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  • Trump Surging in Iowa and Virginia

    09/03/2016 4:44:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is surging in battleground states Iowa and Virginia in newly released polls, consistent with the national trend reported this week by Reuters-Ipsos and other major polling operations. A handful of swing states—experts always mention at least five, and no more than eleven—will determine the winner of the presidential race, mainly concentrated in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest. Polling numbers from two of those states seem to fit a larger trend over the past two weeks of improving chances for Donald Trump to defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton....
  • Poll Analysis: With Virginia now tied, Trump is rapidly closing battleground gap

    09/03/2016 6:02:11 PM PDT · by TheRef · 50 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 9/3/16 | Political Ref
    The shift in Virgina seems rather stunning. Only a few days ago, most pundits, including conservative ones, had written the state off. With the last two polls showing a virtual tie, that analysis is out the window. Pennsylvania is also closing, but still sits at a 6.0 point margin for Hillary, so for now, it will remain out of the index. This shift is significant because Trump can pull into the lead just by bringing Republicans into his tent. He has not been achieving the ninety percent level of Republican support that a GOP candidate typically receives. He has been...
  • Trump is closer than you think

    09/02/2016 1:11:15 PM PDT · by TheRef · 35 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 9/2/16 | Political Ref
    The conventional wisdom is that Pennsylvania is Trump's surest way to 270. Trump is trailing in the Pennsylvania RCP average by 7.3 points, so quite a few pundits are confidently writing Trump off as a sure loser. The problem with this confidence, however, is that Pennsylvania is not Trump's surest bet. In fact, the Midwest plus Florida and possibly New Hampshire, provides a clearer and currently quite realistic path to 269, the actual number that he needs. Trump is only trailing by an average of 2.5 points in these states, with the largest lead being four points, but the rest...
  • Trump Leads Clinton by 5+ Points in the Key Battleground State of Pennsylvania

    08/21/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 21, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has surged to a 5-point lead over democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as per a latest poll.
  • Latest battleground poll reveals John Kasich would have a slight lead on Hillary Clinton

    06/29/2016 8:43:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Hillary Clinton may have a safe lead over Donald Trump across all seven battleground states, but that's certainly not the case with all of her potential Republican competitors. Ballotpedia's battleground poll out Wednesday reveals that Clinton polls a bit behind Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) across all seven states, averaging 40 percent to Kasich's 44 percent. Clinton polls even against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), with both averaging 42 percent. However, if the Republican Party does hand Trump the nomination, Ballotpedia indicates that Clinton can likely expect success across the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,...
  • Trump Draws Line In Sand About Hillary’s Corrupt Fundraising!

    06/21/2016 1:48:16 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | 6-21-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Hillary Clinton has a huge money advantage over Donald Trump, and she’s spending it like a wild banshee. The media is trying to create a narrative that nobody likes Trump enough to send him money. They are banking on making Trump the most unlikeable, unelectable candidate to satisfy their feelings and agenda but Trump is fighting back. Trump knows Hillary is being bankrolled by overseas interests, and he’s going to spread that information around early and often. Remember, the media’s agenda is not to help Trump; it’s to destroy Republicans. Anywhere they can drive a wedge in between the party...
  • Hillary Clinton Has Spent $23M In Battleground States to Trump's $0 And I'm Not Worried

    06/20/2016 2:55:35 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 31 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-20-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Back in the day at might be worried watching or hearing the news about how the Democratic candidate was outspending the Republican candidate in the battleground states. Donald Trump, The GOP presumptive nominee, do things his way in the Republican primary by basically spending less again 16 other candidates but traveling more to reach out to grassroots patriotic Americans and talk to them heart-to-heart. I won't question Trump because his model has already got him where he is. Trunk continues to defy the odds even with the media turning everything he does into a negative spin. Trump can't even go...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • GOP poll: Clinton losing in battlegrounds

    05/14/2015 6:00:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton trails a generic Republican presidential candidate by double-digits among voters in six key battleground states, according to a new poll from the GOP firm Vox Populi. The survey, conducted on behalf of the conservative super-PAC American Crossroads, found an unnamed GOP candidate taking 51 percent support among voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. Clinton takes only 41 percent support among voters in those states, according to the poll. The survey found Clinton’s favorability rating deep underwater, with 40 percent having a positive view of the former secretary of State against 53 percent who said they...
  • New national battleground: The Asian vote

    11/03/2014 11:56:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2014 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Even in a national election shadowed by geopolitical instability and a heated debate over immigration, it’s a rare campaign that has voters hearing about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and maritime disputes between Japan and the Republic of Korea. But in these suburbs a few miles from the nation’s capital, these are only a few of the unconventional issues rearing up in the battle for control of Congress. Candidates up and down the ballot have hurled themselves into winning over the area’s swiftly growing Asian-American population, striving to sell themselves as champions of small business and public education, and...
  • Gallup, Battleground, and Conservatism: Conservatives in America outnumber Liberals 58-37

    09/08/2014 3:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Within a few days, the Gallup Poll and the Battleground Poll provided more polling data that demonstrates just how much conservatives outnumber liberals in America. The Gallup Poll, in its August 26 “State by State: Key Metrics for 2014,” provided data that reveals that in all but three states – Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts – conservatives outnumber liberals. This is consistent with all prior Gallup Poll results for many years. In a few of these polls, conservatives have outnumbered liberals in every state of the nation, and in a few of these polls, liberals outnumber conservatives in one or two...
  • NPR’s new poll of battleground states brutal for Democrats

    06/19/2014 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles: That would be (38/58) overall, including an...
  • Battleground Polls and Conservative Strength: Liberals will have to try very hard to spin this one

    04/04/2014 8:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Bruce Walker
    The latest Battleground Poll, compared with prior Battleground Polls, shows the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as “conservative” dropping. The percentage is lower than almost any Battleground Poll in the last fifteen years. The percentage of Americans who call themselves “liberal,” by contrast, is at an all-time high. Modification in the demographics of the poll sample may have something to do with the change. Women form 53% of the sample, while women are 50.6% of the population. Blacks are 13% of the Battleground sample, a smidgen more that the black percentage of the population. As I noted a few...
  • BREAKING—Texas LT. Governor: Investigate Battleground Texas Immediately

    02/21/2014 1:22:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22/21/14 | Brandon Darby
    Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst issued a letter to Secretary of State Nandita Berry today urging her office to immediately turn over all complaints of Battleground Texas’ violations of election law to Attorney General Greg Abbott. The scandal was revealed after Breitbart Texas released the latest James O'Keefe undercover video on what appeared to be a Battleground Texas illegal voter data-mining operation to help elect Wendy Davis.
  • Unrepentant Battleground Texas Now Subject to State Investigation

    02/20/2014 9:40:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/20/14 | Brandon Darby and Logan Churchwell
    SAN ANTONIO, TX–The most recent James O’Keefe expose released on Breitbart Texas showed a Battleground Texas field organizer engaging in a seemingly illegal data mining operation where confidential information from voter registration forms was being collected in an effort to help elect Wendy Davis as governor of Texas. The video has now triggered a process by which an investigation carried by the State of Texas may occur. In an interview with local San Antonio news, Bexar County Election Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen admitted to submitting a report to Texas Secretary of State.
  • The Africa Pivot: America's New Battleground

    11/07/2013 8:10:21 AM PST · by mulder1 · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jon Mitchell
    The Africa Pivot: America’s New Battleground
  • Full State Analysis of OH Election Battleground and Guide for 2016

    05/14/2013 2:28:52 PM PDT · by parksstp · 5 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 05-14-2013 | parksstp
    Prior to the 2012 Election and after the first Romney/Obama Presidential Debate I started creating prediction models for each of the contested "Battleggrounds". OH was the first and most detailed state I reviewed because it seemed like it could go either way. The original model spreadsheet I posted on FR contained county by county results for the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elections, the 2010 OH Governor Race, and the 2010 Referendum Union Question. I used this data to develop the probable voter turnouts for each county and determined the number of votes and vote margin the GOP candidate would need...
  • Three steps: How the Dems plan to make Texas a battleground state by 2016

    02/27/2013 12:08:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/27/2013 | Christopher Bedford
    On Tuesday morning, the Democrats launched an independent group called Battleground Texas, which is capable of making the Lone Star state a battleground by 2016 and a lean-Democrat state by 2024, effectively breaking the back of the national GOP and blocking a Republican path to the White House. Yes — that Texas: The state that has not elected a single statewide Democratic official in 10 years, with Republicans going 100-0; the state that has had an entirely Republican government since 2002, with current super majorities in the legislature; and the state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic president since Jimmy...
  • Internal polls: Romney up one in OH, two in IA, three in NH, tied in PA and WI

    11/05/2012 3:42:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/05/2012 | AllahPundit
    The skeptical view of leaking these is that it smacks of what desperate campaigns do when they know they're losing. Remember Tom Barrett? He wanted the world to believe, contra nearly all of the independent polling, that he and Scott Walker were dead even two weeks out from the recall election this summer. That made perfect sense in his case: He was behind, everyone knew it, and he needed a morale booster to keep his base from giving up. How is that analogous to Romney's situation? Is there any Republican anywhere who's given up and thinks O's slight lead in...
  • Election 2012: Ohio President: Obama 49%, Romney 49%

    11/02/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 186 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2 November 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    With four days to go, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds Obama and Romney each with 49% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio remains one of eight Toss-Up states in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Obama won the Buckeye State in 2008 by a 52% to 47% margin. At the beginning of the week, Romney held a slight 50% to 48% advantage. It was...
  • Battleground Tracking Poll (0 49 R 48, but R leads 53% to 44% among those extremely likely to vote)

    10/29/2012 2:17:25 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    MARION, Ohio — With eight days to go until the election, President Barack Obama has recaptured a narrow national lead over Mitt Romney, riding increased support from women and an edge in early voting. A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters — taken from last Monday through Thursday — shows Obama ahead of Romney by 1 percent, 49 to 48 percent. That represents a 3-point swing in Obama’s direction from a week ago but reflects a race that remains statistically tied. Obama leads by 8 points among those who have already voted, 53 to 45...
  • New Poll Projects: Romney 52, Obama 47

    10/29/2012 2:29:01 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 106 replies
    The bipartisan Battleground Poll, in its “vote election model,” is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent. While Obama can close the gap with a strong voter turnout effort, “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory,” says pollster Ed Goeas. Should Romney win by 5 percentage points, it would increase Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate....
  • Did anyone else hear Brit Hume on FBS this morning? (Vanity)

    10/28/2012 1:04:28 PM PDT · by jwb0581 · 89 replies
    Fox News Sunday
    Brit said a national poll done by the bi-partisan, respected Battleground polling group will be released tomorrow showing Romney up by 5. This would be huge - that would make 3 major national polls showing Romney ahead solidly.
  • 2012: The battle for 7 states (The Magnificent Seven)

    10/23/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/2012 | Jonathan Martin
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks. Top strategists for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney flooded the media center following the third and final presidential debate here Monday night, and made clear they will be primarily fighting over seven states and will spend most of their time and money in them between now and Nov. 6. The main battlegrounds: Ohio,...
  • Romney Shifting Resources from North Carolina to Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania?

    10/18/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT · by tatown · 22 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | 10/18 | Battleground Watch
    The press will soon stop the charade of referring to North Carolina as a Battleground as we’re seeing it already disappear from the lexicon. The Associated Press’ Kasie Hunt gets the scoop on where those resources are likely heading: [T]he GOP presidential nominee’s advisers and the Republican National Committee are looking to give Romney more routes to reaching the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory. They are weighing whether to shift resources from North Carolina, where Republicans express confidence of winning, into states long considered safe territory for President Barack Obama, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Like we blogged...
  • Election Day Tactics Used By Hugo Chavez To Win (Beware: Obamanists Could Replicate in USA)

    10/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela (from original Spanish) ^ | 11 October 2012 | Runrunes (anti-Hugo Chavez Blogger)
    Granted it is rough English to understand, as it is machine translation from the mainstream, non-Chavez "El Universal" newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela today, but it gives the street level tactics the Socialist Community Organizers used in Venezuela to eek out a victory for Communist Hugo Chavez earlier this week. It is provided below in its entirety, with the link to the original Spanish.Of specific interest will be the tactical description of the "double wave" Chavez PSUV strategy on Election Day in polling zones they identified as somewhat sympathetic to the anti-Chavez democratic forces. Pay close attention because these tactics...
  • What can those of us in NON BATTLEGROUND states DO to get Romney elected?

    10/02/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 22 replies
    Apologies for the VANITY, but wanted a thread to pass along advice. I am in a total GOP state/ literally does not matter if I go vote because Romney will win, and all state races will go as they go. SO for those in this situation (or the reverse for that Cali or New York), other than give money or drive and volunteer...what can we DO. Any ideas for those of us bound to jobs and way outside of a competitive state? This is a call to get creative. I'm not sure trolling message boards and blogs really does...
  • Battleground Poll: Race still tight (O 49 R 47)

    10/01/2012 5:17:43 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/1/2012 | JAMES HOHMANN |
    The presidential race is tight enough nationally that a strong performance in Wednesday’s debate by Mitt Romney could put him in the lead. A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters shows President Barack Obama ahead 49 percent to 47 percent, a point closer than a week ago and still within the margin of error. Romney now leads by 4 points among independents, up slightly from a week ago. The Republican must overperform with that group to make up for the near monolithic support of African-Americans for Obama, as well as the huge Democratic advantage among Latinos and...
  • First on Brody File: New Christian Voter Guide Lands In Battleground States

    09/26/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | David Brody
    Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition has now begun dropping their presidential voter guide into key battleground states. It has just posted to their site and you can check it out here: They are sending this out to roughly 17 million socially conservatives that they have identified in their extensive voter file. It is being delivered by mail, email, text message, to churches and door-to-door. When people receive the voting guide in the mail, they can scan the barcode into their smart phone where a video begins to play that sums up the candidates positions on the issues.
  • COMMENTARY: Obama’s been everywhere — except Wisconsin

    09/14/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-14-12 | Matt Kittle
    You know what they say, never send in Joe to do a president’s job. But that’s what President Obama appears to be doing in battleground Badger State, sending his vice president, Joe Biden, to campaign in his stead. Biden stumped at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Thursday, a week and a half after he spoke to Democratic Party faithful in Green Bay. That’s exactly two more times than his boss, who has yet to set foot in Wisconsin on the campaign trail. President Obama has been conspicuously absent from the campaign trail in battleground Wisconsin. Sure, he stopped by...
  • Romney Regional Ads

    09/10/2012 4:05:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 10 2012 | Mitt Romney
  • Romney Struggles to Gain Traction in Battlegrounds

    09/09/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 159 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2012 | Sara Murray
    With two months to Election Day, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces the disconcerting reality that he isn't winning most of the states he would need to beat President Barack Obama. Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by small margins in seven of the eight battleground states, all but North Carolina, according to averages of public polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. All are within the margins of error. "Our problem in our country is not that we're not paying enough taxes," Mr. Romney said. "It's that we're spending too much money and the economy is not growing as it could and...
  • PPP: Obama has small lead in Nevada

    09/02/2012 3:04:08 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 36 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 29, 2012 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's newest Nevada poll finds Barack Obama holding on to a small lead in the state over Mitt Romney, 50-47. Obama's advantage has been declining over the course of the year. In late March we found him up 8 points, in early June it was down to 6 points, and now the advantage is at 3. Romney's keeping it close despite Democrats' registration advantage in Nevada because he's ahead 51-41 with independents. Romney is also blowing Obama out with white voters, 57-40. Obama leads anyway largely because he has a 67-28 advantage with Hispanics. Nevadans narrowly disapprove of the job...
  • What Obama is Thinking in Promise to Make Texas a Battleground

    07/18/2012 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Marcus · 16 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | July 18, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to the Washington Examiner, President Obama ventured to Texas in search of more campaign cash. However, while addressing a crowd of donors, Obama actually suggested that the Lone Star State would become a battleground state "soon." On the surface, this seems like a mad thing to say. Texas is about as deep red a state as there is in the union, with all statewide offices and both houses of the legislature in the hands of the Republicans. The last time a Democrat carried Texas, Jimmy Carter was running for president in 1976
  • GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on Senate

    05/01/2012 2:33:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/12 | Alexander Bolton
    GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on SenateBy Alexander Bolton - 05/01/12 05:00 AM ET Third-party groups allied with the Republican Party have vastly outspent Democratic incumbents and their backers in Senate battlegrounds. The disparity in advertising firepower threatens Democratic control of the Senate and could have an impact on the presidential race as well. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a first-term Democrat from Ohio, has been the primary target of outside groups, which have outspent his allies by a ratio of 10-1 this election cycle. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads GPS and 60Plus Association have funded the bulk of...
  • Obama, the Catholic vote, and the contraception mandate

    02/17/2012 6:21:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    JS Onlline ^ | 2-8-12 | Craig Gilbert
    If requiring Catholic universities and hospitals to cover contraception for employees ends up hurting President Obama with Catholic voters, then Wisconsin is one place to keep an eye on. That’s because it’s one of the most Catholic of the presidential swing states. Among this year’s likely electoral battlegrounds, only New Hampshire (38%) and New Mexico (36%) had a higher percentage of Catholic voters than Wisconsin (33%) in 2008, according to exit polls: An Administration decision not to exempt religious employers from a mandate to cover contraception has sparked an outcry among church officials and leading Republicans. (Churches are exempt from...
  • Voters in battleground districts even more hostile to Dems than in 2010

    09/23/2011 2:11:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    After the midterm elections, Democrats argued that the Tea Party-inspired turnout was a fluke, and that grassroots voters would start turning on Republicans as soon as they had a share in responsibility for governance. According to the latest Democracy Corps survey of battleground Congressional districts, neither are true, at least not yet. Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg surveyed voters in 60 Republican-held purple districts and found that voters are even more sour on Democrats than in 2010: One of the Democratic party’s leading pollsters released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground districts today painting an ominous picture for Congressional Democrats in...
  • Battleground states looking grim for Obama?

    07/27/2011 9:15:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    National polls put Barack Obama in the mid-40s and slightly underwater, which could indicate trouble for him in 2012 — if the Presidency was won on a national popular vote. (Ask Al Gore how that works out.) National Journal took a look at polling in battleground states and sees a much bigger problem than national polls indicate: In every reputable battleground state poll conducted over the past month, Obama’s support is weak. In most of them, he trails Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. For all the talk of a closely fought 2012 election, if Obama can’t turn around his fortunes in...
  • Democrats, GOP expect Florida to be a battleground again in 2012

    03/26/2011 4:45:40 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 53 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 27, 2011 | Adam C. Smith
    Get ready for another huge presidential battle in Florida. Despite the drubbing Democrats took in 2010, nobody is underestimating Barack Obama's ability to take the state that Republicans need to capture the White House — or the difficulty he'll have winning it again. "Florida is always in play. Neither party can take Florida for granted, but Marco Rubio proved that our voters tend to be center-right and antideficit spending voters,'' said Republican strategist Sally Bradshaw, a top adviser to Mitt Romney in 2008 and now an adviser to expected candidate Haley Barbour. "Obama's going to have to roll up his...
  • Obama’s path still cloudy

    03/17/2011 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/11 | A.B. Stoddard
    Clinging to their compliments regarding former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R) healthcare law, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s (R) fine work as ambassador to China and the prospect that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will somehow be nominated by the GOP, Team Obama has begun to accept that the audacity of hoping for an anemic Republican field won’t get President Obama reelected in 2012. As the Republican race begins in earnest, and Obama kicks off his own reelection campaign, it is increasingly clear that the path to an Obama victory is anything but clear. Stubborn joblessness, soaring gas prices,...
  • Reminder: Most people are conservatives (AP verses Battleground Poll analysis)

    09/16/2010 11:16:38 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 3 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 16, 2010 | Steve McGough
    The current AP/Roper poll indicates most of us are “moderates”, but that’s not true. The sample – and how you ask the question – is very important. AP/Roper consistently shows one-third of the population describes themselves as moderate, while the George Washington University Battleground Poll consistently shows almost two-thirds of registered likely voters are somewhat or very conservative. Only 2 percent describe themselves as moderate in the Battleground Poll. How can the discrepancy be explained?
  • GWU Battleground poll shows generic congressional ballot tied at 43-43 (Registered Voters)

    09/16/2010 5:48:17 AM PDT · by gumbyandpokey · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/16/10 | politico
    Voters, by a 9-point margin, believe Republicans will pick up both the House and the Senate, even though they are evenly divided over whom they intend to back in six weeks, according to a new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll. In a generic matchup between the two parties, those surveyed were split 43-43 when asked if they would back a Republican or a Democrat on Election Day. This is good news for Democrats and at odds with many other public polls, which have shown Republicans holding a single-digit edge. Continue Reading Text Size * - * + * reset Listen...
  • The Battleground Poll and the Battle for America (Good news for conservatives)

    12/19/2009 9:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,217+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2009 | Bruce Walker
    Good news for conservatives in the latest Battleground Poll. The political implications are profound, if the already-energized conservative base takes even more initiative. In August 2008, I wrote an article on "The Biggest Missing Story in Politics." The article explains that conservatives are an overwhelming majority of America. One year later, I wrote an update on that theme, this time based on the Gallup Poll, which showed that conservatives outnumber liberals in virtually every state of the union. I have been writing about the remarkable Battleground Poll results in many articles for many years. The Battleground Poll reveals the internals...
  • McCain takes lead in 3 battleground states in early returns

    11/04/2008 4:44:51 PM PST · by Hadean · 44 replies · 7,168+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Nov. 4, 2008
    (11-04) 16:30 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain grabbed early leads over Democrat Barack Obama in the battleground states of Virginia, Florida and Indiana as the first votes came in this evening. McCain had leads of 54 to 46 percent in Florida and 53 to 47 percent in Virginia, both with less than 2 percent of precincts reporting. In Indiana, McCain's lead was 50 to 49 percent, with 10 percent reporting.
  • Key Battlegrounds Trending McCain

    11/04/2008 10:44:23 AM PST · by RecallMoran · 26 replies · 5,966+ views
    US NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2008 | James Pethokoukis
    The Latest From Inside McCain HQ November 04, 2008 11:30 AM ET | James Pethokoukis | I just talked to one of my best Team McCain sources who told me that heading into today all the key battleground polls were moving hard and fast in their direction. The source, hardly a perma-optimist, thinks it will be a long night, but that McCain is going to win. So add this with the new Battleground poll (Obama +1.9 only) and the rising stock market...
  • FoxRasmussen Battleground Polls!

    11/03/2008 11:16:06 AM PST · by hogfan2000 · 45 replies · 2,815+ views
    Fox news
    Fox news just reported that Fox/Rasmussent battle gound polls showing extrodinary tightening about to be released. Keep fighting!
  • Final Pre-election Harris Polls 11-02-04: Too Close to Call but Kerry Makes Modest Gains

    11/02/2008 9:10:40 AM PST · by grandpa jones · 2 replies · 634+ views
    The Harris Poll ^ | 11-02-04 | harris interactive
    The final Harris Poll from Nov 2, 2004...Another piece of evidence pointing to a likely Kerry victory is that online Harris Polls in these large, key states, which may well determine the Electoral College result, all show modest Kerry leads. However, all these leads are within the possible sampling error for these surveys. Assuming the forecast is correct, Kerry is likely to win all three large states, and almost certainly the White House along with it. The sample sizes were well over 1,000 likely voters in Florida (1,433), Pennsylvania (1,204), and Ohio (1,218).
  • Is MO Still The Litmus State To Watch/ McCain Up .4

    10/31/2008 5:18:13 PM PDT · by TCTopcat · 21 replies · 1,131+ views
    Is MO still the litmus state it has been? I seem to remember that in the last 100 years MO has predicted the winner of every presidential elections except one. I do remember reading that the demographics of MO made it the ultimate poll. I'm not sure if that goes out the window this election? Opinions? If not Realclearpolitics has McCain up .4 in MO and that might be a bit of encouragement for our guy.
  • Poll: Obama leads McCain by one point in battleground states

    10/31/2008 11:26:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 190 replies · 9,951+ views ^ | October 31, 2008 | Mike Sunnucks
    A Halloween Day poll shows John McCain trailing Barack Obama by one point in the “toss-up” states that could decide Tuesday’s presidential election. The George Washington University Battleground Poll gives Obama and running mate Joe Biden 47 percent, with 46 percent for McCain and running mate Sarah Palin in those states and 4 percent undecided. The campaigns are focusing advertising and visits in those battleground states. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear with McCain on Friday in Columbus, Ohio. McCain and Palin also have stops planned over the next few days in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa. The...
  • Battleground 10/27/08: O - 49, M - 46 (within MOE!)

    10/27/2008 6:53:45 AM PDT · by The G Man · 118 replies · 5,162+ views
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