If Kerry is to take the upper hand, he'll need to much more aggressively attack Bush.
OVERSIGHT - ALL ARTICLES
The presidential election remains closer than most people realize.
Whoever wins two out of three key states -- Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania -- is likely to be the next president.
Depending on which numbers you find most persuasive, you can convince yourself that President Bush is virtually certain to be re-elected or will surely lose in November.
The Senate landscape looks fairly stable.
Watch for events or circumstances that could fundamentally change the existing equation.
The nation is so evenly divided along ideological and partisan lines that the election would probably look tight even if we didn't yet know the identities of the nominees.
If President Bush wins re-election, the Democrats will need to pick up two seats to take control of the Senate.
Undecided voters have already made a tentative decision not to support the incumbent; the remaining decision is whether to vote for the main challenger.
The Bush administration is not paying enough attention to the growth, a Brookings Institution scholar concludes.