With a one-two punch, Ted Cruz effectively launched his candidacy for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. On Wednesday night, the senator from Texas took to the stage and urged party members not to stay home in November but to “stand and speak and vote your conscience,” a veiled suggestion that his own conscience would not allow him to vote for Donald Trump....
Presidential: Recent Updates
The Republican National Convention is now underway, with the critical question being whether it can reconfigure a race that looks close in some polls but is really an uphill climb for Donald Trump. There’s no question that the Democratic Party is not in particularly good standing right now, with a very large swath of the electorate either disliking or distrusting Hillary Clinton, but the GOP...
FBI Director James Comey’s announcement Tuesday morning that Hillary Clinton will not be indicted effectively removes one of the last important variables in this presidential election—at least any that we know about. Comey’s rather remarkable 15-minute, nationally televised statement carefully reviewed the FBI’s year-long investigation into allegations that...
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Electoral Vote Scorecard
The Cook Political Report's Electoral College Voting Ratings. Updated weekly and printable for on-the-run reference.
2016 Democrat Delegate Scorecard
At any given point in the primaries, the Democratic candidate who comes the closest to hitting his or her lane's delegate cumulative "benchmark" on our scorecard should be regarded as the frontrunner.
Historic Party Affiliation
This chart tracks the aggregate Gallup party affiliation numbers each year between 1988-2008.
Presidential Voting by State (1992-2012)
The chart below shows how many times each state has voted Democrat and/or Republican in the last six Presidential elections.
Major Party Vote Margin for 2004-2008 Presidential Elections
This chart shows the average vote margin when looking at only major-party votes for the Presidential elections of 2004 and 2008.
Two-Term Presidents: Post-WWII Partisan Trends
Opposing party gains under and following second term presidents.