Sabato's Crystal Ball

Archive for July, 2005

The Big Picture for 2006

More Real Competition (Potentially) for Senate and Governor

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

Everyone is focused on the Supreme Court now, with good reason, but just below the surface the campaigns of 2006 are heating up. Perhaps 16 of the 33 U.S. Senate contests and 19 of the 36 Governor’s races may be competitive and interesting. Therefore, about half of the big dogs on the ballot are worth […]

Supreme Questions

The Draft Lottery for a Chance to Ride the Bench

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

The big story of the moment–there’s always a “big story”–is the pending appointment of Sandra Day O’Connor’s successor to the Supreme Court. While the NBA held its draft last week, the White House is now moving faster than the New York Knicks’ front office to select the best lottery pick for an even more important […]