By Ryan Struyk

Polls
Nov 2, 2014 12:01am

Obama Hits Career Lows in Favorability, Empathy

Favorable views of Barack Obama and the sense that he understands the problems of average Americans both have dropped to career lows in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, two more unwelcome results for the president’s party near the eve of the midterm elections. Just… Read More »

The Note
Oct 31, 2014 8:52am

Election 2014′s Freaky Friday

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON THE ROAD highlighting an issue that he thinks will benefit Democrats in next week’s elections: The economy, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. As he campaigns for Democratic candidates in these final days, the president is playing up… Read More »

National Security
Oct 30, 2014 5:40pm

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey Explain Support for 21-Day Quarantine for Troops

Safety concerns prompted the decision to put in place a 21-day quarantine for American troops serving in the Ebola mission in West Africa, top Pentagon officials said today. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters today that he and the… Read More »

The Note
Oct 30, 2014 9:14am

Fight Night In New Hampshire

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TUNE IN TONIGHT: ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS moderates the final New Hampshire U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent, Scott Brown. With just five days to go, polls are tight and both need to seriously wound… Read More »

The Note
Oct 29, 2014 8:52am

11 Questions – And Answers – About Election Day 2014

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTION 2014: This has been called the election about nothing. But that misses the point entirely. The 2014 midterm election is in fact about everything. A hodgepodge of issues and interests are competing for… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Polls
Oct 29, 2014 7:00am

Ebola Worries Ease a Bit Despite Preparedness Concerns

Ebola worries have eased slightly in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, despite a broad sense among Americans that their local hospitals are unprepared to deal with the virus – and continued preference for a more robust response by the federal government. After the difficulties… Read More »

The Note
Oct 28, 2014 4:36pm

‘Duck Dynasty’ Tries to Lure Voters for Kin

In Louisiana’s 5th District Congressional race, one of the most coveted political endorsements comes in the form of a “duck call.” That’s because the 5th District is home to the “Duck Dynasty” clan made famous through the A&E reality show. And this year, the clan… Read More »

The Note
Oct 28, 2014 8:40am

Seven Days, Six States, Countdown To Election Day

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A DOUBLE PUNCH OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DISSATISFACTION marks public attitudes in the closing week of the 2014 midterm campaign – a dynamic that reflects poorly on the president’s performance, bolstering his Republican opponents. The discontent in the latest ABC… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Polls
Oct 28, 2014 7:00am

Economic, Political Discontent Make for a Midterm Double Punch

A double punch of economic and political dissatisfaction marks public attitudes in the closing week of the 2014 midterm campaign – a dynamic that reflects poorly on the president’s performance, bolstering his Republican opponents. The discontent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is palpable…. Read More »

The Note
Oct 27, 2014 1:27pm

Chris Christie Hasn’t Tweeted About Anything Besides Ebola Since Thursday

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been tweeting up a storm and, since Thursday, he’s tweeted about nothing but Ebola. He’s used his account to promote the state’s mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa — and made his case for New Jersey’s… Read More »