The Great Debate UK
from Tales from the Trail:
President Barack Obama is not up for re-election this week, but the outcome of congressional elections will be seen as a referendum on his policies.
Among likely voters, 50 percent said they would vote for the Republican candidate, while 44 percent said they would vote for the Democrat, the poll showed.
Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election, 52 percent believe Obama will not win re-election, while 35 percent think he will.
from Raw Japan:
Historic is usually a word that makes my skin crawl when I see it in the news. Journalists are prone to overuse it, so when I saw it in our election stories I had to stop myself deleting it -- because this election truly is historic.
The Liberal Democratic Party had never lost an election since its founding in 1955. Even when it lost power for a few months in 1993/94, it was because of LDP lawmakers defecting rather than an election loss.