Where the Campaign Ad Money Is Going

By: Friday May 18, 2012 12:52 pm

Campaigns will often talk a good game about expanding the map and how they can win a state that doesn’t look like a good prospect, but if you really want to know what states each side thinks the election will hinge on check to see if they put their money where their mouth is. First [...]

GOP Presidential Primary Has Been a Republican Brand Killer

By: Monday March 5, 2012 12:02 pm

The Republican presidential primary has had a seriously negative impact on both the GOP brand and that of front runner Mitt Romney. From NBC First Read about their newest national poll: Four in 10 of all adults say the GOP nominating process has given them a less favorable impression of the Republican Party, versus just [...]

Obamafication: Will White House Try to Nationalize House Races in 2012?

By: Monday April 4, 2011 8:04 pm

Over at First Read, they are reporting that the Obama campaign is going to “attempt to at least experiment with organizing” in Arizona, Georgia and Texas. While, in theory, I could conceive of how Arizona or Georgia might end up coming into play in a relatively close 2012 election, I agree with Jon Chait, there [...]

Center-Right? Yeah, Right: Americans Favor Progressive Taxation, Socialism

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 11:46 am

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that, despite the oft-repeated conservative mantra, we are not a center-right nation. To begin with, the poll found a small majority (51 percent of Americans) think the government should be doing more to help people, while only 46 percent believe the government does too many things. Drilling down [...]

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