Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

Mitt Romney In 2016?

Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 8:39 AM by Maurice Berger

In polls conducted in the early primary states of South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa, Vox Populi Polling reports that more than 70% of GOP primary voters would be open to a Mitt Romney presidential run in 2016.

CNN Poll: Romney Would Beat Obama Today

Posted Jul 30, 2014 at 8:17 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new poll by CNN, if the "2012 election were somehow held again, Romney would capture 53% of the popular vote, with the President at 44%. Obama beat Romney 51%-47% in the popular vote in the 2012 contest. And he won the all-important Electoral College by a wider margin, 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206."

FL Gov: Democrat Crist Now Ahead

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 9:07 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by SurveyUSA in Florida reports that Democrat Charlie Crist now leads incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in the governor's race by +6%--46% to 40%.

GA US Senate: Conflicting Polls

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 8:38 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen Reports in Georgia reports that Republican David Perdue leads Democrat Michelle Nunn in the U.S. Senate race by six points, 46% to 40%. But a new Landmark Communications survey tells another story: in it, Nunn leads by four points, 47% to 43%.

CO US Senate: Extremely Tight Race

Posted Jul 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM by Maurice Berger

In the US Senate race in Colorado, a new Quinnipiac poll reports that the race is extremely close, with 44% for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42% for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent;10% remain undecided.

MA Gov: Race Nearly Tied

Posted Jul 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM by Maurice Berger

Just over a month ago, Democrat Martha Coakley held a +9% lead over Republican Charlie Baker in the governor's race in Massachusetts. A new poll by the Boston Globe reports that Coakley'e edge has nearly evaporated: she now leads by just +3%-- 39% to 36%.

Michigan Gov: Synder Ahead

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Denno Research reports that Michigan's incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder leads Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, 43% to 35%. A EPIC-MRA poll similarly finds Peters ahead by +9%--45% to 36%.

Michigan US Senate: Democrat Ahead

Posted Jul 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by EPIC-MRA in Michigan Michigan reports that Democrat Gary Peters leads Republican Terri Lynn Land in the U.S. Senate race by +9%-- 45% to 36%.

NH US Senate: Democratic Incumbent Ahead

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 8:08 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC News/Marist in New Hampshire reports that Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leads GOP challenger by Scott Brown by +8%--50% to 42%.

Iowa US Senate: Deadlocked

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC News/Marist in Iowa reports that Democrat Bruce Braley and Repu Joni Ernst are tied in the race for U.S. Senate, 43% to 43%.

Bill Clinton At Your Barbeque?

Posted Jul 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM by Maurice Berger

The Wall Street Journal reports that "if you were having a barbecue for Independence Day, which recent president would you want to help you out on the grill? Bill Clinton was the most popular choice in a Harris poll released Tuesday. According to the Harris poll, 28% of all adults would want Bill Clinton at the helm for a barbecue, and 22% said they'd prefer Ronald Reagan. Democrats are more likely to prefer Clinton (43%) and Republicans prefer Reagan (45%)."

MA Gov: Democrat Coakley Ahead

Posted Jul 09, 2014 at 9:02 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Boston Globe poll in Massachusetts reports that Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker, 40% to 31%.

Most Blame Bush For Iraq Quagmire

Posted Jul 08, 2014 at 9:16 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac reports that 58% of Americans believe President Obama's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq in 2011 was the right thing to do. However, 61% maintained that former President's George W. Bush's decision to invade in 2003 was the wrong thing to do and 51% of voters blame Bush for the current problems in Iraq.

Americans Want Better Veteran's Care

Posted Jul 07, 2014 at 6:08 AM by Maurice Berger

According to Gallup, "improving healthcare for U.S. veterans is Americans' top legislative priority for Washington to focus on, out of nine issues now or recently in the national spotlight. Nearly nine out of 10 Americans say it is "extremely" (41%) or "very important" (46%) that the president and Congress deal with veterans' healthcare in the next year."

MA Gov: Democrat Coakley Ahead

Posted Jul 03, 2014 at 9:36 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by WBUR/MassInc in Massachusetts reports that Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker in the race for governor by a considerable margin, 41% to 28%.

Clinton's Favorability Declines

Posted Jul 02, 2014 at 8:31 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Bloomberg National reports that 52% of Americans view Hillary Clinton favorably, down from 56% in March and 70% in December 2012.

Americans Oppose Closing Of Guantanamo Bay

Posted Jul 01, 2014 at 8:15 AM by Maurice Berger

According to Gallup, "29% of Americans support closing the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and moving its prisoners to U.S. prisons, while two in three (66%) oppose the idea. Despite the recent controversy surrounding the release of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal's release from Afghanistan, Americans' views have barely budged since 2009."

Obama's Favorability Hits New Low

Posted Jun 30, 2014 at 8:04 PM by Maurice Berger

According to a survey of polls, reports the Washington Post, President Obama's favorability rating has reached new lows: "Fifty-two percent of Americans said they held an unfavorable view of Obama, according to a recent Gallup poll. Forty-seven percent said they held a favorable opinion of him. The five-point net negative favorable rating is a new low for Obama in Gallup polling. The new CNN/ORC International poll showed something nearly identical, with Obama's favorable rating at 47% (a new low for Obama during his presidency in in CNN/ORC polling) and his unfavorable rating at 51%. A Bloomberg National poll pegged Obama's favorability rating at 44%."