Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

Ohio Gov: Kasich Way Ahead

Posted Sep 16, 2014 at 8:26 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio reports that incumbent Gov. John Kasich is crushing DEmocratic challenger Ed FitzGerald in the race for governor by a whopping +30%, 59% to 29%.

GA Gov: Carter Now Ahead

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by SurveyUSA poll in Georgia reports that in the race for governor, Democrat Jason Carter now leads incumbent GOP Gov. Nathan Deal, 45% to 44%.

Minnesotta Gov: Democrat Dayton In The Lead

Posted Sep 04, 2014 at 7:56 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by SurveyUSA poll in Minnesota reports that incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton holds a +9% lead over GOP challenger Jeff Johnson, 49% to 40%.

Ohio: Incumbent GOP Governor Ahead

Posted Sep 02, 2014 at 8:44 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Ohio reports that incumbent GOP Gov. John Kasich leads Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald for governor by a six-point margin, 50% to 44%.

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.

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%.


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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

NY Gov: Cuomo Holds Huge Lead

Posted Jun 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Siena in New York reports that incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a huge +36% lead over GOP challenger Rob Astorino, 57% to 21%.

MA Gov: Coakley Ahead

Posted Jun 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM by Maurice Berger

According to new poll by Boston Globe/Social in Massachusetts, Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker in the race for Governor, 42% to 31%.

HI Gov: Ige Ahead of Abercrombie In Democratic Primary

Posted Jun 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Honolulu Civil Beat in Hawaii reports that David Ige leads incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie by +11% in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, 48% to 37%.

Michigan Gov: Republican Incumbent Ahead

Posted Jun 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a new poll by Mitchell Research in Michigan, incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Snyder leads Democratic challenger Mark Schauer in the race for governor, 46% to 41%.

FL Governor: Race Close

Posted Jun 05, 2014 at 8:51 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Survey USA in Florida reports that incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott has pulled slightly ahead of Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in the race for governor, 42% to 40%.

PA Gov: Democrat Wolf Holds Huge Lead

Posted Jun 03, 2014 at 9:11 AM by Maurice Berger

new poll by Rasmussen in Pennsylvania reports that Democrat Tom Wolf holds a huge lead over incumbent GOP Gov. Tom Corbett in the governor's race, 51% to 31%.A

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%.

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%.

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%. 

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%.

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%

 

 

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%.

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%.

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%

WI Governor: Walker Ahead

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%.

Texas Governor: Republican With Significant Lead

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%.

Majority of Americans Skeptical Of Christie

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 aides to create a politically motivated traffic jam."

CT Governor: Is The Democratic Incumbent In Trouble?

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%.

KS Governor: Brownback In Trouble In Reelection Bid

Posted Feb 25, 2014 at 7:53 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Kansas reports that conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback slightly trails Democratic challenger Paul Davis un his re-election race by +2%, 42% to 40%. Brownback would appear to be in trouble in the state: "Only 33% of voters in the state approve of the job Brownback is doing, compared to 51% who disapprove."

Democratic Governor Popular In Minnesota

Posted Feb 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Star Tribune in Minnesota reports that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton heads into his re-election race with the highest job approval rating of his term: 58% think Dayton is doing a good job; 29% say they disapprove. 

MD Governor: Anthony Brown Leads Democratic Field

Posted Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Baltimore Sun in Maryland reports that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown holds a significant lead in the Democratic contest for governor over Douglas Gansler, 35% to 14%, with Heather Mizeur aat 10%; 40% remain undecided.

FL Governor: Democrat Crist With Lead

Posted Feb 06, 2014 at 8:27 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the University of Florida reports that Democrat Charlie Crist leads incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in the race for governor, 47% to 40%.

Christie Approval Remains Strong

Posted Jan 14, 2014 at 9:42 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press reports that Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating is 59%, with just 32% disapproving. This despite the scandal surrounding his administration. 

 

 

Georgia Governor: How Far Ahead Is The Incumbent?

Posted Jan 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM by Maurice Berger

Two conflicting views of this years Gubernatorial race in Georgia. A poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Republican Gov. Nathan Deal leads Democrat Jason Carter, 47% to 38%--a +9% advantage. A new Insider Advantage survey finds Deal with a huge lead over Carter, 44% to 22%.

IS PA GOP Governor In Trouble In Reelection Race?

Posted Jan 09, 2014 at 9:38 AM by Maurice Berger

A poll by Quinnipiac in Pennsylvania reports that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett has a negative approval rating at 36% to 53% approval rating. With 56% (to 36%) saying that he does not deserve reelection--and the poll showing him trailing seven possible Democratic challengers--Corbett's chances for reelection appear to be diminishing.

CA Gov. Brown Riding High In Polls

Posted Dec 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM by Maurice Berger

A new Field Poll reports that California Gov. Jerry Brown's  approval rating "has surged to a new high, and he is the overwhelming early favorite to win re-election next year." 58% approve of the governor's job performance. He leads his closest Republican challengers--former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado (and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly--by more than 40 points.

Crist Leades Scott In FL Gubernatorial Race

Posted Dec 03, 2013 at 7:17 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Quinnipiac in reports that GOP Gov. Rick Scott rails former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist, now an independent, by seven points in his 2014 re-election bid, 47% to 40%.

NY Governor Cuomo's Popularity Lags

Posted Nov 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Siena in New York reports that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating has dropped to its lowest point, 44% to 52%.

CA Governor: Is The Popular Incumbent A Reelection Underdog

Posted Nov 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM by Maurice Berger

According to a survey by USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times, more than half "say they approve of the job Brown is doing as governor -- the highest rating since he retook the governor's office in 2011. Yet only 32% say they are inclined to vote for Brown if he seeks an unprecedented fourth term as California's chief executive next year." 

NJ Governor: Christie Headedover For Big Win

Posted Nov 05, 2013 at 10:32 AM by Maurice Berger

Any poll you lack at on election morning suggests a big victory for incumbent GOP NJ Governor Chris Christie. Here's PollTrack's roundup of the latest polls:

Monmouth: Republican Chris Christie over Democrat Barbara Buono, 57% to 37%.

Fairleigh Dickinson: 59% to 40%.

Rutgers/Eagleton: 66% to 30%.

Quinnipiac: 61% to 33%

VA Governor: Race Tightens Slightly

Posted Nov 01, 2013 at 8:38 AM by Maurice Berger

A recent spate of polls in the Virginia gubernatorial race, suggest that the space between the candidates has grown a bit tighter. A new Hampton University poll, for example, reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe now leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli by six points, 42% to 36%, with independent Robert Sarvis at 12%. Nonetheless no poll issued in the past few months has shown the Republican in the lead.

VA Governor: Democratic Lead Is Stable

Posted Oct 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Washington Post-Abt SRBI in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe maintains a considerable and stable +12% lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, 51% to 39% among likely voters in next Tuesday's gubernatorial election. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 8%. The poll also indicates a huge gender gap: while the candidates are running even among men--with Cuccinelli at 45 percent and McAuliffe at 44 percent--the Democrat holds a huge lead among women, 58 percent to 34 percent."

2014 MD Governor's Race: Brown Leads Democratic Primary

Posted Oct 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Gonzales Research in Maryland reports that Anthony Brown leads the 2014 Democratic primary race for governor with 41%, followed by Doug Gansler at 21% and Heather Mizuer at 5%.
Gonzales Research observes: "Brown, who would be Maryland's first African-American governor, has the support of 56% of black voters, compared to 12% for Gansler. Among white voters, Brown and Gansler are in a virtual dead heat, with Brown receiving 29% and Gansler getting 28%."     

VA Governor: Democrat Jumps To A Significant Lead

Posted Oct 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Rasmussen in Virgina reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe has jumped to a +17% lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the gubernatorial race, 50% to 33%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is at 8%.

VA Governor: Republican Decline Continues

Posted Oct 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by NBC4/NBC News/Mariat reports that Republican Ken Cuccinelli is falling further behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor, 46% to 38% among likely voters;   Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 9% in the survey. McAuliffe's lead has increased by +3% from month ago when he led 43% to 38%.

NJ Governor: Christie With Huge Lead

Posted Oct 16, 2013 at 10:13 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac in New Jersey reports that incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie holds a huge lead over his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono, 62% to 33%.

 

VA Governor: Is Voter Opinion Hardening?

Posted Oct 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Quinnipiac poll suggests that voter opinion in the Virginia governor's race may be hardening in favor of the Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who now leads by +8%--47% to 39%, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis at 8%.

VA Governor: Democrat Holds Solid Lead

Posted Oct 09, 2013 at 7:11 AM by Maurice Berger

A new Politico poll in reports that Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for governor by +10%, 52% to 42%. A poll by the Wason Center Reports that McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by nine points among likely voters in the race for governor, 47% to 38%, with Robert Sarvis at 8%.

VA Governor: Three Polls Show Democrat In Lead

Posted Oct 08, 2013 at 9:21 AM by Maurice Berger

Three surveys all report a lead for Democrat Terry McAuliffe over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the upcoming Virginia governor's race: Emerson College: McAuliffe leads Cuccineli, 43% to 38%, with independent Robert Sarvis at 11%; University of Mary Washington reports a McAuliffe lead, 42% to 35%; and Hampton University has McAuliffe up 43% to 38% with Sarvis at 11%.

VA Governor: Democrat Expands Lead

Posted Sep 25, 2013 at 7:52 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by the Washington Post poll in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe has expanded his lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for governor, 47% to 39%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is at 10%.

Democrat With Tiny Lead For VA Governor

Posted Sep 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Roanoke College in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe edges Republican Ken Cuccinelli by two points in the race for governor, 35% to 33%; Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 8%.      

NC Governor In Trouble With Voters

Posted Sep 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM by Maurice Berger

Is the GOP governor of North Carolina in jeapardy of loosing his 2014 reelection bid? A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina reports that incumbent Gov. Governor Pat McCrory's poll numbers have fallen "to their lowest level ever."  According to the survey, only 35% of voters approve of the job he's doing; 53% disapprove.

Democrat Leads In VA Governor's Race

Posted Sep 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Purple Strategies in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli by +5% in the race for governor, 43% to 38%. The poll notes, however: "With many voters undecided -- and two disliked candidates -- this race is unpredictable."

Cuomo Popularity High

Posted Aug 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Siena in New York reports that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is viewed favorably by 65% of voters and unfavorably by 30%. This represents an improvement from June, when his approval numbers were net positive, 58% to 35%. 55% say they would now vote to re-elect him while 35% would prefer someone else.

Is Rightward Shift Hurting GOP in North Carolina?

Posted Jul 09, 2013 at 10:17 AM by Maurice Berger

A rightward shift in the statehouse may be hurting the Republicans in North Carolina. A new poll by Civitas reports that support for GOP Gov. Pat McCrory has erodes over the past four months. While is viewed favorably by 49% of voters--and unfavorably by 32%--his support has slipped considerably March, when he was viewed favorably by 56% and unfavorably by 25%.

NJ Gov: Christie Way Ahead

Posted Jun 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Stockton College in New Jersey reports that GOP Gov. Chris Christie is way ahead of Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his race for re-election, 64% to 24%.

Democrat Ahead In In VA Governor's Race

Posted Jun 04, 2013 at 9:51 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Public Policy Polling in Virginia reports that Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for goverrnor, 42% to 37%.

CA Governor Maintains Stable Approval Rating

Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM by Maurice Berger

Despite his state's continuing economic woes, Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown maintains a relatively stable approval rating. A new poll by Public Policy Institute reports that 48% of voters approve of Brown's job performance while just 36% disapprove 

Republican Leads In VA Governor's Race

Posted May 09, 2013 at 8:16 AM by Maurice Berger

For decades, the Virginia gubernatorial election has been a bellwether of sorts: the candidate from the opposing party of the president of the United States wins. Will 2013 be an exception. Possibly not. According to a new poll from the Washington Post, Republican Ken Cuccinelli holds an early lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in their race for governor, 46% to 41% among all voters and 51% to 41% among those voters most likely to cast a ballot.

Kasich Improves Standing In Ohio

Posted Apr 26, 2013 at 10:01 AM by Maurice Berger

In s dramatic political turnaround, a new Quinnipiac poll in Ohio reports that 52% of voters now approve of Republican Gov. John Kasich. In hypothetical match ups, he leads two potential Democratic challengers, besting Ed Fitzgerald, 46% to 37%, and Richard Cordray, 45% to 38%.

Christie Crushes Democratic Challenger

Posted Apr 01, 2013 at 8:06 AM by Maurice Berger

The idea of the inevitability of NJ GOP governor Chris Christie's reelection is underscored by a new Harper Polling survey. In the poll, Christie crushes his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono, 58% to 28%.

VA Gubernatorial Race A Tie

Posted Mar 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac in Virginia reports that Republican Ken Cuccinelli just edges Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for governor, 40% to 38%. Will the state live up to its longstanding record of electing governors from a party different from the US president? Stay tuned. 

Democratic-Leaning RI Rejects Independent Governor

Posted Mar 08, 2013 at 8:01 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Brown University in Democratic-Leaning Rhode Island reports that Independent Governor Lincoln Chafee is in serious trouble, with an approval rating at a dismal 26%. Democratic Providence mayor Angel Taveras, who is likely to run for governor next year, remains most popular in the state, with a job approval rating of 64%. Another possible Democratic candidate, Treasurer Gina Raimondo, scored a 56% approval rating.

GOP Governor Rebounds In Ohio

Posted Mar 06, 2013 at 8:30 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Quinnipiac in Ohio reports that Governor Gov. John Kasich's job approval has rebounded, and is now at an all-time high, 53% to 32%, the first time in two years that he tops 50 percent. Quinnipiac observes: "What a difference a few months make. Not that long ago, Democrats were licking their lips at the prospect of taking on an unpopular governor who had a disapproval rating in the 50s. Now his job disapproval rating is just 32% and his chances of re-election appear to be much better than they were thought to be as recently as December."

Christie Holds Commanding Reelection Lead

Posted Dec 06, 2012 at 9:28 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by  Public Policy Polling in New Jersey reports that Republican Gov. Chris Christie holds a commanding lead in this year's reelection effort. Christie's approval rate is 67% to 25% and he would beat hypothetical Democratic challenger, Newark Mayor Cory Booker in a gubernatorial match up by double-digits, 50% to 36%.

VA GOP Govenor's Approval Sinks

Posted Mar 22, 2012 at 1:30 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Quinnipiac reports that GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's approval rating now stands at 53% to 32%--a drop of 13 points in his approval number since last month. Political Wire notes that "the change is almost entirely the result of a shift by women that occurred during the state legislature's debate over a new law that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound examination."

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Unpopular At Home

Posted Jul 08, 2011 at 1:39 AM by Maurice Berger

While many in the GOP are urging NJ Governor Chris Christie to run for the 2012 nomination for president, he remains relatively unpopular in his home state. A Bloomberg New Jersey poll reports that 51% of New Jersey residents say they wouldn't support Gov. Chris Christie for a second term, "disapproving of his choices on a range of policy and personal issues, from killing a commuter tunnel to using a state-police helicopter to attend his son's baseball game."

Florida Poll: Voters Cool On Gov. Scott

Posted Jun 01, 2011 at 1:44 AM by Maurice Berger

Are voters cooling on the new crop of GOP politicians elected to office in 2010? A new poll suggests that at least in Florida the answer may be yes (though other polls in other states suggest discontent with newly elected GOP governors and senators).  The Quinnipiac poll in Florida reports that 57% of voters disapprove of the job Gov. Rick Scott (R) is doing; just 29% approve--the lowest approval rating of any governor in the states surveyed by the polling organization.

DAILY 2010 MIDTERM ELECTION UPDATES

Posted Sep 28, 2010 at 3:30 PM by Maurice Berger

Until Election Day, PollTrack will place special emphasis on tracking the 2010 midterm election. Posts to the Presidential blog will be sporadic in order to concentrate on continual polling analysis of hundreds of gubernatorial, U. S. Senate and U.S. House races in our Writing on the Wall blog (on the top left of our homepage).

Check Out PollTrack's Predictions For Today's Primary Races in Writing On The Wall (at Left)

Posted Jun 08, 2010 at 1:13 AM by Maurice Berger

For up to the minute predictions on today's numerous primary races for governor and U.S. Senate, check out WRITING ON THE WALL.

Check Out PollTrack's Predictions For Today's Primary Races in Writing On The Wall (at Left)

Posted Jun 08, 2010 at 1:13 AM by Maurice Berger

For up to the minute predictions on today's numerous primary races for governor and U.S. Senate, check out WRITING ON THE WALL.

The week Ahead: Senate and Gubernatorial Races

Posted May 16, 2010 at 11:19 PM by Maurice Berger

This week, PollTrack will devote it's coverage to upcoming and competitive U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races. We will resume regular coverage next Monday, 24 May.

Gov. Palin Of Alaska Leaves On A Sour Note With Voters

Posted Aug 04, 2009 at 1:54 AM by Maurice Berger

Republican Sarah Palin of Alaska--once one of the nation's most popular Governors, with approval rating hovering at 80%--is left office this past week on a sour note with voters. More voters in the state now view her negatively, according to a new survey by Hays Research. As it now stands, 47.5% of Alaska voters have an unfavorable view of Palin while 46.8% are favorable.

Some Perspective On The National Implications Of NY-20

Posted Mar 31, 2009 at 5:30 AM by Maurice Berger

The esteemed polytical anaylast Charlie Cook--one of the very best in the business--cautions political observers to be cautious about the results of today special election in New York's 20th Congressional District to fill the seat vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand: “Assuming that the margin in this upstate contest to fill the seat of newly-appointed Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is three or four points or less, my advice is to respond ‘that’s nice,’ then yawn, and walk away… What is more important is if there is a uniform direction to several odd-year elections. If, for example, Republicans were to win tonight and knock off Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey in November, and pick up the open governor seat in Virginia, then it is fair to say that they will have exorcised the demons of 2006 and 2008 . . . If Democrats hold NY-20 as well as New Jersey and Virginia, they can enter 2010 knowing that even if the wind isn’t at their backs, there also isn’t a headwind.” PollTrack agrees with Cook. Is is doubtful that the outcome of NY-20 will serve as a bellwether. Rather it could hint at an impending problem for one of the national parties, at best.