Category Archives: Political parties

5 facts about U.S. suburbs

By Ruth Igielnik and Anna Brown of Pew Research Politically, the suburbs are evenly divided overall, but some have a clear Democratic or Republican tilt. Poverty has increased more sharply in the suburbs than in urban or rural counties. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Demographics, income, Pew Research, Political parties, Republicans, Senior citizens, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Cook Political Report shifts 7 more races towards Dems

By Brett Samuels of the Cook Political Report The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, shifted seven congressional races on Wednesday toward Democrats less than five weeks before the midterm elections. Cook moved two races that were previously considered … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, House of Representatives, Political parties, Republicans, United States

The odds are about 3 in 4 that the Democrats take back the House next month

FiveThirtyEight’s latest analysis shows Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives on November 6. And if you want more, get your political fix from these FiveThirtyEight predictions and analyses: Is Kavanaugh Helping Republicans’ Midterm Chances? by Nate Silver Democrats … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, House of Representatives, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Senate, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

How Money Affects Elections

By Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight To quote the great political philosopher Cyndi Lauper, “Money changes everything.” And nowhere is that proverb more taken to heart than in a federal election, where billions of dollars are raised and spent on the … Continue reading

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The GOP’s older voter problem

By James A. Barnes of CNN Politics Is the GOP having a senior moment? Surveys by CNN and other organizations show senior voters tilting decisively toward Democratic congressional candidates. That would dramatically reverse the recent pattern in midterm elections when … Continue reading

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