Rothenberg: the Most Accurate Pollster is SurveyUSA
Rothenberg has done a great service by documenting the most accurate pollsters which most accurately predicted the results of last Tuesday’s elections. In the heat of predictable arguments about which polls are the most accurate leading up to the 2010 mid-term elections, Rothenberg’s list of the most accurate pollsters in the off-year elections will provide the list of the the handful which should be listened | Read More »
Eugene Robinson gets the name of the site right.
It’s actually been a matter of some amusement for us: you could tell who the lazy or just dumb reporters were from their habitual reference of this site as Redstate.org, which it hasn’t been for years. Apparently, the Washington Post has gotten around to updating their files, bless their hearts. A shame that Eugene Robinson didn’t then try to actually talk to a Republican before | Read More »
Tuesday’s results on top and down ballot: The closer you look, the worse it was for Democrats
The more one digs into Tuesday’s election results, the worse they look for Democrats. Let’s start by reviewing once again the three high profile races: New York’s 23rd Congressional District special election, and the gubernatorial in New Jersey and Virginia. The Democrats have to know that NY-23 was a fluke – they can’t count on gross Republican miscalculation in 2010. Meanwhile, Democratic efforts to | Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens (D NY-23) breaks his word on the public option.
(H/T: Big Government) I’m actually not upset about this, seeing as I knew all along that he’d break his word. Fish swim, birds fly, ‘conservative’ Democratic legislators betray their principles on cue. And so it is, here: GOUVERNEUR, NY – Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in | Read More »
Did I Miss a Civil War?
I have heard much ado today about NY-23 being won by a democrat for the first time since the “Civil War”. Here is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi parroting this talking point. CNN got into the game on it’s website saying: National Democrats, smarting over gubernatorial losses in New Jersey and Virginia, seized on the win, with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine dubbing | Read More »
Yes, All Politics Is Local
Republicans are – rightly – crowing this morning about the GOP’s victories in the New Jersey Governor’s race and a battery of races in Virginia from the Governorship on down and what they say about the turn in the national mood, if not in a pro-Republican direction then at least in a direction that’s sufficiently hostile to the Democrats that voters in states won by | Read More »
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, "Jim Gilmore"
, "Steve Lonegan"
, Carly Fiorina
, Charlie Crist
, Chris Christie
, Chuck Devore
, Doug Hoffman
, jim tedisco
, Marco Rubio
, Mark Kirk
, Meg Whitman
, Mike Bloomberg
, Steve Poizner
, tea parties
NY 23: The Tempest and the Tea Party
A number of liberal Democrats today are celebrating Democrat Bill Owen’s victory over Conservative Doug Hoffman, but these liberals fail to realize that Conservatives are celebrating too. As Barack Obama meddled in local politics across the nation and poured money into obscure districts, Conservatives built upon the resolve that led to the first Tea Party and culminated last night in a lion’s roar directed at | Read More »
A Response to Michael Steele
Folks, there are some serious questions as to the accuracy of the ABC News report linked to in this post showing a Steele quote criical of Palin, Pawlenty, and me.As a result, I’m yanking the post and digging into it. I’ll see what I can do to sort it out.Sorry for the inconvenience. This is bothersome. The actual video on which the interview was based | Read More »
The Public Option and NY-23
While the Democrats are crowing a bit this morning over the unusual circumstances of NY-23, they might want to pay attention to one under-reported fact: Bill Owens, the man NY-23 sent to Congress last night, campaigned against the public option.That is not exactly a ringing endorsement of Obamacare by the voters up there.Democrats might want to rethink how they view NY-23.
In NY-23, Conservatives Win
The race has now been called for Democrat Bill Owens.This is a huge win for conservatives.”Whaaaa. . . ?” you say.There are two big victories at work in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.First, the GOP now must recognize it will either lose without conservatives or will win with conservatives. In 2008, many conservatives sat home instead of voting for John McCain. Now, in NY-23, conservatives | Read More »
NY-23 Open Thread.
Still trying to find a link. UPDATE by Erick: I’ve just talked to the Hoffman campaign. They tell me they are “cautiously optimistic.”
In New York 23, some unexpected backers: Part 2 John Rich
John Rich is a giant in the country music industry. He is one half of the country duo, Big & Rich. He was responsible for the country music reality show Gone Country. John Rich is not a person that anyone would consider a rabid conservative. He recently was all over radio with the song “Shutting Detroit Down”, a populist lament of bailouts to big business | Read More »
Hoffman Poll Watcher Has Tires Slashed [updated]
On his third trip to the polls, a Hoffman supporter and poll watcher had his tires slashed this afternoon —as you can see he had a hoffman sign in his back window.A police report has been filed. [updated:] Local police are not willing to confirm it was a tire slashing and say it could be that the poll watcher ran over a bottle.
Contra the Empty Call Room
Contra the empty RNC phone bank room from below, Ben Smith is reporting that the RNC has made 140,000 calls into NY-23 since Sunday for Hoffman.Good.UPDATE: On a 4:30 conference call, the Hoffman campaign is downright mocking at the idea the RNC has helped them on the ground.
What to Watch For on Election Night in NY-23
Talking to Andy Roth at Club For Growth, I’ve gotten a few tips on things to look out for in New York tonight. By the way, if you are looking for a place to send some money, consider that the Club got in early for Doug Hoffman and did great work. We’re going to need their coffers replenished for 2010. Go join now and give.The | Read More »