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Majority of Republicans want a third party for the first time

By | 05.10.11 | 11:16 am

For the first time since Gallup began polling the public on the issue, a majority of Republicans back the establishment of a third political party. Although support for a third party among all Americans is actually down from last year, the rise of the tea party may be responsible More…

PPP Says Moderates’ Shift Behind Reid’s Rebound

By | 07.19.10 | 6:18 pm

Public Policy Polling today rolled out what appears to be a preview of yet another poll result that shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) leading Republican opponent Sharron Angle. That in and of itself isn’t particularly surprising at this point — there have been a number of More…

Climate Trio Woos Senate Moderates

By | 03.04.10 | 11:52 am

They already have a liberal, a conservative and a wild card on board; now the tripartisan Senate group crafting climate legislation is trying to fill the spaces in between.

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) are expected to soon release further details of their More…

Mike Pence for Senate?

By | 01.20.10 | 10:39 am

Josh Kraushaar, Mike Allen, and Jim Vandehei get the rumor mill churning with their report that Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), considered a dark horse 2012 candidate for president, is now looking at a 2010 run against Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.). None of them have quotes from Pence that point more More…

Hitching Wagon to Tea Partiers, Steele Threatens to ‘Come After’ GOP Moderates

By | 11.05.09 | 3:11 pm

This is kind of remarkable. In an interview with ABC’s “Top Line,” Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele pretty overtly sought to align the GOP with the burgeoning conservative Tea Party movement, threatening to “come after” moderate Republicans who side with Democrats on hot-button issues.

“So candidates


The Year of the Moderate

By | 07.17.09 | 11:39 am

If anyone thought that a liberal President Obama, backed by large Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, was just going to write his way through Washington this year — think again.

It’s a moderate’s world on Capitol Hill right now, and the latest evidence arrived yesterday when the Democratic More…

This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by [Fill In the Blank]

By | 11.11.08 | 5:36 pm

A number of sites have featured a hypothetical electoral map entitled “This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by 18-29 Year Olds.” Needless to say, it’s a very blue map.

I spent the weekend poring over the CNN exit polls More…