John McIntyre has an excellent post up on Two Very Different Ways to Look at This Election at Real Clear Politics. Here is a sampling:
In 2004, there was a lot of talk about whether pollsters were correct to use traditional "likely voter" screens in their samples or whether a less restrictive "registered voter" model would turn out to be more accurate given the massive increases in voter registrations we saw posted all over the country. There's not much discussion of the subject at all this cycle, perhaps due to the fact that it's a midterm and not a presidential year, but it comes to mind because of the conflicting signals in this election and trying to get at just who is going to vote Nov. 7.
In some ways there are two very different ways to look at what is going to happen on election day. 1) Republicans are in big trouble. The generic ballot shows a huge lead for Democrats (over 15%) with fewer than 10 days until the election.
Republicans in contested races are either trailing or polling in the mid-40's, and given the national mood toward the GOP as seen in the generic ballot, it is reasonable to assume that these races will break for the Democrats. With the close races tipping the Democrats way they are poised for substantial pickups in the House of 25 seats or more and perhaps the six seats needed for a majority in the Senate. [More]
Let's all go to the polls and vote the "Catholic" vote - pro-life!
Moneybags has an election novena up at his blog, A Catholic Life. Fr. Frank Pavone has a prayer novena for the election at his site Priests for Life.
Also, be sure to watch:
The Catholic Vote Part 6: Things You Can Do Today
Airing Schedule: Watch on EWTN Friday, November 3rd at 10:00pm ET and Saturday, November 4th at 2:30am ET.
Gospel of Life topics (seen on Sky Angel satellite, Angel One)Topic: Get out the Vote. Guest: David Barton, WallBuildersAiring Schedule: Watch on the "Angel One" channel on the Sky Angel Satellite System (www.skyangel.com) - Monday, October 30th at 3:30am, Tuesday, October 31st at 2am, Thursday, November 2nd at 8:30am and Saturday, November 4th at 7:30pm (all times Eastern).
Life on the Line radio program.
Go to www.lifeontheline.com/listen/index.html for stations and airing times.Topic: Election 2006 Initiatives. Rev. Pavone offers last-minute counsel on the mid-term elections. Airing Schedule: Listen on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th.
Listen to Gospel of Life episodes on the web! www.gospeloflife.com/tv
Check out Fr. Frank's election video on You Tube.
Other 30 second videos by Fr. Frank:
Election 2006 - Christian Duty
Election 2006 - No Separation of Church and State
Check out the 2006 candidate information here.
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