The Math is Not on Our Side in November

81%

Republicans who say they will definitely vote in the mid-term elections in November, according to a CBS News poll. Only 68% of Democrats in the survey said the same.

Carville Hoping for ‘Political Climate Change’ Before November

If the election were held in the current climate, it wouldn’t be hard to argue that the Democrats might have a bad, perhaps even awful, election ahead of them. However, the one thing we know is that it is not going to be held now — it is going to be held in November. This is a case where we don’t know if there is going to be a political climate change or not. Suffice to say, I am pulling for some political climate change.

— James Carville, in a column in The Hill, on the 2014 midterms.

Dems Highlight GOP’s ‘Koch’ Addiction in New Campaign

The GOP is addicted to Koch.

The slogan of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s new digital campaign that will use Internet ads and videos to tie Republican Senate candidates to the policies and actions of the Koch brothers, the New York Times reports.

Deficit Reduction No Longer a Top Policy Priority for Americans

63%

Say reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority for Congress and the president this year, down from 72% a year ago, a new Pew Research poll finds. Most of the decline has come among Democrats: Only about half of Democrats — 49% — view deficit reduction as a top priority, down 18 points since last January.

Campaign Advice for Dems: Don’t Get Tied to Obama

Remember all politics is local. Talk about local issues, talk about your identification with the district, don’t get tied to the Obama administration.

— Former Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX), quoted by ABC News, giving advice to Democrats running in 2014.

A Record High Percentage of Americans Identifies as Independents

42%

Of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest measured in 25 years, a new Gallup poll finds. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008.

Obamacare Enrollments Surging in States Run by Democrats

Here is a story that was featured on the front page above the fold in the Los Angeles Times yesterday but that has gotten little to no coverage anywhere else in the “liberal media”: Despite the disastrous rollout of the federal government’s healthcare website, enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of […]

Why Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care, Is Driving Cadillacs in His Dreams

Much is being made of Bill de Blasio’s recent mayoral win in New York City, with the Washington Post even calling it “historic,” since he will be the first Democrat to serve in that office since David Dinkins won in 1989. It’s not just worth nothing that de Blasio won, but how. De Blasio focused […]

3 Things to Know About Florida Politics Now

Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is running for governor in 2014 as a Democrat. The official announcement was made in Crist’s hometown of St. Petersburg, and puts an end, not to speculation that Crist would run, but to when the campaign would begin. It’s on. Alex Sink (D), former state chief financial officer, who […]

Republicans Can’t Even Pick a Winner in Baseball

54%

Proportion of Americans who said they didn’t care who won the World Series before the games concluded. Another 25% said they were pulling for the Boston Red Sox, who went on to win, with 21% fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. Among those identifying as Democrats, according to Public Policy Polling, 34% were rooting for the Sox while 16% were for the Cardinals. For those in the GOP, the percentage was Cards 27, Sox 18.