Suburban G.O.P. Voters Sour on Party, Raising Republican Fears for 2018

A gray mood has settled over conservative-leaning voters in some of the country’s most reliably Republican congressional districts, as the party’s stumbles in Washington demoralize them and leave lawmakers scrambling to energize would-be supporters in a series of off-year elections. While the next nationwide elections are not until 2018, Republicans […] Read more »

Off-Year Governors Races Look Challenging for GOP

Gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey will get plenty of attention this year, in part because of Donald Trump’s victory and the developing divisions in the two major parties. … The results are likely to be over-interpreted, as they usually are, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t offer […] Read more »

No Love for Christie After Trump Endorsement

Governor Christie’s surprise move to endorse Donald Trump, thereby rebuking his closest rival Senator Marco Rubio, did nothing to address his sagging job performance numbers. According to the most recent statewide survey of registered voters from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, the Trump endorsement hurt rather than helped Governor Christie. CONT. […] Read more »

Christie brushes off low polling numbers

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said in an interview Friday he wasn’t concerned about falling polling numbers in his home state. “Listen, these things go up and they go down. Right after I was re-elected, it was up in the high 60s,” he said during […] Read more »