A study published last fall in the academic journal Political Behavior but that has only recently gained attention in the popular media suggests that pre-election polls consistently underestimate the success of female political candidates. Unsurprisingly, this phenomenon is particularly strong in states that traditionally have a more conservative culture when it comes to gender roles. Read More Do Polls Underestimate Female Candidates?
Earlier this week, voters in New York’s 26th Congressional District had a special election to fill the seat vacated by shirtless prettyboy Chris Lee. In a startlingly large upset, Democrat Kathy Hochul won despite the Republicans’ huge enrollment advantage. Here’s the scoop on what happened. Read More Democratic Upset in NY-26