In Politico’s insider poll of several dozen political professionals on both sides, 7 in 10 of the Republican pros believe that the polls are significantly undercounting support for Donald Trump. There are several reasons for this, most notably what pollsters call “social desirability bias,” which manifests itself as respondents telling pollsters they will vote one
Matt Vespa, Leah wrote abut how the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order that would allow convicted felons to vote was unconstitutional. The action promoted legal action from the Virginia Republican Party. The court ruled that McAuliffe had overreached the state’s longstanding law concerning disenfranchisement of voting rights for criminals.
The presumptive Republican nominee was declared the winner in the Mountain State almost immediately after polls closed there. Donald Trump, who drove his remaining competitors from the race last week, was declared the winner in Tuesday’s Republican primary in West Virginia, the Associated Press reported, and was expected to formally pick up Nebraska too. The
Star Parker Just when Tea Party obituaries were being sounded around the country, Washington fixture of 42 years, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, loses to upstart Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. And one week later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, in the blockbuster of this year’s political season, is booted out of office in the Virginia
Eric Cantor’s defeat in a primary this week poses a tricky problem for Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel. The victorious David Brat slammed Cantor for being soft on immigration, calling it “the most symbolic issue that captures the difference” between the two men. The Journal, however, explicitly favors open borders. Strassel’s solution is an
Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham talked to Megyn Kelly about Dave Brat’s stunning upset victory in the Virginia Republican primary last night. It’s a great conversation, beginning with Kelly’s observation that conservative media added so much fuel to Brat’s surge, particularly when the topic of illegal immigration heated up. That might be part of the