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A Trump Retrospective

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, I'm offering up my own clip show as a retrospective for how we all got to where we stand today: on the brink of Donald Trump essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination for the highest office in the land.

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark at the GOP Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

The Best Commander-in-Chief of Our Generation?

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

As one of the majority of Americans who voted for him twice, I am happy and proud that our president is this extraordinary, deepest thinking, coolest-headed, and tempered-spirit.

Obama's Teflon Presidency?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even after multiple scandals all vying for the top headline throughout the week, over the weekend CNN reported poll numbers showing Obama currently enjoys 53 percent of the public's approval for the job he's doing. His numbers actually rose from the last time the poll was taken.

Good Data Trumps Good Stories

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Despite all of the stories, the numbers told the right story all along. The numbers said that the election was not that close, and it was not.There is an important lesson here for business.

About Turnout and Margins: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Throughout the summer and through the major party conventions, the prevailing view was that the 2012 presidential election would be a high-turnout, extremely close contest. There is increasing reason to question these assumptions.

Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats said they were going to bring change -- and they didn't. That is their fundamental error. And that is why they are being voted out right now.

Sam Stein

All Tied Up: Coakley And Brown Matched At 48 Percent In Latest Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Why November Won't Spell Doomsday for Democrats

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

re the Democrats going to lose seats in November? Absolutely. Is this the second coming of the Republican Party? Hardly.

Friday Talking Points [126] -- We'd Like Our Gulf Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The mainstream media, led by the intrepid White House press corps, closely followed by the inside-the-Beltway punditocracy, has declared what must hap...

Sam Stein

Bill Halter Gets Double Dose Of Good News: Bests Lincoln In Poll, Fundraising Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Paterson's Poll Numbers On The Rise, But Still Killed By Cuomo

The Ithaca Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's tough talk on the state's fiscal crisis and his battle with the Legislature helped boost his once record-low approval rating amo...

How Sarah Palin Might Win The White House

Washington Post | Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Sarah Palin. To many pundits and late-night comedians, this sounds like a punch line, and to many die-hard Democrats it sounds like a reason...

"Overexposed" Obama In Danger Of Rising Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Even if Obama has turned things around and starts posting approval numbers between 55 and 60, don't expect the media to realize that their entire "overexposed" story has been turned on its head.

Digging In To Obama's (And Republicans') Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama continues to ride a wave of public support as we approach the magic "100th day" of his presidency. Since I wrote about his 100 days (94 ...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). ...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 9:00 PM: Polls c...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 1: Introduction

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 1: Introduction This is actually quite simple: CenteredPolitics.com places 259...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 3: 8:00 to 9:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 3: 8:00 to 9:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 8:00 PM: Polls c...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 5: 10:00 to the bitter end

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 5: 10:00 to the bitter end. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 10:00...

Expect McCain to Gain Ground These Final Weeks

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

In many ways, McCain's likely uptick in the polls is more a sign of his current weakness than any newfound strength.

Debunking the "Bradley Effect"

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

Analysts and pundits are resurrecting talk of the Bradley Effect as if it were a matter of science, when it may actually be pseudoscience. Are we digging deeply enough to find the truth?

The Ten Percenters

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

People are mad as hell and they are under no delusions who got us into this mess. Well, at least 86 percent of us are.

The Race Factor

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The recent Associated Press/Yahoo poll appears somewhat biased, though still widely quoted in the press.