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MA Gov: Coakley Leads Democratic Primary

Posted May 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by WBUR in Massachusetts reports that Martha Coakley leads Steve Grossman in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, 51% to 7%. In a hypothetical general election match up, Coakley leads Republican frontrunner Charlie Baker, 39% to 30%.

CA Gov: Brown Way Ahead

Posted May 28, 2014 at 8:20 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Public Policy Institute of California poll reports that California Gov. Jerry Brown leads the state's nonpartisan primary with 48%, followed by Republican Tim Donnelly (R) at 15% and Neel Kashkari at 10%.

GA US Senate: Democrat Nunn Ahead

Posted May 27, 2014 at 8:24 PM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Georgia reports that Democrat Michelle Nunn leads both possible GOP candidates in the U.S. Senate race. She leads Jack Kingston, 47% to 41%, and is ahead of David Perdue, 45% to 42%.

KY US Senate: Razor Close

Posted May 23, 2014 at 1:10 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Survey USA in Kentucky reports a razor close U.S. Senate race, with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes edging incumbent GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, 43% to 42%.

NH US Senate: Democratic Incumbent Ahead By Double-Digits

Posted May 21, 2014 at 5:37 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Vox Populi polling in New Hampshire reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leads potential GOP challenger Scott Brown by double-digits in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 35%.

CT Governor: Deadlocked

Posted May 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac poll in Connecticut reports a very close race for governor in a traditionally blue state. The Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy is now tied with his GOP challenger Tom Foley,43% to 43%.

LA US Senate: Tied

Posted May 19, 2014 at 8:51 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Southern Media & Opinion Research poll reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu the nonpartisan primary for US Senate with 36%, followed closely by republican cchallenge Bill Cassidy at 35%

Does The Next President Matter?

Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll reports that a majority of American--56%--believe that "an increase in community activism would have a more significant impact on daily life than the candidate they elect as president . . . Just 39% said that the election of a particular president would have a greater impact."


CO U.S. Senate: Race Remains Close

Posted May 14, 2014 at 8:21 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Public Policy Polling survey in Colorado reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall (D) leads GOP challenger Cory Gardener in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 43%; 10% are undecided.

NC US Senate: A Virtual Tie

Posted May 13, 2014 at 9:06 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in North Carolina reports that GOP challengerThom Tillis now leads incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the race for U.S. Senate, 45% to 44%

KS US Senate: GOP Incumbent In Virtual Tie

Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Hickman Analytics poll in Kentucky reports that GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell barely edges out his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergran Grimes in the U.S. Senate race, 46% to 45%.

Support For Obamacare Increases

Posted May 08, 2014 at 8:43 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Christian Science Monitor/TIPP the reports increased support from the American public for the Affordable Care Act, now at an even 47% to 47%.

Congressional Generic Ballot Nearly Tied

Posted May 07, 2014 at 9:54 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by CNN/ORC International reports that Republicans lead the generic congressional ballot among registered voters by 46% to 45%. PollTrack sees the GOP advantage as considerably greater, however, due to the tendency of Democratic voter participation to drop in non-presidential Federal cycles. In other words, a reading of all registered voters is not the same as that of likely voters.

GA US Senate: Primary Race A Dead Heat

Posted May 06, 2014 at 10:54 AM by Maurice Berger

The GOP US Senate primary in Georgia has grown surprisingly  A InsiderAdvantage poll in Georgia finds Daivd Perdue (R) leading the Republican Senate primary race with 22%, followed by Karen Handel (R) at 21%, Jack Kingston (R) at 17%, Paul Broun (R) at 14% and Phil Gingrey (R) at 12%.

PA Gov: Wolf in Lead In Democratic Primary

Posted May 05, 2014 at 7:28 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Morning Call/Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania reports that Tom Wolf leads the Democratic primary for governor with 38%, followed by Allyson Schwartz (D) at 13% and Rob McCord (D) at 11%. 

GOP Conservatives Cool on Bush in 2016

Posted May 01, 2014 at 11:38 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Economist/YouGov reports that only 18% of self-identified conservatives want Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. Overall, "26% of Republicans want Bush to run. That puts him behind Paul, at 36%, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 30%. Some 35% of Republicans do not want Bush to run."