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Arkansas US Senate: Tough Road For Democrats

Posted Jun 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM by Maurice Berger

Arkansas looks like to tough hold for Democrats in the 2014 US Senate cycle.  A new poll by Basswood Research in the state reports that Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor just edges likely GOP challenger Tom Cotton, 41% to 40%.

NY Mayoralty: Weiner Leads Democratic Pack

Posted Jun 27, 2013 at 8:59 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC News/Marist Poll reports thar former Rep. Anthony Weiner is now ahead of former frontrunner Christine Quinn in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary by +5%--25% to 20%.

Obama Approval In Ohio Drops To Historic Low

Posted Jun 26, 2013 at 8:07 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac in Ohio reports that President Obama's job approval has dropped to 40%, with 57% disapproving, his lowest rating ever in the state.

MA US Senate: Final Poll Shows Democrat Comfortably Ahead

Posted Jun 25, 2013 at 8:53 AM by Maurice Berger

A final Suffolk poll in today's special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusettes reports that Democrat Rep. Edward Markey maintains a comfortable lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, 52% to 42%. The results are in sync with other polls posted by PollTrack over the past week.

MA US Senate: Markey Ahead

Posted Jun 24, 2013 at 8:24 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Western New England University reports that Democratic Rep. Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez by +8% in tomorrow's special U.S. Senate election, 49% to 41%, with 9% undecided. With other polls showing Markey well ahead and at or near the 50% mark, it appears likely that he will win.

Americans See Obama And Bush As The Same On Privacy Issues

Posted Jun 20, 2013 at 9:10 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Time magazine reports that 42% of Americans say there is little difference between President Obama and former President George W. Bush in the way they are handling the issue of protecting Americans' privacy. 

NJ Gov: Christie Way Ahead

Posted Jun 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Stockton College in New Jersey reports that GOP Gov. Chris Christie is way ahead of Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his race for re-election, 64% to 24%.

MA US Senate: Democrat Solidly Ahead

Posted Jun 18, 2013 at 7:12 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Boston Globe reports that Democratic Rep. Edward Markey holds a significant lead over GOP rival Gabriel Gomez, 54% to 41%, in the final week of the special U.S. Senate election.

MA US Senate: Democrat Ahead

Posted Jun 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Harper Polling in Massachusetts reports that Democratic Rep. Ed Markey holds a significant 12% lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, 49% to 37%.

NJ US Senate: Booker Crushs His Democratic Opponents

Posted Jun 14, 2013 at 2:00 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Monmouth in New Jersey reports that Cory Booker holds a commanding lead among potential voters in the August Democratic primary for US Senate. Booker crushes his opponents at 63%, compared to 10% for Rush Holt, 8% for Frank Pallone, and 6% for Sheila Oliver.

Strong Majority Support Gay Marriage Rights

Posted Jun 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Washington Post/ABC News reports that "57% of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, and 63% say the federal government should give the same benefits to legally married gays that it gives to other married couples."

More Voters Identify As Socially Liberal

Posted Jun 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new poll by Gallup, "while economic liberalism remains stagnant, the percentage of Americans describing their social views as "liberal" or "very liberal" has achieved a new peak of 30% -- in line with Gallup's recent finding that Americans are more accepting on a number of moral issues. 35% of Americans say they are conservative or very conservative on social issues and 32% self-identify as socially moderate."

Fewer Americans Identify as Economic Conservatives in 2013

Posted Jun 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a survey by Gallup, "41% of Americans now characterize their economic views as 'conservative' or "' conservative,' the lowest since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and on par with where views were in May 2008. This year's down tick in the percentage of Americans identifying as economically conservative has been accompanied by an uptick in the percentage identifying as economically moderate -- now 37% of Americans, up from 32% last year. The percentage of Americans calling themselves economic liberals has remained virtually unchanged from last year at 19%, and has not fluctuated much since 2001."

MA US Senate: Democrat In The Lead

Posted Jun 10, 2013 at 9:19 AM by Maurice Berger

A survey by Public Policy Polling in Massachusetts reports that Democrat Rep. Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez by 8% in the special U.S. Senate race, 47% to 39%. A University of Massachusett poll reports an 11% lead for Markey, pool51% to 40%.

Americans Oppose US Military Involvement In Syria

Posted Jun 07, 2013 at 12:55 PM by Maurice Berger

According to Gallup, 68% of "Americans say the United States should not use military action in Syria to attempt to end the civil war there if diplomatic and economic efforts fail, while 24% would favor U.S. military involvement." Here is Gallup's breakdown:

Suppose all economic and diplomatic efforts fail to end the civil war in Syria. If that happens, do you think the United States should -- or should not -- use military action to attempt to end the conflict? May 2013 results

IRS Scandal Most Troubling To Voters

Posted Jun 05, 2013 at 12:15 PM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Quinnipiac poll reports that of the three controversies associated with the President -- Benghazi, IRS targeting, and the seizing of reporter phone records -- 44% of voters see the IRS probe as the most significant. 24% cite Benghazi and 15% the records seizure.

Democrat Ahead In In VA Governor's Race

Posted Jun 04, 2013 at 9:51 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Public Policy Polling in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for goverrnor, 42% to 37%.

Clinton's Numbers Are Formidable

Posted Jun 03, 2013 at 9:35 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac reports that Hillary Clinton remains in a very strong position for the 2016 presidential cycle. Pitting her against two hypothetical GOP challengers, her numbers are very strong: She leads both Jeb Bush (48% to 40%) and Sen. Rand Paul (49% to 41%) by eight points.