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 […]

U.S. seeks joint plan on Afghan security guard ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Afghanistan should develop a joint plan to replace private security guards gradually rather than enforce a ban that could threaten millions of dollars in aid work, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recommended on Saturday. Read the full story from Reuters

Edward Headington: Reforming California Measure by Measure

As President Obama and lame duck Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have learned the hard way, complete overhauls or transformations are rare in American politics. Incrementalism is the general rule, even here in California despite our reputation for exporting revolutionary ideas.  Healthcare reform led by the late Senator Ted Kennedy in the 1990’s and Healthy Families started […]