Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall
Our innovative presidential election maps offer a snapshot of where things stand and where they are headed in the state-by-state hunt for electoral votes. Armed with public opinion polls, the history and demographics of each state, knowledge of the nation’s geographic and cultural diversity, and common sense and intuition, political director Maurice Berger offers continuous updates and a blog (below map) on the state of the presidential race. Today’s Map Today monitors its current status. Tomorrow’s Map Today charts its momentum in the coming days or weeks. And Election Day Today records the actual outcome of the 2012 presidential race.
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Roll over a state for poll averages, click for commentary.
Basemap
AL
9
AK
3
AZ
11
AR
6
CA
55
CO
9
CT
7
DE
3
DC
3
FL
29
GA
16
HI
4
ID
4
IL
20
IN
11
IA
6
KS
6
KY
8
LA
8
ME
3
MD
10
MA
11
MI
16
MN
10
MS
6
MO
10
MT
3
NE
5
NV
6
NH
4
NJ
14
NM
5
NY
29
NC
15
ND
3
OH
18
OK
7
OR
7
PA
20
RI
4
SC
9
SD
3
TN
11
TX
38
UT
6
VT
3
VA
13
WV
5
WI
10
WY
3
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270 Needed to Win.

Toss Up
Total 0
Unclear Too close to call 0
Barack Obama (Democrat)
Total 303
Democratic Safe 217
Leaning_democratic Leaning 86
Republican (Republican)
Total 235
Republican Safe 191
Leaning_republican Leaning 44
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KS US Senate: Is Incumbent In Trouble?

Posted Aug 28, 2014 at 8:43 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by SurveyUSA in Kansas reports that incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts holds only a 5% lead over Democratic challenger Chad Taylor in the U.S. Senate race, 37% to 32%, with independent Greg Orman at 20%.

Kansas Gov: Republican Incumbent In Trouble

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 8:39 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Kansas reports that Democratic challenger Paul Davis leads incumbent GOP Gov. Sam Brownback in the race for governor by 10 points, 51% to 41%.

MA Gov: Democrat Coakley Ahead

Posted Aug 26, 2014 at 9:06 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Boston Globe in Massachusetts reports that Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker in the race for governor by double-digits, 40% to 32%. PollTrack notes that neither candidate approaches the 50% mark, which suggests some instability in the race.

NH US Senate: Race Tightens

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by WMUR in New Hampshire reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's lead over Republican challenger Scott Brown, once at 12%, has dwindled to +2% in the U.S. Senate race, 46% to 44%.

Georgia US Senate: Conflicting Polling

Posted Aug 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM by Maurice Berger

A new Hicks Evaluation Group poll in Georgia reports that Republican David Perdue leads Democrat Michelle Nunn in the U.S. Senate race by six points, 48% to 42%. But a Hicks Evaluation Group poll in Georgia reports that Deal and Carter are deadlocked at 45%.


WI Gov: Walker In Tight Reelection Race

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Wisconsin reports that incumbent GOP Gov. Scott Walker is now virtually deadlocked in his reelection race Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 48% to 47%.


KY U.S. Senate: McConnell Inches Ahead In Reelection Race

Posted Aug 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Kentucky reports that incumbent GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell had taken a slight lead over Democratic challenger Allison Lundergran Grimes in the U.S. Senate race, 44% to 40%, with Libertarian David Patterson at 7%.

Widespread Distrust In Government

Posted Aug 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by CNN reports that there is now widespread distrust in government in the United States: just 13% of Americans say the government can be trusted to do what is right always or most of the time.

Divergent Views Of Opportunity In US

Posted Aug 13, 2014 at 2:20 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal: "By 63% to 35%, Republicans believe that the United States is a country where anyone can succeed, regardless of background. Democrats, by a 69% to 29% margin, disagree saying the widening income gap undermines that idea. Independents side with Democrats, 62% to 34%."

Obama, Bush Numbers Are Similar

Posted Aug 12, 2014 at 8:32 AM by Maurice Berger

Stu Rothenberg observes that President Obama's latest approval rating (according to a poll by the WSJ/NBC News poll)--now at 40%, with 54% disapproving--resembles that of the previous president at this point in his term: "Since Bush's late July 2006 job ratings stood at 39% approve/56% disapprove, the new Obama numbers bear an even more uncomfortably close resemblance to Bush's."

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