By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As House Republicans head to Williamsburg, Va., to talk strategy at their annual retreat, a top Democratic pollster warned Wednesday that voters think the GOP has fallen outside the mainstream on everything from taxes to gay rights.
With six weeks left in the presidential campaign, just 7 percent of likely voters have yet to choose a candidate, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. When combined with those who are leaning toward one candidate or the other, but far from firm in their choice, about 17 percent of likely voters are what pollsters consider "persuadable."
President Obama came out of his nominating convention surging in the polls, both nationally and in key states he will need to carry to win in the Electoral College — but the high already is beginning to fade, and pollsters said he didn't fundamentally alter what's still a neck-and-neck race.
Two top Democratic strategists said Thursday the party would be wasting its time reaching out to "tea party" voters who played a critical role in the 2010 midterm races.
Two top Democratic strategists said Thursday that the party would be wasting its time reaching out to "tea party" voters who played a critical role in the 2010 midterm races.
Even independents are "more partisan in their behavior" these days, Mr. Greenberg says.
Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg says truly undecided voters are particularly hard to come by this fall, attributing that to an increasingly polarized political climate and a race that ramped up unusually early, with big advertising budgets on both sides.