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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flashback: Political Handicapper Charlie Cook- Rather Have Republican's Problems Than Democrat's

Quote of the Day- February 2010:

But if I had a choice of the Republican Party's problems right now or the Democratic Party's problems, I think you could triple the Republican Party's problems and I'd still rather have their problems than the problems facing Democrats.

Another takeaway from Cook- Health Care Is Obama's Iraq

I am curious to know if Cook, given the last month's events, would still make that same statement.

I am also curious as to his predictions for November given the latest generic ballot polls.

Note to readers- Polls are simply a snapshot in time at how voters feel at any given moment and any major event can drastically change those figures. In my opinion, the best use of polls is to watch for a pattern because patterns generally take more than one event to turn themselves around. Numbers may fluctuate, but patterns generally are a good indicator of where the path will lead in election years.

You can read more on Cook's political analyzes over at The Cook Political Report. (Subscription required for individual articles)