Polling Shows Why Senate Will Become Even More Gridlocked

By: Monday October 6, 2014 10:35 am

What is remarkable about the latest New York Times/CBS News/YouGov poll of every single Senate race is how predictable the results would be even to someone who paid no attention to the 2014 election and knew only the most basic information about American politics. At the moment the results almost perfectly align with the 2008 [...]

McCain Says Romney Taxes Fine, But He Picked Palin Because She Was a “Better Candidate”

By: Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:30 pm

John McCain wants you to know that there wasn’t something devastating hidden in Mitt Romney’s 20 years of tax returns that stopped McCain from picking Romney over Sarah Palin. The reason McCain didn’t pick Romney, McCain says, is simply because Sarah Palin was a much better candidate. From Politico: “Of course not,” McCain told POLITICO [...]

Current GOP Field Generates Little Enthusiasm

By: Friday March 16, 2012 11:07 am

Compared to John McCain in 2008 during his contest primary, there is relatively little enthusiasm for any of the remaining Republican candidates this cycle. From Gallup: This weak enthusiasm for Mitt Romney could have some real implications in the general election. The lack of strong enthusiasm could not only result in lower turnout from Republican [...]

No Path for Newt? Actual 2012 Presidential Run Would Be Tough for Gingrich

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 9:57 am

Newt Gingrich has been one of the few big name Republicans to make it clear he is seeking the Republican nomination, but with Newt’s poor poll numbers in spite of already high name recognition, Tom Jensen at PPP just doesn’t see a path for Gingrich to win the nomination: Here’s the problem for Gingrich with [...]

Immigration Reform, Not Jobs, is Top Issue for Latino Voters

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 3:03 pm

A new poll conducted by impreMedia and Latino Decisions found that, for Latino voters, immigration managed to slightly edge-out jobs as the most important issue to them. From Impre: Of important issues now before the president and Congress, 47% of Latino voters consider immigration or a lack of immigration reform most important. The second most [...]

2010 Census Reapportionment Could Give Iowa, New Hampshire Even More Power to Pick the President

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 6:46 pm

The re-apportionment of congressional districts connected to the 2010 census will result in several Democratic-leaning states, such as New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York, losing House seats. The loss of congressional members, also means these reliably blue states now have fewer votes in the Electoral College. The result could be that the early primary states [...]

Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Vermont Primary Results – Liveblog

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 7:03 pm

Today features primary elections in Alaska, Arizona, Florida and Vermont, along with a primary runoff in Oklahoma. I will be live blogging all of the results except for the very late closing Alaska. You can find a preview of what to watch for tonight here. You can find live updated results at Politico, Florida Division [...]

Prop 19: High Youth Turnout Could Make Difference for Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 3:28 pm

Compared with Presidential election years, young voters turnout in much lower numbers for midterms. This is a concern for supporters of Proposition 19, a ballot measure in California seeking to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. Young adults are the demographic most likely to vote “yes” on Prop 19. But if Prop 19 serves as a [...]

Another One Bites the Dust: Utah’s Sen. Bob Bennett Loses Nomination

By: Saturday May 8, 2010 6:00 pm

Coming in third at his state’s Republican Party convention, Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett has lost his chance at his party’s nomination and is too late to file as an independent candidate. His career as a U.S. Senator is effectively over.

FL Sen: Charlie Crist to Run as Independent; Conservative Primary Challengers Claim Second Senate Scalp

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 4:53 pm

With Friday being the final deadline by which current Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist would need to declare his candidacy as an independent, it looks like Crist is getting his ducks in a row. The St. Petersburg Times’ The Buzz is reporting that Crist is telling his top donors that he will announce his independent [...]

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