Things are starting to look bleak for the Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. A Pew Research Center/USA Today poll found that voters favor the Republicans in 47%-43%. That may seem small but it is enough to vastly increase the Republican majority in the House and give them back the Senate, not to mention the number of governorships and state legislatures the Republicans could gain.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday November 26, 2010 7:10 am|
Lisa Keen wisely wonders what lies ahead for a Democratic party that fails to deliver for a core voting bloc they may have taken for granted one too many times.
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday November 3, 2010 4:47 am|
- GOP takes back House, Boehner claims mandate.
- Feingold and Grayson both lose.
- Aqua Buddha, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey win.
- Harry Reid defeats Teabagger Sharron Angle.
- The Quitter’s boy Teabagger Joe Miller going down in Alaska.
- Republicans take 10 governor’s mansions from Democrats.
- A victory for masturbation in Delaware.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:40 am|
With all the entries in Firedoglake’s Election Projection Challenge now in, I decided to see if the aggregate projections of the FDL community can outperform the professional political prognosticators.
|By: Eli Tuesday September 14, 2010 6:02 pm|
Yes, it’s primary night once again in America. Or at least on the Liberal Hippie East Coast… and Wisconsin. And as is so often true, it’s looking like a referendum on each party’s political direction. All three Republican races above feature a Tea Party candidate against a more establishment one, and both Democratic ones feature a conservative Blue Dog type against a progressive.
|By: Blue Texan Thursday September 9, 2010 11:25 am|
NPR’s story on Tim Kaine featured this comment from a college student, who volunteered to help elect Obama in 2008.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 8, 2010 7:00 pm|
There is great concern that the Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives and even possibly the Senate in the 2010 elections. While most prognosticators are predicting huge wins for the Republican Party, their current seat deficit is so great that if they do win back the majority in the House, it will likely be by less than a dozen seats. If Democrats do manage to hold on to the House, it will likely also be with a very narrow majority. While I’ve been told with much hand waving to be very scared about the prospect of Speaker John Boehner, what no one in the Democratic party has legitimately explained to me–or the rest of America–is why we should care. . . be it Republicans or Democrats with narrow control of the House.
|By: Anthony DiMaggio Wednesday September 8, 2010 2:15 pm|
Author Anthony DiMaggio describes the decline of electoral participation among the young and minorities and the implications for the midterms
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday August 31, 2010 10:30 am|
I’m not sure who Team Obama and the DNC is listening to, but if they listen to the American people, maybe their prospects wouldn’t look so bleak in November. Check out these results from the latest Newsweek poll (h/t Walker).
|By: Josh Mull Wednesday August 11, 2010 5:10 pm|
Now is the time to rethink your position on the war in Afghanistan.