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In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just Fine

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just Fine

Election night results fell within the margin of error for many of the best-known national polls, including several that had faced regular criticism during the election season.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

Political historian Allan Lichtman says he sees elections the way geophysicists see earthquakes — as events fundamentally driven by structural factors deep beneath the surface, rather than by superficial events at the surface.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A ‘Disaster’

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A ‘Disaster’

“Our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls,” says Albert Mohler of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He says evangelicals now need to approach politics in a fundamentally different way.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Once Again, Florida’s Voting Doesn’t Add Up

The election problems in Florida that kept the nation waiting more than a month for the outcome of the presidential race back in 2000 have largely been resolved. But the state has come up with a whole new set of difficulties that led to long lines and another slow count.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

“No campaign is perfect,” Mitt Romney said on Election Day. “Like any campaign, people can point to mistakes.” And so here we are, as the election dust settles, asking seasoned political observers to do just that — point out a handful of foul-ups, fallacies and false steps in Romney’s run.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

Mitt Romney’s White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

A gloomy economy dooms the incumbent? Undecideds break toward the challenger? The tallest guy always wins? Not this time.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That’s Out Of Line!

Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That’s Out Of Line!

On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it’s the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what’s not at the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Florida’s New Battleground: The State Supreme Court

Florida’s New Battleground: The State Supreme Court

Every six years, Florida voters decide whether the state’s Supreme Court justices get to keep their seats on the bench. Typically, these votes generate little public interest, but this year, Florida’s Republican Party and outside political groups are targeting three justices for defeat.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

How Sandy’s Path Could Chart A Course For Romney’s Victory

How Sandy’s Path Could Chart A Course For Romney’s Victory

The superstorm began its destructive tour of the American mainland in Florida, and that’s where the GOP presidential nominee needs to begin his march on election night. Other states in its path included North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, states where Mitt Romney has a strong chance.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us