Enthusiasm gap

The Pew survey finds anti-incumbent sentiment at a high since 1994, with 69 percent of Americans saying they don't want most
The graphic above, created by CIRCLE, tracks youth "enthusiasm" over the past five presidential elections, coupled with youth
If there is one takeaway that I see in the earliest of early vote numbers is that voters are engaged in this election. There is no compelling evidence yet that there will be a dramatic decrease in turnout come November.
The president and Democrats seem befuddled by how to react to the Citizens United decision, while Karl Rove understands with crystal clarity.
The latest polls indicate that approximately 75 percent of Americans agree with the goals of Occupy Wall Street. Nonetheless, only 29 percent consider themselves supporters of OWS. What accounts for this enthusiasm gap?
Polling bolsters the impression that Walker overreached by forcing the bill through with a dubious procedural trick. Simeon
When WPRI asked the classic party identification question -- including the follow-up that asks independents how they lean
Like the San Francisco Giants, the progressive movement will someday win if we believe in all of our players and play as hard as we can.
In Philadelphia, Democratic committeeperson Charles M. said that turnout in the southern part of the city, which is "a mix
Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.
Regardless of one's political views, there's every reason to be intensely motivated in the upcoming election, given the huge problems and needs that we face and the huge impact of current policy decisions.
The plan: Manipulate adults with false information about the Obama record, giving people no reason to vote and allowing the
Somehow, it has become common wisdom that Obama was sent to the White House to change America, and that he failed to do it. That's nonsense.
Every time the Democrats are too timid to promote a policy solution that the party's base actually wants, they walk into a trap. We're now seeing with Obama what we saw with Clinton.
Political battles require strong armies and clear leadership. Thus far, the Republicans seem to have grasped that fundamental truth but the Democrats have not.
If we are to keep the forces of untrammeled greed, retrograde religion and vicious nativism at bay, it is important to contrive reasons to vote for otherwise undeserving Democrats.
Gary Andres asks whether voters worry more about a Republican or Democratic congress. Charlie Cook says most academic and
There are hundreds of millions of Americans frustrated that while Wall Street strong-armed big bank bailouts as profits and