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  • Where the 2014 Polls Went Wrong: Pollsters did a better job of finding Democrats than Republicans.

    11/18/2014 5:36:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2014 | Michael Barone
    Were the polls wrong? It’s a question asked after every election. Sometimes, as in 1948, the answer seems as obvious as the answer to the question, “Why did Custer lose at Little Bighorn?” Sometimes the answer is less obvious, as it is this year. “The polls were skewed toward the Democrats,” writes Nate Silver, who as proprietor of FiveThirtyEight has earned the distinction of being the nation’s most assiduous polling analyst. Silver gives short shrift to partisans — Democrats this year, Republicans in 2012 — who complained that polls were systematically biased against their side. The skew varies unpredictably, he...
  • Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 6:38:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/2014 | JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. Obama is considering acting on his own, as early as this week, to possibly shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants now living...
  • Democracy for America Presidential Pulse Poll

    11/14/2014 3:24:35 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 11/14/2014 | BwanaNdege
    Elizabeth Warren - 42% Bernie Sanders - 25% Hillary Clinton - 24% Robert Reich - 3% Joe Biden - 2%
  • Something Funny Happened In Iowa, And It May Hurt Democrats In 2016

    11/12/2014 2:55:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 11, 2014 | Harry Enten
    Republican Sen.-elect Joni Ernst easily won her race in Iowa last Tuesday, beating Democrat Bruce Braley by 8.5 percentage points. Her victory wasnt shocking, but its size was (to everyone except pollster Ann Selzer, that is). The final FiveThirtyEight projection had Ernst winning by just 1.5 percentage points. What the heck happened? Heres one explanation: White voters in Iowa without a college degree have shifted away from the Democratic Party. And if that shift persists, it could have a big effect on the presidential race in 2016, altering the White House math by eliminating the Democratic edge in the electoral...
  • Democratic Party Favorable Rating Falls To Record Low

    11/12/2014 9:09:38 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11-12-2014 | Andrew Dugan
    Andrew DuganNovember 12, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After the midterm elections that saw the Democratic Party suffer significant losses in Congress, a record-low 36% of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of the party, down six percentage points from before the elections. The Republican Party's favorable rating, at 42%, is essentially unchanged from 40%. This marks the first time since September 2011 that the Republican Party has had a higher favorability rating than the Democratic Party. Republican and Democratic Party Favorables, 1992-2014 These results come from a Nov. 6-9 Gallup poll, conducted after Republicans enjoyed a breathtaking sweep of...
  • 'God bless you' cited in firing of Derry election worker

    11/10/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies
    Union Leader .com ^ | HUNTER McGEE
    Ruth Provencal was terminated last month for saying God bless you to voters and other forms of electioneering, Renee Routhier, chairman of Derrys Supervisors of the Checklist, said Saturday.We have to be politically correct at the polls; I cant allow certain things to go on because it falls under electioneering, Routhier said.
  • Understanding Public Opinion Surveys

    11/10/2014 6:39:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/6/2014 | Diane Katz
    Election season is upon us, and theres no shortage of polls telling us what we think. But judging the accuracy of all these numbers requires a basic understanding of the science of polling. The first known opinion poll was a presidential "straw vote" conducted by the Harrisburg Pennsylvanian in 1824. The newspaper simply surveyed 500 or so residents of Wilmington, Del., without regard to demographics. The results showed Andrew Jackson leading John Quincy Adams by 66 percent to 33 percent.[1] (William Crawford, secretary of the treasury, and Henry Clay, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, also were candidates.) Pie...
  • Is this a business opportunity for a Freeper?

    11/07/2014 3:49:13 PM PST · by fishtank · 24 replies
    I heard about fifteen minutes of Rush today, when he talked about how badly the polls were predicting the election results. Is there a business opportunity for an enterprising Freeper to start an accurate polling company? Or do conservative candidates already have access to accurate polling, but it's just the midstream media types who use their own (skewed) polls to manufacture their own agenda-driven news articles?
  • What the Pollsters Missed: Voters Crushing Obama

    11/07/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Towery
    I've been called a lot of things over the years, but "biased for the Democrats" has generally not been one of them. But that's what I and other pollsters were labeled following Tuesday's elections by statistical gurus such as Nate Silver of ESPN. What's that? You've never heard of Nate Silver? Well, don't worry; neither has 99 percent of America. The other 1 percent probably relied on his lousy statistical forecast and bet that Brazil would win the World Cup earlier this year. (They got routed.) But Nate is right. Pollsters, in general, got 2014 wrong. My firm, InsiderAdvantage, polled...
  • Polling Shows Impact of Abortion Issue in Mid-Term Election

    11/07/2014 7:53:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right To Life ^ | November 6, 2014 | Polling
    23% of voters cited abortion and voted pro-life 28% heard from National Right to Life WASHINGTON A new post-election poll of actual voters conducted by The Polling Company/ WomanTrend, found that the issue of abortion once again played a key role in the mid-term elections, and that National Right to Life and its state affiliates were key to getting out the pro-life vote for pro-life candidates. Twenty-three percent of voters said that the abortion issue affected their vote and voted for candidates who oppose abortion. This compares to just 16% who said abortion affected their vote and voted for...
  • The Polls Were Skewed Toward Democrats

    11/05/2014 11:42:51 AM PST · by LRoggy · 18 replies
    ESPN.Com ^ | 11/5/2014 | Nate Silver
    For much of this election cycle, Democrats complained the polls were biased against them. They said the polls were failing to represent enough minority voters and applying overly restrictive likely-voter screens. They claimed early-voting data was proving the polls wrong. They cited the fact that polls were biased against Democrats in 2012. The Democrats complaints may have been more sophisticated-seeming than the skewed polls arguments made by Republicans in 2012. But in the end, they were just as wrong. The polls did have a strong bias this year but it was toward Democrats and not against them. Based on...
  • The Celebrated Nate Silver's Polls Were Off; Really, Really Off

    11/05/2014 11:09:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/5/2014 | David French
    Check out these two tables, both courtesy of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight's fascinating live blog. First, check out the Democratic bias in the senate polling: Next, here are the gubernatorial numbers: That's a striking contrast between predictions and reality. As they say in sports, "that's why you play the game." That's why we hold elections. In this election at least, the "experts" were confident America was more blue than it wanted to be.David French is Senior Counsel and Director of Digital Advocacy at the American Center for Law and Justice.
  • The Polls Were Skewed Toward Democrats

    11/05/2014 8:26:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 5, 2014 | Nate Silver
    For much of this election cycle, Democrats complained the polls were biased against them. They said the polls were failing to represent enough minority voters and applying overly restrictive likely-voter screens. They claimed early-voting data was proving the polls wrong. They cited the fact that polls were biased against Democrats in 2012. The Democrats complaints may have been more sophisticated-seeming than the skewed polls arguments made by Republicans in 2012. But in the end, they were just as wrong. The polls did have a strong bias this year but it was toward Democrats and not against them. Based on...
  • Poll: Joni Ernst, Bruce Braley tied in Iowa race

    11/03/2014 12:44:49 PM PST · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/03/2014 | James Hohmann
    A Quinnipiac University poll published Monday shows a dead heat in the Iowa Senate race, with Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst tied at 47 percent among likely voters. The news buoys the Democratic argument that the Des Moines Register poll out this weekend, which had Ernst up 7 points, is an outlier. Continue Reading Text Size -+reset Latest on POLITICO Counting JDA Frontline's departures Pelosi raises over $100 million SCOTUS hears Israel passport case Grimes paid $17K to fly Clinton in Hyundai, Kia get $100M EPA fine Colorado poll: GOP slightly ahead It also shows a slightly closer...
  • Senate Update: Polls Point Increasingly To Republican Senate Win

    11/02/2014 4:28:10 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 1, 2014 | Nate Silver
    By this point in an election year, when polls are coming in by the bucketload late in the evening, you can get a sense for which pollsters are taking fresh samples of public opinion and which are herding toward the conventional wisdom. J. Ann Selzer, whose firm Selzer & Company conducts the Des Moines Registers Iowa Poll, is in the former group: Shes always been one to trust what her data is telling her. On Dec. 31, 2007, Selzers poll was among the first to show a large lead for Barack Obama in the Iowa Democratic caucuses most other...
  • New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races

    11/02/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 02, 2014
    New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races November 02, 2014 Republican Senate candidates are pulling away in the final days of key races, according to polls released this weekend. Republicans are either leading in Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana or will likely win runoff elections, according to a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday. In addition, the Republican nominee in Iowa, Joni Ernst, now has a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Rep Bruce Braley, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. Most polls have shown until now that the four races have essentially been deadlocked in the closing...
  • Final PPP Kentucky poll: McConnell 50%, Grimes 42%

    11/02/2014 11:06:52 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 11/01/2014 | Public Policy Polling
    McConnell 50%, Grimes 42% Full internals at the link.
  • Ernst surges to 7 point lead in Iowa Senate race

    11/02/2014 9:22:06 AM PST · by CPT Clay · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A poll by the Des Moines Register published today offers multiple reasons for GOP joy. Jodi Ernst is breaking out into a lead that is beyond the polls margin of error, while, Harry Reid, in words he may regret, has gone on the record saying that an Ernst win portends the GOP taking the Senate. "What Joni Ernst would mean, coming to the United States Senate, is that Mitch McConnell would be the leader of the Senate, someone who agrees with her on virtually everything. Think what that would mean to our country," Reid said on Friday. Unless this is...
  • KS-SEN Polls Still Within Margin Of Error

    11/02/2014 8:45:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    Another week, another poll showing the race between incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and Democrat-turned-Independent Greg Orman is too close to call - within the margin of error. Orman has maintained a small yet consistent lead recently but has only led by more than two points in a single poll. On Friday, Fox News released their latest poll of the Kansas race and found Orman up by one point. Roberts has done much to close what looked to be a sizable gap but the race has been plus or minus a few points throughout October. Fox finds 44% say they're for...
  • Breaking Away? Ernst Leads Braley By 7 In Iowa

    11/02/2014 8:00:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    If you’re in the Joni Ernst camp, then yesterday was probably a very exciting one given that the Des Moines Register’s  latest poll showed the GOP senate hopeful 7 points ahead of her Democratic opponent Rep. Bruce Braley [emphasis mine]: Joni Ernst has charged to achieve a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in a new Iowa Poll, which buoys the GOP's hope that an Iowa victory will be the tipping point to a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate. … Braley has lost vote share since an early October Iowa Poll (he dropped from 46 percent to 44 percent) while...
  • NBC/WSJ National Poll: GOP, Dems Deadlocked Heading Into Election Day

    11/02/2014 8:46:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/2/14 | Mark Murray
    Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked heading into Election Day, with 46 percent of likely voters preferring a Republican-controlled Congress, and 45 percent wanting a Democratic-controlled one, according to the final national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before the election. To put these numbers into perspective, Republicans held a six-point lead among nationwide likely voters (49 to 43 percent) right before the 2010 midterms, when the GOP picked up 63 House seats and six Senate seats. So this is shaping up to a closer midterm election season, this polls finds.
  • Senate Update: Polls Point Increasingly To Republican Senate Win

    11/02/2014 7:59:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 1, 2014 | Nate Silver
    By this point in an election year, when polls are coming in by the bucketload late in the evening, you can get a sense for which pollsters are taking fresh samples of public opinion and which are herding toward the conventional wisdom. J. Ann Selzer, whose firm Selzer & Company conducts the Des Moines Registers Iowa Poll, is in the former group: Shes always been one to trust what her data is telling her. On Dec. 31, 2007, Selzers poll was among the first to show a large lead for Barack Obama in the Iowa Democratic caucuses most other...
  • Senate race roundup: Polls say Rounds' lead grows

    11/01/2014 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 28, 2014 | Seth Tupper
    South Dakota's suddenly tight Senate race is suddenly not so tight again, according to the polls. Still, none of the four candidates has majority support. Polls released in recent days show Republican Mike Rounds with bigger leads than in the previous round of polling. A KELO/Sioux Falls Argus Leader poll conducted Oct. 20-23 showed Rounds with 42 percent support; Democrat Rick Weiland at 33 percent; independent Larry Pressler at 13 percent; and independent Gordon Howie at 2 percent. Another 10 percent of respondents were undecided. An NBC News/Marist poll conducted Oct. 19-23 showed Rounds at 43 percent, Weiland at 29...
  • Fired-up Republicans have edge in midterm turnout war

    10/31/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 31, 2014 | BY JASON LANGE
    A daunting reality looms for President Barack Obama's Democrats ahead of U.S. congressional elections on Tuesday: Voters from the Republican Party are much more fired up. Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows Republicans are more certain they will vote, and see their ballot as a way to voice disapproval of Obama's handling of the Ebola outbreak and his health insurance reform law. Obama's approval rating is just 38 percent, according to other Reuters/Ipsos polling data, and he is a lightning rod for Republicans. "If there's a unifying theme here, it's a lack of confidence in the administration's management," Campbell said. In the...
  • NYT: Democrats Haven't Won Majority of White Women Since 1992

    11/01/2014 7:28:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 1, 2014 | John Nolte
    Buried under a dozen paragraphs is a fascinating little factoid the mainstream media never talks about and doesnt want to talk about: Democrats haven't won a majority of the white women vote since 1992: In Arkansas, the Republican candidate, Tom Cotton, was tied with Senator Mark Pryor among women in a poll of likely voters conducted Oct. 4-7 by Fox News. Yet Mr. Pryor had an 11-point edge among women in an Oct. 19-23 poll for NBC News and Marist Colleges Institute for Public Opinion. On balance, I am not convinced the Democrats will make sufficient inroads with white women...
  • What Tuesday's Electorate PROBABLY Will Look Like [Why RATS Win: Women, Blacks, Latino Voters]

    10/31/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 31, 2014 | MARK MURRAY
    What Tuesday's Electorate PROBABLY Will Look Like BY MARK MURRAY Two of the biggest questions heading into Election Day are: What will the electorate look like? And: How will these voters break? Well, our weekly NBC/WSJ/Annenberg polls have collected merged data from interviews with 6,346 likely voters from Sept. 2 through Oct. 29, and heres a pretty good clue from this 6,000-plus sample: Overall congressional preference: GOP 49%, Dem 44% Men: GOP 54%-40% Women: Dem 49%-43% Whites: GOP 56%-37% African American: Dem 88%-7% Latinos: Dem 57%-37% 18-29: Dem 51%-42% 30-44: Dem 50%-43% 45-64: GOP 50%-43% 65+: GOP 53%-40%
  • North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 47%, Tillis (R) 46%

    10/31/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 30, 2014
    Kay Hagan, long viewed as perhaps the Senates most endangered Democrat, is still hanging in there in the closing days of North Carolinas U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Hagan with 47% of the vote to Republican challenger Thom Tillis 46%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and another three percent (3%) are still undecided.
  • Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 47%, Begich (D) 42%

    10/31/2014 2:17:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 31, 2014
    Republican challenger Dan Sullivan has pulled to his biggest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Mark Begich in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of Alaskas U.S. Senate race.
  • Hagan locked in dead-heat with GOP rival in nasty, costly, NC Senate Race

    10/30/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 29, 2014
    SALISBURY, N.C. Regardless of who wins, the North Carolina Senate race will go down as the most expensive, likely ugliest contest of the 2014 midterms, with more than $100 million spent and more than 90,000 ads most of them attacks aired across the state. Democrat Kay Hagan is fighting for a second term in the Senate. Six years ago, she famously beat Elizabeth Dole to steal the seat. Republicans are determined to win it back this year and have poured millions into the campaign of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House. Until recently, Tillis remained...
  • CBS poll: GOP lead in generic Congressional ballot similar to final 2010 poll

    10/30/2014 8:16:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It takes a while to get to this data in the CBS News report, as the Washington Examiner and Twitchy point out, but it’s real — and perhaps spectacular. One has to read to the ninth paragraph for CBS to get to the point of its latest and last national midterm poll, which takes burying the lede to a new and amusing level. What other data would a national media outlet survey five days before the midterms? The headline reads, “What Americans think of Congress and the President,” which is as generic a headline for a national political poll...
  • Polls show Republican gaining in overlooked NM Senate race

    10/30/2014 10:49:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/2014
    WASHINGTON New Mexico's Senate race suddenly is on the radar screen, as new polls show the Republican candidate within single digits of incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Udall. Most political observers had written off the contest as a slam dunk for Democrats. But a pair of new polls shows the race tightening in the final days. ADVERTISEMENT A new Vox Populi poll shows Udall up only 4 points over Republican Allen Weh. The poll puts Udall at 47 percent and Weh at 43 percent, with 11 percent of voters undecided. The deteriorating national political environment for Democrats and President Obama...
  • O-No: Voters More Apt To Oppose Obama Backers By 2-1

    Voters heading to the polls next week are increasingly downbeat about the direction of the country and the economy, are concerned about Ebola and largely oppose President Obama's plans on immigration, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds.
  • Skewedenfreude: Why Democrats Cant Face the Midterm 2014 Polls

    10/30/2014 8:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 29, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Republicans hold the lead in key states, but this unanimous agreement among election forecasters conceals an Achilles heel: We all rely on the same poll data. What if that data is off? Even in the week before the election, polls are not perfect.When errors occur, the outcome tends to be more favorable to the Democrat. So a Republican Senate is not guaranteed because Democrats tend to perform better than the polls predict. Yes, thats right, folks. The polls are skewed. This argument has become common enough that Nate Silver has felt the need, in what must seem like a flashback,...
  • The New Hampshire Poll 2014 US Senate Ballot

    10/30/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    American General Research ^ | October 30, 2014
    If the 2014 election for US Senate were being held today between Scott Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat, for whom would you vote - Brown or Shaheen? (names rotated) 2014 US Senate Likely Voters Brown 49% Shaheen 49% Undecided 2%
  • Udall Down 7 Points In Colorado Senate Race,

    10/30/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    With strong support from men, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger in the Colorado U.S. Senate race, leads U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, 46 - 39 percent among likely voters, with 7 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 7 percent are undecided. This compares to a 46 - 41 percent likely voter lead for Gardner in an October 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. With Shogan out of the race, Gardner is up 49 - 41 percent.
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 51%, Pryor (D) 44%

    10/30/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 29, 2014
    The clock is running out for Democrat Mark Pryor to keep from losing his U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas to Republican Congressman Tom Cotton. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters shows Cotton with 51% of the vote to Pryors 44%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) remain undecided.
  • New York Times Launches Democrat Get-Out-the-Vote Effort Disguised as News Stories

    10/30/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the election. The New York Times is all over the place today. The New York Times is a good place to start because it's the house organ for the Democrat Party. In one story in the New York Times you find, unbelievably, why polls tend to undercount Democrats. You heard me right. "Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. "They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day...
  • New York Times Column: Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats

    10/30/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times, The Upshot ^ | 10/30/2014 | Nate Cohn
    Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day nears, Democratic hopes increasingly hinge on the possibility that the polls will simply prove wrong. But that possibility is not far-fetched. The polls have generally underestimated Democrats in recent years, and there are reasons to think it could happen again. In 2010, the polls underestimated the Democrats in every competitive Senate race by an average of...
  • Pre-election polls encourage blind acceptance of election returns

    10/30/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Third in the "Fortune Favors the Bold" series The midterm elections are upon us - and they offer us no relief. Perhaps Harry Reid will be unseated (please, Lord). But the Establishment informs us impeachment is a dead letter. Without impeachment, then what? Bill after bill may be passed. Obama will veto most if not all. How can we believe more legislation will relieve us from the misery born of prior legislationthat more Congressional activity will relieve us from the disastrous effects of prior Congressional activity?
  • Baker up 3 points over Coakley in new Suffolk-Herald poll

    10/30/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Republican Charlie Baker has climbed to a 3-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, while a push to repeal casinos in Massachusetts appears to be headed for a lopsided defeat, a new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll shows. Baker's 46-43 percent lead is well within the poll's margin of error but the GOP nominee holds several key advantages over his Democratic opponent heading into the campaign's final few days, according to the Suffolk-Herald poll of 500 likely voters. Just 6 percent of voters say they are undecided.
  • Election News Worsens for the Democrats; Millennials Want Republicans in Charge

    10/29/2014 3:58:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're a week away from the big election and we have news in that regard. You know, I haven't spent a lot of time -- I've spent some but, you know, I've not gone wall-to-wall on the election and polls and all of that up until now because it really hasn't meant much. Now it starts. The polling data and all of the reporting on the election, it's about now, particularly in midterm elections, that you can begin to, I don't know, trust at least more than, say, a week ago, a month ago, two months ago...
  • Another Udall slips in polls, this time New Mexicos Tom Udall

    10/29/2014 9:26:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    A scion of the Udall family is losing ground in this years Senate contest, but this time its Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico. The Democratic incumbent saw his once-formidable lead over Republican Allen Weh shrink in two polls released Monday. A survey taken by Research & Polling Inc. for the Albuquerque Journal has Mr. Udall ahead by 50 to 43 points, down from 51 to 38 percent in its mid-September poll.
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • Independent Voters Boost Crist In Florida, Quinnipiac...Poll Finds...

    10/30/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/30/14
    A jump in support from independent likely voters in the Florida governor's race leaves Democrat Charlie Crist with 43 percent, inches ahead of Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott with 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has 8 percent, with 9 percent undecided. This compares to results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Scott and Crist tied 42 - 42 percent, with Wyllie at 7 percent. With Wyllie out of the race, Crist gets 45 percent to Scott's 42 percent. Men and women remain divided...
  • In Georgia, Democrats last hope for preventing GOP takeover is collapsing

    10/29/2014 11:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The polls this cycle have been cruel to Democrats. A number of surveys have given the presidents party undue hope that they could pull off the impossible on Election Day and retain control of the U.S. Senate. But, like Lucy van Pelt ripping the set football away from a rushing Charlie Brown at the very last minute, Democrats have been robbed of that intoxicating hope just as the buzz was getting good. After abandoning the partys nominee as determined by the voters, Democrats were thrilled by the prospect that ruby red Kansas might elect a Democrat masquerading as an independent...
  • North Carolina: Hagan and Tillis Tied in U.S. Senate Race

    10/29/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | October 26, 2014
    In the contest for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, 43%, and her Republican challenger and state legislator Thom Tillis, 43%, are in a dead heat among North Carolina likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or have voted early. Six percent are undecided, and 6% of likely voters with a candidate preference say they might vote differently. Hagan and Tillis maintain their support among their respective partys base. However, Tillis leads Hagan among independents likely to vote. A gender gap also exists. Hagan has a 10 point advantage among women likely...
  • Krauthammer: If GOP cant win Senate, the party ought to look for another country

    10/29/2014 2:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 29, 2014 | Staff
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer projected a big win for the Republicans in November, giving them a 70 percent chance of winning the Senate.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) If the GOP cant win back the Senate in a climate like this, maybe the party ought to look for another country, he told Fox News host Bill OReilly Tuesday. Krauthammer explained why he thinks the climate is ripe for the win: "The reason is this is essentially a referendum on Obama. In 2010 it was a referendum on his ideology. The overreach with Obamacare, the stimulus, cap and trade, and now, six years in, its referendum...
  • Quinnipiac: Male Voters Going Republican Give Beauprez Lead In Poll (Colorado - 45% to 40%)

    10/29/2014 1:48:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    kcnc ^ | October 29, 2014 8:18 AM
    DENVER (CBS4) A new poll out Wednesday morning from Quinnipiac University shows Republican Bob Beauprez with a lead over Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in Colorados governors race. The poll shows Beauprez with 45 percent and Hickenlooper with 40 percent. Thats a reversal from last week when Hickenlooper led the race by 1 percent.
  • Gov. Scott Walker opens 7-point lead over Mary Burke in last MU poll before election

    10/29/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Milwaukee Biz Journal ^ | 10/29/2014 | Ron Kirchen
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker apparently regained his stride with likely voters, opening a 7-percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke, according to a new Marquette Law School poll. The Marquette poll, which has an excellent track record for predicting Wisconsin election results, found that 50 percent of likely voters support Walker compared with 43 percent for Burke. Those figures represent a major shift from previous polls that showed the race neck-and-neck including an Oct. 15 poll where Walker and Burke were tied at 47 percent among likely voters. The reason for the changing tide in the Wisconsin governor's race is...
  • Mainstream media shocked latest polls show GOP pulling away

    10/28/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    The mainstream media made a hearty go of it, attempting for the last few weeks to portray the Nov. 4 election as a toss-up. But poll after poll is now showing those reports to be nothing more than a barrel of red herrings: Republicans are solidly in the lead with just more than a week to go. Over the past several weeks, a dozen stories or more have painted the Colorado race between Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall for the U.S. Senate seat there as neck-and-neck. CNN and the mainstream newspapers have repeatedly said the race is too...