Republicans Seem to Really Like Gingrich, But No One Else Does

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 1:37 pm

There is no doubt Newt Gingrich is surging in the Republican primary. National polls show him as a top tier candidate and he has big leads in some early states. Republican primary voters are not just reluctantly settling for Gingrich, they appear to be rallying around him. According to Gallup his positive intensity score has [...]

An Opportune Time for Democrats to Attack Mitt Romney

By: Monday November 28, 2011 3:02 pm

As a top tier candidate for most of the Republican primary race Mitt Romney has always been a logical target for the opposing political party to discredit. That is the natural, expected response to any front runner. With barely more than a month until the first votes are cast in GOP primaries, the Democratic party [...]

Obama’s Advantage: People Like Him, Unlike the GOP Candidates

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 3:45 pm

Official unemployment is at 9 percent. According to Pew, President Obama’s overall job approval rating is an anemic 46% approve – 46% disapprove, and his job approval on the economy is a dreadful 35% approve – 58% disapprove. These are terrible fundamentals that should make an incumbent President vulnerable, but according to Pew, Obama holds [...]

Newt Gingrich Surging in Anyone-But-Romney Race

By: Monday November 14, 2011 1:47 pm

It is official: there is Newtmentum. Newt Gingrich has finally managed to surge to the top tier status in the Republican Presidential primary. The most recent national polls show Gingrich making big gains in support now that Rick Perry has almost entirely collapsed. The best poll for Gingrich is the one out this afternoon from [...]

Newt Rising

By: Friday November 11, 2011 11:38 am

Newt Gingrich has managed to raise to top tier status according to the CBS News poll. According to the poll, Gingrich is tied with Mitt Romney for second place just behind Herman Cain. From CBS News: The field of Republican candidates now has three candidates within striking distance of each other at the top of [...]

Perry Reminds Us That Debates Can Matter

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 10:39 am

With some many debates in the Republican primary this year the impact anyone has is often extremely small, but there is always the potential a debate can matter if a single moment from it goes viral. A memorable line or terrible gaffe could end up being the 30 second clip that epitomizes some large dynamic [...]

Mitt Romney Starting to Win the Electability Argument

By: Monday November 7, 2011 11:24 am

The good news for Mitt Romney is that the electability argument finally seems to be breaking through with the Republican base. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll he is currently seen by Republicans and Republican leaning independents as the candidate with the best chance of beating President Obama. From the Washington Post: The [...]

Another National Poll Finds Herman Cain Leads

By: Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:01 pm

Another major national poll has confirmed that Herman Cain is the current leader in the Republican presidential primary. According to the most recent CBS News/New York Time poll Cain leads with 25 percent of the vote, followed closely by Mitt Romney at 21 percent. From the CBS News: Among Republican primary voters Herman Cain 25% Mitt Romney 21 Newt Gingrich 10 [...]

Unpopular President but Unacceptable GOP Replacements

By: Wednesday October 19, 2011 5:26 pm

A slight majority of the American people don’t think President Obama deserves another term. According to the AP-GFK poll 50 percent of American adults think he deserves to be voted out of office, while only 46 think he deserves another term. Politically the poll is even worse for Obama than the numbers indicate at first [...]

Herman Cain Knows Marketing

By: Wednesday October 19, 2011 2:27 pm

Herman Cain may have very limited political experience and lack policy depth, but so far he’s  proven to be a master at branding himself.  When asked to use one word to describe the candidate, voters’ top answer for Herman Cain is 9-9-9. This is an impressive messaging accomplishment. From Pew research: Just compare the top [...]

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