a Dem Primary Challenger

By: Wednesday July 28, 2010 2:48 pm

During Netroots Nation, FDL had a chance to talk with Mac D’Alessandro, a former SEIU New England political director who is now running a primary challenge to Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District. Mac described himself as a potential organizer inside Congress. He would join the Progressive Caucus, vote against war funding, support public [...]

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