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RealClearPolitics Election 2014

Georgia: A Midterm Bright Spot for Democrats?

Senate races that once looked promising for Democrats in Colorado, Iowa, and New Hampshire have tightened in the final weeks of the midterm campaign, with Republicans gaining steam. But polls are...

Colorado's Grand Experiment

DENVER – It was not Mark Twain, but rather a friend of Twain’s named Charles Dudley Warner, who famously and drolly...

Why Is Mary Landrieu in So Much Trouble?

It happens like clockwork.  Every six years, observers start the cycle predicting the demise of Louisiana’s Sen. Mary Landrieu. ...

Real Clear Politics Election 2014

Ernst Holding Narrow Lead in Iowa Senate Race

Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst leads Rep. Bruce Braley in Iowa's closely watched Senate contest, 48 percent to 46 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey. Just 4 percent of Iowa...

Oregon Governor Race Tightening Amid Scandals

A series of scandals surrounding Oregon's first lady have upended the blue state's once stable gubernatorial race, and Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber could now be in danger of losing re-election,...

Colorado Senate Race a Petri Dish for Both Parties

There is perhaps no other state this election cycle that better reflects the lessons learned by both parties over the past four years than Colorado. In 2010, Republicans discovered the hard way that...

McConnell Ad Targets Key Grimes Voters: Women

The Mitch McConnell campaign has released a new ad targeting a key bloc of support for opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes: women. The spot features several young women talking directly to the camera....

Michelle Obama Stumps for Braley -- Not "Bailey"

Michelle Obama returned to Iowa on Tuesday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley -- and this time she remembered his name. After Braley was introduced, the first lady said,...

Polls: Ducey Widens Lead Over DuVal in Arizona

Republican Doug Ducey is opening up his lead over Democrat Fred DuVal in the tight Arizona gubernatorial race, according two recently released surveys. RCP now rates the race “leans GOP,”...

Is America's Quietest Campaign in California?

Across blue, red, and purple states, nearly a dozen governors are in danger of losing their jobs -- making 2014 an unusually challenging year for incumbents. Consequently, these endangered...

Obama Says Red State Dems Are "Strong Allies" of His

Democratic Senate candidates in red states have gone to great lengths to distance themselves from President Obama and his position on several key issues -- in some cases, even refusing to acknowledge...

Why You Should Heed What the Polls Say

I've been getting a lot of e-mails and tweets either asking me if the polls might be skewed toward Republicans this year, or forwarding me articles suggesting that they might be. This isn’t...

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