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Colorado Republicans Mostly Won't Say What They Think of Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At last night's caucuses, local Republicans generally didn't hold preference polls on the presidential race but there were exceptions, like Adams Country, a swing district north of Denver that might possibly serve as a barometer of how Colorado would have gone on the red side.

Never Underestimate Bernie

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Will voters choose a president based on gender? Or on the issues?

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Newt's Shocking Defeat

Suwanee Patch | Steve Burns | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Paul collected 115 votes to Gingrich's 73 in voting at Collins Hill High. Finishing third was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum with 60 votes....

Jon Ward

CPAC Straw Poll Changes Hurt Ron Paul's Hat-Trick Chances | Jon Ward | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The organizers of a major conservative conference here over the next three days are trying to widen participation in a straw poll, a not...

Pat Brady and Tom Cross Can't Even Run a Coherent Scam

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Well forget all of that ballot integrity stuff for Illinois. It's now official. The Illinois straw poll is for sale to the highest bidder. They're not even pretending anymore.

Jon Huntsman Winning Over Liberals One Tweet At A Time?

Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

Time Magazine has dubbed John Huntsman "The Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Democrats Most Fear." But we've been following him on Twitter ...

GOP Field Tightens

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Almost a full month ago, I placed four names in the "Frontrunners" category: Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. This list hasn't changed at all.

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

Jon Ward

Ames Straw Poll Will Be Test Of Organization For Presidential Campaigns | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, IOWA – Watermelon and water. That's all that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee handed out to supporters in 2007 at the Ames Straw P...

Jason Linkins

What Is The Ames Straw Poll? | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

The Ames Straw Poll serves a heroic purpose in our American lives. It gives the media something to fixate on in the critical month of August, when there is "nothing to write about" because all the powerful men and women have left Washington.

Wisconsin's Vote More Important Than Iowa's

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The less said about the Iowa straw poll the better, actually. Wisconsin could prove to be a much better weathervane in terms of predicting which way the political winds will be blowing, come next year.

Michele Bachmann Releases Her First Iowa Ad

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann released her first Iowa presidential campaign ad today. The 30-second spot features the GOP congresswoman, who represents Minnesota, ...

Christina Wilkie

Newt Gingrich Says He Can't Afford Ames Straw Poll | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

LINTHICUM, Md. -- In yet another bad sign for Newt Gingrich's floundering presidential campaign, the former House speaker said Thursday night that he ...

Sam Stein

CPAC 2010 Straw Poll RESULTS: Ron Paul Wins Big | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a strong reflection of just how strong his standing remains within the die-hard conservative community, Texas Republican and 2008 presidential cand...

Early Primary/Straw Polls Don't Matter

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

If you look at CPAC's track record, the straw poll is not a meaningful predictor of eventual GOP presidential nominees.

Jane Norton Loses To Ken Buck And Dan Maes In GOP Straw Poll

The Colorado Independent | digg_url = 'Http:// | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Saturday at a South Denver Tea Party-hosted candidate forum, Republican candidates looking to reverse sweeping losses over the past series of elect...

How Palin Could Win The 2012 GOP Nomination

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Palin can maintain, say, 35-percent support in a multi-candidate presidential field, then she is the odds-on favorite for the GOP nomination. The ...

Obama to Return to Iowa Tuesday to Kick Off General

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

The "welcome back" rally scheduled for Tuesday in Des Moines is a thank you to the white working class voters who catapulted him to the front of the race and gave Clinton her first taste of defeat.