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A Roadmap for the White House in 2012: Obama's Electoral Chess

(98) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 8:25 PM

"Running mate could be checkmate"

There is much focus on the electoral math from the point of view of the GOP, but if you consider it from Barack Obama's perspective it changes a bit. With lackluster national poll numbers and an economy that just won't turn over, the White House...

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A Roadmap for the White House in 2012: Part One, Hispanics for the GOP Win

(24) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 6:03 PM

With some potential players dropping out and candidates like Mitt Romney officially throwing their hat in the ring, the 2012 presidential election is slowly coming into focus.

There's been a lot of talk about what the swing states are for 2012, and theoretically there's a...

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Amidst Pundit Slams, Voters Coalesce Around Romney

(26) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 2:44 PM

With Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump out of the race, Mitt Romney moves one step closer to securing the front-runner position among likely and potential GOP presidential candidates. Much of Romney's appeal may come from the fact that he's a moderate businessman who just feels electable -- if he can...

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Floridians Unsure of Governor Scott's Prescription

(15) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 5:53 PM

Running a state like a business is always a little tricky. It sounds great during the campaign, especially when the budget is the issue du jour. But, as many Floridians seem to be grappling with, the men (and women) of the business world have a very different idea of how...

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Scott Brown Popular in MA Despite Voting With Republicans

(11) Comments | Posted April 9, 2011 | 5:53 PM

As many predicted, the revolutionary feeling that swept Scott Brown into office 15 months ago didn't last. When the Republican wave swept across the nation this past November, it didn't break in Massachusetts.

Not a single member of the Bay State's Congressional delegation flipped to the GOP in the...

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The More You Know, the More You GOP

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 12:11 PM

Pollsters fill an interesting niche in today's political system. Beyond measuring public opinion and predicting campaign outcomes the work of a pollster is all about setting expectations. In the political arena, beating pollster's numbers is the stuff from which momentum is created and mandates for governing are made.

Wielded correctly,...

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Defections in Massachusetts Governor's Race Beg Larger Questions

(8) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 8:39 PM

For Democratic and Republican strategists alike, it's the same nightmare every cycle. In a cold sweat they lay half-away awake, muttering "Perot, Nader, Bull Moose..."

Independents have a reputation for handing elections to the "undeserving" candidate -- depending what side of history you're on. And it's only...

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Could Hillary Save the Day in PA?

(9) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 4:22 PM

It's no secret that Democrats are hurting in Pennsylvania. Just five weeks away from the general election Republicans are barreling towards a double header in a key state for Democrats. In the governors race Republican Tom Corbett leads Democrat Dan Onorato by 7 percentage points (47% vs. 40%) and in...

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