Analysis: What to watch for on Election Night 2014

Susan Bigelow
Susan Bigelow

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.

Finally, after a long and joyless campaign, it’s almost time to go vote in Connecticut’s 2014 election! Here’s a handy guide for what to watch on election night to see which way the wind is blowing, with some bonus predictions.

The Governor’s race: Let’s start with the big one, the deadlocked governor’s race. For clues about how the map of the 2014 race will turn out, we need look no farther than the map of the 2010 race.

The reason that map isn’t going to change a lot is that the electorate itself is going to be very similar. Because Democrats have basically zero enthusiasm for this race and Republicans are desperate to get rid of Malloy, the voters will trend older, whiter, and more conservative than in 2012. This is normal for a non-presidential year, but Democratic malaise, many liberal activists’ ongoing dislike for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and the lack of a U.S. Senate race at the top of the ballot will ensure that this electorate strongly resembles that of 2010’s Republican wave election.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.



Leave a Reply

Recent Comments