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Two weeks later, still basking in the #NCSEN afterglow

Posted by: ST on November 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm » 3 Comments

Yeah, so this happened – and it wasn’t even supposed to. I didn’t have much time to spend at the blog writing about my experiences the last few months of the US Senate campaign battle between (outgoing) Senator Kay Hagan (D) and (now-Senator-Elect) NC House Speaker Thom Tillis (R).  But suffice it to say – […]


#Obamacare: the more Americans know it, the more they hate it

Posted by: Phineas on August 5, 2014 at 6:37 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas That’s the unavoidable conclusion of a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which, if I recall correctly, has been friendly towards the ACA. Byron York reports: According to new polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which has closely tracked Obamacare for years, 37 percent of those surveyed have a favorable view of […]


Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This news from Gallup probably has staff of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reaching for a bottle: U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and […]


At last, someone has found the best strategy for @TheDemocrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Examining the utterly brutal numbers (PDF) for the Democrats in a poll conducted jointly by The Wall St. Journal and NBC, David Freddoso offered this advice: So anyway, the ideal campaign for Democrats would send President Obama to Hawaii for a few months, run ads against the health care law they all voted […]


It’s #Obamacare enrollment deadline day. Updated

Posted by: Phineas on December 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is it, folks! (Well, maybe. Kinda. See below.) This is the day by which all of you who have no insurance, whether you couldn’t afford it, chose as a free human being not to buy it, or had it ripped away from you by Nanny State (in the form of the […]


If only they would allow do-overs in elections…

Posted by: Phineas on November 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mitt Romney would win in a landslide: The results overall represent a sharp turnaround in fortune for Obama and his party, which just a month ago were ascendant over the Republicans in views of the budget dispute that led to a partial government shutdown. Today 45 percent of Americans call Obama “too […]


About that NBC/WSJ poll that panicked Republicans

Posted by: Phineas on October 11, 2013 at 10:01 am » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You know, the one that showed Republicans getting killed over the government shutdown? Turns out there was a…. slight bias in the sample: @texasbryanp In today’s NBC/WSJ poll, 1 in 5 respondents work for govt. Only 8% of general pop works for govt. See last page. — Tampa (@S1CT) October 11, 2013 […]