See You In A Week 'Outliers'

08/15/2009 10:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Mark Blumenthal Mark Blumenthal is the Head of Election Polling at SurveyMonkey.

Bill Clinton predicts increasing Obama approval should health care reform pass.

Gary Andres says the health care debate is hurting Obama with independents.

Glen Bolger and Jim Hobart see more evidence of Democrats losing the health care message war.

David Paul Kuhn reviews the health care politics and sees a hard sell for Obama.

John Sides scores the truthfulness of the Democrats and Republicans on health care.

William Schneider says a repeat of 1994 is unlikely.

Charlie Cook warns of danger for Democrats in Virginia.

Tom Jensen thinks Obama would still win Virginia.

Nate Silver cautions about depending too aggressive early LV modeling of races for 2010.

Greg Dworkin (DemfromCt) sums up our polling panel at Netroots Nation.

Matt Galvin recounts the role of research in the redesign of (via Mokrzycki)


First, some belated housekeeping: I neglected to officially welcome Brenden Nyhan and Robert Moran as new regular contributors to Brenden, now a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan, was a co-editor of Spinsanity and co-author of the New York Times bestseller All the President's Spin. He will cross-post occassional polling items from his blog

Robert Moran is Executive Vice President at StrategyOne, where he leads the Corporate and Public Affairs research practice, is the Director of Product Marketing, and manages the primary research team in the Washington office. Before that he worked for more than ten years at the Republican polling firms Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates and Public Opinion Strategies.

Finally, as of tonight I am officially off for a much needed week of vacation. My National Journal column will appear on Monday and, hopefully, you will see a little more of our other contributors of the next week. Also, Emily will be posting poll updates and adding new data to our charts as usual. See you in a week!