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Obama Leads GOP 2012 Rivals In Virginia

Barack Obama made history two years ago when he became the first Democrat to win Virginia in a Presidential election since Lyndon Johnson, but Democrats have suffered in the two years since then. In 2009, Republicans swept all three statewide offices by overwhelming margins and, this month, the nationwide Republican wave turned flipped three Congressional […]

Joe Scarborough Blasts Newt Gingrich For Comparing Mosques To Nazi Memorials

Over the weekend, Newt Gingrich again decided to weigh in on the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”: Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, also condemned the proposed mosque and the President’s comments. “There is nothing surprising in the president’s continued pandering to radical Islam,” he said. “What he said last night is untrue and in accurate. […]

Sarah Palin Falls To Fourth Place In Latest GOP 2012 Poll

A sign that the bloom is coming of the rose, perhaps: The 2012 Republican Presidential field is about as muddled as it could be with Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin all polling within five points of each other in PPP’s newest national poll on the race. Huckabee leads the way, such […]

The 2012 GOP New Hampshire Primary Will Be Mitt Romney’s To Lose

Just under two years out, Mitt Romney is the prohibitive favorite in the Granite State’s GOP primary: One of the biggest blows to Mitt Romney’s hopes for being the 2008 Republican Presidential nominee was his losing the neighboring state of New Hampshire. Right now it doesn’t look like that would be a problem for him […]

CNN Polls 2012: Obama Leads Everyone, Huckabee Leads Republicans, Almost Nobody Likes Sarah

There’s a new CNN/Opinion Dynamics poll out today about the 2012 race, and it shows that President Obama continues to lead all potential Republican challengers: Barack Obama 53 vs. Mitt Romney 45 Barack Obama 54 vs. Mike Huckabee 45 Barack Obama 55 vs. Sarah Palin 42 Barack Obama 55 vs. Newt Gingrich 43 Among Republicans, […]

Republicans Faced With A Weak Field For 2012

Republican activists who attended the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this past weekend don’t seem too thrilled with the 2012 contenders they saw: NEW ORLEANS — Southern Republicans wrapped up a three-day meeting in New Orleans on Saturday unified in fervent opposition to President Barack Obama, but wide open at this early stage about whom they […]

Mitt Romney Beats Ron Paul By One Vote In SRLC Straw Poll

Mitt Romney didn’t bother to speak at this weekend’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, but he still managed to pull off a razor-thin victory in the straw poll: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defeated Texas Rep. Ron Paul by a single vote in the Southern Republican Leadership Conference’s 2012 straw poll on Saturday. […]

The Newt Gingrich Strategy: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try The Same Dumb Idea Again

In a speech last night, Newt Gingrich promised an enthusiastic crowd a return to the head days of Winter 1995: Here’s my promise: … When we win control of the House and Senate this fall, Stage One of the end of Obamaism will be a new Republican Congress in January that simply refuses to fund […]

Gallup/USA Today: Huckabee Leads Republican Contenders For 2012

A new Gallup/USA Today poll shows Mike Huckabee leading among both Republicans and national voters as a whole for the GOP nomination in 2012: PRINCETON, NJ — Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election, 71% of Republicans say they would seriously consider voting for Mike Huckabee. This gives Huckabee a slight edge over Mitt Romney […]

NY-23: The Newt Effect In Action

David Weigel talks with Hoffman campaign communications director Rob Ryan: “The thing that changed everything was Newt Gingrich endorsing Dede [Scozzafava, the GOP candidate]. That’s what got the anger of the Republicans up. Up to then, this wasn’t a big deal. That got the anger. That’s when we saw the donations really come in.” Not […]

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