2012 Presidential Election

Breaking Down The Crist Endorsement

Individual endorsements tend to be over rated as a way of moving persuadable voters. By and large endorsements only matter to the political class and perhaps in some fundraising circles. It’s been my experience as a Florida Democratic operative in the past that the only personal endorsement that actually is worthwhile is that of Bob …

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Q Poll: Florida Race Tightening- Thoughts

The newest Q battleground state poll was released on Thursday and it found President Obama’s lead in the state shrinking to three points, 49-46. The poll also found Rick Scott’s approval rating at 41% which is about where Governor Chiles approval rating was at the same point in his first term, before Hurricane Andrew hit …

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The Ryan Impact on Florida: Where Republican Votes May Be Up For Grabs

Whenever a Vice Presidential selection is made, pundits tend to over emphasize its impact on the national electorate. More often than not, VP choices have little or no impact on the November election. Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan is unlikely to be a major exception to this rule other than providing a boost …

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Trotter Editorial: Understanding Quinnipiac’s Florida “puke poll”.

Looking at the Presidential race yesterday, it looked like President Obama might be in trouble in ┬áthe Sunshine State. According to the poll, Obama was losing to Mitt Romney by seven points, 47-40. Unless Obama was caught on television killing puppies, nothing really explained this shift. Today, a NBC/Marist poll was released showing Obama with …

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