Polls look grim for Florida Democrats ahead of Election Day

Polls look grim for Florida Democrats ahead of Election Day

As Election Day approaches and Florida’s gubernatorial race draws to a close, the outlook looks bleak for Charlie Crist. With traditionally Democratic-leaning Miami-Dade County already turning more red than blue in early voting this week, a FiveThirtyEight electoral model predicts Crist has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis . … Read more

The Complete Guide to GOP Midterm Candidates That Should Scare the S–t Out of You

The Complete Guide to GOP Midterm Candidates That Should Scare the S–t Out of You

If the mere mention of the term “mid-term choice” makes you want to book a one-way ticket to another planet, you’re not alone. That the Republicans are very likely to retake control of the House – and have a good chance of capturing the Senate as well – is frightening not only by virtue of … Read more

A Nike co-founder, a possible third-party spoiler, and the election year that could turn red in Oregon

A Nike co-founder, a possible third-party spoiler, and the election year that could turn red in Oregon

Among Bernie Sanders last campaign stop leading up to Tuesday’s midterm elections: a swing across Oregon, speaking to thousands in Eugene and Portland. His Senate colleague Elizabeth Warren had flown in just a few days earlier to get the Democrats. Even the president Joe Biden— who is not the most desirable surrogate this cycle — … Read more

Ohio Republican says US maternal mortality rate is only bad if you count ‘obese people’

Ohio Republican says US maternal mortality rate is only bad if you count ‘obese people’

A funny (“funny”) thing about Republicans who want to ban abortion is that while they force people to give birth against their will, they consistently refuse to do anything to improve the conditions in which these forced births occur. Take the Ohio State representative Bill Dean, is currently running for re-election. He believes that anyone … Read more

What to Expect in the 2022 Midterms

What to Expect in the 2022 Midterms

Here’s what I’m looking for Tuesday as I watch the election returns on Fox News in New York. When the polling stations close on Tuesday at 6:00 PM EST in parts of Indiana and Kentucky (both states are split between time zones), I’ll compare what each Democrat and Republican hopeful receives to what their parties’ … Read more

US midterm polls: Slugfest over economy

US midterm polls: Slugfest over economy

It’s routine pre-election talk in any democratic country – the ruling party and leader say how strong the economy is, and the opposition bangs on about how bad it could be. In the context of the United States, what neither Democrats nor Republicans are telling their voting base is that regardless of who wins the … Read more

News media prepare for election night uncertainty

News media prepare for election night uncertainty

Marc Burstein has overseen ABC News’ political coverage for more than two decades. “I was in this job in 2000, when the election lasted 35 days. We weren’t so ready for that,” he said of a presidential election that was eventually decided by the Supreme Court. I had asked about the ABC’s plans for election … Read more

America wants a centrist party — in theory

America wants a centrist party — in theory

The Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution released the 13th annual American Values ​​Survey last week. This year, for the first time, we surveyed Americans’ attitudes toward potential third-party and independent candidacies. (I have been a longtime member of the Brookings team.) We asked respondents to choose between four options: candidates from a … Read more

Why NYC Democrats are Backing Republican Lee Zeldin for Governor

Why NYC Democrats are Backing Republican Lee Zeldin for Governor

A Democratic candidate for New York State Governor cannot be elected without the support of New York City’s vast number of Democratic voters. But if you look around Gotham, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single political sign supporting Governor Kathy Hochul, the Democratic candidate in next week’s election. Meanwhile, signs for Republican candidate Lee … Read more

Arizona GOP Attorney General Calls Out Kari Lake, Election-Denying ‘Clowns’

Arizona GOP Attorney General Calls Out Kari Lake, Election-Denying ‘Clowns’

Arizona GOP Attorney General Mark Brnovich slammed election deniers, including his state’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, over election fraud claims. Brnovich spoke to “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley about what he called “horseshit” claims about the 2020 presidential election in an interview that aired on Sunday. Brnovich, who reportedly voted for election denialist and … Read more