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                2008 ELECTORAL COLLEGE

365  Obama                       McCain  173

                       270 Electoral Votes Needed For Majority


Nov. 19, 2009 - Associated Republicans for Texas Launches Statewide Effort: ... The Associated Republicans of Texas  (ART), a Republican organization focused on winning Texas House races and formed almost 35 years ago at  the urging of Texas’ first Republican Senator, John Tower...  
Board of Directors:  George Seay, Dallas; John Steen, San Antonio; Lance Tarrance, Austin; Ray Washburne, Dallas; Dr. Walter Wilkerson, Jr., Conroe.


October 13, 2008 - "The Bradley Effect" - "Now that polls indicate Senator Barack Obama is the favorite to win, some analysts predict a racially biased "Bradley Effect" could prevent Obama from winning a majority on November 4th. That is a pernicious canard and is unworthy of 21st century political narratives. I should know. I was there in 1982 at "ground zero" in California when I served George Deukmejian as his general election pollster...," by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.

The Arizona Republic Newspaper

Aug. 11, 2006 - "McCain has a long, diverse list of advisers as he runs for President in 2008" by Billy House - "Lance Tarrance, Jr. - Senior strategist for Straight Talk America; author and co-author of five books about electoral behavior." 

DC Spectator

Aug. 2, 2006 - "Lance Tarrance Resurfaces into GOP Campaign World in a Big Way" by Gordon Hensley - "...GOP polling guru Lance Tarrance has signed on with John McCain’s Straight Talk America PAC..."


May 7, 2006 - "Pollster Suggests Bush Moves Might Be Too Little, Too Late," by Eric Pianin and Chris Cillizza - "'This administration may be over,' Lance Tarrance, a chief architect of the Republicans' 1960s and '70s Southern strategy, told a gathering of journalists and political wonks last week. 'By and large, if you want to be tough about it, the relevancy of this administration on policy may be over.'"


May 3, 2006 - "Don't Bet on the GOP in 2006" by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr. and Thomas Riehle - "By an 11-point margin, all Americans favor Democrats in control of Congress after the November elections, 48% Democrats-37% Republicans. The new Cook Political Report/RT Strategies national survey of 1,003 adults, conducted Thursday through Sunday, April 27-30, also shows Democrats leading Republicans by 12 points among registered voters, 49-37 percent, and by 17 points among the most likely voters, 53-36 percent.​"


Mar. 14, 2006 - "Bush takes offensive with Iraq" - "... of government [in Iraq] starts running," said Lance Tarrance, a Republican pollster teamed with a Democrat in Virginia-based RT Strategies." 

Lecture at Kay Bailey Hutchison Seminar

2006 - Washington D.C. Seminar - "Is there a culture of corruption in Washington today?" by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.



Nov. 27, 2005 -  "Sympathetic Vibrations" by Chris Cillizza and Peter Slevin - "Democrats fumed last week at Vice President Cheney's suggestion that criticism of the administration's war policies was itself becoming a hindrance to the war effort. But a new poll indicates most Americans are sympathetic to Cheney's point." 


2000 - 1988Videos:  V. Lance Tarrance  Jr. ,  Past  President, Tarrance and Associates of Houston;  

 7 Videos from March 5, 1987 through Jan. 17, 2000... 


May 27, 2004 - "The European Union - New Economic Rival or the Ultimate Counterweight?"


May 29, 2003 - "Transformational Politics and the National Security Issue"


Mar. 28, 2002 - "A Thousand Years Ago Today"


Dec. 4, 2000 - "A comparative Analysis of the 1876 and 2000 Elections and the Potential for Reform"


Mar. 25, 1999 - "Divergent Philosophical Doctrines of Human Nature and the Wellsprings of Republican and Democratic Party Political Differences" 

News/Views 1999 and Older