The End of the Conservative Democrat

By: Friday September 19, 2014 12:57 pm

This Gallup poll of Arkansas captures perhaps the most important thing happening in American politics. The number of so-called “conservative Democrats” has been dropping steadily. From Gallup: There was a time when the role of racial issues and weak national parties left the American political party system, frankly, a sloppy mess. There were liberal Republican [...]

Democrats Retake Lead in Generic Ballot

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 11:08 am

There is some good news for Democrats this morning. For the first time in months they now hold the lead in Quinnipiac‘s generic ballot question. The national poll found 40 percent would vote for a Democrat for Congress if the election was held today while 38 percent would vote for the Republican. This is a [...]

Democrats See Paul Ryan Budget as a Big Political Target

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 2:29 pm

According to to new polling data from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the Paul Ryan budget could be a serious political liability for Congressional Republicans who voted for it. The polling operation is Democratically aligned, so take that into account when reading their analysis. From GQRR: Just 41 percent support the Ryan budget plan, described simply [...]

The French Election and Why America Doesn’t Have More Parties

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 12:32 pm

If you want to understand why America is stuck with a broken two party system, look at France, which also has a presidential system but still manages to have multiple competing parties. The first round of the French Presidential election will take place in a few days — April 22nd.  Currently the polling for this [...]

“But the Other Guys are Crazy” Strategy Sadly Seems to Be Working

By: Monday March 5, 2012 4:39 pm

Since entering the election year President Obama hasn’t taken many concrete steps to reignite enthusiasm among his potential supporters beyond adopting a tougher rhetorical tone about inequality and criticizing the Republican candidates’ positions. It seems the Obama campaign so far is mainly banking on a “but the other guys are so much worse” strategy to [...]

61% Favor Idea of an Independent Presidential Candidate Running

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 11:15 am

The American people are now very favorably inclined towards the idea of an independent presidential candidate challenging both Barack Obama and the eventual Republican nominee next year. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll an overwhelming 61 percent favor the idea of such a challenge, while only 32 percent hold an unfavorable opinion of [...]

What Are They Thinking? Americans Aged 35-44 Swing Toward Democrats

By: Monday May 16, 2011 6:36 pm

Politico is out with its latest Washington battleground poll, and it found a strong trend of support moving back toward Democrats after their big losses in the 2010 election. From the Democratic analysis by Celinda Lake, Daniel Gotoff, and Matt Price: The Democrats lead in the generic Congressional ballot by a single point, 42% to [...]

Hands Off My Medicare, Says… Everyone

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Just in case the incredible political success Republicans experienced in 2010 after they were able to frame Democrats’ health care law as cutting Medicare didn’t make the point abundantly clear, a new Gallup poll reminds us that Americans really want their Medicare left alone. From Gallup: It isn’t just a majority of Democrats and independents [...]

Budget Deal Continues Tradition of Treating People of DC as Second Class Citizens

By: Monday April 11, 2011 1:02 pm

During the budget debate, President Obama and Congressional Democrats again sold out the 600,000 mainly African-American and Democratic voting citizens of Washington, DC. They allowed the Republicans to add to the budget deal a rider that would prevent the District from using its own tax revenue to have Medicaid pay for abortion. Democrats used the [...]

Shutdown Will Interrupt Capitol Sanitation; Another Reminder of Dem Failure on DC Statehood

By: Friday April 8, 2011 4:59 pm

If the federal government shuts down, it will affect a great many people around the country, but the burden will fall extremely hard on the citizens of Washington, DC, who will watch their city get filthy as trash pick-up and street cleaning, along with many basic services, are suspended as a result. From NBC Washington: [...]

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