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Presidential Snapshot in Time (May 29, 2020)

by Bradley Wascher May 29, 2020 · 10:28 AM EDT

In May 2006, The Raconteurs released their Grammy-nominated debut single, “Steady, As She Goes.” In May…

Presidential Snapshot in Time (May 15, 2020)

by Bradley Wascher May 15, 2020 · 9:17 AM EDT
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Six Months from Election Day, Expect the Expected

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 7, 2020 · 2:56 PM EDT

Anything can happen in November. At least that’s what we’re supposed to say. But is it really true?

Even in the middle of a global pandemic and after a historic impeachment process, the political environment hasn’t changed dramatically over the last year and a half. The coronavirus has crippled the…

Presidential Snapshot in Time (May 1, 2020)

by Bradley Wascher May 1, 2020 · 12:15 PM EDT

With the Democratic primary in the rearview mirror, we can focus on the matchup between President…

Five Key Takeaways from the Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

by Ryan Matsumoto April 22, 2020 · 10:34 AM EDT

A week ago, challenger Jill Karofsky won a hotly contested Wisconsin Supreme Court election, defeating incumbent Daniel Kelly. Even though it was a state race, the results were the latest evidence that the Badger State will be a presidential battleground in November. 

Although Wisconsin judicial elections are technically nonpartisan, Karofsky…

Questioning My Boldest Projection for 2020

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 13, 2020 · 8:13 AM EDT

Through all of the twists and turns of this election, I’ve been confident about one thing: record-breaking turnout. Obviously, with the spread of a pandemic, I’ve started to question my projection a bit.

I first wrote about the potential for a record-setting turnout in December 2018, and for the most…

Coronavirus and Campaign Ads: How the Pandemic Is Playing on TV

by Jacob Rubashkin April 8, 2020 · 9:15 AM EDT

The attack ad began as many do:…

Amidst Coronavirus Crisis, Presidential Race Takes Shape

April 3, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

Even though the coronavirus is a historic global event, the most important political event over the last couple months was the near end of the Democratic primary and the likely nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden isn’t a perfect candidate,…

Lesson Learned? The State of Statewide Polling

by Bradley Wascher March 25, 2020 · 8:15 AM EDT

The 2016 Democratic primary in Michigan was a wakeup call. With every recent survey of the state showing Hillary Clinton ahead by double digits, many deemed a Bernie Sanders victory out of the question — until results came in. The Vermont senator’s 23 percentage point overperformance is now considered one…

Coronavirus and the Elections: 7 Key Questions

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 17, 2020 · 8:45 AM EDT

Unfortunately, it sounds like we’re just at the beginning of what could be a multi-week or multi-month coronavirus crisis, so handicapping the pandemic’s impact on the elections is premature. But there are at least a handful of questions that will lead us to understanding the fallout, once the situation and…