Voter Registration vs Turnout: An interesting piece in Washington Monthly makes the case that campaigns are focusing too much on registering people to vote, and not enough on actually convincing the already registered to vote. It turns out that the vast majority of people who are not currently registered to vote actively choose to avoid participating in the democratic process. The voting-curious people are far more likely to already be registered but not paying as much attention to politics.
Generic ballot: In an odd turnaround from when they were the Democrat’s best national pollster, Quinnipiac has released a new poll showing the Democrats up only 3 points on the GOP for the GCB, 46-43. Compared to their previous polls, the current one shows the GOP in a much better position with White, Young, and those without a college degree. As much as I would love to champion the idea that the GOP’s position has gotten 12 points better in the last 2 months, I remain skeptical….