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Calming Ourselves Down

Terry Newell | Posted 12.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

The overwhelming attention to presidential polls and political catfights, for example, has relegated serious discussion of education, jobs, the environment and the vulnerability of infrastructure -- to name a few issues -- to the back burner in our national discourse.

Why Aren't You Voting?

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy

Registered voters, likely voters, undecided voters... they're all anyone is talking about leading into tomorrow's election. But what about that other ...

In Praise of Newspaper Endorsements

John T. Woolley | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
John T. Woolley

The "smart" view of newspaper endorsements is that they are an ineffectual relic of a bygone era. But we should welcome and promote editorial endorsements.

Obama's Lead Narrows In Colorado After Second Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.20.2012 | Denver

With less than three weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama maintains a narrow 3-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Color...

New Poll Has Good News, Warning Signs For Obama In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2012 | Denver

After a disappointing debate last Wednesday in Denver and with less than 30 days before the election, a new University of Denver poll has some good ne...

Polls, Sham Polls and Linguistics

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Though scores of Republicans are looking at poll numbers and moving to the sidelines or outright jumping ship, at least two imaginative Romney cheerleader/pundits -- Hugh Hewitt and Dick Morris -- maintain a different view. They say Romney already is ahead.

Poll: Obama Builds Lead Over Romney In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

A new poll released today from OnSight Public Affairs/Keating Research gives President Barack Obama a five-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney ...

Precisely Pivoting Polls

Will Durst | Posted 06.27.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

The two campaigns are poised to pivot like a fat kid on roller skates clutching an expiring candy store coupon based on whatever data they receive from their intensely studied focus groups of potential voters.

It's a Confidence Game. (And the GOP Is Winning.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Isn't that just like the Democrats? Plagued with doubt. Lacking confidence. Halfway to surrender. And the Republicans? The Republicans are upbeat. Brimming with confidence. They're already booking their hotel rooms for Inauguration Week 2013.

Lucia Graves

GOP Presidential Candidates At Odds Even With Tea Party On EPA Hatred | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidates have taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, pledging to cut its federal funding and strip ...

Presidents and Polls: The Only Way Seems Down

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

As President Obama contemplates his recent poor poll numbers, he may want to recall that losing the approval of the people seems the norm, not the exception, for presidents.

My Visit To Quinnipiac Political Polling Central Command

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann West

Ever wonder where these polls that are quoted all the time by news organizations get their info? As chance would have it, I don't live that far from o...

Election 2008: Nobody Knows Anything

Marta Evry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marta Evry

Forget everything you've heard and read. Whether it's Fox, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times or the Huffington Post. Suburban Republicans, southern blacks, Army brats, believe me, you can't poll the stuff I've seen on the trail.