Are Meg’s and Carly’s Fates Still Joined?
When Republicans nominated two high-profile former CEOs who are women for statewide offices in California, I figured the fates of Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina were tied at the hip. Not only were their profiles and themes similar — fiscal …
Obi-Wan, back on September 2:
This fall they will know no checks — October Surprises, maybe every day and all day. What this means, I don’t know — bombing Iran? Capturing Osama bin Laden or some other big name and …
What Will Brown Do To You?
The top story in this morning’s Jolt:
Slim Whitman Chances?
I haven’t been to California since 2008, and barring some sudden speaking engagement, I won’t be heading to the Golden State anytime soon, more by circumstance than choice. …
Meg Whitman Wants to Move 130 Miles
This is a nice ad for Meg Whitman in California’s governor’s race, but I’m a bit surprised that her campaign still feels the need to run biographical ads. I suppose Californians are tuning out politics this summer.
This poll from the Public Policy Institute of California offers some strikingly high “undecided” numbers:
Likely voters are closely divided between Democrat Jerry Brown (37%) and Republican Meg Whitman (34%), with 23 percent undecided. Of those saying that a candidate’s environmental positions …
A GOP Surge in California, With a Caveat
Team Fiorina is excited about the first poll showing their gal ahead, 47 percent to 45 percent, over Sen. Barbara Boxer in California. But it isn’t that surprising; there have been enough polls showing a close race — back in March, …
Even Mike Bloomberg Thinks That’s a Lot of Money
I think Republican strategist Mike Murphy is a really, really smart guy.
I don’t know if I would pay him $90,000 per month, as Meg Whitman is, according to USA Today. This is part of how she spent $81 million to …
Okay, Perhaps Poizner’s Internal Polls Aren’t That Outlandish
Back on May 6, I was ready to make fun of the campaign of California Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner after they released an internal poll showing their man only down 10 to Meg Whitman. The previous polls put Whitman up by 22, …
What Is Influencing West Virginia and California Voters?
Sometimes, you can see a campaign shift on an issue that strikes you as wildly obscure, unimportant, and irrelevant.
Are Californians really going to elect a liberal fossil as governor because Meg Whitman’s maid pulled a publicity stunt with …
E-Verify Could Have Saved the Candidate from eBay!
I looked wetter than Michael Phelps when I arrived at an NRCC meeting today. Nine GOP women candidates probably think I have gills.
While I was trudging through five-inch deep puddles, readers were responding to the accusations against Meg Whitman …
Good News for GOP in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California
The only bad news for Republicans in the latest batch of polls from Fox News is from Florida’s governor’s race:
Florida: Marco Rubio (R) leads Gov. Charlie Crist (I) in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 27%, with Rep. …
The Handful of Races That Might Impact the Next Decade?
A reader writes in, asking a fascinating question: Which five races are most important for Republicans this year?
(Cue every GOP campaign consultant in America e-mailing me with the message, “IT’S MINE! IT’S MINE! IT’S MINE!”)
A Second Look at Those PPP Numbers in California and New Hampshire
I have gotten to the point where when I see good news for a Democrat candidate in the PPP poll, I figure it’s probably just a shift in the partisan divide in their polling sample.
One of my regular …
Jerry Brown: A Godwin’s Law and Order Candidate
Right now, I take Alvin Greene’s campaign more seriously than Jerry Brown’s:
“‘It’s like Goebbels,’ referring to Hitler’s notorious Minister of Propaganda. ‘Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda. He took control of the whole world. She …
If These Polls Swing Any More Violently, We’ll All Need Neck Braces
I like you guys, but did Meg Whitman’s lead over Steve Poizner in the GOP gubernatorial primary in California really go from 22 percentage points in April to 2 points in early May to 27 points now? Really?
Is it …
The Bar for Good News Gets Ever Lower
I made a reference to those always-reassuring internal polls yesterday. I want to give each campaign the benefit of the doubt, but sometimes a campaign showcases results that are really, really surprising:
Team Poizner today announced the latest internal polling …