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Dire Data: When Voters Begin to Act Like Politicians

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Politicians like data. But trends are a different story -- harder to confuse and more difficult to misapply, trends can spell out dire predictions for even the most data-toting politicians. And today's trends reveal a most moribund frontier in congressional deal-making: the end of moderate politics.

Rove Contends Series On Demographics And GOP

Real Clear Politics | Sean Trende | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Last week's three-part series on demographics and the GOP generated some thoughtful commentary. These arguments deserve a follow-up response. ...

Sunshine State Results Not as Sunny as Romney Reps

Brian Ross | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Brian Ross

Mitt Romney got the headline from Florida that he was seeking out of the New York Times: "Romney Wins Big Over Gingrich." That's one way of looking at...

Will Risk-Averse Voters Help Endangered Incumbents?

Brian Schaffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

While many things are working against Democratic incumbents this year, the public's tendency to be risk averse may make the difference in allowing some incumbents to win campaigns that they might otherwise have lost.

Why John McCain Lost The Election (Advance Copy!)

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The Republican strategy to win the White House this year was flawed and out of sync from the beginning, which is why we're ending with vicious character attacks.