Picture a "typical" Bernie Sanders supporter. Before the primaries began in earnest, most people probably pictured a Birkenstock-wearing, Occupy protesting, anti-climate change activist who lives in Seattle, Austin, or Boston. Many still do. However, with the benefit of primary hindsight, we now know this stereotype wasn't fully accurate - and it's why Hillary Clinton still has a lot of work to...
Presidential: Recent Updates
This has been a good spring/summer for President Obama. While both parties decry the state of the economy and terrorism shows no signs of abating every major poll out this month– NBC/Wall Street Journal, ABC/Washington Post, CNN, and Bloomberg – have pegged his approval ratings between 51-53 percent. The easiest explanation for his rise is that in comparison to the craziness going on in the...
According to a senior Republican Party official, the chances of a contested convention when the GOP gathers in Cleveland in three weeks are a small but not negligible 15%.
Hillary Clinton has a substantial lead in the polls over Donald Trump, and has vastly more cash on hand. But when it comes to spending that cash, her campaign may be making a strategic miscalculation. The campaign and an allied super PAC have reserved $137 million of ads across eight states.
There’s no doubt that Donald J. Trump has had a bad few weeks. His party remains split over his nomination. He fired his campaign manager and his campaign has less money in the bank than some state Senate candidates.
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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.