the-election-in-numbers

House Democrats got more votes than House Republicans. Yet Boehner says he’s got a mandate?

House Democrats got 54,301,095 votes while House Republicans got 53,822,442. That is to say, House Republicans did the equivalent of winning the electoral college while losing the popular vote. That doesn't give them a mandate. But it doesn't mean Obama gets one, either.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 9, 2012

The 2016 Election in Numbers: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Early suggestions for nominees, a surprising poll on Hillary Clinton, Nate Silver models Paul Ryan's chances, and other tidbits from our first installment of the 2016 election in numbers.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 8, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Monday, Nov. 5

Four polls show Obama up in Ohio while all models predict reelection, in our last installment of the 2012 Election in Numbers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 6, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Friday, Nov. 2

Democrats look set to pick up a Senate seat in Indiana while most models say Obama has it locked up, and other highlights from the day's election numbers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 2, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Monday, Oct. 29

Every poll but Gallup shows Obama gaining, Scott Brown catches up to Elizabeth Warren, and other highlights from the day's polls and models.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 29, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Friday, Oct. 26.

Obama pulls away in Ohio while Romney does the same in Florida, and other results from the day's polls and models.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 26, 2012

The 2012 Election by the Numbers: Thursday, Oct. 25

Lena Dunham cuts a video for Obama, the president remains steady at 300 electoral votes in most models, and other highlights from the day's polls, ads and models.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 25, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Romney still leads nationally but Obama keeps his edge in Ohio, and other results from the day's polls and models.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 24, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Monday, Oct. 22

Romney leads most national polls, Wisconsin's Senate race heats up, and other results from the day's polls and models.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 22, 2012

The 2012 Election by the Numbers: Friday, Oct. 19

Obama leads in two national polls, Nate Silver increases the president's odds, and other results from the day's models and polls.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 19, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Thursday, Oct. 18

Obama keeps his lead in Ohio, Heller pulls away in Nevada, and other poll/model results.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 18, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Wednesday, Oct. 17

Obama leads in Nevada, Gallup poll is grisly for the president, and other model and polls findings.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 17, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Tuesday, Oct. 16

Democrats look set to hold governorships in New Hampshire and Washington, but will likely lose one in North Carolina, and other poll and model results.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 16, 2012

The 2012 election in numbers: Monday, Oct. 15

Nate Silver gives Dems a whopping 87 percent chance of holding the Senate, Sam Wang thinks they could get up to 56 seats, and other highlights from the day's model results and poll numbers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 15, 2012

The 2012 Election by the Numbers: Friday, Oct. 12

Romney pulls even or ahead in national polls, political science models tighten, and other results from the day's polls and models.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 12, 2012

The 2012 Election by the Numbers: Oct. 11, 2012

Elizabeth Warren has MA-SEN locked up, Romney creeps up on Obama in Virginia and Colorado, and other model and poll results.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 11, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers – Wednesday, Oct. 10

Obama still leads in swing states, Bob Casey faces an unexpectedly close race for reelection to the Senate, and other poll and model findings from the day.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 10, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers, Tuesday, Oct. 9

Romney leads in the Gallup poll, Democrats might pull off an upset in North Dakota, and other polling and model highlights.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 9, 2012

The 2012 Election in Numbers: Monday, Oct. 8

Pew has Romney ahead nationally, another poll has him two points behind in Pennsylvania, and other highlights from the latest models and polls.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 8, 2012

The 2012 Election by the Numbers: Friday, Oct. 5

Nate Silver gives Obama an 87 percent chance of winning, and other results from models and polls.

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Oct 5, 2012
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