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The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?

Jason Linkins

Veteran Political Analyst Has Terrifying Encounter With House Candidate | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Would it be fair to argue that the Cook Political Report is the Zagat of politics, subjecting candidates to thorough reviews and evaluating national p...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

Discharge Petition: The Right Wing Is Anti-Rights

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Jarryd Willis

Asians and Hispanics will be 50 percent of new voters for 21 GOP districts in 2014. They will be 40-49 percent of new voters for 10 districts and 30-39 percent of new voters for 32 other districts. That's 63 Republican controlled districts in which many new voters will care about where their Congressperson stands on issues of immigration reform.

Birth, Life, Death Reminds Me Why It's Time for Some Personal Rebooting

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

There's nothing like a little birth, life and death close to you to make you introspective. I've been experiencing it all lately, so bear with me, please while I indulge one of those introspective moods.

Political Neuroscience and the Compromiser's Dilemma

Jarryd Willis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

Do you compromise for the good of the country now and risk being replaced by a more extreme right-winger during midterms, or become more extreme yourself by obstructing everything in order to prevent anything?

The Republican Party is a Mess

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The GOP is simply out of touch with the rest of the country and has a very long way to go to regain relevance in American politics.

Riehle: Hierarchical Vote Analysis

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

If it were a different month on the calendar - say, October - the Obama campaign might be concerned to see that the groups most likely to be truly undecided, not leaning even a little toward Obama or....

Guest Pollster: Presidential Net Promoters

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

[Today's Guest Pollster contribution comes from Alex Lundry, research director at the Republican polling firm, TargetPoint Consulting.] TargetPoint C...

About those Majority Watch Congressional District Polls...

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The big news yesterday for true political junkies was the release of separate polls conducted simultaneously in 27 of the most competitive districts n...