Super Tuesday

The turnout problem the Democrats have

The Democrats used to be the turn out kings.

This election is proving otherwise with the turn out for Democrats in the primaries so far way below Republicans.

The Washington Post is tracking the turnout for the presidential primaries and according to their calculations, one million more Republicans than Democrats have turned out to vote in the 2016 primaries.

Starting with Iowa, where “it became very clear that people coming out to vote for Republicans were turning out much more heavily,” the Post has been watching which party is demonstrating its enthusiasm at the voting booth.

On Super Tuesday, that trend continued, for the most part. In the Nevada caucuses, more Democrats came out this year, as they did in the Massachusetts and Vermont primaries. Otherwise, Republican turnout was larger — often much larger. In fact … 1.1 million more Republicans have voted than Democrats.   Read more »

The Huddle with Larry Williams

The Huddle with Larry Williams from NewstalkZB yesterday with Jock Anderson.

Our topics are The Ports dispute and Super Tuesday.

The Huddle tonight

I am on Larry Williams NewstalkZB show this afternoon on The Huddle with Jock Anderson.

Our topics are The Ports dispute and Super Tuesday.

You can listen live from their site.

I will post the audio as usual in the morning.

Super Tuesday

Today is Super Tuesday in the US. Google produced this infographic on the most-searched for candidate in each Super Tuesday state. Google also included the top searched-for issues in each state relevant to the elections:

UPDATE: RealClearPolitics is showing good results from Santorum across the board. Mitt Romney is not going to be happy.

Newt Gingrich has picked up Georgia, Santorum has got Tennessee and Oklahoma plus a lead in Ohio and North Dakota. Mitt Romney has won Virginia, Massachusetts and Vermont.