In the elections world, human and machine imperfection are variables that have to be factored in when discussing election results, turnout, and the like. Some of those imperfections can prevent every vote cast from being counted – a reality that became apparent during the Florida recount in the 2000 Presidential race. For this article, we are […]
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Decision 2014 – Behind the defeat of Mary Landrieu
After three terms of service, Senator Mary Landrieu was defeated in the December runoff 56-44%. While pundits attributed her defeat to the unpopularity of President Obama in Louisiana, the seeds of her defeat were sown long before that.
Decision 2014 – Louisiana Senate and Congressional polls
In 49 other states, the 2014 midterm elections have concluded. Louisiana, however, still has runoffs for the US Senate and two Congressional races. JMC Enterprises of Louisiana recently polled two of these three runoff races.
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of November 2
Election Day is two days away, and this looks like a Republican year. How Republican of a year it will be is the question on table, as there are some “trouble spots” for the Republicans which haven’t entirely gone away in the closing days of the 2014 election cycle.
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of October 25
We are now just over a week away from Election Day, and early voting is in full swing across the country (Louisiana has been early voting for four days, with some interesting results). The climate thus far has remained generally favorable towards the Republicans, despite “trouble spots” popping up here and there. Scorecard Criteria Given […]
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of October 18
At this stage in the game, Election Day is in sight, and early voting is in full swing (early voting in Louisiana starts in three days). There were mixed messages sent by the voters, and several candidates received unfavorable publicity which may or may not sink their campaigns.
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of October 9
As we inch closer to Election Day (and, in the case of Louisiana, the “kickoff” of early voting in 12 days), there was minimal movement this past week; what movement there was happened in the governor’s races, where there was a perceptible drift towards Republicans in several statehouses. Scorecard Criteria Given the massive volume of polling data, […]
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of October 2
As we inch closer to Election Day (and, in the case of Louisiana, the “kickoff” of early voting in 19 days), we see mixed messages, as several governor’s races have tightened on the GOP side, while the GOP has seen continued movement in the US Senate races.
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of September 26
Even though we are in the middle of election season, early voting has already begun in several states, and the GOP remains in decent shape with regards to the November races.
Decision 2014 – JMCEL scorecard as of September 19
We are now in the midst of election season, and despite the pundits’ musings (as will be explained later), the GOP is actually in decent shape at this point in the cycle. Scorecard Criteria Given the massive volume of polling data, plus the fact that pollsters have varying levels of accuracy, we gather data on […]