Only a few Republican senators have to worry about Democrats forcing them to make tough votes before the election
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 20, 2012 11:45 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:15 am|
With the general election campaign now unofficially started a string of new national polls shows a close race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. A CBS News/NYT poll has the race completely tied; others show either man slightly leading. It’s likely the poor state of the economy is keeping an unliked Romney in the race.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday January 21, 2012 3:58 pm|
Final thoughts – This was a huge night for Gingrich. He won and he won big. Gingrich significantly beat expectations. He proved that there is some serious momentum behind his candidacy. This big win in South Carolina guarantees that this will be a long primary battle.
The big loser tonight, besides of course Mitt Romney, is Rick Santorum who came in a weak third. South Carolina with its large number of evangelical voters should have been a good place for him. After this poor performance it is going to be hard for Santorum to raise money and get volunteers.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 20, 2012 4:30 pm|
With the South Carolina primary tomorrow, January 21st, it is a time for a final look at the fast changing nature of the primary.
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 16, 2012 7:35 am|
After a disappointing third place finish in New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman has decided to drop out of the race and endorse Mitt Romney. While the endorsement is a positive for Romney, the actually impact should be very small.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 3, 2012 10:00 am|
Finally, after a very long campaign defined by too many debates, an endless parade of short lived surges to first place and frankly some incredible silliness combined with SuperPAC negative ads, people will actually start voting in Iowa on who will become the Republican party’s presidential nominee.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 20, 2010 6:06 am|
The “top two primary” system now used in Washington and to be used in California starting in 2012 is not like a traditional primary, where people vote to select a nominee for each party. Since the top two primary system is much more like a general election than a traditional primary, the question is can the vote in these “top two primary” states serve as a good predictor for what will happen nationwide in November.