Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

9:00 PM Projections

Posted Nov 02, 2010 at 1:08 PM
Maurice Berger, Political Director, PollTrack

Latest Projected Winners;

New York: Gov-Cuomo DEM, US Sen-Gillibrand DEM, US Sen-Schumer DEM

SD Senate: Thune GOP

ND: Hoeven GOP (REP Pickup)

TX: Perry, GOP, Gov

 

TX Governor 2010: Republican Perry Leading By Slim Margin

Posted Mar 11, 2010 at 12:45 AM
Maurice Berger, Political Director, PollTrack

With the primaries over in Texas, Rasmussen reports that the incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Bill White by a small margin: 49% to 43%. These numbers suggest that the race has tightened considerably in recent months.  

PollTrack Rating: Toss-Up

 

Houston Mayoralty 2009: City Becomes The Largest To Elect Gay Leader

Posted Dec 12, 2009 at 4:13 PM
Maurice Berger, Political Director, PollTrack

As per The New York Times: "Houston became the largest city in the country to elect an openly gay mayor Saturday night, as voters gave a solid victory to the [Democratic] city controller, Annise Parker. Cheers erupted at Ms. Parker’s campaign party as her opponent, Gene Locke, a former city attorney, conceded defeat after it became clear he could not overcome her lead of 53% to 47%. Throughout the campaign, Ms. Parker tried to avoid making an issue of her sexual orientation and emphasized her experience in overseeing the city’s finances. But she began her career as an advocate for gay rights in the 1980s, and it was lost on no one in Houston, a city of 2.2 million people, that her election would mark a milestone for gay men and lesbians around the country."

Eight Big US Cities To Pick Mayors This Week

Posted May 05, 2009 at 2:05 AM
Maurice Berger, Political Director, PollTrack

In the next seven days, no less than eight large American cities will pick mayors. As Governing. com writes: "Big city mayors often are rising political stars, generally command powerful political machines and invariably make important policy decisions. The national media ignores them almost entirely. So, it comes as no surprise that no one has noticed that we're about to enjoy a splendid week of mayoral elections. Voters in eight of the nation's sixty-five most populous cities will elect new mayors over the next week." For an excellent rundown by Josh Goodman, click here.