GOP’s Mary Fallin Cites Motherhood As Key Difference Over Dem Jari Askins In Oklahoma Governor’s Race

EDMOND, Okla. — In her quest to become Oklahoma’s first female governor, Democrat Jari Askins has amassed an assortment of professional qualifications: she’s been a judge, a legislator, the head of a state agency, and a corporate attorney. But what she hasn’t been is a wife. The 57-year-old career woman, who now serves as the […]

US-Generic Ballot: 48% Democrat, 45% Republican (Newsweek 10/20-21)

Newsweek 10/20-21/10; 1,005 adults, 3.8% margin of error 773 likely voters, 4.3% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Newsweek release National 2010 Congress: Generic Ballot 48% Democrat, 45% Republican (chart) Obama Job Approval 54% Approve, 40% Disapprove (chart) Jump to comments From The Huffington Post

PA-Sen: 45% Toomey (R), 42% Sestak (D) (Muhlenberg 10/22)

Muhlenberg College / Morning Call 10/19-22/10; 439 likely voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview (Muhlenberg PDF) Pennsylvania 2010 Senate 42% Sestak (D), 45% Toomey (R) (chart) 2010 Governor 49% Corbett (R), 41% Onorato (D) (chart) Jump to comments From The Huffington Post

Paul Loeb: Suppose Your Actions Swung the Election

Imagine if your actions made the difference in electing a Senator, Governor, or Congressional representative? Suppose the phone calls you made, money you donated, doors you knocked on, and conversations you initiated helped swing a critically close race, or two or three. Suppose the friends you dragged to the polls helped America reject the anonymous […]

David Helfenbein: Two Weeks To Go: This Election Cycle Analyzed, and an Announcement

This election season started out as one where voters were seemingly ready to “vote the rascals out”: an election potentially about nonpartisan anti-incumbency. The primary season began with Senator Bob Bennett (R) losing in Utah and later Senator Arlen Specter (R turned D) losing in Pennsylvania and thus, the thought process went, anti-incumbency it was. […]