Just yesterday, I wrote HERE that this year’s presidential election won’t likely be as close as most pundits are predicting.
One such pundit is Charlie Cook, an analyst whose work I’ve always admired. I don’t agree with the upshot of Cook’s LATEST COLUMN, wherein he predicts a close race, but I find this passage about a recent poll especially interesting:
Republicans should be concerned that 29 percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrats, because only 22 percent of them said they were Republican. When independents are pushed to lean one way or the other, Democrats pick up another 15 points ...