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The GOP’s October Comeback

October 18, 2018 |
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings jolted Republican enthusiasm. The July 22 NPR/PBS News House/Marist poll, for example, found that 78% of Democrats and only 68% of Republicans considered this midterm “very important.” 

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November 05, 2014 |
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How big was Tuesday’s devastating repudiation of President Obama, his policies and his party?Republicans picked up seven Democratic Senate seats Tuesday, are well ahead in Alaska, awaiting absentee ballots, and are poised to add a ninth senate seat in a L...
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October 29, 2014 |
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Campaigns across the country have reached the stage where everything is about getting out the vote, especially in contests that will decide control of the Senate.The election’s fundamentals have not changed. President Obama remains quite unpopular, as do ...
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October 22, 2014 |
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Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Col...
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October 15, 2014 |
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Democrats and Republicans have placed very different tactical bets in this year’s Senate races. Republicans are betting that President Obama’s low job-approval rating (40% in Wednesday’s Gallup poll) rubs off on Democratic candidates. In midterm elections...
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October 08, 2014 |
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With 26 days until the midterms, Americans are understandably focused on the election. But it’s not too early to begin thinking about what happens after the ballots are counted. Virtually all observers agree that President Obama will face a Congress with ...
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October 01, 2014 |
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Thursday morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is delivering a speech at George Washington University titled "Principles for American Renewal." The 11 Republican principles he will offer are timeless. They include "we should leav...
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September 24, 2014 |
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As the midterm election enters its last six weeks, new factors have appeared that will help determine which party controls the Senate next year. Surprisingly, national security has emerged as an important issue. Americans' concerns began with the conflic...
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September 17, 2014 |
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The president's job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican. The midterm environment is terrible for Democrats—yet each passing day pr...

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