Nate Cohn
Staff Writer

Who Are the 17 Republicans Willing to End the Shutdown?
October 02, 2013

According to The Huffington Post, 17 Republican congressman have indicated their willingness to vote for a “clean continuing resolution.” Combined with 200 Democratic votes, those 17 House Republicans could end the government shutdown.So who are they

The Failed Republican Moderate Revolt is Good News
October 01, 2013

As predicted, the government has shutdown after congress failed to pass a new funding bill. But for a few brief hours, it looked like a gang of Republican moderates might bolt from the GOP and avert a shutdown.

No, the Shutdown Won't Destroy the Republicans' Majority
September 30, 2013

There was a moment, approximately 327 days ago, when many Republicans agreed that they needed a rebrand to overcome a modest disadvantage in national elections. The last 327 days haven’t gone according to plan.

Wendy Davis Doesn't Stand a Chance of Becoming Texas Governor
September 26, 2013

This afternoon, Politico reported that Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat who attracted national attention for filibustering a bill restricting access to abortion, will run for governor in 2014.

Did Higher Turnout Help Romney?
September 24, 2013

Yesterday, the Washington Post published a chart showing a “compelling” relationship between higher turnout and President Obama’s performance last November.

Ken Cuccinelli Needs Terry McAuliffe to Implode
September 24, 2013

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, isn’t popular.

PPP's Results Don't Excuse Its Bad Methodology
September 19, 2013

Last week, I wrote a long piece about PPP’s troubling methodological choices. Some people assumed it was a continuation of a fight the previous day between Nate Silver and PPP, but it’s not.

Another Centrist Democrat Goes Down
September 17, 2013

How is Pat Quinn this lucky? The Democratic Governor of Illinois might have the lowest approval rating in the country, with some polls showing him stuck in the twenties.

PPP's Confessions Are Not a Defense
September 12, 2013

This morning, I posted a long piece on PPP's opaque, ad hoc methodology. If you haven't read it, I hope you'll find it worth the time. PPP's director, Tom Jensen, had two unconvincing responses.

There's Something Wrong With America's Premier Liberal Pollster
September 12, 2013

No pollster attracts more love and hate than Public Policy Polling. The Democratically aligned polling firm routinely asks questions that poke fun at Republicans, like whether then-Senator Barack Obama was responsible for Hurricane Katrina.