Let's not easily assume that Latinos are disillusioned and may skip the midterm elections. Yes, there is anger in the community, but what we hear from voters is that they will take their anger out at voting booth.
The 2010 elections are important not only because they will determine who will represent us until the next election, but also because these elected officials will shape political power in Congress and state legislatures for the next decade.
This year's crop of GOP legislative candidates looks like the Colorado's Most Wanted. In their eagerness to do battle over the legislature, the Colorado GOP leadership confused toughness with thuggery.
That's the kind of Governor Texas has. A governor who thinks being unemployed in Texas is a good thing. That sure explains a lot. Out of a job? That just means you have more time to explore the wild yonder of the Texas-Mexico border.
Given the favored narrative about how bad things are in America, you're unlikely to see some of the more eyebrow-raising nuggets in the data. Here are 10 data-supported satirical headlines the poll could produce.
While many things are working against Democratic incumbents this year, the public's tendency to be risk averse may make the difference in allowing some incumbents to win campaigns that they might otherwise have lost.