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  • Meet the New House Centrists - They aren’t an easily predictable bunch.

    12/06/2006 5:15:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 501+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 06, 2006 | John Hood
    December 06, 2006, 6:17 a.m. Meet the New House CentristsThey aren’t an easily predictable bunch. By John Hood There’s been a lot of talk about the prominent role that moderate or even conservative Democratic candidates played in upending the Republican majority on Capitol Hill. It’s based on an underlying reality, but spin-meisters, wishful thinkers, and journalists looking for a news hook may have stretched that reality to the breaking point. Conservatives would do well to take a sober look at the Democratic centrists in congress both new and old, especially if they hope these centrists will provide votes for...
  • Charen: The interpretation battle

    11/10/2006 5:05:40 AM PST · by cgk · 14 replies · 661+ views ^ | 11-10-06 | Mona Charen
    The interpretation battleBy Mona CharenFriday, November 10, 2006 There are two battles every election year. The first is for votes; the second -- almost as crucial -- is over the interpretation of those votes. Many a past election has been misinterpreted in the days following -- recall the "angry white male" election and the "swift boat" election. Today, we are invited to conclude that the 2006 election was a referendum on the Iraq War and the Bush presidency. Maybe. But for the sake of argument, let's consider the possibility that Iraq did not determine this election at all. The war...
  • North: Quo Vadis?

    11/10/2006 4:59:33 AM PST · by cgk · 10 replies · 668+ views ^ | 11-10-06 | Oliver North
    Quo vadis?By Oliver NorthFriday, November 10, 2006 "Where are you going?" According to the Apostle (John 16:5), Christ urged his followers to ask that question shortly before the tumult of his arrest, trial, execution and resurrection. In the aftermath of this turbulent week, it's a relevant line of inquiry for President Bush and the new leaders in Congress. Notwithstanding all the pre-vote hype, post-election polls show that it wasn't just a wave of anti-war sentiment that swept Democrats into power. Three out of four American voters apparently voted for Democrats because of corruption and scandal in Washington. Fewer than half...
  • Will Nancy Pelosi & The Democrats Do What They Said They Would Do, Or Are They Lying To Us?

    11/08/2006 8:10:06 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 833+ views
    November 8, 2006 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We'll see nancy Pelosi she truly reaches out to Bush and other Republicans in a bipartisan spirit, or if they continue on with their divisive partisan rhetoric. We'll see if Nancy Pelosi "drains the swamp" as she puts it. Will this "draining" include Democrats Harry Reid, Jefferson, and Menendez? Scandals have loomed around them. Jefferson and his $90,000 stashed in a freezer found during an FBI raid. Harry Reid and the land deal and Christmas bonuses flaps. Yeah, we'll see. We'll see if Nancy Pelosi and the Dems keep to a centrist and moderately conservative agenda (like they said they...
  • Lessons Learned from the Midterms

    11/08/2006 7:12:59 AM PST · by donm61873 · 4 replies · 193+ views
    self | donm61873
    I think it is time to dissect the reality behind yesterday's "change". Lessons Learned by Republicans: 1. Discipline your own. If anyone knew about Foley's problems before, he should have been allowed to go like he wanted, instead of the leadership talking him into a reelection campaign. And Ney -- why did they let him linger, instead of demanding his walk off the plank. And next time someone pauses about dropping out like Delay did, have someone look at the calendar and push them off the plank before the deadline for filing. Where was Rove when the Ohio party imploded?...

    11/07/2006 9:20:01 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 37 replies · 2,861+ views
    official VA reports ^ | November 7, 2006 | ChicagoHebrew
    Official VA reports from Isle of Wright County: Allen 6,984 Webb 5,050 92% of precincts CNN Numbers: Allen 6,984 Webb 9050 92% of precincts One of these numbers is wrong. And its a typo
  • The Democrats Slip

    11/07/2006 6:42:23 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 1,681+ views
    For months, the prevailing wisdom in America has been that the Democrats were set to have an easy, and sweeping, victory in this year's Congressional elections. The overwhelming sense that the Bush Administration had lost control of events in Iraq pointed to a rout for the Republicans and personal humiliation for the President. But enthusiasm for the Democrats – who have failed to produce any credible alternative plan for dealing with the Iraqi chaos – seems to be ebbing. There is a saying in American electoral analysis, "the trend is your friend": absolute poll numbers at any given moment are...
  • Vanity Opinion: Seven very BIG reasons to vote Republican tomorrow!

    11/06/2006 3:01:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 149 replies · 2,887+ views
    America's Judgement Day '06 | Jim Robinson
    Seven very BIG reasons to vote Republican tomorrow: 1) The war against global jihadism. There is no reason whatsoever to trust the Democrat Party with our national security against the global jihadists. They don't even recognize the threat, much less possess the spine to actually fight the enemy. And the cut and run Democrat Party will not stop at surrender. Make no bones about it, their overall objective includes making the US completely defenseless. 2) The ongoing battle for the constitution and against liberal judicial activism. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to trust the liberal/socialist Democrat Party with majority...
  • Why There's Hope for a Republican Victory Tomorrow

    11/06/2006 12:19:13 PM PST · by thenderson · 29 replies · 1,606+ views
    11/06/06 | Bret Schundler
    Please vote Republican tomorrow -- and bring every Republican you can to the polls with you -- because there is still hope for a Republican victory! Take a look at the graph below. It shows that the gap between those who say they are voting Republican and those who say they are voting Democrat has been narrowing very rapidly. This happens in almost every election. In his victorious race against Mario Cuomo for Governor of New York, the polls on the Friday before Election Day had George Pataki down by 10 points. But Pataki ended up winning. In her...
  • Some Kind of Change in Mood?

    11/05/2006 10:54:12 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 80 replies · 5,081+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | November 5, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    N.B. See the bolded comment, which I have pulled up from the body of the text. This is what "Obi-Wan Kenobi" told Jim Gerhaghty he was looking for as a good sign that our fortunes were improving. It is far from over but the closer we get to the end-game the better we are looking (e.g. see poll on which party do you trust on Iraq, our best numbers in two years). Generic Congressional candidate poll Among likely voters, this poll has tightened from a dem advantage among likely voters of 14 points (55-41) down to six points (51-45)—an eight-point...
  • If we don't get out the vote...

    11/05/2006 5:19:00 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 226+ views
    KAC's sick brain | 11/5/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't get out the vote, then the MSM will gloat, If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If we don't vote GOP, Welcome Speaker Pelosi, If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If Osama could vote here, He'd vote Dem, If Osama could vote here, He'd vote Dem If Osama could vote here, Dems would be his choice,...
  • GOTV From the Comfort of Your Home

    11/05/2006 3:16:28 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 5 replies · 581+ views
    Hugh Hewitt at Townhall ^ | November 4, 2006 | Hugh Hewitt
    Make a few calls from your home and help the 72 hour push. Talk the talk.
  • Is the needle moving a bit in Ohio? UPDATE: And Pennsylvania?

    11/05/2006 3:09:56 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 18 replies · 2,085+ views
    TKS at National Review ^ | November 4, 2006 | Jim Gerhaghty
    I was ready to give up GOP Sen. Mike DeWine's bid for reelection as a lost cause. And before I go any further, I emphasize, he's still trailing, by any measure. When Zogby Interactive had DeWine down 47 percent to Brown's 49 percent Monday, I figured it was typical Zogby, crazy numbers, not to be trusted. But did I miss that he's down 7 in a poll by Columbus-based Opinion Consultants? Apparently it was released Wednesday, and I missed it. (And Zogby's other poll, conducted for Reuters, had DeWine down 7.) Looking at these other polling dates and margins -...
  • 97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can't Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime

    11/04/2006 11:48:08 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 3,383+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Nov. 4, 2006 | IBD
    Today's Democrats are nothing like Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy, who with courage and decisive action kept on top of their jobs and aggressively confronted one national defense crisis after another. We're in a war. Something always goes wrong in a war, and our military leaders have made mistakes in Iraq. But quitting and leaving would amount to defeat for the U.S. in the global war on terrorism and create chaos. Quitters never win. However, (97) when it comes to which party has proved more capable in acting to defend and protect Americans from foreign enemies, there is only one...

    11/04/2006 7:29:45 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 6 replies · 462+ views
    Self ^ | November 4, 2006 | Self and NRA ILA for Voter Registration
    Print out the flyer below and distribute it gun shops, gun shows and gun clubs/ranges. Stand there and urge people to vote for their gun rights (which is almost always to vote Republican with rare exceptions in local races). This is something that I have done or tried to do in every election cycle since 2000. These are going to be very tight races in some cases and the key to our victory will be TURNOUT! If you can’t do this pass the word to a friend who can. And don’t get discouraged. In six years I have gotten exactly...
  • Comfort the enemy...

    11/03/2006 6:55:00 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 1 replies · 110+ views
    me | 11/3/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If you want to comfort the enemy, don't vote. If you want to help them win the war on terror, don't vote. If you want to see the people who hate the military run the country, don't vote. If you want to see the people who want to raise your taxes take control, don't vote. If you want to help the gay agenda, don't vote. See all the things you can accomplish if you stay home election day?
  • Prayer Thread for the Election

    11/02/2006 9:13:31 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 385 replies · 7,149+ views
    Me | 11/2/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. Proverbs 28: 15, 16 With the election coming, I ask those of you who wish to to join me in prayer for the election.
  • Drive the liberals crazy.

    10/25/2006 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 252+ views
    me | 10/25/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    show up and vote. They really, really, really, want you to stay home and fume. Tell them, "In your dreams, moonbats!!" and pull that lever, push that pin, punch that button. It'll drive them wild!
  • October 16, 2006 The GOP Giving Up on DeWine?

    10/17/2006 2:27:53 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    Real Clear Politics Blog at ^ | October 16, 2006` | Jay Cost
    That's the story this morning from The New York Times' Adam Nagourney, who leads off an otherwise newsless and self-evident article (Basic thesis: the parties are strategic utility maximizers. My reaction: Wow...what a scoop! We haven't known that for 20+ years!) with this explosive lead: Senior Republican leaders have concluded that Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, a pivotal state in this year's fierce midterm election battles, is likely to be heading for defeat and are moving to reduce financial support for his race and divert party money to other embattled Republican senators, party officials said. The decision to effectively write...
  • Vote for Your Gun Rights! Register to Vote & Spread the Word!

    10/07/2006 10:26:35 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Print out the flyer below and distribute it gun shops, gun shows and gun clubs/ranges. Stand there and urge people to vote for their gun rights (which is almost always to vote Republican with rare exceptions in local races). This is something that I have done or tried to do in every election cycle since 2000. These are going to be very tight races in some cases and the key to our victory will be TURNOUT! If you can’t do this pass the word to a friend who can. And don’t get discouraged. In six years I have gotten exactly...
  • Harold Ford calls himself lawyer, but did not pass bar

    10/06/2006 7:54:48 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 57 replies · 3,421+ views
    Ford called self a lawyer but did not pass bar exam By Michael Davis Staff Writer Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Harold Ford Jr. referred to himself as a lawyer earlier this week, but the congressman has not passed the bar exam. Michael Powell, senior adviser to the Ford campaign, said U.S. Rep. Ford took the Tennessee bar exam in February 1997 and failed. He said that was the only time Rep. Ford has taken the test. Rep. Ford, of Memphis, got his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996, according to his congressional Web site. He...
  • Foley Won't Depress GOP Turnout

    10/05/2006 2:04:20 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 17 replies · 945+ views ^ | October 4, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: (story) "Newt Gingrich said yesterday that Denny Hastert handled this whole situation appropriately and dismissed a call for Hastert's resignation by the Washington Times. 'I don't agree with that,' Newt said. 'I think it's very premature, very inappropriate.' Gingrich was in Lexington, Kentucky, to give a speech to the University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center On Aging Foundation." Hastert's getting some support someplace. LA Times story today: "Foley Scandal Shakes GOP." This is by Janet Hook and Ronald Brownstein. "Hastert, who was elevated to his post during the turmoil caused by the sex scandal involving President Clinton on Tuesday...
  • Allen up six for Senate in Virginia, new Rasmussen poll finds

    10/02/2006 7:57:39 AM PDT · by okstate · 21 replies · 976+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2 October 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    RCP leaked the numbers Allen (R) 49% Webb (D) 43% Undecided 4% 500 Likely Voters
  • Ford leads by 5 for Tennessee Senate seat in new Rasmussen poll

    10/02/2006 7:55:34 AM PDT · by okstate · 42 replies · 1,428+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2 October 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    RCP leaked the numbers: Ford (D) 48% Corker (R) 43% Undecided 4% 500 Likely Voters
  • Polls find Democrats ahead in 3 vital states (Mason-Dixon, DeWine -2, Burns -7, Corker -1)

    09/30/2006 10:13:58 PM PDT · by okstate · 132 replies · 2,407+ views
    The State ^ | 1 October 2006 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — Democrats are slightly ahead of Republican incumbents in three election battleground states that will help determine control of the Senate, a series of polls released Sunday showed. In Montana, Democrat Jon Tester had the support of 47 percent of registered voters, while incumbent Republican Sen. Conrad Burns had the support of 40 percent. In Ohio, Democrat Rep. Sherrod Brown had 45 percent of registered voters, while incumbent Republican Sen. Mike DeWine had 43 percent. In Tennessee, Democratic Rep. Harold Ford Jr. had 43 percent, and former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker, the Republican Senate nominee, had 42 percent. Democrats...
  • NIE Flap More About Congressional Elections Than Iraq

    09/29/2006 10:44:09 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 36 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 09/29/2006 | Michael Tremoglie
    (Michael Tremoglie is the author of the novel, "A Sense Of Duty",contact him at The Grand Inquisitors of the Democratic Party are once again accusing the Bush administration of "misleading" Americans (read "Bush lied"). As was the case with their previous, similarly unsubstantiated claims, this too will be disproved. The latest McCarthy-like allegation derives from The New York Times publication of, essentially, one sentence of an April 2006 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) with the headline, "Spy agencies say Iraq War worsens terrorism threat." Following The New York Times great Jayson Blair/ Walter Duranty tradition of bogus journalism, the article...
  • Granholm Widens Gap Over DeVos (EPIC-MRA, Granholm up 8, Stabenow up 20) - SEPTEMBER 14

    09/26/2006 8:48:29 PM PDT · by okstate · 24 replies · 849+ views
    WILX-TV ^ | 14 September 2006 | News 10
    A new, exclusive News Ten survey is out tonight with Governor Jennifer Granholm widening her lead over Republican challenger Dick DeVos. Fifty-percent of the people surveyed in the Epic-MRA poll said they will vote for the incumbent, while 42 percent say will vote for DeVos. The last News Ten poll in July showed Granholm leading with only three-percentage points, making the race a statistical dead heat. When it comes to Michigan's slow economy, President Bush gets more blame. 44 percent of voters polled say they blame the President, while only 28 percent point at Granholm. In the race for US...
  • Survey USA poll has Perlmutter (D) up 17 in Colorado's 7th CD

    09/26/2006 4:32:41 PM PDT · by okstate · 70 replies · 1,286+ views
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 26 September 2006 | Realclearpolitics
    Posted on RCP (source can't be linked, Gannett) Survey USA Ed Perlmutter (D) 54% Rick O'Donnell (R) 37% Undecided 6% 482 LV 9/21-9/25 with no surveys on 9/22 or 9/23 due to Jewish holiday
  • Rasmussen Vermont poll: Sanders up 32 (Senate), Douglas up 14 (Governor), Welch up 8 (House)

    09/26/2006 12:30:59 PM PDT · by okstate · 6 replies · 950+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 26 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    RCP leaks the premium numbers: Governor: Douglas (R) 52% Parker (D) 38% Senate: Sanders (I) 64% Tarrant (R) 32% House: Welch (D) 51% Rainville (R) 43%
  • Casey Leads Santorum 51 - 39% Among Likely Voters, Quinnipiac University Pennsylvania Poll Finds

    09/26/2006 12:25:22 PM PDT · by okstate · 50 replies · 1,765+ views
    Quinnipiac ^ | 26 September 2006 | Quinnipiac University
    Democratic State Treasurer Robert Casey Jr. has regained his momentum in the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race and now leads incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum 51 - 39 percent among likely voters, with 4 percent for Green party candidate Carl Romanelli and 5 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 48 - 42 percent likely voter lead for Casey in an August 15 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN uh-pe-ack) University. Republicans back Sen. Santorum 77 - 17 percent, while Democrats back Casey 85 - 8 percent and independent voters back the Democrat...
  • Bush's drag on Santorum helps Casey to 10-point lead (Inquirer/Temple poll)

    09/25/2006 11:25:57 AM PDT · by okstate · 20 replies · 1,010+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 24 September 2006 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Disapproval of President Bush remains a powerful undertow in Pennsylvania politics, threatening Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House, according to a new poll by Temple University and The Inquirer. The Bush effect - strongest in the southeast region - is acting as a drag on Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and tugs at GOP House incumbents in the suburbs of Philadelphia, who are locked in three of the nation's most competitive races. Democrat Bob Casey Jr., the state treasurer, led Santorum, 49 percent to 39 percent, among the 666 likely voters polled. Three percent of respondents favored Green...
  • Klobuchar gaining strength (Mason-Dixon poll, Klobuchar up 15)

    09/25/2006 11:18:47 AM PDT · by okstate · 16 replies · 744+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | 25 September 2006 | Tom Scheck
    THe Mason Dixon poll, conducted on behalf of Minnesota Public Radio and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is similar to other independent polls released on the race last week. Both candidates are polling well among their core supporters but Klobuchar also has strong support from independent voters. St. Paul, Minn. — The poll interviewed 625 registered voters in Minnesota between September 18 and September 20. The poll found that a little more than half of those polled -- 52 percent -- support Democrat Amy Klobuchar. Thirty-seven percent support Republican Mark Kennedy. Independence Party member Robert Fitzgerald and Green Party member...
  • Klobuchar holds big lead over Kennedy in another poll (Humphrey Institute, Klobuchar up 16)

    09/22/2006 11:50:41 AM PDT · by okstate · 14 replies · 781+ views
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | 22 September 2006 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS - Democrat Amy Klobuchar holds a commanding lead in the U.S. Senate race over Republican Mark Kennedy in a Humphrey Institute poll released Thursday night, the second poll released this week that gave Klobuchar a double-digit lead. But Klobuchar's lead of 52 percent to 36 percent for Kennedy was not quite as big as her 24 percentage point lead in a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll published Monday. Both polls were conducted before a flap surfaced Tuesday over her firing of a campaign spokeswoman who accessed an unreleased TV ad for Kennedy, a case that opened up a new avenue...
  • Heather Wilson (R) beating Patricia Madrid (D) in New Mexico's 1st CD by 5 points (Survey USA)

    09/21/2006 6:42:17 PM PDT · by okstate · 86 replies · 1,712+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 21 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Heather Wilson (R) 51% Patricia Madrid (D) 46% Undecided 3% 503 Likely Voters, +/- 4.5% MOE
  • DeWine down 10 in Ohio for Senate; Strickland up 21 for Governor (Survey USA poll)

    09/21/2006 2:26:55 PM PDT · by okstate · 71 replies · 1,944+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 21 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Democrat Take-Away in Ohio Governor: In an election for Governor of Ohio today, 9/21/2006, Democrat Ted Strickland defeats Republican Ken Blackwell, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WKYC-TV Cleveland, and WYTV-TV Youngstown. Strickland, currently representing Ohio's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, gets 56%. Blackwell, currently Ohio Secretary of State, gets 35%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 8/8/06, Strickland is down a statistically insignificant 1 point, Blackwell is unchanged. In sum: no movement. 24% of Republicans cross-over to vote for the Democrat Strickland; only 5% of Democrats cross-over and vote for...
  • Keystone Poll: Santorum (R) down 7; Rendell (D) up 18

    09/21/2006 10:49:05 AM PDT · by okstate · 36 replies · 1,322+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 21 September 2006 | Franklin & Marshall College
    Vote_Sen. If the election for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senator was being held today and the candidates were Bob Casey, Jr., the Democrat, and Rick Santorum, the Republican, and Carl Romanelli, the Green Party candidate would you vote for... 45% Bob Casey, Jr. 38% Rick Santorum 5% Carl Romanelli 12% Don't Know Vote_Gov. If the election for Pennsylvania governor was being held today and the candidates were Ed Rendell, the Democrat, Lynn Swann, the Republican, who would you vote for? 52% Ed Rendell 34% Lynn Swann 14% Don't Know RegPARTY. Are you currently registered as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or...
  • Poll: Welch takes lead in U.S. House race (Research 2000, Welch up 6 in Vermont)

    09/21/2006 10:38:38 AM PDT · by okstate · 4 replies · 655+ views
    The Times-Argus ^ | 21 September 2006 | AP
    MONTPELIER — A new poll shows Democrat Peter Welch has established a small lead in the race to succeed Rep. Bernard Sanders, one of a few dozen contests that could help to determine control of Congress next year. The poll found that if the election were held now, Welch would get the vote of 45 percent and Martha Rainville, the Republican nominee, would get 39 percent. The poll said other candidates would get 2 percent of the vote and 14 percent of respondents were undecided. WCAX-TV commissioned the poll from Research 2000 of Rockville, Md. A total of 400 likely...
  • Ohio Senate Race Is Dead Heat, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds (DeWine down 1)

    09/20/2006 11:29:57 AM PDT · by okstate · 5 replies · 548+ views
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 20 September 2006 | Quinnipiac University
    In the hotly contested Ohio Senate race, U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, the Democratic challenger, is on the up side of a 45 - 44 percent matchup with Republican incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 11 percent of voters are undecided. Women back Rep. Brown 48 - 40 percent, while men back Sen. DeWine 49 - 41 percent. DeWine gets 43 percent of independent voters to Brown's 40 percent, a statistical tie. Among these independents voters, 17 percent are undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
  • Poll Shows N.J. Senate Race a Dead Heat (Kean up 3, Quinnipiac)

    09/20/2006 11:24:21 AM PDT · by okstate · 28 replies · 715+ views
    Newsday ^ | 20 September 2006 | Donna de la Cruz
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate race in New Jersey, which a Republican hasn't won in 34 years, remains virtually tied with less than two months before Election Day, a poll released Wednesday shows. Among likely voters, including those leaning toward a candidate, Republican challenger Tom Kean Jr. holds a 48-45 percent edge over Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, the Quinnipiac University poll showed. Six percent remain undecided. This survey of 688 likely voters has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Among the 1,233 registered voters surveyed, Menendez has a 41-38 percent edge. This survey has an error margin...
  • ARG Polls - Connecticut and Rhode Island Senate (Lieberman up 2, Chafee down 5)

    09/20/2006 11:19:14 AM PDT · by okstate · 24 replies · 853+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 19 September 2006 | American Research Group
      Connecticut US Senate If the general election for US Senate were being held today between Ralph Ferrucci, of the Green party, Timothy Knibbs, of the Concerned Citizens party, Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Joe Lieberman, of the Connecticut for Lieberman party, and Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, for whom would you vote? (names rotated) 9/19/06 Lamont Lieberman Others Undecided Likely voters 45% 47% 3% 5% Republicans (26%) 15% 66% 8% 11% Democrats (39%) 62% 36% 0% 2% Unaffiliated (35%) 47% 45% 3% 5% 8/21/06 42% 44% 3% 11% Based on 600 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of likely...
  • Kyl up 11 in Arizona Senate Race (Rasmussen poll)

    09/20/2006 11:10:39 AM PDT · by okstate · 9 replies · 638+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 20 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    Still on Rasmussen Premium Kyl (R-incumbent) 50% Pederson (D) 39%
  • Republican Kyl leads Democrat Pederson by 5 for AZ Senate seat (Survey USA)

    09/19/2006 8:38:36 PM PDT · by okstate · 89 replies · 1,284+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 19 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10280Geography Surveyed: Arizona Data Collected: 09/16/2006 - 09/18/2006 Release Date: 09/19/2006 1:50 PM ET Sponsor: KPNX-TV Phoenix Democrat Napolitano Well Positioned for Re-Election as AZ Governor: In an election for Governor of Arizona today, 9/19/06, incumbent Democrat Janet Napolitano defeats Republican challenger Len Munsil, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KPNX-TV Phoenix. Today, 7 weeks to the 11/7/06 election, Napolitano leads by 16 points, 56% to 40%. Napolitano is up by 27 points among women and by 5 points among men. 91% of Democrats and 70% of Independents support Napolitano....
  • Democrat Lucas On Top again in Seesaw KY-4 Race (Survey USA Poll, Lucas up 4)

    09/19/2006 4:35:31 PM PDT · by okstate · 17 replies · 740+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 19 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Democrat Lucas On Top again in Seesaw KY4 Race: In an election today, 9/19/2006, in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, Democrat Ken Lucas leads Republican incumbent Geoff Davis, 48% to 44%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 8/10/06, Lucas, who represented the 4th District from 1999 through 2004, has gained 4 points. Davis, who lost to Lucas in 2002 but was elected in 2004 after Lucas retired, has lost 2 points. Lucas led by 9 points in July, trailed by 2 in August, and now leads by 4. The election is...
  • Poll: Sen. Chafee in Tight Race With Democrat Whitehouse in Rhode Island (Chafee down one)

    09/19/2006 12:16:26 PM PDT · by okstate · 43 replies · 966+ views
    FOX News ^ | 19 September 2006 | AP
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new Brown University poll shows Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee and Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse neck-and-neck two months before an election that could help decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. If the election were held Tuesday, 40 percent of voters said they would select Whitehouse, compared to 39 percent for Chafee. That lead is negligible because the poll, conducted between Sept. 16-18, questioned 578 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
  • Rasmussen Connecticut Senate Poll: Lieberman leads Lamont by 2 percent

    09/18/2006 3:39:52 PM PDT · by okstate · 46 replies · 1,609+ views
    Dave Leip's Atlas of US Elections ^ | 18 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    This poll is still on Rasmussen's premium section, but got leaked onto the blogosphere. Topline numbers: Lieberman (I-Inc.) 45% Lamont (D) 43% Schlesinger (R) 5% 550 Likely Connecticut Voters +/- 4.5% MOE
  • Survey USA Michigan Senate poll: Stabenow leads by 13 points over Bouchard

    09/18/2006 3:32:32 PM PDT · by okstate · 33 replies · 1,195+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 18 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Stabenow (D-incumbent) 54% Bouchard (R) 41% Sole (G) 2% FitzSimons (UST) 1% Undecided 1% 749 Likely Michigan Voters +/- 3.6% MOE
  • Rasmussen Rhode Island Senate Poll: Chafee down 8 points

    09/17/2006 9:19:48 PM PDT · by okstate · 55 replies · 1,283+ views
    Dave Leip's Atlas of Presidential Elections ^ | 17 September 2006 | Rasmussen
    Original source for Leip's Atlas was Kos, so take that with a grain of salt. Here's what they say Rasmussen's new premium poll from Rhode Island says: Whitehouse (D) 51% Chafee (R) 43% +/- 4.5 MOE, 500 likely voters
  • Ohio Senate poll: Mike Dewine down six points to Sherrod Brown (Rasmussen)

    09/16/2006 11:25:33 PM PDT · by okstate · 24 replies · 1,397+ views
    Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections ^ | 17 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    These numbers are still on Rasmussen premium, but this website leaked them. Sherrod Brown (D) 47% Mike DeWine (R) 41% MOE +/- 4.5% 500 Likely Voters
  • Talent, McCaskill Still Tied in U.S. Senate Race (McCaskill +1, Survey USA)

    09/14/2006 6:40:50 PM PDT · by okstate · 44 replies · 1,169+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 14 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Geography Surveyed: Missouri Data Collected: 09/11/2006 - 09/13/2006 Release Date: 09/14/2006 11:30 AM ET Sponsors: KCTV-TV Kansas City, KSDK-TV St. Louis Talent, McCaskill Still Tied in U.S. Senate Race: In an election for United States Senator from Missouri today, 9/14/06, Republican Senator Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill remain tied, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSDK-TV St. Louis and KCTV-TV Kansas City. McCaskill gets 48% of the vote, up 1 point from an identical SurveyUSA poll 1 month ago. Talent gets 47%, also up 1 point. McCaskill's 1-point advantage is within the poll's 4.6 percentage point...
  • Granholm, Stabenow increase leads (EPIC-MRA, Stabenow +19, Granholm +8)

    09/14/2006 3:57:54 PM PDT · by okstate · 23 replies · 927+ views
    WOOD-TV 8 ^ | 14 September 2006 | Rick Albin
    GRAND RAPIDS -- The latest EPIC-MRA poll, released just 54 days before the November 7 general election, shows statewide incumbents are holding the lead. The poll, exclusive to 24 Hour News 8 and our media partners, sampled 600 people between September 7 -12, and includes a margin of error of 4 percent. Governor Jennifer Granholm holds an 8-point lead, 50-42, over Republican nominee Dick DeVos. It's the second consecutive poll Granholm has held a lead bigger than margin of error. In the previous poll, Granholm led 49-42. In the race for the US Senate, incumbent Debbie Stabenow has opened a...