Monthly Archives: April 2011



Romney Gaining On Obama, But Can He Convince Conservatives?

Ford O’Connell discusses how Mitt Romney looks to put the electoral map in play against President Obama by winning independent votes.  But first, Romney needs to answer another question: can he convince conservatives that he’s the right person for the … Continued



PPP Poll: Mitt Romney Slips, Tim Pawlenty Makes Gains In Nevada

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to lead the rumored Republican presidential field in Nevada, but his support in the state has declined during the past year. The latest numbers from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling show Romney topping the field with … Continued


Mitt Romney Could Have A GOP Primary Problem

Mitt Romney is seizing the right kind of momentum at the wrong kind of time. Over the past month, the former governor of Massachusetts has seen a dramatic rise in general-election match-ups with President Obama, even as he continues to … Continued


First Read: GOP 2012 Presidential Field Rundown

BARBOUR: The Jackson Clarion Ledger writes that Haley Barbour quit the presidential race when things were going his way: “Even more a factor in 2012 is that fact that tea party voters and other non-establishment Republicans will give GOP contenders like … Continued


Gallup: Seniors Favorable To Ryan Budget Plan

A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding: the age group most receptive to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan‘s plan to deal with the budget – seniors. The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan’s plan … Continued



Ford O’Connell On Fox News: Trump & The Birther Debate

Ford O’Connell and Josh Block join Jon Scott and Jenna Lee on Fox News’ “Happening Now” to discuss the “Birther” issue, Donald Trump and the credibility of his campaign (video after the intro ad):   Watch the latest video at … Continued