U.S. Politics Feb. 4, 2008

McCain’s Support Soars, Democratic Race Tightens

Both Barack Obama and John McCain have gained considerable popularity in recent weeks with Obama’s gains concentrated among white, middle-income and moderate Democrats.

Media & News Feb. 4, 2008

McCain Wins the Coverage Battle as Media Move to Anoint Him

By generating more coverage than any other candidate last week, and easily outdistancing his GOP rivals, Sen. John McCain rode a media narrative of near inevitability last week. Plus, Sen. Ted Kennedy becomes a major newsmaker.

Pew Research Center Feb. 1, 2008

Independent Voters Vexed at Polls?

Some 4.5 million independent voters in six states (Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Oklahoma and Utah) will be completely locked out of their states’ presidential primaries on Feb. 5.

U.S. Politics Feb. 1, 2008

A Look at the Numbers

So far, the 2008 primaries and caucuses have been anything but predictable — comebacks, fallbacks, not to mention surprised pollsters. But a closer look reveals some common themes that have emerged.

Religion Jan. 31, 2008

The Faith Factor at the Polls

John Green: “Virtually every religious community one can think of is important in at least one of the states with an election on Super Tuesday.”

U.S. Politics Jan. 31, 2008

The Impact of “Cell-Onlys” on Public Opinion Polls

A new Pew study finds that on key political measures such as presidential approval, Iraq policy, presidential primary voter preference and party affiliation, respondents reached on cell phones hold attitudes very similar to those reached on landline telephones.

Pew Research Center Jan. 30, 2008

Are States Prepared for Problems When Voters Go to the Polls in 2008?

Do the glitches reported during the Florida primary show that many states aren’t ready for election day? Two experts debate the question.

Media & News Jan. 29, 2008

Clinton Finishes Third in Battle for Campaign Coverage (But it’s Bill!!!)

Although Obama’s landslide win in South Carolina made him leading newsmaker of the week, he was certainly outdone in the race for media exposure by the Clinton tag team.

U.S. Politics Jan. 28, 2008

The South Carolina Democratic Primary in Black and White

This time, the pre-election polls understated Barack Obama’s support among both white and black voters.

U.S. Politics Jan. 25, 2008

Raising McCain

Nearly lost in the blizzard of recent poll reports were the findings of a Gallup survey that the current GOP frontrunner, John McCain, might well give each of the two Democratic frontrunners a run for their money.