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CO U.S. Senate: A Virtual Tie

Posted Apr 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac in Colorado reports that incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall holds an insignificant +1% lead over GOP challenger Cory Gardner in the U.S. Senate race, 45% to 44%.

KY U.S. Senate: McConnell Ahead In Reelection Race

Posted Apr 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Gravis Marketing in Kentucky reports that incumbent GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell holds a solid lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 36%. Other recent polls have reported a considerably closer race. 

FL Governor: Race Now Dead Heat

Posted Apr 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Mason-Dixon reports that Democrat Charlie Crist and incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott are tied in the race for Florida governor, 42% to 42%, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie at 4%.

NY TIMES Poll: Four Southern Senate Race Close

Posted Apr 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM by Maurice Berger

Surveys conducted by The New York Times suggest close US Senate races in three of four southern states:

Arkansas: Sen. Mark Pryor (D) 46%, Tom Cotton (R) 36%

Kentucky: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) 44%, Alison Lundergran Grimes (D) 43%

Louisiana: Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) 42%, Bill Cassidy (R) 18%


North Carolina: Sen. Kay Hagan (D) 42%, Thom Tillis (R) 40%

Why Are Poor Americans Poor?

Posted Apr 23, 2014 at 8:27 AM by Maurice Berger

A new pol by HuffPost/YouGov reports that 44% of Americans believe that poor people are poor largely because of a lack of opportunities, while only 30% said it's predominantly because of their individual failings

TX Governor: Is It Close Or A GOP Romp?

Posted Apr 22, 2014 at 9:04 AM by Maurice Berger

While a number of polls report a considerably closer race, a new survey byTexas Tech  shows Republican Greg Abbott with a huge lead over potential DDemocratic challenger Wendy Davis in the race for governor, 54% to 25%



KS US Senate: GOP Incumbent Holding Strongl

Posted Apr 21, 2014 at 8:16 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Kansas reports that incumbent Republican  US Sen. Pat Roberts holds a significant lead over potential Democratic challenger Kathleen Sebelius, 54% to 37%.

Republican Ahead In TX Gubernatorial Race

Posted Apr 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM by Maurice Berger

A new survey Public Policy Polling in Texas reports that Republican Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis in the race for governor by double-digits, 51% to 37%.

FL Insiders Think Bush Will Run In 2016

Posted Apr 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Florida Insider of 120 of the state's "most plugged in politicos" finds that 74% think former GOP Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016 but just 32% think Sen. Marco Rubio will do so.

NH US Senate: Democratic Incumbent Ahead

Posted Apr 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM by Maurice Berger


A new survey by Public Policy Polling in New Hampshire reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen lead Republican challenger Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate race, 49% to 41%. Another survey by WMUR also shows Shaheen leading 45% to 39%.

Control of US Senate: A Red Flag For Democrats In NC?

Posted Apr 11, 2014 at 7:48 AM by Maurice Berger

A new SurveyUSA poll in North Carolina reports that Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan now trails all five possible Republicans she might face in her re-election race this year. In this must win state for Democrats, are Hagan's numbers a red flag?

Majority Question Bridgate Internal Investigation

Posted Apr 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press n New Jersey reports that 52% believe that the newly released internal probe into GOP Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the Bridgegate scandal was intended to "to help Chris Christie's reputation." 

Majority Believes That All Politicians Are Corrupt

Posted Apr 09, 2014 at 9:21 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Reason-Rupe reports that 75% of Americans think all politicians are "corrupted" by campaign donations and lobbyists. 

Affordable Care Act Slightly More Popular Than President

Posted Apr 08, 2014 at 8:01 AM by Maurice Berger

A new NPR poll reports that the Affordable Care Act is supported by 47% of Americans nationally, while 51% oppose it. The Presidents approval rating, in contrast, is at 46%

The Most and Least Trusted State Governments?

Posted Apr 07, 2014 at 8:38 AM by Maurice Berger

A new Gallup poll reports that Illinois tops the list for state residents with the lowest trust in their state government:  “llinois’ position at the bottom of the list … is not surprising, given that its last two governors, Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, were sentenced to jail for crimes committed while in office.” Here is Gallup's chart for the most and least trusted states. 

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WI Governor: Incumbent Republican Ahead

Posted Apr 03, 2014 at 9:27 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a poll by new Marquette Law School in Wisconsin, incumbent GOP Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke in the race for governor, 48% to 41%.

VA US Senate: Democrat Way Ahead

Posted Apr 02, 2014 at 9:26 AM by Maurice Berger

Democrats can take comfort in this year's US Senate race in Virginia. A new poll by Quinnipiac reports that the incumbent Mark Warner leads Republican Ed Gillespie by double-digits, 46% to 31%, with Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis at 6%.

CA Gov: Incumbent Democrat Way Ahead

Posted Apr 01, 2014 at 9:36 AM by Maurice Berger

It looks like Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown may sail to reelection in California. A new Public Policy Institute of California poll reports that Brown leads the race for governor with 47%, followed by Republicans Tim Donnelly at 10% and Neel Kashkari and Andrew Blount (R) at just 2%