It seems almost every day there are new presidential polls of swing states showing the race is tight but with the advantage for President Obama, today is no different.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 28, 2012 1:45 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 29, 2012 3:41 pm|
The Romney campaign has been making noises about how they could make a play for Michigan, given Romney’s family roots in the state, but a recent poll shows he would face a serious uphill climb. PPP found Obama with an incredible 14 point lead.
|By: Phoenix Woman Friday April 27, 2012 7:45 am|
While most of the establishment media folks sleep or are busy demonizing Hilary Rosen for speaking the truth about Ann Romney, Michigan Republicans are destroying democracy in the Wolverine State.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 23, 2012 12:00 pm|
The real turning point in Mitt Romney’s effort to secure the Republican nomination appears to have been his victory in Michigan, according to analysis by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
|By: David Dayen Saturday April 7, 2012 5:00 pm|
he Michigan Constitution explicitly states that all laws passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor will go into effect 90 days into the next calendar year. The only way you can speed that process is through passing an “emergency measure” by a two-thirds vote that puts the law into effect immediately. Over 95% of Michigan laws have been passed that way, through “immediate effect,” since Republicans came into the majority in the legislature in 2011.
But the twist comes at around the 9 minute mark: in fact, practically none of those laws which got “immediate effect” received a two-thirds vote. House Republicans are just holding a separate “immediate effect” vote on these bills, with no roll call, and graveling in passage by eyeball of the chair three seconds after the vote gets called. They’re just lying to accelerate the process, violating the state Constitution.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:00 pm|
Let’s face it, we know the Internet was invented to showcase cats, and we may have reached the absolute end of the Internet with this latest entry into politics. However, Hank the Cat may face some obstacles in his Senate run, because well, you have to be (technically) human to be elected. Rombot: Barely human.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 28, 2012 5:25 pm|
Republican presidential primaries are taking place in Michigan and Arizona today. While Mitt Romney is expect to easily win the Arizona primary, the polling of Michigan shows that the race there is incredibly close. Arizona assigns its delegates winner-takes-all, but in Michigan delegates are based on how well a candidate does in each congressional district. You can find my primer for tonight here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 28, 2012 2:15 pm|
In Arizona, Mitt Romney is a clear favorite to win a big victory, and under Arizon’a winner take all rules, that would give him all the delegates. Unfortunately for the Romney campaign, almost all of the media’s focus has been on Michigan where the race is currently extremely close, and the rules proportion the delegates with a slight advantage to the nominal winner. And any loss for Romney in his former home state would be seen as a serious setback and start a new round of important Republicans questioning his political viability.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:40 am|
With people currently going to the polls and voting today, the Michigan GOP primary race couldn’t be closer. Two final polls of the state show the race essentially tied, with only a single point separating Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The final PPP has Santorum leading by one point and Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll has Romney ahead by one.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 27, 2012 2:00 pm|
With the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary tomorrow, polls see the race to be a nearly tied between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Three new polls show the top two contestants within two points of each other. Both PPP and Rasmussen have Romney leading by two points, but the Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll has Santorum with a two point lead.