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Poll: Swing-State Voters Sour On Trump

If these polls are anywhere near correct, it shows Trump is still ahead in reliably red counties—reliably red in that a majority voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 2012. However, a majority of voters in crossover counties, who previously supported Obama, have abandoned Trump.

July 18, 2017
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A Fair Election? Serious Questions Arise About Trump Vote Totals In Key Swing States

A series of explanation-defying questions surrounding Trump’s victories in key swing states has prompted voting rights attorneys and electronic voting machine experts to consider formally filing for presidential recounts in coming days

November 19, 2016
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Trump Has Slight Edge On Clinton In Several Battleground States

With voting completed in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, leaving the race for the White House on a knife’s edge.

November 8, 2016
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Final Polls Give Hillary Clinton An Edge Over Donald Trump

A Reuters/Ipsos poll gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump and said she was on track to win 303 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 235.

November 7, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets audience members during a campaign stop at the 49th Annual Salute to Labor in Hampton, Illinois, U.S. September 5, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democrats’ Hopes For Senate Majority Hang By A Slim Thread

The Democrats’ ability to appoint and confirm the next U.S. Supreme Court majority, which will shape the court’s values for years, is hanging by a thread and will be determined by U.S. Senate races in a half-dozen presidential swing states.

September 5, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno, Nevada, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Forget Swing States: The Presidential Election Will Be Determined By 20 Swing Counties In Linchpin States

Americans have heard that the election of the next president will be determined by a few battleground states, with Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania as 2016’s leading examples. But what if it’s not simply a handful of swing states but swing counties, with less than 500,000 swing voters, that truly matters?

August 28, 2016

When It Comes To Trump, GOP Senators Battling To Keep Their Seats Are Used To Contortions

“Listen, I’ve said what my position is,” Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte said with slight exasperation during an interview at a campaign stop in her hometown of Nashua to help volunteers stuff care packages for overseas military troops.

August 22, 2016

Republican Latinos In Florida Are Voicing Their Support For Hillary Clinton

Latino Republicans in the all-important swing state of Florida are voicing their support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and encouraging others in their party to do the same.

August 16, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

New Polls Show Trouble For Trump In Three Key States

According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.

August 4, 2016
Voters discuss their preference of candidates during a U.S. Democratic presidential caucus at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Seattle, Washington March 26, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Who Will Win Over The Voters Who Aren’t Angry?

Unlike the primaries, which are often closed to independent voters and tend to attract more ideologically prone voters, those most in play this fall are not the people railing against the establishment or demanding radical change.

April 22, 2016

5 Worst Voting Rights Attacks Since 2000

Since George W. Bush literally took office, the right has repeatedly tried to pass legislation that discourages the votes of minorities, students, and the poor.

August 3, 2015

Americans Polarized But Ambivalent

So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues.

July 27, 2015

Election Forecast: GOP Has 86 Percent Chance Of Taking Back The Senate

The latest Election Lab forecast from The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog has grim news for Democrats: The GOP has an 86 percent chance of taking control of the Senate in November, and Democrats have less than a 1 percent chance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives. Currently, the Election Lab projects that Republicans will win […]

August 19, 2014