About Eric Schulzke

Eric Schulzke writes on national politics for the Deseret News. He earned a B.A. in English at Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Political Science at U.C. Berkeley. In his spare time, he is the director of The Apollo 13 Project, a prisoner reentry initiative found online at a13.org.

Mitt Romney’s positive intensity in the Gallup tracking survey jumped among Republicans in the past month, even as it fell among Democrats, new polls show. The score subtracts those who strongly disfavor a candidate from those who strongly support him. … Continue reading»

With Rick Santorum out of the way, Newt Gingrich thinks he can consolidate the conservative base, he told Laura Ingraham on her radio show Wednesday. Meanwhile, Intrade gives him a .3 percent chance, falling well below Ron Paul and Jeb … Continue reading»

Rick Santorum’s decision to withdraw from the GOP nomination fight comes as Mitt Romney was preparing to ramp up pressure in Santorum’s home state. Romney had settled on the Pennsylvannia primary two weeks from today as his best chance to … Continue reading»

Americans’ attitudes toward Mitt Romney are firming up, and a new free-association poll by the Pew Research Center suggests they are now less focused on his religion and more aware of his wealth. When 1,009 adults were asked to give … Continue reading»

Rick Santorum thinks Romney is the worst Republican to run on the issue of health care, but not the worst Republican. He would appreciate it if you got it straight. CBS News captured the video. When New York Times reporter … Continue reading»

For weeks now, Mitt Romney and his aides have been struggling to improve the GOP’s math IQ, pulling out charts and claiming only an “act of God” can prevent him from winning. Now it’s Rick Santorum’s turn to do math, … Continue reading»

Long before the polls closed Tuesday afternoon, the Drudge Report teased readers with hints that Mitt Romney had won Mississippi. When the exit polls were released at 8 p.m. Central, it looked like an extremely tight race. The exit polls … Continue reading»

News analysis Rick Santorum lost Michigan Tuesday, but the loss may be more troubling than the raw numbers suggest. By openly appealing to Democrats in an already unsettled primary fight, Santorum created a classic Baptist and bootlegger coalition. In the … Continue reading»