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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Tomorrow
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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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CO US Senate: Extremely Tight Race

Posted Jul 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM by Maurice Berger

In the US Senate race in Colorado, a new Quinnipiac poll reports that the race is extremely close, with 44% for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42% for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent;10% remain undecided.

MA Gov: Race Nearly Tied

Posted Jul 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM by Maurice Berger

Just over a month ago, Democrat Martha Coakley held a +9% lead over Republican Charlie Baker in the governor's race in Massachusetts. A new poll by the Boston Globe reports that Coakley'e edge has nearly evaporated: she now leads by just +3%-- 39% to 36%.

Michigan Gov: Synder Ahead

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Denno Research reports that Michigan's incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder leads Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, 43% to 35%. A EPIC-MRA poll similarly finds Peters ahead by +9%--45% to 36%.

Michigan US Senate: Democrat Ahead

Posted Jul 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by EPIC-MRA in Michigan Michigan reports that Democrat Gary Peters leads Republican Terri Lynn Land in the U.S. Senate race by +9%-- 45% to 36%.

NH US Senate: Democratic Incumbent Ahead

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 8:08 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC News/Marist in New Hampshire reports that Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leads GOP challenger by Scott Brown by +8%--50% to 42%.

Iowa US Senate: Deadlocked

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC News/Marist in Iowa reports that Democrat Bruce Braley and Repu Joni Ernst are tied in the race for U.S. Senate, 43% to 43%.

Bill Clinton At Your Barbeque?

Posted Jul 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM by Maurice Berger

The Wall Street Journal reports that "if you were having a barbecue for Independence Day, which recent president would you want to help you out on the grill? Bill Clinton was the most popular choice in a Harris poll released Tuesday. According to the Harris poll, 28% of all adults would want Bill Clinton at the helm for a barbecue, and 22% said they'd prefer Ronald Reagan. Democrats are more likely to prefer Clinton (43%) and Republicans prefer Reagan (45%)."

MA Gov: Democrat Coakley Ahead

Posted Jul 09, 2014 at 9:02 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Boston Globe poll in Massachusetts reports that Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker, 40% to 31%.

Most Blame Bush For Iraq Quagmire

Posted Jul 08, 2014 at 9:16 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac reports that 58% of Americans believe President Obama's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq in 2011 was the right thing to do. However, 61% maintained that former President's George W. Bush's decision to invade in 2003 was the wrong thing to do and 51% of voters blame Bush for the current problems in Iraq.

Americans Want Better Veteran's Care

Posted Jul 07, 2014 at 6:08 AM by Maurice Berger

According to Gallup, "improving healthcare for U.S. veterans is Americans' top legislative priority for Washington to focus on, out of nine issues now or recently in the national spotlight. Nearly nine out of 10 Americans say it is "extremely" (41%) or "very important" (46%) that the president and Congress deal with veterans' healthcare in the next year."

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