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Edwards Is Quitting Presidential Race

    John Edwards is ending his presidential race today. How it affects the Democratic race is anyone's guess -- though it's likely not to have...
By Importer  |  January 30, 2008

Obama Wins SC In a Blow Out -- Clinton Finishes Way Back in Second, and She's Lucky to Have That

    Barack Obama has won a huge victory tonight over Hillary Clinton -- so much so that he apparently will  go over 50% and Clinton...
By Importer  |  January 26, 2008

Clinton Headed to Narrow Nevada Caucus Win Over Obama -- Edwards Is So Far Back, His Campaign is Over

    With about two thirds of the precincts counted, Clinton has a narrow 50%-45% lead over Obama, with Edwards way back at 5%. The CNN...
By Importer  |  January 19, 2008

Why Edwards Knows How to Close

    Why John Edwards knows how to close a campaign -- the Tote Board's take.
By Importer  |  December 31, 2007

Three Scenarios for a Last-Minute Iowa Democratic Surge

    With 96 hours to go, the Democratic race in Iowa is obviously very tight. What are the factors that could break it open for...
By Importer  |  December 30, 2007

According to a New MSNBC Iowa Poll, Second Choicers Poised to Break for Edwards

    A new MSNBC Iowa poll, if accurate, contains a new development. In the Democratic race, the three top contenders are virtually even, according to...
By Importer  |  December 30, 2007

The Significance of the New Des Moines Register Poll That Has Obama and Huckabee Ahead

    This morning's latest numbers from the respected Des Moines Register poll, which voters in Iowa pay attention to:    Obama: 28     Clinton: 25    ...
By Importer  |  December 02, 2007

Tote Board Column -- 11/29 -- "Take It For Granite"

    This week's column looks at why Hillary Clinton remains the strong favorite to do well in January and progress to the nomination.
By Importer  |  November 29, 2007

A Poll Sure to Shake Up the Psychology of the Race If Nothing Else: ABC/Washington Post Poll Has Obama Ahead in Iowa

    A new ABC/Washington Post poll has Obama ahead for the first time in Iowa since a Newsweek poll showed him with a similar lead...
By Importer  |  November 19, 2007

Preview Of Tonight's CNN Democratic Debate: It's Still Primarily About Obama vs. Edwards With an Eye on Iowa

      The Tote Board's preview of tonight's debate.
By Importer  |  November 15, 2007

New New York Times Iowa Poll Is Just What Edwards Needs Going Into Thursday's Debate

    Drudge has word that the New York Times will release new surveys in Iowa and New Hampshire tomorrow showing:       IOWA       Clinton 25%       Ed
By Importer  |  November 13, 2007

Edwards Gains Iowa Endorsement But What's Equally Important is the Reason He Got It

    "Iowans for Sensible Priorities" -- a group that claims it can send almost 10,000 adherents to the caucuses -- has endorsed John Edwards.    A...
By Importer  |  November 09, 2007

Ads Classified: The New Edwards Ad -- "Heroes"

    The latest Tote Board take on John Edwards's new ad -- "Heroes."
By Importer  |  November 02, 2007

Instant Debate Analysis: Edwards Helps Himself the Most; Obama Gains A Bit, But Hillary Struggles

    There will undoubtedly be plenty of analysis in the morning. And, as we noted before the debate, this event should be judged in tandem...
By Importer  |  October 31, 2007

A Preview Of Tonight's MSNBC Democratic Debate

    Here's the Tote Board's take on tonight's key Democratic debate.
By Importer  |  October 30, 2007

In the Latest National Rasmussen Poll, Giuliani Is Now Ahead of Hillary Again

    Polls obviously don't mean much at this stage, a year before the election. But if Rudy Giuliani gets the GOP nod, Democrats should not...
By Importer  |  October 29, 2007

Edwards Pushes Electability

    Two weeks ago, we argued that John Edwards was the Democrats' most electable candidate in a general election. He certainly doesn't disagree, as he's...
By Importer  |  October 18, 2007

Edwards Secures Key Iowa Labor Endorsement

    John Edwards today got the Iowa endorsement of the Service Employees International Union. He had hoped to get the national endorsement earlier but he'll...
By Importer  |  October 15, 2007

Tote Board Column -- 10/4 -- Wising Up

    This week's Tote Board column looks at why arguments that Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' most electable candidate are flawed. In reality, John Edwards...
By Importer  |  October 04, 2007

The Edwards Decision To Go the Public Funding Route is Not a Good Sign for His Campaign

    John Edwards announced yesterday that his campaign will go the public funding route, following  an identical step by John McCain earlier in the summer....
By Importer  |  September 28, 2007

Latest Missouri Matchups Confirm Ohio Poll: The Republicans Are Running Surprisingly Well in Swing States and Edwards Looks Like Most Electable Democrat

    Survey USA has followed up its Ohio poll with one in Missouri and it basically confirms the findings there -- with one twist. In...
By Importer  |  September 23, 2007

In Latest Ohio Poll Matchups, Republicans Do Surprisingly Well

    It's not much of an exaggeration to say that as swing state Ohio goes, so goes the nation. So it's a bit of a...
By Importer  |  September 22, 2007

Edwards Outflanks Obama

    One reason why Barack Obama's campaign may be having trouble taking flight was illustrated over the past several days. Obama used what could have...
By Importer  |  September 14, 2007

While the Press Looks Elsewhere, Edwards Gains Ground

    Fred Thompson may be the flavor of the moment in the press corps but John Edwards continues to rack up impressive labor endorsements --...
By Importer  |  September 11, 2007

Edwards Retains Lead in Iowa, According to One Leading Poll

    According to a Peter Hart poll, cited in the Daily Kos, John Edwards continues to hold a solid lead (8 points) in Iowa. This...
By Importer  |  August 21, 2007

Tote Board Column -- 8/16 -- About-Face Time

    Think the constant debates help the campaigns of the challengers? Guess again: This week's Tote Board column examines why the ever-present Democratic debates are...
By Importer  |  August 16, 2007

Organized Labor Gathers With Edwards Needing the Endorsement

    As this article in the Wall Street Journal details, the AFL-CIO meets tonight in Chicago, where the Democratic candidates will address them in yet...
By Importer  |  August 07, 2007

Tote Board Column -- 8/2 -- Poison Ivy

    This week's column looks at the somewhat unbelievable roadblock now confronting the Edwards campaign -- the candidate never attended Harvard or Yale.
By Importer  |  August 02, 2007

O Positive

Although the press covers them pantingly, endorsements often mean little — if anything — in presidential politics.
Can an Oprah endorsement deliver her fans to the Obama camp?
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 25, 2007