Now that Mitt Romney has all but secured the GOP nomination, focus turns to the general election where currently Romney has some serious problems. Over the past six months independents living in swing states have turned sharply away from Romney and toward President Obama, according to Gallup.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 29, 2011 10:30 am|
Over the past year President Obama has lost support across the board with all partisan sub groups, but the relative drop in support was largest among “pure independents” according to Gallup’s polling.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 9, 2011 11:30 am|
Seriously, David Axelrod? You ride to the White House on a campaign to rise above intolerance, negativity and partisanship, and without a moment of self-reflection, announce a campaign based on … intolerance, negativity and partisanship? Rather than fix the economy by having the political courage to do what you said needed to be done when you were stoking people’s hope in 2008, you now plan to impose the austerity measures they overwhelmingly oppose and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to tell people your “weird” opponent in his “skinny jeans” is not “principled and consistent”? You want to fan the same bigotry and cultural biases the President promised to rise above, hoping win reelection by virtue suppressing turnout?
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday July 26, 2011 10:30 am|
Unless President Obama changes course — but quick — what this means is: President Romney.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 13, 2011 5:30 pm|
Just in case the incredible political success Republicans experienced in 2010 after they were able to frame Democrats’ health care law as cutting Medicare didn’t make the point abundantly clear, a new Gallup poll reminds us that Americans really want their Medicare left alone.
|By: Blue Texan Friday April 8, 2011 10:30 am|
This has to be the shortest honeymoon in the history of American politics.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 7, 2011 7:15 pm|
While the Obama administration is thinking about ways to win over independents in anticipation of the 2012 election, they actually should be worried that a large segment of former Democrats are no longer choosing to identify themselves with the party.
|By: Eli Tuesday November 16, 2010 6:01 pm|
It’s not often that I see three perfect quotes in the same day, so I thought I would gather them all together in one place and hope that maybe, just maybe, someone in the White House will read them.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday November 9, 2010 12:30 pm|
What journalist Matt Bai and Virginia’s junior Senator Mark Warner choose not to understand is that centrism is an ideology even more stubborn than the left or right they love to attack, but an ideology that got us into the mess we’re in now, both fiscally and electorally.