Home » Posts tagged with » university (Page 9)

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements from some pollsters confident in a Romney romp. A few are now acknowledging mistakes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Some Early Returns From First Post-Citizens United Election

Political observers are still working through the rubble of the unprecedented $6 billion presidential campaign, but we're getting a steady stream of reaction and analysis.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?As a stream of falsehoods and half-truths fell during the 2012 campaign, a swarm of fact checkers hustled to catch them. Fact checking hasn't stopped deception, but could it be more effective in interrupting politicians' narratives?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just Fine

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just FineElection 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 ElectionsPolitical 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 BeenMitt 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 TrueA 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