Is America a ‘kludgeocracy’?

Steve Teles says that "the great agenda of the next four years of the Obama administration, and probably the nation’s next thirty, is coming to grips with kludgeocracy." But what does that mean?

By Ezra Klein January 26, 2013

Sasha Issenberg: How the Democrats pulled ahead of the Republicans on GOTV

"For the sake of innovation on the Republican side, the best thing that could happen to them is that they lose narrowly on Tuesday, that the story becomes how Obama and his allies ran a mechanically superior campaign, and Republican donors, party leaders, and consultants [say], 'We’re going to lose forever unless we figure out how to make our campaigns better.'"

By Dylan Matthews November 5, 2012

What’s a good ground game worth? About one point.

with national polls deadlocked and the election coming down to a few key swing states,ground game matters more than ever. But how much can a good get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort really get a candidate?

By Dylan Matthews October 26, 2012

The 2012 Election by the Numbers: Monday, Oct. 1

Nate Silver finds Obama has a 85.1 percent chance of winning, Democrats pull away in Senate polls, the race stays tight nationally, and other results from the day's polls and models.

By Dylan Matthews October 1, 2012

Obama leads in (at least) eight of 13 election forecasts

The average prediction is that President Obama will receive 50.2 percent of the two-party vote -- a much closer election than we saw in 2008, when he received 53.7 percent of the two-party vote.

By Ezra Klein September 14, 2012

Are political parties growing more unified?

Contrary to popular belief, Democrats are actually better at party discipline than Republicans. And both parties are extremely unified, to an unprecedented degree.

By Dylan Matthews September 6, 2012