After years of trying and coming up short, can Democrats finally achieve their goal of turning Georgia blue? Georgia has been a reliably Republican state in presidential politics for decades now. Since 1984, only one Democratic presidential candidate has carried the Peach State: Bill Clinton in 1992. Since then, Democrats have never made a serious play for the state's … [Read more...] about Once Reliably Republican, Georgia Emerges As Presidential Battleground
Senate Republicans are largely on the defensive this cycle. With several Republican incumbents trailing in both fundraising and in polling, a Senate race in the Great Lake State has presented them with a rare offensive opportunity. In Michigan, first-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is running for a second term. He was first elected in the 2014 midterm elections. A former … [Read more...] about Senate GOP Sees Rare Offensive Opportunity in Michigan
Recently, the polling firm Morning Consult released a slew of polls from Senate battlegrounds conducted in the period of September 11th to the 20th. It brought good news for Democrats but one of their biggest obstacles is that they need offensive targets in right leaning seats or even deep red states. Because of this, they will need to rely on split ticket voting, something … [Read more...] about Is Split Ticket Voting Dead?
Whenever there is a new poll of Texas released, there are a ton of hot takes on Twitter. Old believers of Texas as the great blue whale for the Democrats move to dismiss the poll, saying that Texas has looked good for Democrats in the past, but that they just can’t seem to pull it off. There are others who say that the numbers are real, and are a result of inevitable … [Read more...] about Texas Presidential Polling…The Devil Is In The Crosstabs
One of the ways people can analyze national polls is whether the state polls that are being released are in the same universe as the national polls - whether a national environment of a given size is being reflected in the state polling. Take the New York Times/Siena polling released last month, and you'll see the perfect example of state polls that make sense with their … [Read more...] about State Polling Provides Little Solace For The President