Political Climate

Worth Discussing

Advantage Democrats?

By Katrina Trinko | National Review
August 11, 2012

Here is a fact that is worth reflecting on when looking at national polls that give Barack Obama a significant lead over Mitt Romney: In 2008, the year of hope and change and Bush burnout, 40 percent of voters identified as Democrats and 33 percent as Republicans — a seven-point Democratic advantage.

Obama's turnout problem

By Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
August 10, 2012

Of all the polls released in the last week, the survey on voter enthusiasm by Resurgent Republic, a right-leaning research and polling firm, is perhaps the most important.

GOP Analysis Says They’ve Got The 2012 Momentum, But Does It Matter?

By Kyle Leighton | Talking Points Memo
August 10, 2012

Republicans say their voters are ready to run through walls to vote for Mitt Romney, or at the very least, vote against President Obama. Does that matter?

Obama Is Ahead, but Is He Winning?

By Molly Ball | The Atlantic
August 10, 2012

Three months remain until election day, and President Obama narrowly leads in nearly every national poll. Gallup's most recent tracking has him up 47-45 over Mitt Romney, for example, and just about every reputable poll for the last two months has shown a similar result.

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