The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Senate Poll Wars

Less than seven weeks before Election Day 2014, the epic struggle to control the media narrative continues: Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, The Post’s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats’ chances of retaining their majority at 51 […]

Nate Silver: Almost 2-to-1 Chance Republicans Win Senate Majority

The poll guru himself phrases it as a percentage — 65.1% — but the overall situation looks very good for the GOP: The bottom line is not much has changed. The FiveThirtyEight forecast model gives Republicans a 65.1 percent chance of winning the Senate with the new polling added, similar to the 63.5 percent chance that […]

Democrats Trail by 7 Points

A new poll by Politico shows that ObamaCare is a loser for Democrats in key congressional races, with Republicans holding a 7-point edge less than six months before the November mid-term elections. Of course, six months is a lifetime in politics, and there’s no telling what the situation will look like on the first Tuesday […]

Washington Post Shocked — Shocked! — to Learn Failed President Is Unpopular

Gloom, despair and agony for Democrats: Democrats face serious obstacles as they look to the November elections, with President Obama’s approval rating at a new low and a majority of voters saying they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president’s agenda, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Obama’s approval rating […]

MSNBC and Obama Tanking Together

Two headlines: MSNBC is in serious trouble — Politico Poll: Obama’s disapproval rating hits a new high — Washington Post Hating Republicans is a poor substitute for sound policy, and it’s also not an adequate rationale for a news organization: In a world where liberals wanted to be outraged by George Bush every night, or […]

Haters Gonna Hate, Deniers Gonna Deny

Rush Limbaugh did a brilliant riff on Chris Cillizza’s claim that only “hate” can cause people to vote Republican: The Democrats always win the generic ballot, except when they don’t — and when they don’t, it causes an earthquake in Washington, and this has caused an earthquake. Just a couple of months ago the Democrats […]

Obama: Less Popular Than Syphilis

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) OK, maybe the headline is exaggerating a bit, but Obama’s poll numbers have definitely cratered in the past ten weeks. These two headlines were an interesting contrast of how the polls get spun: Obama’s Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon — Business Insider […]

Southern, Conservative, American

Yid With Lid points to a Gallup survey showing that conservatives (89%) are more proud to be American than are liberals (76%). Interestingly, the poll also shows that Southerners (89%) are more proud of their country than people in the Northeast (81%). Hell, yes. Freedom. ‘Murka.

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