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The Permanent Campaign: Turnaround in GA

While the basics of the midterm battle for the Senate haven’t much changed over the course of the year, with Republicans maintaining a narrow but…

The Permanent Campaign: A No-Lesson, No-Mandate Election

As we get closer to Election Day, and the inevitable over-interpretations (not to mention spinning) of Election Night, it’s a good time to get some…

The Permanent Campaign: Stretch Run

So Election Day is two weeks away, with about 2.7 million early votes already counted, and the latest turn of the pendulum on Senate control…

PPI Weekly Update: Seizing the Political Center, U.S. LNG Exports, & Policy Choices Facing the FCC

PPI President Will Marshall penned an essay for last Friday’s cover of POLITICO Magazine, “How to Save the Democratic Party From Itself.” In his “moderate…

The Permanent Campaign: Expanding the Electorate

One of the more obscure yet important features of the political “ground game” is coming into focus as we get into peak early voting season:…

Marshall: Making America Work Again

As the midterm election draws near, Democrats and Republicans are locked in a race to the bottom of the public’s esteem. A majority of voters…

The Permanent Campaign: Polling Errors

At FiveThirtyEight today, Nate Silver offers some indispensable information on the recent historical record of polling accuracy (an inaccuracy), which among other things establishes that…

The Permanent Campaign: Meanwhile, Back in the House

In a year where almost all observers have been obsessed with the control of the Senate, the House has escaped much national attention–at least once…

The Permanent Campaign: Some Pollsters Less Equal Than Others

There’s a useful post from Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight that should be kept in the back of everyone’s mind as polling data rolls out between…

The Permanent Campaign: Long Night’s Journey Into Months

The big new campaign news today is a SUSA poll adding another state to those which might have an impact on control of the Senate:…