Posted Mar 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM by Maurice Berger
While Obamacare remains unpopular with many voters, a health-care tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that "53% of all respondents -- including
51% of independents and even 47% of Republicans -- said they are tired
about hearing the debate over the health-care law and think the country
should focus on other issues."
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Rasmussen in Montana repors that Republican Steve Daines has a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent of John Walsh in the race for U.S. Senate, 51% to 37%.
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at 7:02 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Gravis Marketing in Wisconsin reports that incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democraticchallenger Mary Burke in the race for governor, 49% to 44%.
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at 7:02 AM by Maurice Berger
A survey by Public Policy Polling reports that GOP Sen. John McCain is now the least popular U.S. Senator in the country: "Only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn't much variability in his numbers by party- he's at 35/55 with Republicans, 29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with independents, suggesting he could be vulnerable to challenges in both the primary and general elections the next time he's up."
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Rasmussen Reports in Texas reports that presumptive GOP nominee Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis in the race for governor, 53% to 41%.
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at 11:12 PM by Maurice Berger
A national poll by Bloomberg reports that 63% of Americans say they don't believe Republican New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie's "claims that he knew nothing of a plan by his top
create a politically motivated traffic jam."
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at 6:52 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Des Moines Register in Iowa reports President Obama's job approval rating in the state "has ticked
down yet again to 36%, setting a record low for his presidency."
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at 8:17 AM by Maurice Berger
A poll by Rasmussen Reports in South Dakota reports that former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds holds a huge +20% lead
over Democrat Rick Weiland in the U.S. Senate race, 51% to 31%.
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at 8:23 AM by Maurice Berger
Could solidly blue Connecticut choose a GOP governor this fall? A recent survey by Quinnipiac suggests that incumbent Democratic governor Gov. Daniel Malloy may be in trouble. He is locked in a virtual tie with presumptive GOP challenger Tom Foley, 43% to 42%.
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM by Maurice Berger
A survey by New York Times/CBS News reports that Republicans "are in a stronger position than Democrats for this
year's midterm elections, benefiting from the support of self-described
independents, even though the party itself is deeply divided and most
Americans agree more with Democratic policy positions." Republicans lead 42% to 39% in the poll's generic ballot.
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a poll released by Pew Research, "today, 61% of Republicans and Republican leaners under 30 favor same-sex marriage while just 35% oppose it. By contrast, just 27% of Republicans ages 50 and older favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry."
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at 7:40 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press in New Jersey reports that Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has solid approval ratings:
"Currently, 47% of New Jersey voters approve of the job
Booker is doing as U.S. Senator compared to just 20% who disapprove.
Another 32% have no opinion." Furthermore, in a hypothetical match up in his fall bid for a full six-year term, Booker leads Murray Sabrin (R), 58% to 25%.
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Boston Herald/Suffolk University in New Hampshire suggests that the state's 2014 US Senate race may be difficult for the GOP, or at least for former Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown, who has toyed with the idea of running in the state. Brown is now trailing Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen by a significant 52% to 39% margin in a general election match-up.
Posted Mar 06, 2014 at 7:45 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new Washington Post-ABC News, a record-high 59% say they support same-sex marriage. 34% are opposed. Additionally, 50% of Americans say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry. 41% say it does not.
Posted Mar 05, 2014 at 6:52 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Washington Post-ABC News reports that Republicans are "in a stronger position than Democrats in the states
with Senate races this fall and more than holding their own in the
battle for control of the House. In the 34 states with Senate races, 50%
of voters say they favor Republicans and 42% favor Democrats. . . [this] despite the Republican Party's poor image nationally
and its deficit on some important issues. About two in three Americans
say the GOP is out of touch 'with the concerns of most people in the
United States today.'"
Posted Mar 04, 2014 at 8:22 AM by Maurice Berger
A Kaiser tracking poll reports that 48% of Americans want to keep and improve the Affordable
Care Act while another 8% want to keep it as is -- for a total of 56%
who want to keep the law. 19% are in favor of repealing the law and not
replacing it and 12% want to repeal and replace with a GOP alternative, for a total of 31%.
Posted Mar 03, 2014 at 8:45 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by NBC-Marist reports that Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray leads the pack leading in the race for
this spring's mayoral Democratic primary, with 28% of likely voters, followed by Muriel Bowser at 20%, Jack Evans at 13% and Tommy Wells at 12%. The poll notes that while "a majority of D.C.
residents think the city is headed in the right direction . . . the race remains volatile and that Gray, the incumbent,
does not have an easy path to victory."