Can Safe Seats Save the Republicans?
One of the biggest political questions in the final weeks of this Congressional campaign is whether the national trend in support for Democratic candidates is big enough to overcome the safe-seat redistricting that in recent years has led to fewer and fewer seats turning over in Congress.
Growing Number of Liberal Democrats
About one-third of Democratic voters now describe themselves as liberal, an increase since 2000, when just one-in-four Democrats self-identified with the “L-word.” Meantime, some 41% of Democrats now call themselves moderate and 23% say they are conservatives.
November Turnout May Be High
Unlike the past three mid-term election campaigns, Democrats are more enthusiastic than Republicans about voting this year.
Bush’s September Gains: A Mixed Picture
Polls show little boost for GOP in generic ballot.
Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood
Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns
Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP?
Although President Bush’s approval rating has declined as much among white evangelicals as among the public as a whole, so far evangelicals don’t seem likely to abandon the GOP this fall.
Midterm Match-Up: Partisan Tide vs. Safe Seats
This election year, two heavyweight political trends are poised for collision: GOP unpopularity and the growing power of incumbency.
Mapping the Political Landscape 2005
The Center’s report offers a richly textured portrait of the American electorate, including a new analysis of 2004 election returns that reveals the congruence between where people live and how they vote.