Sometimes it is important to pull back from the day-to-day numbers and take a look at the history of Presidential Elections.
When you compare the parties over the past 100 years or so, it becomes clear that
Republicans and Democrats typically win the Presidency in different ways.
Pete Coors is a political newcomer, but he's already competitive in the race for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat. A day after announcing his entry into the race,
Coors trails Attorney General Ken Salazar by just six percentage points, 47% to 41%.
In the state of Florida, the race to replace retiring Senator Bob Graham is a toss-up. While the party nominees have not been selected, match-ups among some leading candidates show this seat is up for grabs in Election 2004.
In the state of Florida, the race for President is a toss-up. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds
Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry attracting 47% of the vote in the Sunshine State and President George W. Bush earning 46%.
In the wake of Condoleezza Rice's testimony before a national television audience,
50% of American voters have a favorable view of the nation's National Security Advisor. Just 24% have an unfavorable view, while 26% are not sure or do not know who she is.
A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters taken at the time Newsom was issuing the licenses found that just 32% believed the gay and lesbian couples who received them were "legally married." Sixty-one percent (61%) disagreed, while 7% were not sure.
In South Dakota, incumbent Senator Tom Daschle holds a narrow 3-point lead over challenger John Thune. A Rasmussen Reports survey shows that if the election were held today, 48% of South Dakota's likely voters would vote to re-elect the Senate Minority Leader while 45% would prefer Thune.
Just 46% of Americans believe that information reported in the
New York Times is "very reliable" or "somewhat reliable." Twenty-three percent (23%) say information in the
Times is "not very reliable" or "not at all reliable."