Moving to the Right Won’t Help Obamacare Politically

By: Friday April 4, 2014 11:19 am

Remember when Democrats promised the Affordable Care Act was a “starter home?” Well some Senate Democrats think it should be the starting point for even more conservative health care policies. A groups of conservative Democrats are suggesting some “fixes” to Obamacare which include pushing for the sale of insurance across state lines and an even [...]

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 Obama Helped the GOP Become the Party of Old People

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:47 am

For most of the past two decades the Grand Old Party didn’t actually get its support from older voters. Not very long ago the Democratic party had an advantage with senior citizens but that has disappeared since President Obama took office. From Gallup: The demographic reversal is huge and one of the most significant things [...]

How a Bad Election System Makes the Racial Partisan Divide a Big Problem

By: Monday March 24, 2014 1:15 pm

This racial divide wouldn’t be as big a political problem if we had a well designed political system that properly reflects the whole electorate, but our system for electing Congress currently has a huge bias towards white voters.

Hillary Clinton Maintains Strong Public Image

By: Friday February 21, 2014 10:05 am

For a well known political figure Hillary Clinton has managed to maintain a remarkably strong public image over the past few years. According to Gallup, 59 percent view her favorably while only 37 percent view her unfavorably. Those are extremely enviable numbers. From Gallup: You are looking at a big reason why so few Democrats [...]

The Generation Tidal Wave Coming at Republicans

By: Monday January 27, 2014 10:14 am

For decades young adults have tended to lean slightly Democratic but now the preference is overwhelming. Democrats have an unbelievable 18 point advantage among the current youngest generation. This is unlike anything in the past 20 years. From Gallup: This is the dynamic that is going to dominate politics in the coming years. On many [...]

Americans Think Their Own Member of Congress Should Lose

By: Friday January 24, 2014 10:23 am

Traditionally in America voters have been upset with Congress in general but like their own member of Congress. With support for Congress hovering at historic laws even this has started to change. According to Gallup only 46 percent think their own member of Congress deserves re-election, a new record low. From Gallup: Unfortunately, the system [...]

The Rise of the So-Called Independents

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:18 am

There are more self-identified political “Independents” than ever in this country. Gallup found 42 percent of Americans now call themselves Independents while just 31 percent call themselves Democrats and 25 percent claim to be Republicans. From Gallup: If there was an increase in Independents because more people see the two parties as both good options [...]

GOP’s Favorability Hits Record Low

By: Thursday October 10, 2013 9:10 am

Another day and another poll showing this government shutdown is doing significant damage to the Republican brand. According to Gallup, the Republican party’s favorable rating is now the lowest it has ever been in the history of their polling. Lower than it was in the midst of the Clinton impeachment. From Gallup: The poll found [...]

Tea Party Brand Slips Further

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 1:14 pm

Public support for the so called “Tea Party” is now the worst it has ever been and it appears the brand is on a clear downward trend. Few identify with the movement while many more consider themselves to be opponents of it. From Gallup: The big drop in support came from Republicans. Back in 2010, [...]

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