Obama Needs Good Convention, Strategists Say

As Democrats gather in Charlotte, N.C., to formally renominate President Obama for another term, it’s critical that convention go well to propel the president toward re-election in the fall, according to a pair of top Democratic strategists. “This is a close presidential race where President Obama and the Democrats still … Continue reading

Poor Reception Opens Opportunity For Dems

Americans don’t really like what they see in Rep. Paul Ryan as the new GOP vice-presidential candidate, and that gives President Obama and other Democrats an important chance to define the Minnesota Republican in the eyes of voters. A new Gallup poll finds just 39 percent who think Ryan is an “excellent” … Continue reading

VIDEO: New Battleground Poll Finds GOP In Danger Of Losing The House

In this video pollster Stan Greenberg discusses surveying voters in 54 “battleground” congressional districts. Greenberg says up to 30 “very weak” GOP incumbents risk losing their seats come November — enough for a Democratic takeover. More than 60 percent of those voters believe Republicans should cooperate with President Obama, who … Continue reading

Pollsters Suggest New Line Of Attack Against Mitt Romney

Even as the battle over Mitt Romney’s tenure at the head of a private-equity firm rages on, a group of Democratic pollsters say they’ve identified another potent line of attack for President Obama and other Democrats to use against the presidential candidate and his fellow Republicans. Leaders from the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner … Continue reading

Pollster: SOTU Provides ‘Powerful Framework For Having an Election’

President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night should “help him a lot” in his fight for re-election this year, according to longtime Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, citing results of a focus group of swing voters held during the speech. The themes the president laid out during his annual … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: Clinton, Obama, and the Wall Street Fat Cats

Barack Obama would be so much better off if he weren’t so mean to Wall Street. Amazingly, that’s not an attack from one of the Democratic president’s GOP opponents. No, it comes from another Democrat, Bill Clinton, in the form of the former president’s new book, Back To Work. Clinton’s … Continue reading