A Republican Congressman says "bullcrap!" to constituents who remind him they pay his salary. Another asserts that Republicans in Congress work for Donald Trump, not constituents or taxpayers. A legislator from North Carolina equates Abraham Lincoln with Adolph Hitler. A 30-year-old Democrat and political newcomer wins 48 percent of the vote in a solidly Republican … Continue reading Will Republicans Offend Voters Enough to Lose the House in 2018?
The 2016 election was decided by five counties in two states, Florida and Michigan, Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio says. Trump under-performed in Texas, Arizona, and Georgia, but it made no difference. If Trump lost Macomb County in Michigan, a traditionally Democratic suburb of Detroit which famously went for Reagan, and these four counties in Florida -- … Continue reading 5 States and 215 Counties Switched from Obama to Trump
Ballotpedia has published political profiles of each state, courtesy of the Almanac of American Politics 2016. Reading these profiles are essential to fully understanding American politics. The largest states lean heavily toward one candidate: New York, Illinois (Chicago), the Northeast and the West coast states (California, Washington, Oregon) are generally considered Democratic or Clinton territory; … Continue reading Political Profiles of the States, Swing States and Tracking Polls