The poll also suggests that moderates within both political parties value issue agreement over electability
compared with the more ideological wings of each party's base.
If a candidate experiences a positive shock to his electability
, the odds of winning the nomination go up by a given amount.
Finally, the probability that [epsilon] = 1, that is, an individual receives a strong signal of electability
, given that his/her true electability
is e, is increasing in e.
Geoffrey Kabaservice believes "the GOP would fare better if moderates were still a part of the Republican coalition," because "shucking off moderation" has damaged the party's "long-term electability
But no figure better represents the O'Donnell-inspired clash between ideology and electability
than Karl Rove, who appeared on Fox News' Hannity the night of O'Donnell's win to attack her "checkered background," adding: "It does conservatives little good to support candidates who, at the end of the day, while they may be conservative in their public statements, do not evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character that the voters are looking for.
was called into question again after Lord Levy - one of Mr Blair's closest allies - said Mr Brown's predecessor felt he was incapable of beating David Cameron.
There's no better way for a candidate to demonstrate electability
in Washington than to win next Tuesday's primary," said Secretary of State Sam Reed in an early February press release.
Attracting Catholics could be a sign of electability
is a crucial aspect of voting behavior.
But aside from concerns about Clinton's electability
, authenticity or trustworthiness, I'm routinely struck by the number of Democrats who talk about her as though they were caught in a relationship with someone who initially looked good on paper but somehow never elicited a chemical attraction.
With two strong showings in two white states where Clinton once led by large margins, Obama has decisively rebutted questions about his electability
The article goes into Clinton's electability
negatives--which are many, including her sex and her executive ability.