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

Washington Post poll: How a 2% national lead is giving Obama an 11% swing-state lead

Today's Washington Post-ABC News poll would seem to show a tight race. Obama leads Romney nationally by a razor-thin 49 percent to 47 percent. But if you look at swing states, he's leading by double-digits: 52 percent to 41 percent. What gives? It's Romney's margin in the red states that's confusing the numbers.

By Dylan Matthews October 1, 2012