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Remember: A Majority of Registered Voters Did Vote on Election Day

By Bill McInturff

The day after Democrats got crushed in their second mid-term election in a row, President Obama said in…

Yesterday’s Back: Passing the Torch to an Old Generation

By Martin Shull

C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new…

How the Democrats Lost: The Failed Ground Game

By Gene Ulm

The combined Democratic campaign placed a large portion of its 2014 success on the premise that they would…

The Democrat Gender Problem

By Nicole McCleskey
There was a gender gap in 2014, but not the one Democrats were banking on. Public Opinion Strategies’ election night survey showed a mere six point differential on the congressional generic ballot among women – 46% GOP/52% Democrat. And Republicans won white women by an eight point margin (53% GOP/45%…

Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Obstacle

By Jim Hobart
Despite attempts by Democratic Senate strategists to make “the map is the map” the new “it is what it is,” the Senate map was not the biggest problem facing Democrats this year. A bad Senate map does not account for Republican governors in the Democratic strongholds of Illinois Maryland and…

DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU, MARY LANDRIEU!

By Robert Blizzard
My partner, Patrick Lanne wrote in October (http://pos.org/2014/10/echoes-of-2006-battleground-favoring-a-gop-senate-takeover/) that Republican Senate candidates in 2006 failed to separate from President Bush’s standing in their home states. And, as I wrote a few weeks ago (http://pos.org/2014/10/senate-democratic-incumbents-may-have-already-hit-the-obama-ceiling/), President Obama’s approval ratings in competitive…

MCINTURFF-HARRINGTON MORNING CONSULT COLUMN (11-6-14): THE ACA WAS NOT A SIGNIFICANT VOTE FACTOR THIS ELECTION

By Elizabeth Harrington
Public Opinion Strategies’ Election Night Poll shows that the ACA was not as much of a vote factor in 2014 as it was in 2010. Here is what we knew going into Election Day 2014: This was one of the…

PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES POLLS FOR THREE NEW SENATORS AND NINE NEW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

By Public Opinion Strategies
The survey research firm of Public Opinion Strategies (POS) polled for three of the eight candidates who took away Democratic Senate seats (so far), four Governors, and nine new Members of Congress.  Including independent expenditure efforts, Public Opinion Strategies polled…

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