I found the result of a new McClatchy-Marist poll interesting and a bit disappointing. Among registered voters only 46 percent said their impression of President Obama would be a factor in deciding how to vote for congress this November. A majority, 51 percent, said their impression of him would not be a factor at all. To put it bluntly these people are voting wrong.
|By: Attaturk Monday June 9, 2014 1:30 am|
Another day, another time to ponder “what the hell is wrong with you?!”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:15 pm|
At some point we need to start acknowledging that the problem is less the individual people currently in Congress and more about how badly the current election rules are rigged.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday May 8, 2014 8:00 pm|
Obama knows, as did Clinton before him, that his only option in even serving out a second term is to serially cave to Republicans on matters big and small, which coincidentally makes a lot of the right people very happy.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 5, 2014 7:52 am|
In the generic Congressional ballot Republicans have a large lead according to a new Pew Research poll. If the election was held today 47 percent of voters would pick the Republican in their district while only 43 percent would choose the Democrat.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 28, 2014 12:59 pm|
While Democrats had a modest edge with young voters for the last twenty years, starting in 2006 the scale of advantage has become significantly larger.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 10, 2014 1:15 pm|
There is poetic justice to the fact that some of the Senators who selfishly defend the filibuster to increase their influence over the Senate may end up losing it all as a result.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 22, 2014 5:30 pm|
Because of gerrymandering the Republicans have a large structural advantage in the House, and the seats up in the Senate lean Republican so even a small lead in the generic ballot is a big deal for Republicans.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday January 19, 2014 7:00 am|
Alaska blogger, journalist and writer Amanda Coyne has posted a Youtube of one of the four GOP Alaska U.S. Senate Primary candidates. In it, the longshot entry in the four-way race may have inadvertently helped her low budget campaign more than anything she intentionally produced might have done. In places, candidate Kathleen Tonn sings in tongues. She sings in a steam bath, joined at the end of the video by her friend, Suzie: