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Category: Elections: 2020
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Five Takeaways from Super Tuesday 2020
The results of Super Tuesday fundamentally altered the trajectory of the 2020 Democratic primary, likely setting the pace for the race going forward. Here are five key points from the night, with speculation of what's to come.
The Lesson of the 2020 Iowa Caucuses: Be Careful With Anecdotes
While the 2020 Iowa caucuses were nothing short of chaotic, the news coverage was equally messy. Some reflection and tips heading into New Hampshire and beyond.
Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg: A Tale of Two Billionaire 2020 Democrats
Billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have spent exorbitant amounts of their own fortunes to fund their 2020 presidential campaigns. Here's a deep dive on how that's shifted public opinion so far.
Is Joni Ernst at Risk of Losing Her Iowa Senate Seat?
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst seemed like a sure shot to win a second term. Now, though, her chances of reelection are less certain. What's driving this shift?
The Three Polling Numbers That Look Really Good for Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren's second-place polling average is reinforced by strong showings among high-information voters, an energized base, and seemingly broad support across the Democratic primary electorate.
House Retirements Are on the Rise, But What’s Driving Them?
So far, 19 Representatives have announced their retirements in 2020. Are they scared of losing re-election, or is something else causing the exodus?
Putting Monmouth’s Poll in Context
Monmouth University's newest poll was one of the most buzzworthy of the primary. Here's why it should (and shouldn't) be taken with a grain of salt.
So Far, Early 2020 Polls Paint an Uphill Battle for Bernie Sanders
Despite a strong 2016 presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders has seemingly failed to capture the same magic in 2020.