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KS US Senate: Is Incumbent In Trouble?

Posted Aug 28, 2014 at 8:43 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by SurveyUSA in Kansas reports that incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts holds only a 5% lead over Democratic challenger Chad Taylor in the U.S. Senate race, 37% to 32%, with independent Greg Orman at 20%.

Kansas Gov: Republican Incumbent In Trouble

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 8:39 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Kansas reports that Democratic challenger Paul Davis leads incumbent GOP Gov. Sam Brownback in the race for governor by 10 points, 51% to 41%.

MA Gov: Democrat Coakley Ahead

Posted Aug 26, 2014 at 9:06 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Boston Globe in Massachusetts reports that Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker in the race for governor by double-digits, 40% to 32%. PollTrack notes that neither candidate approaches the 50% mark, which suggests some instability in the race.

NH US Senate: Race Tightens

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by WMUR in New Hampshire reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's lead over Republican challenger Scott Brown, once at 12%, has dwindled to +2% in the U.S. Senate race, 46% to 44%.

Georgia US Senate: Conflicting Polling

Posted Aug 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM by Maurice Berger

A new Hicks Evaluation Group poll in Georgia reports that Republican David Perdue leads Democrat Michelle Nunn in the U.S. Senate race by six points, 48% to 42%. But a Hicks Evaluation Group poll in Georgia reports that Deal and Carter are deadlocked at 45%.


WI Gov: Walker In Tight Reelection Race

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Wisconsin reports that incumbent GOP Gov. Scott Walker is now virtually deadlocked in his reelection race Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 48% to 47%.


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

Posted Aug 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Kentucky reports that incumbent GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell had taken a slight lead over Democratic challenger Allison Lundergran Grimes in the U.S. Senate race, 44% to 40%, with Libertarian David Patterson at 7%.

Widespread Distrust In Government

Posted Aug 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by CNN reports that there is now widespread distrust in government in the United States: just 13% of Americans say the government can be trusted to do what is right always or most of the time.

Divergent Views Of Opportunity In US

Posted Aug 13, 2014 at 2:20 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal: "By 63% to 35%, Republicans believe that the United States is a country where anyone can succeed, regardless of background. Democrats, by a 69% to 29% margin, disagree saying the widening income gap undermines that idea. Independents side with Democrats, 62% to 34%."

Obama, Bush Numbers Are Similar

Posted Aug 12, 2014 at 8:32 AM by Maurice Berger

Stu Rothenberg observes that President Obama's latest approval rating (according to a poll by the WSJ/NBC News poll)--now at 40%, with 54% disapproving--resembles that of the previous president at this point in his term: "Since Bush's late July 2006 job ratings stood at 39% approve/56% disapprove, the new Obama numbers bear an even more uncomfortably close resemblance to Bush's."

Majority Want To Keep Obamacare

Posted Aug 11, 2014 at 9:42 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that a majority of Americans--60%--want Congress to improve the existing Affordable Care Act rather than repeal it (35%).

GOP With Slight Lead On Generic Congressional Ballot

Posted Aug 07, 2014 at 9:44 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC/WSJ/Marist reports that Americans "are divided on congressional control for the upcoming midterm elections." By a margin of 43% to 41%, voters say they want to see congressional Republicans stay in control of the House, and, by the same margin, the Senate.

HI Gov: Ige Ahead of Abercrombie In Democratic Primary

Posted Aug 06, 2014 at 8:32 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Civil Beat in Hawaii reports that David Ige leads incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary for governor by double-digits, 51% to 41%.

HI US Senate: Who Is Ahead?

Posted Aug 05, 2014 at 9:22 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Civil Beat in Hawaii reports that incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, 49% to 41%. Another poll, however, by Hawaii News Now/Star Advertiser Hawaii reports the opposite, with Hanabusa leading Schatz by eight points in their Democratic primary race, 50% to 42%.

MA Gov: Democrat Coakley Ahead

Posted Aug 04, 2014 at 8:58 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Boston Globe in Massachusetts reports that Democrat Martha Coakley is +10% ahead of Republican Charlie Baker in the race for governor, 42% to 32%.