Thursday, November 30, 2006

Decision 2008: Frist quits and Gilmore to decide. Tancredo and Gingrich news.

Outgoing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has decided not to make a 2008 presidential bid and has decided to leave the game of politics altogether and supposedly return to a medical career or just retire. He did not seek a third term in the 2006 Midterm elections, and Bob Corker will be replacing him in the senate. Former GOP Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore has announced interest in the 2008 Presidential bid and should decide in early 2007. If he decides not to make White House run he will likely run for another term as governor in 2009. Colorado U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo made a big mistake when stating "you would nerver know you were in the United States of America". He went on to say " you would think you were in a third world country. Tancredo has been blasted and this might hurt his presidential chances ina key primary like Florida. Fmr. U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a New Hampshire stop that the President Bush should " admit defat in Iraq". He went on to say freedom of speech should be fixed to meet the high threat of terrorism. He said a different set of rules for free speech should be added. A new Rasmussen poll is out showing how well announce Democratic Presidential Hopeful and Outgoing Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack would fair against Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney. Here are the Results

2008 General Election Match-ups Rasmussen Reports

(R)John McCain 49%

(D)Tom Vilsack 32%

(D)Tom Vilsack 39%

(R)Mitt Romney 35%

Of course McCain would defeat Vilsack, but Vilsack defeating Romney on there is a surprise. Romney has been falling in numbers and this dip might change his mind about running for President, however he still is a likely candidiate.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Decision 2008:Romney and Brownback to decide on presidential runs and primary schedule might change.

Kansas U.S. Senator Sam Brownback told ABC's "This Week" that he shall announce his presidential campaign soon and that he will likely run so he joins the list with John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Tommy Thompson, and Duncan Hunter of the Republicans to announce that they will likely run for president in 2008. Out going Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has stated he will make a crucial decision about running later this year or early next year. He will likely run. Also California, Florida and Michigan might move the date of their presidential primaries as early as the New Hampshire primary. In our poll the two top contenders have tightened. McCain has gained in support lately in real polling and in our poll. No new polls out on the presidential race, but I will update you if I recieve any polling data.

Politics-Central 2008 Presidential Poll Current Results
(D)Evan Bayh 46%
(R)John McCain 42%
(L)Michael Badnerik 8%
(I)Steve Adams 2%
(G)Pat LaMarche 1%
Other 1%

Saturday, November 25, 2006

2008 Politics-Central Presidential Poll

Senator Evan Bayh the lucky winner of our democratic poll has surged way ahead of Senator John McCain who won the GOP poll. Right now for the first time in our poll Bayh has taken a double digit lead over McCain. Write-In contenders like possible 2008 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Michael Badnerik and Independent Steve Adams have taken a great deal of votes away from McCain and very little from Bayh.

Daniel Imperato was removed from poll after no one voted for him in.

Current Poll Results
(D)Evan Bayh 49%
(R)John McCain 39%
(L)Michael Badnerik 6%
(I)Steve Adams 2%
(G)Pat LaMarche 2%
Other 2%

Please email me more write-ins at

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving! Todays Political Updates!

Decison 2008 on Politics-Central shall officially begin on Jan. 1st, 2007, but until then we will be posting pre-presidential race news as they come in.

Here are some new Nationwide polls from around the Country
(R)Rudolph Giuliani 33%
(R)John McCain 30%
(R)Newt Gingrich 9%
(R)Mitt Romney 9%
(R)Bill Frist 3%
(R)Tommy Thompson 3%
(R)Sam Brownback 2%
(R)Duncan Hunter 2%
(R)George Pataki 1%

(D)Hillary Clinton 33%
(D)Barack Obama 15%
(D)John Edwards 14%
(D)Al Gore 14%
(D)John Kerry 7%
(D)Wesley Clark 4%
(D)Joe Biden 3%
(D)Bill Richardson 3%
(D)Evan Bayh 2%
(D)Tom Vilsack 1%

General Election Match-Ups
(R)John McCain 47%
(D)John Edwards 43%

(R)Rudolph Giuliani 50%
(D)John Edwards 41%

(D)John Edwards 51%
(R)Mitt Romney 34%

(D)John Edwards 50%
(R)Mike Huckabee 33%

Here are some Polls from key primaries and caucuses in 2008

New Hampshire
(R)John McCain 32%
(R)Rudolph Giuliani 19%
(R)Mitt Romney 15%
(R)Condi Rice 10%
(R)Jeb Bush 2%
(R)George Allen 2%
(R)Rick Santorum 2%
(R)George Pataki 1%
Other 2%

(D)Hillary Clinton 30%
(D)John Edwards 16%
(D)Al Gore 10%
(D)John Kerry 9%
(D)Joe Biden 5%
(D)Wesley Clark 4%
(D)Bill Richardson 3%
(D)Evan Bayh 1%
Other 5%

Other Polls MI FL PA GA WI NJ WA
(R)Rudolph Giuliani 25% 46% 47% 33% 35% 47% 42%
(R)John McCain 33% 27% 24% 24% 17% 25% 23%
(R)Mitt Romney 17% 7% 5% 5% 3% 8% 7%
(R)Newt Gingrich 6% 5% 7% 13% 3% 5% 6%
(R)Bill Frist 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2%
(R)George Allen 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(R)George Pataki 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(R)Rick Santorum 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(R)Chuck Hagel 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(R)Tom Thompson X X X X X 26% X X

Democrat Other Polls MI FL PA GA WI NJ WA
(D)Hillary Clinton 33% 33% 32% 31% 27% 33% 32%
(D)Albert Gore Jr. 17% 16% 19% 16% 10% 17% 23%
(D)Barack Obama 15% 15% 18% 16% 8% 15% 6%
(D)John Edwards 10% 10% 6% 9% 7% 9% 10%
(D)Russ Feingold 6% 4% 2% 2% 32% 7%
(D)Wesley Clark 2% 3% 2% 3% 1% 2% 3%
(D)John Kerry 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2%
(D)Joe Biden 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(D)Evan Bayh 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(D)Tom Vilsack 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(D)Bill Richardson 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(D)Ed Rendell 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
(D)Chris Dodd 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 4% 1%

Politics-Central Presidential Poll
(D)Evan Bayh 48%
(R)John McCain 40%
(L)Michael Badnerik 6%
(I)Steve Adams 2%
(G)Pat LaMarche 1%
(I)Daniel Imperato 1%
Other 1%

Monday, November 20, 2006

Decision 2008: News on Third Party Candidates, and Poll Updates.

This week in my poll the write-in candidates have surged and have tahen away from major candidates, and Evan Bayh has taken a strong lead.

Politics-Central Presidential Poll
(D)Evan Bayh 48%
(R)John McCain 40%
(L)Michael Badnerik 5% (Write-In)
(I)Steve Adams 3% (Write-In)
(G)Pat LaMarche 2% (Write-In)
(I)Daniel Imperato 1% (Write-In)
Other 1%

Most sites are always concerned about the two major party candidates, that they ignore the threat third partied hold. These parties can steal votes away from major candidates and decide the election and in some races have come within stricking distance of the White House. Here are some candidates from Third Parties and some info. on them.

Green Party Candidates or Possible Candidates

1st-Pat LaMarche-popular Write-In candidate in our poll, she recieved a great showing in the Maine Governor's race. She recieved almost 10%! She is certainly the front runner for the Greens. She currently is the Party's National Co-Chair a businesswoman, the 2004 VP candidate and 2002 and 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate.

2nd-Cynthia McKinney-I believe Mrs. McKinney would definately recive the nomination for President if she ran, but will she run? She lost her reelection bid in a primary runoff for her congressional seat, but this Congressman will not stay down for long.

3rd-The other 5 or 6 contenders are all tied in our opinion, because no one knows who they are. The other possible contenders are Global Exchange Founder and Peace Activist Medea Benjamin, Attorney, State Senate Aide and '02 Governor Candidate, New Paltz Deputy Mayor and National Party Co-Chair Rebecca Rotzler, and Activist Kat Swift.

Libertarian Party Candidates and Possible Candidates.

1st-George Phillies- A writer and College Professor, this guy is a major threat to other candidates in the party. He is building in support rapidly and is probably the front runner, so far defeating, 2004 Nominee Michael Badnerik.

2nd-Michael Badnerik- The 2004 Presidential Nominee might want another shot at the White House. He came in a pitiful 4% in his congressional bid when he rasied over twice as much as the Democrat.

3rd-Steve Kubby- Lagging in support to Phillies, after the Marijuana legalization measure was denied by voters in his state and he supported that. He is gaining the in internet support so I wouldn't rule him out.

4th-Robert Milnes-Party Activist Milnes is gaining fascination from internet viewers and is gaining slowly.

5th-Christine Smith-Also gaining in internet support after The Next Prez Interview. The writer might also be a force to be reconded with.

Consititution Party Candidate and possible candidates

1st- Jim Gilchrist- Retired Accountant Gilchrist has gained little support but is probably one of most known candidate sin this minor party.

2nd-Michael Peroutka-The 2004 nominee is taking his time in jumping in thie race, but should gain steam when he does.

3rd-Chuck Baldwin- Pastor and party Activist and Leader should gain in support as well.

4h-Jim Clymer- Probably wont go anywhere, but he is the national party chairman.

Prohibiton Party Candidate: Gene Amondson, the 2004 nominee will likey be the nominee again with on other real challengers.

Independent or Write-In Presidential Candidates
(I)Steve Adams-Internet Software Seller and Local Pastor
(I)Cris Ericson-Vermont frequent candidate
(I)Vinnie Ferrari-N/A
(I)Daniel Imperato-Big Businessman and GOP Activist
(I)Arthur Regen-N/A
(I)Joe Schriner-N/A
(I)Ben Thompson-N/A
(I)Rick Williams-N/A

Fmr. Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has started a indenpendent campaign, but has announced interest. He probably won't run though.

That is all for today

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Friday, November 17, 2006

2008 Presidential Preview for the Week

As of now here are the major party candidates that have announced Presidential Candidacies, explorartory committees or have stated that they will be running the next few weeks.

U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D) Delaware (announced)
U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D) Connecticut (filed paper work)
Fmr. U.S. Senator John Edwards (D) N. Carolina (announced intention)
Fmr. U.S. Senator Mike Gravel (D) Alaska (announced)
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (D) Iowa (announced)

U.S. Senator John McCain (R) Arizona (exploratory committee)
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R) California (exploratory committee)
Fmr. Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (R) Wisconsin (exploratory committee)
Fmr New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) New York (exploratory committee)

Possible Presidential Contenders in 2008

U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D) Indiana
Fmr. Army General Wesley Clark (D) Tennessee
U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D) New York
U.S. Senator John Kerry (D) Massachusetts
U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D) Ohio
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D) Illionis
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) New Mexico
Fmr. U.S. Vice President Al Gore (D) Tennessee

U.S. Senator Georeg Allen (R) Virginia (probably not running)
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R) Kansas
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R) Tennessee
Fmr. U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) Georgia
U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) Nebaraska
New York Governor George Pataki (R) New York
Mass. Governor Mitt Romney (R) Massachusetts
U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R) Colorado

Not Running for President in 2008

DNC Chairman Howard Dean (D) Vermont
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D) Wisconsin
Penn. Governor Ed Rendell (D) Pennsylvania
Fmr. Virginia Governor Mark Warner (D) Virginia

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R) Mississippi
Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) Florida
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Wyoming
Colorado Governor Bill Owens (R) Colorado
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Minnesota
S. Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R) S. Carolina
U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R) Pennsylvania
(Allen likely to be added after last Tuesday's defeat)\

Here are my first Predictions for 2008
GOP Presidential Nominee: John McCain
GOP Vice Presidential Nominee: Mitt Romney

Dem. Presidential Nominee: N/A I have no Idea
Dem. Vice Presidential Nominee: N/A I have no Idea

Here are my TOP 5 current list in both parties for this week


1st. (D)Hillary Clinton, Currently at the top of most polling if she runs she will probably get the Democratic Nomination for President. She is also up from big reelection win last week. It is obvious that she is the one to beat.

2nd. (D)Barack Obama, Still popular from his announcement that he was considering a run he is second in polls to Clinton and if Gore doesn't run he will most likely be Hillary's main opponent.

3rd. (D)John Edwards, Still popular from 04 he right now stands in the top 4 or 5 in most polling and some show him in third. Edwards will be the alternative to Hillary if Obama and Gore do not run.

4th. (D)Evan Bayh, He Barely recieved a bounce from Warner's exit from the race, he might get a surge with Feingold leaving the race.

5th. (D)Al Gore, Still throwing around the idea of a run in 2008, I put Gore in 5th. If he runs I feel he will surge ahead of Obama and Edwards and he will be the alternaitve to Hillary.


1st. (Tied) John McCain, He is getting better numbers and is finally ahead of Giuliani in one poll. He will likely get a surge upon his announcement. McCain might also get a boost since he formed his exploratory committee.

1st. (Tied) Rudolph Giuliani, Giuliani is still in the top two with McCain in polls and has just announced his exploratory committee. I expect this rising star to die down with his liberal views during the campaign and will quit after Iowa and New Hampshire.

2nd. Newt Gingrich, He has stolen this spot from Romney, I feel he is rising and will announce his run shortly. He will likely be tied with Romney as the alternative for McCain and Giuliani.

3rd. Mitt Romney, He has lost some serious ground and is not even double digits in all polls. Romney will rise once he starts saying he will run, but will die out right after Giuliani. I think he is a likely contender for the V.P. slot.

4th Bill Frist, He is staying the same in polls and will likely not go anywhere if he runs. He is though usually in the top 5 in most polls.

5th George Pataki, He is lucky he is even on this list with the Tie between Giuliani and McCain and has stolen George Allen's spot since he lsot his reelection bid. Look for him to die out quickly.

Here is some new Polls from Polling Report.

General Election Polls
(R)John McCain 45%
(D)Hillary Clinton 40%

(R)John McCain 42%
(D)John Edwards 35%

(R)John McCain 39%
(D)Barack Obama 35%

Democratic Poll
(D)Hillary Clinton 39%
(D)Barack Obama 23%
(D)John Edwards 10%
(D)Al Gore 10%
(D)John Kerry 7%
(D)Joe Biden 2%
(D)Bill Richardson 1%
(D)Russ Feingold 1%
None 3%
Unsure 4%

GOP Polls
(R)Rudy Giuliani 27%
(R)John McCain 26%
(R)Condi Rice 20%
(R)Mitt Romney 7%
(R)New Gingrich 6%
(R)Bill Frist 4%
(R)Sam Brownback 1%
Other 1%
None 2%
Unsure 6%

Thats it for Today!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Decision 2008: Giuliani and McCain from Exploratory Committees and Edwards and Thompson to form committees.

The 2008 Presidential Race has just began and already candidates are annoucing bids or taking the first step towards running and forming exploratory committees. Today GOP front runners for the Presidency, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani officially started up their exploratory committees. The only website I have is the McCain one and it is I have already stated that McCain will likely formally start his presidential candidacy after Christmas. GOP Fmr. Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson has also annouced he will form exploratory committee for a presidential campaign. On the Democratic side Fmr. North Carolina U.S. Senator and 2004 Dem. Presidential & Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards has also annouced he will officially start his '08 bid for the White House in the coming weeks. Look for more possible presidential contenders to jump in any day now for the next 6 months!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Decision 2008: Will America's Mayor make a run to become America's President?

Will he run? It looks like he is thinking about it?

Today Former New York City Mayor Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani filed papers to form a presidential campaign exploratory committee in 2008. His has made the first step towards making a run for the White House in 2008. His chief rival for the GOP nomination, U.S. Senator John McCain will also start his exploratory committee this week and will make a official announcement after Christmas towards the early part of next year. The two our the leading contenders for the Republican Nomination for President in 2008 thus far. Giuliani might have to switch his liberal views if he wants to win in 2008. Giuliani currently his pro-choice and against the death penalty. Mr. Giuliani might have to switch to pro-life like most Republicans. This might not happen with Giuliani wanting to keep his straight forwardness and stick with his views. Mr. McCain has apparently better numbers nationwide againist Democratic frontrunners then Giuliani, however Giuliani clearly has advantage among the GOP in recent polling over John McCain. If Giuliani runs it will probably a fight to the convention in the Summer of 2008 to see who will represent the GOP in November. If Giuliani doesn't run look for McCain to have a clean sweep to the White House.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

President 2008 Update: GOP Front Runners top Democrats after Huge GOP Defeat

The Politics-Central Poll has become a dead heat between GOP Poll winner, John McCain, and Dem. Poll winner Evan Bayh. Senator McCain did not state his intention to run for president today but should in the coming months with his exploratory committee being formed. His staff stated that Mr. McCain will make a firm decision about running after Christmas after consulting it with his family. 2008 Presidential Hopeful and outgoing Iowa Governor will officially announce his candidacy for president on Nov. 30th, and his website has already been created. It should be intersting to see if Vilsack takes away the importance of the Iowa Caucus away seeing that it is his homestate and usually candidates recieve their homestates. If it does it will leave New Hampshire and South Carolina to decide the nominee. New Presidential Polling data is out and here it is!

Politics-Central Poll Current Results
(D)Evan Bayh 49%
(R)John McCain 42%
(I)Steve Adams 4% (Write-In)
(L)Michael Badnarik 2% (Write-in)
(G)Pat LaMarche 1% (Write-In)
(I)Daniel Imperato 1%
Other 1%

In actual polling GOP Frontrunners are beating Democratic Frontrunners in polls even after the tremendous defeat last Tuesday in the 2006 Midterm elections.

Rasmussen Reports

2008 Match Ups
(R)John McCain 48%
(D)Hillary Clinton 43%

(R)Rudy Giuliami 46%
(D)Hillary Clinton 46%

(R)John McCain 47%
(D)Barack Obama 39%

(R)Rudy Giuliani 48%
(D)Barack Obama 39%

(D)Barack Obama 48%
(R)Mitt Romney 33%

(D)Barack Obama 50%
(R)Mike Huckabee 31%

GOP Primary
(R)Rudy Giuliani 24%
(R)Condi Rice 18% (not running)
(R)John McCain 17%
(R)Mitt Romney 9%

DEM. Primary (Obama in striking distance)
(D)Hillary Clinton 29%
(D)Barack Obama 22%
(D)Al Gore 13%
(D)John Edwards 10%
(D)John Kerry 4%

Polling Report

2008 Match Ups
(R)John McCain 51%
(D)Hillary Clinton 35%

(R)Rudy Giuliani 51%
(D)Hillary Clinton 37%

(R)John McCain 49%
(D)Barack Obama 40%

(R)Rudy Giuliani 50%
(D)Barack Obama 41%

(R)McCain/Giuliani 48%
(D)Clinton/Obama 40%

DEM. Primary
(D)Hillary Clinton 27%
(D)Barack Obama 21%
(D)Al Gore 9%
(D)John Kerry 8%
(D)John Edwards 7%
(D)Joesph Biden 2%
(D)Bill Richardson 1%
(D)Russ Feingold 1%
(D)Christopner Dodd 0%
(D)Tom Vilsack 0%

Polling Report/CNN Poll
(D)Hillary Clinton 28%
(D)Barack Obama 17%
(D)Al Gore 13%
(D)John Edwards 13%
(D)John Kerry 12%
(D)Evan Bayh 2%
(D)Joe Biden 2%
(D)Russ Feingold 2%
(D)Bill Richardson 2%
(D)Tom Vilsack 1%

GOP Primary
(R)John McCain 26%
(R)Rudy Giuliani 22%
(R)Condi Rice 12% (not running)
(R)Newt Gingrich 4%
(R)Mitt Romney 4%
(R)George Allen 2% (Probably not running anymore)
(R)Bill First 1%
(R)George Pataki 1%
(R)Mike Huckabee 1%
(R)Sam Brownback 0%
(R)Tom Tancredo 0%
(R)Duncan Hunter 0%

Polling Report/CNN Poll
(R)Rudy Giuliani 29%
(R)John McCain 27%
(R)Newt Gingrich 12%
(R)Mitt Romney 7%
(R)Bill Frist 6%
(R)George Pataki 5%
(R)George Allen 2% (Probably not running anymore)
(R)Sam Brownback 1%

That is all the polls I have recieved but expect more to come weekly.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Post Election News! Happy Veterans Day! Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas diagnosed with Leukemia

First off I would like to say to all Politics-Central Viewers go out and take some time to appreciate a Veteran. I would also once again like to congratulate the Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid on their victory! I am a Republcian and I just wanted state that we can take defeat and hopefully both parties can work together. Well the Democrats continue to from plans and prepare transiton teams in Washington after their sweep last Tuesday. America Votes 2006 has come to a end. I suggest to all to watch NBC's "Meet the Press" and see of Sen. John McCain will announce his campaign for President in 2008. Sen. McCain is seen as a favorite in the campaign and in Politics-Central Polls. In Wyoming everyone here at Politics-Central wanted to wish Senator Craig Thomas and his family the best and that they are in our prayers. The Wyoming Senator was diagnosed with leukemia. He was suffering from pneumonia and was brought to a Hospital in Casper, Wyoming before being flown back to Washington. Thomas was in Washington supposedly in a hospital bed when he found out he won reelection by a landslide. Once again we with Craig and Susan Thomas the best. Thomas said nothing and didn't even hint about stepping down, but a rumor in the Wyoming Democratic Party stated Thomas was ill and would only run to keep the seat with the Republicans and step down later. I feel this is completely false and Thomas will stay in the senate so don't be thinking that a new senator will be coming out of Wyoming!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Politics-Central 2008 Presidential Race Poll

Our 2008 Presidential Race Poll has really picked up. The contest between GOP Poll winner and Sen. John McCain and Dem. Poll winner, Sen. Evan Bayh has become a dead heat. Four write-ins have been sent to me and all have taken away from the Two main candidates. John McCain has taken the lead away from Rudy Giuliani in actual polling data with the GOP and Evan Bayh ranks within the Top 5 between the Dems.

Candidate profiles

(R)John McCain III
Age: 70
Prior Occupation:
U.S. Naval Flyer and Officer
Education: U.S. Naval Academy
Homestate: Arizona
Political Experience: Congressman
in the U.S. House of Representitives
from Arizona 1983-87, U.S. Senator
from Arizona 1987-Present, GOP
Presidential Candidate 2000.

(D)Birch Evans (Evan) Bayh
Age: 51
Prior Occupation: Attorney at Law,
Lawyer, Law Firm Head
Education: J.D. Degree from
the University of Virginia.
Homestate: Indiana
Political Experience: Indiana
State Secretary of State 1987-89,
Governor of Indiana 1989-97,
U.S. Senator 1999-Present.

(Write-In candidates not included)

Current Politics-Central 2008 Presidential Poll
(D)Evan Bayh 47%
(R)John McCain 43%
(I)Steve Adams 4% (Write-In)
(L)Michael Badnerik 3% (Write-In)
(G)Pat LaMarche 1% (Write-In)
(I)Daniel Imperato 1% (Write-In)
Other 1%

2006 Midterm Election Update #14: Democrats officially takeover Congress! 2008 Presidential Race officially begins!

Well yesterday Sen. George Allen decided to concede the race for his seat in Virginia to Dem challenger Jim Webb giving Democrats control of both houses of congress. No one saw this coming especially me. My predicitons were wrong in 3 senate races, but my Wyoming Governor and U.S. House Rcaes were dead on! This will be my final 2006 Midterm Election Update. In Wyoming GOP Incumbant Congressman Barbara Cubin will likely win another term, since Gary Trauner decided not to call for a recount she barely won with just 970 votes separating Cubin from Trauner.

Wyoming U.S. House District
(R)Barbara Cubin 93,197 48%
(D)Gary Trauner 92,227 48%
(L)Thom Rankin 7,465 4%

Now on to the 2008 Presidential Race!
Yesterday Democratic Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack officially announced his intention to run for president of the United States in 2008 probably due to the huge Democratic victory. Today Arizona GOP U.S. Senator John McCain has set up his exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2008 and will be on "Meet the Press" to make an official decision, and I feel he will annouce he is a candidate for president. GOP California Congressman Duncan Hunter has also officially annouced he is a candidate for president. More Democrats who have announced their candidacies or have set a memo about their run are Connecticut U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, and Delaware U.S. Senator, soon to be Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and Former Alaskan U.S. Senator Mike Gravel. America will go to the polls on November 4th, 2008 to decide the 44th president of the United States and Politics-Central will be here every step of the way!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

2006 Midterm Election Update #13: ELECTION DAY RESULTS!, DEMS take the House and the Senate comes down to 1.

Well yesterday was a great day for the Democratic Party. Congratulations to them gaining the U.S. House of Representitives and most likely the U.S. Senate. Nancy Pelosi will become the first female Speaker of the U.S. House and Harry Reid will most likely be Majority Leader is the senate. Races across the country were decided by just a few votes. The Democrats in the Senate picked up Pennsylvania with a Casey win, Ohio win with a Brown win, Rhode Island with a Whitehouse win, Missouri with a McCaskill win, and Montana with a Tester win. The control of the senate comes down to one race. The Virginia U.S. Senate Race will decide who controls the senate in 2007-2009. Incumbant GOP U.S. Senator George Allen and Dem. Challeger and fmr. U.S. Naval Secretary are going at it with inly about 6-7,000 votes separating them from each other. Webb currently holds the lead and votes are still being counted. Allen has yet to call a recount, but he might in the next few hours and days. Webb will most likely win this race, and give the control of the Senate to the Democrats. For the first time in over 16 years democrats gain control of governorships. This was no surprise. In Montana, Sen. Conrad Burns has yet to concede to Jon Tester, although that race was called about 4 hours ago. In Virgina Webb has called victory and Allen says votes are still being counted, so he will not give up. Lawyers are lining up in Virginia to decide the fait of the U.S. Senate. Democrats gained almost twice as many house seats neede to gain control of the house, and ten have yet to be called. In the Wyoming U.S. House Race no winner has been called and the Associated Press says it is too close to call. Incumbant Barbara Cubin holds a slim 970 vote lead over Democratic Businessman Gary Trauner. They have left automatic recount territory and in a week from now a commission will meet to see if a recount is needed and if Cubin will win reelection.

2006 U.S. Midterm Election Results as of now

U.S. Senate
DEM 48
GOP 49
Indies 2 (both will caucus with dems)
Undecided 1

U.S. House
DEM 229
GOP 196
Undecided 10

DEM 28
GOP 22

U.S. Senate Races


Missouri 98% Reporting
X (D)Claire McCaskill 1,o28,920 49%
(R)Jim Talent 987,383 48%

Tennessee 99% Reporting
X (R)Bob Corker 927,343 51%
(D)Harold Ford Jr. 877,716 48%

Virginia 99% Reporting (Too close to call) NBC Calls Webb winner, but it hasn't been confirmed.
-(D)Jim Webb 1,172,541 50%
-(R)George Allen 1,165,324 49%

New Jersey 99% Reporting
X (D)Bob Menendez 1,162,054 53%
(R)Tom Kean Jr. 975,389 45%

Rhode Island 100% Reporting
X (D)Sheldon Whitehouse 205,274 53%
(R)Lincoln Chafee 174,548 47%

Maryland 98% Reporting
X (D)Ben Cardin 847,238 54%
(R)Michael Steele 683,187 44%

Ohio 100% Reporting
X (D)Sherrod Brown 2,133,690 56%
(R)Michael DeWine 1,680,999 44%

Pennsylvania 99% Reporting
X (D)Bob Casey Jr. 2,342,315 59%
(R)Rick Santorum 1,1651,549 41%

Connecticut 100% Reporting
X (I)Joe Lieberman 562,850 50%
(D)Ned Lamont 448,077 40%
R)Alan Schlesinger 109,329 10%

Montana 100% Reporting
X (D)Jon Tester 198,302 49%
(R)Conrad Burns 185,455 48%

State Governors

Florida 99% Reporting
X (R)Charlie Crist 2,480,636 52%
(D)Jim Davis 2,144,359 45%

California 99% Reporting
X(R)Arnold Schwarrzenegger 3,806,582 56%
(D)Phil Angelides 2,672,899 39%
(G)Peter Camejo 155,426 2%

Texas 99% Reporting
X(R)Rick Perry 1,715,324 39%
(D)Chris Bell 1,309,828 30%
(I)Carole Staryhorn 789,700 18%
(I)Kinky Friedman 553,493 12%
(L)Werner 26,750 1%

Alaska 100% Reporting
X(R)Sarah Palin 99,619 49%
(D)Tony Knowles 83,640 41%

No other election results sorry!

Monday, November 06, 2006

2006 Midterm Election Update #12: Tommorrow is Election Day get out and VOTE!!!!

Well the day is has finally come. Sorry I didn't get to my Governor and House predictions, but here is my outcomes for the 2006 Elections.

U.S. Senate
GOP 52
DEM. 46
Indies 2

U.S. House
DEM. 219
GOP 216

Dem. 26
GOP 24

Today polls in battleground states are neck and neck and races in Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, New Jersey, Montanaare in dead heats and could go either way. Rhode Island, Ohio, and Pennsylvania migh also be races to watch. Arizona and Nevada will probably go to the GOP and Washington will go Democratic and Connecicut will be indepednent. Here in Wyoming one of the closest U.S. House seat races is unfolding. GOP Incumbant Barbara Cubin and Dem. Challenger Gary Trauner are now almosty dead even in the polls. Trauner might become the first Democrat sent to congress from this blood red state in years.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Indiana U.S. Senator, and Fmr. Governor Evan Bayh had won my Democratic Presidential Poll and has earned the right to face off against John McCain in my General Election Poll. John Edwards followed in a close second and Russ Feingold in third.

Politics-Central Democratic
Presidential Poll Final Results
(D)Evan Bayh 14%
(D)John Edwards 13%
(D)Russ Feingold 13%
(D)Mark Warner 12%
(D)Wesley Clark 11%
(D)Dave Freudenthal 8%
(D)Al Gore 8%
(D)Hillary Clinton 8%
(D)Joe Biden 5%
(D)Mike Gravel 5%
(D)John Kerry 4%

As I said earlier Evan Bayh will face off against my GOP poll winner John McCain to see who you would choose as the next president of the United States. Sorry about the hiatus, I have been busy campaigning for my candidates.