What Exactly is This Politico Poll Supposed to Tell Us?

By: Monday May 19, 2014 9:00 am

Politico decided to poll likely voters across the country in the “most competitive races.” It found in the House and Senate races they labeled “competitive” on average likely voters favored Republicans 41 percent to 34 percent for Democrats in the generic ballot. How exactly this is helpful for telling us about the current state of politics I really can’t say.


All Things Considered, Now Is a Good Time for Democratic Senators to Retire

By: Saturday May 14, 2011 4:00 pm

The announcement by Sen. Herb Kohl (WI) that he will not be seeking re-election makes him the sixth member of the Democratic caucus that has chosen not to run again this year. With Democrats forced to defend 23 of the 33 senate seats up in 2012, the loss of the incumbent advantage in another race is a minor setback for the party as it hopes to retain control of the Senate in 2012.

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Two): Dems Flip DE House Seat

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 5:19 pm

Welcome to part two of FDL midterm election night liveblog (link to part one). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of how the night will go look here.

So far the results for Democrats have been very bad but don’t indicate that it will be a historic 70 seat plus tsunami.

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