The Atlantic Hurricane Season Grows Worse
Today making the click-through worthwhile: Hurricanes are hammering the Atlantic basin, the latest New York state government boondoggle arrives in the small town of Jamestown, N.Y., and the state of modern journalism.
No Way, Jose
Hurricane Harvey looks like …
The Obama Administration Is Trying to Force Florida into the Medicaid Expansion, So Florida’s Suing
The Obama administration, via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has threatened to cut off a billion-dollar pool of funds that Florida gets every year from the federal government to pay hospitals to take care of poor patients, called …
Are SurveyUSA’s Polls a Warning to the GOP? Or Just Outliers?
A selection from today’s Morning Jolt#…#
Monday Survey USA released a poll of Kentucky voters showing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes up by 2 in the Senate race. Not only is that the first poll to show Grimes ahead since June, every …
A Bad Trend for Charlie Crist in Florida
A Florida polling result some might find surprising:
PPP’s newest Florida poll shows that the race is a toss up. Despite having an approval rating of only 39 percent with 48 percent disapproval, incumbent Governor Rick Scott is tied with possible …
New Poll Shows Rick Scott Ahead in Florida’s Gubernatorial Race
Hmm. The conventional wisdom on Florida’s governor’s race is that incumbent Republican Rick Scott is in deep trouble.
Then again, maybe not:
Scott leads [Republican-turned Democrat Charlie] Crist 45 percent to 44 percent, in a new Voter Survey Service poll, commissioned by …
Florida Democrats, Having Doubts About Crist in 2014
Perhaps Florida Democrats aren’t as enthusiastic about adopting Charlie Crist as one of their own as the initial coverage suggested:
Major Democratic financial backers,including trial lawyers and teachers, are gushing about Charlie Crist and his prospects for 2014.
Florida Republicans, Independents Still Like Rubio
This morning, Quinnipiac finds slightly brighter — or perhaps less dark — news for Florida governor Rick Scott, while Sen. Marco Rubio continues to enjoy positive approval ratings:
Florida voters, especially women, like Gov. Rick Scott more as a person, …
Quinnipiac’s Last Poll in Florida Seems . . . Just Plain Weird.
We will know whether this poll is on the mark in a matter of days, but Quinnipiac’s latest results in Florida seem a little odd to me:
In the Florida U.S. Senate race, Republican Marco Rubio leads Gov. …
Scott Ahead in Florida; Obama’s Numbers Dark in Sunshine State
Quinnipiac has better news for Republicans in Florida than I expected:
Republican Rick Scott holds a 49 – 43 percent lead over State Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democrat, in the race to become Florida’s next governor, according to today’s …
The RGA Warms Up to Rick Scott
Republican Governors Association chairman Haley Barbour, governor of Mississippi, today issued the following statement:
“I called Rick Scott this morning and committed the full resources of the RGA to his election as governor of Florida. I encourage every Republican in …
For Anyone but the President’s Eyes Only
For Anyone but the President’s Eyes Only
You can support this president; you can even love him. But you can’t trust him.
What are we to make of last night’s Washington Post story, reporting that President Trump …
Florida Democrat on Early Voting So Far: ‘This Is Horrible.’
This is not what Florida Democrats wanted to read after the first weekend of early voting:
South Florida in-person early voting turnout might have been relatively lighter than expected this weekend, but Democrats for the first time this election still …
The Great Big Polling Roundup for Thursday
Also in today’s Jolt, a quick update on some key midterm races#…#
At least the polls are coming rapidly now, instead of the one-a-month schedule we endured this summer.
A slew of polls hit the public late Wednesday.
Kansas: A …
Rick Scott Gaining Ground in Florida?
Florida Republicans continue to emphasize that incumbent Gov. Rick Scott has no easy task before him in his reelection bid. But one poll, Survey USA, is starting to see some movement in the right direction for Scott:
Is it an …
Is Rick Scott Quietly Assembling a Solid Governing Record?
Today’s Morning Jolt was sent off to the editors a bit late, but hopefully worth the wait. A key section turns our eyes to the warmer climes of Florida#…#
Great Scott!#…#or at Least Pretty Good Scott!
So this poll …
Suddenly, the GOP Governors Fail Us
Pardon the depressing portion of today’s Morning Jolt… there’s always John Kerry and laughably inaccurate Obama arguments on the sequester to lighten the load.
Republican Governors, Disappointing Us One After Another
So, my dear righty friends, does this …
Obama to Governors: Don’t Cut That Spending!
This short segment in a Washington Post story on President Obama’s interviews with local television stations is revealing:
In some cases, Obama had a message he wanted to send directly to the people in particular states. It was during …
Florida’s Gubernatorial Race, Coming Down to the Wire
Florida’s governor’s race is probably going to come down to the wire. This morning, Quinnipiac puts Republican Rick Scott barely ahead of Democrat Alex Sink, 45–44; at the beginning of the month, Scott had a 49–43 lead. That movement may …
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. …
Not Even a, ‘We Must Now Unite Around . . . (sigh) You Know, That Guy.’
There are many gracious and grateful words in this concession speech from Bill McCollum. Hey, you know what’s missing? Any mention of Rick Scott, never mind any sense of “good luck.”
On Florida’s Republican …