Posted Oct 31, 2013 at 9:03 AM by Maurice Berger
A survey by Public Policy Polling in Kentucky suggests that incumbent GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell may have an uphill climb in next year's reelection race. In a hypothetical match up, he now trails Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, 45% to 43%. With a GOP primary challenger on his Tea Party right, McConnell now seems quite vulnerable, a position made more so by his earlier support of the government shutdown: 48% of Kentucky voters say they are less likely to support
him for reelection because this support; 34% say they are more likely to
support him. Stay tuned.
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by New York Times/Siena reports that Democrat Bill de Blasio holds a huge +45% lead among likely voters over Republican Joseph Lhota in the race for New York City mayor, 68% to 23%.
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Washington Post-Abt SRBI in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe maintains a considerable and stable +12% lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, 51% to 39% among likely voters in next Tuesday's gubernatorial election. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 8%. The poll also indicates a huge gender gap: while the candidates are running even among men--with Cuccinelli at 45 percent and McAuliffe at 44 percent--the Democrat holds a huge lead among women, 58 percent to 34 percent."
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at 7:25 AM by Maurice Berger
According to an analysis by the National Journal, "the government shutdown and debt crisis has made 14 House seats more
winnable for Democrats, according to new independent ratings released
Thursday from The Cook Political Report. There are now -- for
the first time this cycle -- more Republican seats 'in play' than the 17
Democrats would need to win in order to take the majority in 2014."
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Gonzales Research in Maryland reports that Anthony Brown leads the 2014 Democratic primary race for
governor with 41%, followed by Doug Gansler at 21% and Heather Mizuer at
Gonzales Research observes: "Brown, who would be Maryland's first African-American
governor, has the support of 56% of black voters, compared to 12% for
Gansler. Among white voters, Brown and Gansler are in a virtual dead
heat, with Brown receiving 29% and Gansler getting 28%."
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Rasmussen in Virgina reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe has jumped to a +17% lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the gubernatorial race, 50% to 33%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is at 8%.
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at 8:21 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new poll by Quinnipiac in New York City, Democrat Bill de Blasio is headed for a huge win in the race for mayor over Republican Joseph Lhota. De Blasio leads by a staggering +44%, 68% to 24%.
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by NBC4/NBC News/Mariat reports that Republican Ken Cuccinelli is falling further behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in
the race for Virginia governor, 46% to 38% among likely voters; Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 9% in the survey. McAuliffe's lead has increased by +3% from month ago when he led 43% to 38%.
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at 7:48 AM by Maurice Berger
A Des Moines Register Iowa Poll reports that the President's job approval rating is faltering on the state: 58% of Iowa adults say they disapprove of the job
he's doing; just 39% approve."
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Fox News suggests that Federal government shutdown may have improved the President's standing with Americans. The survey reports that Obama's overall job rating has improved +5% over last month: 45% now approve, up from 40% in
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at 10:13 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Quinnipiac in New Jersey reports that incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie holds a huge lead over his Democratic challenger Barbara
Buono, 62% to 33%.
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM by Maurice Berger
Polls continue to report a significant lead for Democrat Cory Booker in tomorrow's special US Senate election in New Jersey. A just released Quinnipiac poll finds Booker leading Republican Steve Lonegan in tomorrow's U.S. Senate race by +14%, 54% to 40%.
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at 7:38 PM by Maurice Berger
Contradictory polling in this Wednesday's special election in New Jersey. According to a poll by Monmouth, Democrat Cory Booker's once huge lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in the U.S. Senate race has dropped to +10%--52% to 42%. But a just released poll by Rutgers reports a commanding Booker lead of +22%--58% to 36%
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM by Maurice Berger
It's starting to look like a possible landslide in the race for mayor in New York. A poll by the Wall Street Journal/NBC New York reports that Democrat Bill de Blasio holds a commanding lead over Republican Joe Lhota, 67% to 23%.
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM by Maurice Berger
MSNBC writes: "The Republican Party has been badly damaged in the ongoing government shutdown and debt limit standoff, with a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finding that a majority of Americans blame the GOP for the shutdown, and with the party’s popularity declining to its lowest level. By a 22-point margin (53 percent to 31 percent), the public blames the Republican Party more for the shutdown than President Barack Obama – a wider margin of blame for the GOP than the party received during the poll during the last shutdown in 1995-96. Just 24 percent of respondents have a favorable opinion about the GOP, and only 21 percent have a favorable view of the Tea Party, which are both at all-time lows in the history of poll."
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Quinnipiac poll suggests that voter opinion in the Virginia governor's race may be hardening in favor of the Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who now leads by +8%--47% to 39%, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis at 8%.
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at 7:41 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Quinnipiac in New Jersey reports that Democrat Cory Booker leads Republican Steve Lonegan by a comfortable +12% margin in the U.S. Senate race, 53% to 41%.
Posted Oct 09, 2013 at 7:11 AM by Maurice Berger
A new Politico poll in reports that Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for governor by +10%, 52% to 42%. A poll by the Wason Center Reports that McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by nine points among likely voters in the race for governor, 47% to 38%, with Robert Sarvis at 8%.
Posted Oct 08, 2013 at 9:21 AM by Maurice Berger
Three surveys all report a lead for Democrat Terry McAuliffe over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the upcoming Virginia governor's race: Emerson College: McAuliffe leads Cuccineli, 43% to 38%, with independent Robert Sarvis at 11%; University of Mary Washington reports a McAuliffe lead, 42% to 35%; and Hampton University has McAuliffe up 43% to 38% with Sarvis at 11%.
Posted Oct 07, 2013 at 11:17 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Gallup, "Americans continue to be about as likely to favor a more active
government as a more limited one when asked about their preferred
government role. Specifically, 34% fall on the more active side of a
5-point scale, including 19% who say the government "should take active
steps in every area it can to try and improve the lives of its
citizens." Thirty-two percent prefer a more limited role, including 16%
who say government should provide only the most basic functions.
Thirty-three percent place themselves in the middle."
Posted Oct 03, 2013 at 8:23 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by CBS News poll reports that 72% of Americans disapprove of the shut down of the federal government over the Affordable Care Act while 25% approve. The survey also notes: "Republicans in Congress receive more of the blame for the shutdown: 44% of Americans blame them, while 35% put more blame on President Obama and the Democrats in Congress. These views are virtually the same as they were last week before the shutdown, when Americans were asked who they would blame if a shutdown occurred."
Posted Oct 02, 2013 at 8:31 AM by Maurice Berger
According a new Quinnipiac poll, the government shutdown has great potential to hurt GOP chances in next year's federal cycle: "Looking at the 2014 Congressional races, voters pick a generic Democrat over a generic Republican candidate 43% to 34%, the widest Democratic margin measured so far."
Posted Oct 01, 2013 at 10:48 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Quinnipiac reports that American voters, by a wide margn, oppose Congress shutting down the federal
government to block implementation of Obamacare, 72% to 22%.
Posted Oct 01, 2013 at 9:20 AM by Maurice Berger
Gallup observes in a new survey: "As Congress heads into a major fiscal showdown that could result in a
government shutdown and the U.S. defaulting on its debt, few Americans
approve of the job that top congressional leaders are doing. Americans
give relatively low job approval ratings to Republican House Speaker
John Boehner (37%), Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (33%),
Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (39%), and Republican
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (35%)." Here is Gallup's chart: