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PollTrack On Vacation

Posted Aug 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM by Maurice Berger

PollTrack will be on vacation next week, from Monday, 26 August through Monday, 2 September, Labor Day. We will be up and running on Tuesday, 3 September. 

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

 

 

New Yorkers Down On Bloomberg

Posted Aug 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by The New York Times reports that 52% of New Yorkers describe Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 12 years in office as "fair or poor," while 46% call it "excellent or good."

Quinn Still Ahead, But By Slim Margin

Posted Aug 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist in New York City reports that Christine Quinn leads the Democratic primary race for mayor with 24%, followed by Bill de Blasio at 21%, Bill Thompson at 16% and Anthony Weiner at 12%.

New Yorkers Find Weiner and Spitzer Candidacies "Embarrassing"

Posted Aug 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Siena reports that although 68% of New Yorkers think the national attention on the candidacies of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, for New York City mayor and comptroller, respectively, are "embarrassing." As pollster Steven Greenberg observes: "Spitzer is not viewed as unfavorably as he was right after he resigned as Governor, however, he's still viewed unfavorably by 59% of voters -- including a majority of Democrats and New York City voters. While Spitzer's unfavorable rating is down from the 79% who viewed him unfavorably in the aftermath of his resignation, Weiner has set a new all-time Siena College Poll record with 80% of voters viewing him unfavorably - including three-quarters of Democrats and New York City voters - compared to only 11% who have a favorable view of America's most infamous tweeter."

Cuomo Popularity High

Posted Aug 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Siena in New York reports that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is viewed favorably by 65% of voters and unfavorably by 30%. This represents an improvement from June, when his approval numbers were net positive, 58% to 35%. 55% say they would now vote to re-elect him while 35% would prefer someone else.

NYC Mayoral Primary: de Blasio Now Ahead

Posted Aug 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac in New York City reports that Bill de Blasio now leads the Democratic race for mayor with 30%, followed by Christine Quinn at 24%, Bill Thompson at 22%, Anthony Weiner at 10% and John Liu at 6%.

Spitzer Ahead For NY Comptroller

Posted Aug 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the New York Times/Siena in New York City reports that Eliot Spitzer leads Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary race for city comptroller, 44% to 35%.

New York Mayroralty: Quinn Ahead In Democratic Primary

Posted Aug 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by the New York Times/Siena poll in New York City reports that Christine Quinn leads the Democratic primary race for mayor with 25%, followed by William Thompson at 16%, Bill de Blasio at 14% and Anthony Weiner at 10%.

Arkansas U.S. Senate: Pryor Ahead

Posted Aug 09, 2013 at 8:24 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new poll by AFSCME in Arkansas, incumbent U.S. Senator, Democrat Mark Pryor, leads GOP Rep. Tom Cotton in his re-election race by eight points, 43% to 35%.

NJ U.S. Senate: Booker Headed For Big Primary Win

Posted Aug 08, 2013 at 9:16 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new Quinnipiac poll in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Democrat Cory Booker heads into next week's Democratic Senate primary with a huge margin over his challengers. He leads with 54% of likely primary voters, followed by Rep. Frank Pallone at 17%, Rep. Rush Holt at 15%, and Sheila Oliver at 5%. In the general election match-up, Booker crushes likely GOP nominee Steve Lonegan, 54% to 29%, among registered voters.

Americans Hold Dim View Of Afghan War

Posted Aug 06, 2013 at 9:17 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Washington Post-ABC News poll reports that "just 28% of Americans say the war in Afghanistan is worth fighting, the lowest number since 2007 and significantly below the least-popular stretches of the Iraq war."

Is McConnell In Trouble?

Posted Aug 05, 2013 at 8:51 AM by Maurice Berger

Is Mitch McConnell in trouble in his reelection bid? For the second time in a week, a poll in Kentucky--this one from the Democratic affliated Mellman Group--reports that Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is leading GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate race, 44% to 42%.

KY US Senate: McConnell Has Huge Lead Over GOP Rival

Posted Aug 02, 2013 at 8:37 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the GOP-affiliated Wenzel Strategies in Kentucky reports that Sen. Mitch McConnell holds a huge lead over challenger Matt Bevin in the 2014 Republican primary, 59% to 20%.

Spitzer's Lead Declines

Posted Aug 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM by Maurice Berger

Lost in the tumult of the Weiner sexting scandal is the campaign of Eliot Spitzer for NYC comptroller. A new Quinnipiac poll in New York City suggests that Spitzer's early lead has eroded. He now holds a small lead over Scott Stringer in a tight race among Democratic likely primary voters, 49% to 45%.