The WV-GOV Special Election Open Thread.
Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time: I have absolutely no idea how long it’ll take for results to come in. Or, for that matter, who’s going to win. If we had another month, Bill Maloney would be a shoo-in. As it is… it’s going to be a close-run thing, ladies and gentlemen: a close-run thing. Just remember, though: if Maloney wins, well, special election | Read More »
The Texas record.
We’re pleased to bring you this commentary on the Texas economic record from Bill Peacock, Vice President for Research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Texas has been the home of the last two Republican presidents. With Governor Rick Perry now in the fray, we’re fixin’ to find out if Texas can make it three in a row. When examining what makes Texas the benchmark | Read More »
Is it time for Rick Perry?
A new web site, Time for Perry, has been launched urging Texas Governor Rick Perry to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. You can watch the site’s featured video, “It’s Time for Perry,” below:
Texas’ Rick Perry to lead RGA
Texas Governor Rick Perry will be named chairman of the Republican Governors Association when the group gathers in California next week. Perry’s appointment to the RGA won’t be the governor’s first rodeo: He led the same committee in 2008 and had worked in varying capacities for the group in years prior. The Washington-bound move — not the move for which some Republican donors had hoped | Read More »
Dallas Morning News Makes Case for Rick Perry While Endorsing Bill White for Texas Governor
“Did you know that of Texas’ budget of approximately $180 billion, over one third is sent by Texans to Washington in the form of federal taxes and then sent back to Texas with strings attached?” Governor Rick Perry knows – and is not afraid to say – that Texas has been successful in the current economic downturn because it limits the size of its government, | Read More »
Great Scott! I have a Sinking feeling we risk a recount!
Yes, yes, I can hear the groans from here already, but when I see two polls one day apart from each other that give diametrically opposite results in the Florida Governor’s race, I get worried. Republican Rick Scott had similarly erratic polling in his primary race which finished close with 3% final difference, so as his polling against Democrat Alex Sink is swingy, I worry | Read More »
A metric ton of new polling today
Good evening. We have a great deal of new polling that’s flooded in. Much of it is interesting too, so rather than pick and choose which polls I’ll cover in depth and which I will omit, instead I’ll give a quick look at all the good ones. We’ve got Senate races in Nevada, Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Delaware, plus races for | Read More »
Tags: "Linda McMahon"
, "Richard Blumenthal"
, Alex Sink
, Andrew Cuomo
, Barack Obama
, Bill Brady
, Carl Paladino
, charles djou
, Chris Coons
, Christine O'Donnell
, Duke Aiona
, Fairleigh Dickinson University
, Frank Caprio
, Harry Reid
, Joe DioGuardi
, joe manchin
, John Raese
, John Robitaille
, kirsten gillibrand
, Lee Fisher
, Linc Chafee
, Neil Abercrombie
, New York
, Pat Quinn
, public policy polling
, Quinnipiac University
, Rasmussen Reports
, Rhode Island
, Rick Scott
, Rob Portman
, Robin Carnahan
, Roy Blunt
, Sharron Angle
, West Virginia
, Zogby Interactive
I have a rule about internal polling
Scientific polling, based on the laws of probability and the compounding of likelihoods, is a mathematical activity. It’s all about the numbers. Without the numbers no poll has meaning. That’s why I highlight key facts like Margins of Error. Your typical internal poll release is very low on numbers and instead is a one page memo. Those releases can be based on sound polling practices, | Read More »
Message for Meg Whitman: Go on Offense. Now.
The best way past a “scandal” for a Republican is through it. Take a day or two – no more, no less – to think it through, find a line of attack and go on offense. If George Allen had done that instead of trying to plead, ignore and then cower his way past the “macaca” incident, we’d not have the tragedy of both Senators | Read More »
Has Dan Maes been well and truly kneecapped?
Any political party must work as a team to win. While the primary process will become at times a competitive and even divisive, any inability to set those feelings aside and back the nominee will give the party trouble. A few Republicans this cycle know what kind of trouble that is, but none has more than Dan Maes against Democrat John Hickenlooper for Colorado Governor. | Read More »
On the USC/LA Times poll of California
This new poll of the California races by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint for USC and the LA Times has been discussed from one side of the Internet to the other, and back again. But I wouldn’t be doing my job if I let it go without chiming in, now would I? Of course not. So let’s dig in.
, American Viewpoint
, Barbara Boxer
, Carly Fiorina
, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
, Jerry Brown
, Likely voters
, Los Angeles Times
, Meg Whitman
Terribly inconsistent polling in Florida
I am at a loss as to how to analyze the polling of the race for Governor in Florida. Of the last four polls at Real Clear Politics, Republican Rick Scott leads according to Rasmussen Reports and Ipsos for Reuters, while Democrat Alex Sink leads acccording to Mason Dixon and CNN/Time. Two polls concluded on the same day (Rasmussen and Mason Dixon) are not supposed | Read More »
, Alex Sink
, Bill McCollum
, Mason Dixon Polling and Research
, Rasmussen Reports
, Real Clear Politics
, Rick Scott
Republican bounces in New York?
Being just one man trying to cover 435 House races, 37 Senate races, a few dozen more states electing Governors, plus some of the technical and mathematical aspects of polling, I tend not to post on races that aren’t competitive. So it’s surprising to me that I now have not one, but two New York polls to discuss today: Quinnipiac on the Governor’s race and | Read More »
Daily Kos checks on Wisconsin
Along with West Virginia, Wisconsin I wanted to see more polling in. Rasmussen Reports has been the lone voice up there polling again and again, showing these key races competitive while the rest of the polling world passed on by. PPP went there for Daily Kos finally, and now we get that critical second opinion on the races to see if they are as competitive | Read More »
Johnson and Walker extend leads in Wisconsin
Daily Kos and Public Policy Polling have hinted on Twitter that they have a new Wisconsin poll coming, which I am glad of because I’ve long wanted to see a second opinion in that state, but I’d like to start the week by hitting a pair of polls I missed while I was in Austin over the weekend: Rasmussen Reports on the Wisconsin Senate race | Read More »