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October 4, 2007

Behind the Horse Race Numbers: Edwards Strongest Democrat in General Election Match-ups; A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

The most recent Rasmussen Reports data show that all of the most likely Democratic nominees lead their strongest prospective opponents.

October 3, 2007

American People in a Sour Mood: A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

The American people are in a sour mood. The latest Rasmussen data shows that President Bush's approval is still below 40%.

October 2, 2007

An In Depth Look at Who Votes & Decides the GOP Primaries: A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

Rasmussen Reports polling has recently shown Fred Thompson leading the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination while most other polls place Rudy Giuliani in the lead and Thompson in second.

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March 23, 2004

The Wizard of Oz

The 1896 election had two lasting impacts on American life. First, it launched an era of Republican dominance that enabled the GOP to occupy the White House for 28 out of the next 36 years. The second impact was that it may have inspired The Wizard of Oz, a classic American tale that became an annual staple of prime time television in the pre-Cable, pre-Internet era.