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Will Obama's Comeback Hold? Our Poll Says He Has a Lot of Work to Do

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

An interactive poll of more than 10,000 likely voters we conducted earlier this month found that even after Obama's approval bounce, he still has a lot of work to do in those swing states.

What Political Malpractice Looks Like (The B Team That Ran The McCain Campaign Into The Ground)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

We'll have plenty of time to dissect this pig after November 4th, but I wanted to get a head start on some of the most egregious acts of political malpractice I have ever seen at this level of politics in my life.

McCain Forced To Send Palin To Once-Red West Virginia

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what may be another signal that the troubled economy is forcing John McCain's campaign to play electoral map defense, Sarah Palin has scheduled a b...

Obama Aims To Flip Indiana

AP | TOM DAVIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Democrats typically skip right over reliably Republican Indiana when plotting presidential campaign strategy. Not Barack Obama....

Obama Scales Back 50-State Strategy

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has never been particularly shy about his hope to reshape the political landscape of a country deeply divided between red and blue. To mu...

Obama Pulls TV Ads Out Of Red States

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has pulled his TV ads from seven states that voted Republican in 2004, including the perennial swing state of Florida and two others -- N...

Newsweek: Obama And The Old Confederacy

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For as long as I've been alive the old Confederacy has been a land without closure, where history keeps coming at you day after day, year after year, ...

Obama Says He's Becoming Competitive In Red States

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — With 100 days remaining in the race for the White House, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama says he has succeeded in expan...

McCain: I'll Have To Campaign In Nebraska

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain has made a recent habit of telling audiences at his fundraisers that he is "the underdog in this race." But is he so far behind Barack Ob...

Obama Plans "Unbelievable" Push To Win Missouri

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How much would Barack Obama love to win Missouri? Let us count the staffers... 148, 149, yes, 150 ... The Democrat's campaign said Tuesday it is tri...

Virginia Gov. Warner: Obama Has Good Chance Of Winning State

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Virginia governor Mark Warner today reaffirmed that he wasn't interested in serving as Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate becau...

Obama Setting Up Shop In GOP Stronghold South Carolina

The State | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A team of paid staffers for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama will be dispatched to the Palmetto State in coming weeks. Obama's campaign i...

The New, More Blue, National Election Map

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The polling evidence strongly suggests that McCain has to actually convince registered Democrats to vote for him in order to win. He is, or was, perhaps the only GOPer who might succeed at such an effort.

Obama Red States Unlikely

Washington Post's The Fix | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can Barack Obama turn red states blue? As talk has turned to a potential general election matchup between the Illinois Democrat and Sen. John McCain ...

Obama Still Faces Red State Challenge

Washington Post | Alec MacGillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Democrats desperate to reclaim the White House, the numbers have been tantalizing. In winning Tuesday's primary in the key swing state of Wiscons...