The Other McCain

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

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.

The Country’s Going Straight to Hell, But at Least We’ve Got a ‘Likeable’ President

Random adults: [M]ore than seven in 10 are dissatisfied with the current state of the economy, and just more than a third are either “very” or “fairly” confident in Obama’s ability to promote a strong and growing economy. And 60 percent believe the coming year will be a time to hold back and save because […]

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