Republican presidential nominees have averaged a 1-point decline in the convention host state’s adjusted margin of victory (or loss) vis-à-vis the national vote compared to the previous election cycle since the first televised convention in 1940.
The 2012 presidential election is the only cycle since the birth of the two-party system in 1828 to be decided by less than 15 points nationally and yet have less than 10 percent of its contests decided by fewer than five points.
A dozen media outlets still yield 10 different battleground state maps less than a week from Election Day, with an average of nine states and 114 electoral votes hanging in the balance.
Two-thirds of battleground state maps have changed over the past month, yielding 10 different maps across 12 different media outlets.
The selection of Paul Ryan as GOP VP nominee moves the needle on Wisconsin but few other states in the presidential race according to a dozen media outlets.
Although both sides of the aisle largely steered clear of discussing the incident, House Democrats have issued official press releases on the Aurora tragedy at three times the rate of GOPers.
Tom Tancredo looks to land the best third party showing in Colorado since the 1890s
Third party gubernatorial candidates rivaling 1994 for their best showing since the Great Depression
5:33 p.m. Caucuses will end in Colorado at 8:00 p.m. CST. The Democrats will allocate 36 of its 71 convention delegates from the caucuses today: 36 delegates are selected in proportion to the statewide vote. On the Republican side, a…