October 21, 2008 · 12:05 AM EDT
Total Electoral Votes
(270 needed to win)
Obama - 235 (safe/likely) + 71 (lean) = 306
McCain - 140 (safe/likely) + 23 (lean) = 163
Toss-ups = 69
- Indiana (11)
- Missouri (11)
- Nevada (5)
- North Carolina (15)
Georgia (15) …
October 20, 2008 · 3:21 PM EDT
With the amount of media coverage that retired General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama received over the weekend, you might think that it was a game-changer. It wasn’t.
Powell remains an important and widely admired political figure, and he could have had some impact on the 2008…
October 20, 2008 · 12:05 AM EDT
A dozen years ago this month, with GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole mired far back in the polls, the National Republican Congressional Committee spent millions of dollars on a television ad that urged voters not to give Bill Clinton and “liberal special interests” a “blank check” on Election Day…
October 20, 2008 · 12:03 AM EDT
Here are our latest gubernatorial ratings. Democrats currently hold 28 governorships compared to 22 for the Republicans. Our current estimate is a Democratic gain of one governorship to a Republican of one governorship.
# - Moved benefiting Democrats
* - Moved benefiting Republicans
October 19, 2008 · 11:41 PM EDT
The October 17, 2008 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks (even more frequently as Election Day approaches). Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly…
October 18, 2008 · 12:05 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A dozen rematches are a good place to look between now and Election Day to see what kind of year the two parties are having in the fight for the U.S. House of Representatives.
There is no question about whether Democrats will retain control. But it is unclear exactly how many…
October 17, 2008 · 2:22 PM EDT
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has reversed an earlier decision to cancel its last two weeks of advertising in Louisiana. Instead, it has purchased TV time next week and will wait to decide whether to buy the final week before Election Day. The decision comes on the heels of GOP…
October 17, 2008 · 2:05 PM EDT
With Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) embroiled in an alleged sex scandal, Republicans are putting on the full-court press to broaden the scandal to other districts by implicating House Democratic leadership — and, potentially, Mahoney’s former media firm.
According to the initial ABC News report,…
October 16, 2008 · 11:15 AM EDT
On the heels of his opponent releasing a poll showing a statistically even race, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) countered by paying for two polls by separate pollsters, each showing him with a significant lead.
An Oct. 7 survey for the Republican’s campaign, conducted by pollster Val Smith, showed…
October 16, 2008 · 10:15 AM EDT
With Election Day just three weeks away, Sen. John Kerry (D) doesn’t seem the least bit worried about his re-election. The Massachusetts Senator was spotted exiting the Lincoln Center Theater in Manhattan on Saturday night after catching the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.”…