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The 2014 Senate Election Still Too Close to Call

Posted by Timothy McBride on Friday, August 29, 2014, In : Politics 
As I said in an earlier post, I am a contrarian compared to pundits and others who seem to believe the odds are very high that the Republicans will take over the Senate.  In part, as I have written about before, I think Obamacare is much less unpopular than people think (and there is increasing evidence now of that) and I think it will become more popular over time. Also, I think the candidates who are vulnerable will do better than people think (e.g. Landrieu, Hagan).

As I have pointed out be...
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My contrarian view on 2014 senate election

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, August 4, 2014, In : Politics 

I have long believed the pundits have it wrong (as they often do J ) on whether the Senate will flip to the Republicans, in their gloom and doom scenarios.  Mostly my view on this is because the press and pundits have so badly understood the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for so long, and how the public views it, and how it will be viewed by November.  In particular, I think the popular press view is that ACA is very unpopular and that therefore the Democrats and incumbent Senators will be punishe...


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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Here you can find musings on health policy and other issues. Opinions are my own, and not those of my employer. Contact: mcbridetd@gmail.com