Clinton and Trump: How Not To Win a Majority

As I write this column, the presidential race is pretty much tied. Both candidates are stuck somewhere between the high 30s and low forties in national polls and, contrary to the views of some pundits, the states do not produce a clear winner just yet either. Yes, indeed, Hillary Clinton now “leads” in several battleground…

Arizona and Florida Primaries: Is the Insurgency Over?

Tuesday, August 30, was a very big day for the Establishment in both political parties. Four hotly contested races left the insurgencies in both parties reeling as well-known, experienced, well-financed candidates drubbed their opponents. In Florida, Senator Marco Rubio easily defeated a challenge from homebuilder Carlos Beruff who sank more than $8 million of his…

New From John Zogby, founder of the world-famous Zogby Poll

“Original, insightful, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, We are Many, We are One: Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America is a model of modern scholarship and an invaluable contribution to the field of demographics. Unreservedly recommended for community, governmental, college, and university library American Demographic Studies collections.”  — The Midwest Book Review,…

Trump is Definitely Down and Definitely Not Out

As campaigns go, Donald Trump had a terrible week. A miserable one, to be sure. I remember George McGovern trying to recover from the news of his running mate Tom Eagleton being treated for severe depression, then having to explain a claim that every American would get $1,000 from the federal government. McGovern was always…

Hillary Clinton and Emails 2.0

Just because you’re paranoid, the old saying goes, does not mean that people are not against you.  That must be how Bernie Sanders feels today as Wikileaks provided validation of just how the Democratic National Committee was indeed colluding against his candidacy – something he had been saying right along. Okay, so party leaders have…

Beware of High Profile Endorsements in 2016

As I am posting this on Forbes, word is out that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton for President very soon. Under normal circumstances, this would be very significant for the former Secretary of State. Clinton is about to be nominated but is in a very tight race with Donald…

Trump and the “Hell-in-a Hand basket Vote”

Seven in ten voters say that things in the United States are headed in the wrong direction. Even though President Barack Obama is posting some of the best approval numbers of his presidency, there is a strong undertone of disaffection. I think it is attributed to a genuine sense of anxiety by a forgotten middle…

Obama Shows Courage and Eloquence in Dallas

I feel a mix of emotions after watching President Barack Obama deliver yet another powerful eulogy for victims of senseless violence. This was once again the President who wrote about the “audacity of hope” before he became President. Yet this was a wistful President who has recognized the limitations of his own words, who achieved…