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  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 95 replies
    Seventy-six percent (76%) of Kentucky voters say they have already made up their minds how they are going to vote, and McConnell leads 55% to 45% among these voters. Among the 24% who still could change their minds, the candidates are tied at 41% apiece, with 17% opting for a third-party candidate or undecided. Among the 84% of Kentucky voters who say they will definitely vote in this contest, McConnell leads 53% to 44%. Grimes has the support of 73% of Kentucky Democrats and 16% of the state’s Republicans. McConnell earns 83% backing from his fellow Republicans and 24% of...
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 44%

    10/18/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 16, 2014
    Republican Congressman Tom Cotton still holds a slight lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters shows Cotton with 47% of the vote to Pryor’s 44%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.
  • CO Senate - Gardner +6 over Udall (47-41) (Quinippiac)

    10/16/2014 6:07:08 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 22 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/16/2014 | Quinnipiac
    U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger in the Colorado U.S. Senate race, leads U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent 47 - 41 percent among likely voters, with 8 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 4 percent are undecided. This compares to a 48 - 40 percent likely voter lead for Gardner in a September 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. With Shogan out of the race, Gardner is ahead 49 - 44 percent. In the three-way race today, women back Udall over Gardner 49 - 40 percent,...
  • New Polls Show Democrats Are In Deep Trouble As Election Day Approaches

    10/17/2014 5:22:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 15, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    A pair of new polls contains dire news for Democrats as they seek to hold on to their Senate majority and prevent Republican gains in the House in next month's elections. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on Wednesday, 46% of voters would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress compared to 44% who want to see Democrats in charge. The pollsters, who came from both sides of the aisle, attributed the preference for a GOP-led Congress to a record low 31% approval rating for President Barack Obama's handling on foreign policy.
  • THE STAGGERING IMMIGRATION POLL NUMBERS DRIVING EVEN DEMOCRATS TO DENOUNCE AMNESTY

    10/16/2014 12:03:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Breitbart | 10/16/2014 | Jonathan Strong
    When a Democratic Senate candidate, a darling of Hollywood liberals, starts attacking Republicans over supporting amnesty, you know something is going on, even if it is in a red state. Allison Grimes, who says she supports a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens, was “caught” running an ad in Kentucky attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for voting to give “amnesty” to 3 million “illegal aliens” – in 1986. The ad was unlisted on her YouTube account, and since garnering attention on the left has caused a major brouhaha on the left. In New Hampshire, former-Sen. Scott Brown...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 41%, Cassidy (R) 38%, Maness (R) 14%

    10/15/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 15, 2014
    Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has edged slightly ahead of Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s nail biter of a Senate race, but Cassidy holds a wide advantage if the race goes to a runoff. Landrieu now picks up 41% of the vote to Cassidy’s 38% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Another Republican, Tea Party favorite Rob Maness, earns 14% support, while two percent (2%) prefer one of the other candidates in the race.
  • Poll Finds GOPer Ernst With Widened Lead Over Dem Braley

    10/15/2014 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst seems to be inching ahead of Rep. Bruce Braley, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday. The poll found Ernst leading Braley 47 percent to 43 percent among likely Iowa voters. That poll followed a Quinnipiac University poll earlier in the day showing 47 percent for Ernst to 45 percent for Braley among likely voters. Recent polling has generally shown Ernst with a lead of somewhere in between 2 to 3 percentage points over Braley. The USA Today/Suffolk University also found 7.4 percent remain undecided
  • Nunn Leads Perdue By 3 in New SurveyUSA Poll

    10/15/2014 2:40:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jon Richards
    11 Alive has released the results of a new SurveyUSA poll that for the first time in their series of polls shows Michelle Nunn in the lead for the Georgia Senate race against David Perdue. The poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn with 48%, Republican David Perdue with 45%, and Libertarian Amanda Swafford with 3%. 4% of voters remain undecided. While the margin of error is 4.2%, meaning that the two could conceivably be tied, that’s likely no consolation. Looking at the poll’s crosstabs, the electorate is assumed to be 61% white, 27% black, 7% Hispanic and 5% Asian. That potentially...
  • Nate Silver: Are Democrats disadvantaged by (gasp) skewed polls?

    10/15/2014 8:09:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2014 | Noah Rothman
    During the 2012 election, and to a lesser extent in the 2010 cycle, it became popular for poll-watchers on the right to dig into the sample data of individual polls, compare that sample available exit polling, and apply some judgment as to whether or not that poll was likely to accurately reflect the results on Election Day. In 2012, however, too many on the right began reflexively engaging in this practice for every poll with the aim of diving preferred results out of an otherwise disappointing poll. A few thoughtless types on the left would shriek, and not without...
  • Washington Post's election model gives Republicans a 95% chance of winning the Senate.

    10/11/2014 4:29:39 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 121 replies
    WAPO ^ | October 10, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    The Washington Post's Election Lab -- our statistical model designed to predict outcomes of the various races on the ballot this fall -- is currently showing Republicans with a 95 percent chance of winning the Senate. While most political handicappers suggest Republicans have an edge in the battle for the Senate majority, few would say it is as heavily tilted toward the GOP as Election Lab. And, even other statistical models -- kept by FiveThirtyEight and the New York Times -- project far more caution about the likely outcome in 25 days time. Nate Silver's model pegs it at a...
  • Curbelo Leads Garcia, 46-42, in South Florida

    10/14/2014 4:30:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Saint Leo University Polling Institute ^ | October 10, 2014 | Drew Gold
    Republican Carlos Curbelo holds a slight lead over Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida, 46-42, in the South Florida congressional district 26, according to a new survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. The result falls within the poll’s margin of error and the race should be considered a dead heat. Of the 435 U.S. House of Representatives’ contests in this year’s mid-term elections, there only about 30 that are hotly contested for control of the chamber, and the Curbelo-Garcia race in South Florida is one of them. “Congressman Garcia is in a weaker position than...
  • Exclusive Poll: Love 49%, Owens 40% (Utah alert)

    10/14/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | October 13, 2014 | Bryan Schott
    The 4th Congressional District race between Mia Love (R) and Doug Owens (D) is tightening a little with about 3 weeks to go until election day. The latest UtahPolicy.com poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates finds Love with a 9-point lead over Owens. 9% are undecided.
  • RNC Chairman: Tom Steyer, Democratic allies trying to keep GOP voters away from polls

    10/14/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT · by TerriHaute · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Reince Priebus
    Tom Steyer’s dark money special interest group, NextGen Climate, knows Democrats can’t win this election on the issues this year—especially not on Steyer’s radical anti-energy agenda. So they have a new plan: suppress the Republican vote. In a September memo to their state teams, NextGen lays out a plan to “degrade Republican performance” by “dampening Republican enthusiasm levels.” By spreading misinformation about Republican candidates, they’re hoping to divide our party in a last-ditch attempt to save theirs. It’s their last hope to force their far-left agenda on America.
  • Washington Post: 94% Chance Republicans Win Senate

    10/13/2014 10:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 13, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A spate of new Senate projections shows Republicans widening the electoral map and increasing their chances of a GOP takeover. On Monday, the The Washington Post's Election Lab forecast showed Republicans with a 94% chance of winning the Senate and a 99% chance of maintaining control of the House. The New York Times is similarly projecting a Republican takeover in the Senate. According to the Times' statistical forecast, the GOP currently holds a 64% chance of reclaiming the Senate....
  • Chris Christie Extremely Unpopular w/Working Class Republicans

    10/11/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Turning out the working class white vote is crucial for the Republicans in 2016. Some are touting Chris Christie as the solution, but the Marsist-McClatchy poll suggests otherwise. Christie gets 17% of the vote for the $50,000 and over group among Republicans and those who lean that way, but only 5% for the $50,000 and unders. Those are extremely striking and shocking numbers. Christie is well known, especially after Sandy, so this can’t be a name recognition issue. It’s not a RINO issue either. Jeb Bush is at 18% among the under $50,000 and as 12% among the over $50,000....
  • A Wave Of Biased Fox News Polls Is a Sure Sign Republicans Are Losing Senate Races

    10/09/2014 12:43:35 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | Thursday, October, 9th, 2014, 1:14 pm | Jason Easley
    The wave of extremely biased Fox News polls is a sign that Republicans are losing battleground Senate races across the country. The Fox polls have Mitch McConnell leading Alison Lundergan Grimes 45%-41% in Kentucky, Pat Roberts leading Independent Greg Orman 44%-39%, Dan Sullivan leading Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska 44%-40%, Tom Cotton leading Mark Pryor in Arkansas 45%-39%, and Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall in Colorado 43%-37%. The Fox News polls are another sure sign that Republicans are losing. Fox put out these polls in an attempt to shift the media storyline away from the Democrats’ growing momentum. The Fox...
  • Momentum: New Wave of Polling Spells Big Trouble for Democrats

    10/09/2014 11:57:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Let's start with the national picture, then move to key Senate races. In a fresh CBS News poll, Republicans hold a six point lead on the generic Congressional ballot -- matching their final 2010 margin in this series: As a point of comparison, Fox's national survey released last week had the GOP ahead by a similar margin, 47-40.  It's historically rare for Republicans to have any advantage on this indicator, so what explains their substantial edge here? How about a 30 point lead among independents, and an eight-point enthusiasm gap. And then there's this…
  • Poll: Majority of Blacks Believe There Would Be Ebola Cure if Outbreak Originated in US or Europe

    10/08/2014 11:01:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 8, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Nearly six in ten black Americans (59 percent) believe that there would already be a cure for the deadly Ebola virus had it originated in Europe or America. A YouGov/Economist poll also found that 62 percent of Americans think "more would have been done" to combat Ebola had it not originated in West Africa. Forty-two percent of Americans also believe there would be a cure had the virus originated in Europe or the U.S. while 23 percent do not think that would be the case....
  • Fox News Polls: Senate battleground races trending GOP, Roberts up in Kansas

    10/08/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/08/14 | Dana Blanton
    New Fox News battleground polls show a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate.The GOP candidates -- helped by anti-Barack Obama sentiment and strong support from male voters -- lead in all five states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky. The races, however, are still far from settled. None of the Senate candidates has a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. And none of the front-runners hit the important marker of 50 percent support from their electorate.
  • (Washington Post) The Insiders: Voters have turned decidedly against President Obama

    10/07/2014 4:22:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ed Rogers
    Voters have turned decidedly hostile toward President Obama and his policies. That’s not just my partisan view; it is empirical data. A poll released over the weekend shows that 32 percent of voters are using their midterm election votes to send a message of opposition to the president. That is “the highest ‘no vote’ percentage in the last 16 years” as measured by Gallup. I have never seen a White House or a political party as hollowed out as the Democrats appear to be now. The Obama presidency isn’t officially over yet, but it is receding further into our rearview...
  • Hispanics Won't Turn Texas Blue

    10/07/2014 1:59:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 5, 2014 | Wayne Thorburn
    You don’t have to live in Texas to hear the incessant reminders by demographers and political pundits that the Lone Star State is on track to become majority Hispanic. By the time of the 2010 census, Texas had already become a “majority-minority” state, with minorities outnumbering Anglos by some two million—and with Hispanics alone accounting for 37.6 percent of residents. Although projections vary, within the next 10 to 20 years, Texas will likely have a Hispanic majority. You’ve also probably heard that this Hispanic surge is turning Texas, which has been a reliably Republican state in presidential politics since 1980,...
  • Latest Presidential Poll Points to a Mid-term Republican Landslide

    10/06/2014 10:15:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 6, 2014 | Jen­nifer Hanin
    Are you among the 58 percent of Republicans who plan to send the president a message of opposition come Nov. 4? I certainly am. This recent Gallup poll reminds me of the comment currently circling my Facebook thanks to Emmy-award winning comedic actor/ political commentator, Dennis Miller: “Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for him.” I didn’t either (the second time around). In fact, we can see the writing on the wall this time around as the next election nears. The stats from this 2014 Gallup poll resembles the poll taken just before we witnessed the last huge gains for...
  • Republicans Maintain Edge in Senate Races, Poll Finds [Kansas Senate Race is Tied]

    10/05/2014 5:07:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/5/14 | Nate "Bury the Lead" Cohn
    ....control of the Senate is stable and tight, with Republicans maintaining the inside track to a majority in the latest round of data from the New York Times/CBS News/YouGov online panel of more than 100,000 respondents.
  • Rounds support falls to 35% in South Dakota race

    10/04/2014 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 2, 2014
    Public Policy Polling’s newest South Dakota Senate poll finds that Mike Rounds’ support has dropped all the way down to 35% in the wake of voter anger over the EB-5 scandal, and that Rick Weiland continues to be better liked and within single digits of Rounds. Key findings from the poll include: -Rounds is at just 35% to 28% for Weiland, 24% for Larry Pressler, and 8% for Gordon Howie. A majority of South Dakotans have a negative opinion of Rounds, with just 41% rating him favorably to 51% with an unfavorable opinion. Weiland’s favorability, at a positive 42/38 spread,...
  • Minnesota Senate: Franken (D) 49%, McFadden (R) 41%

    10/04/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 70 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 2, 2014
    Live from Minnesota, it’s Democratic Senator Al Franken’s bid for reelection, and he’s got an eight-point lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden.
  • Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 48%, Udall (D) 47%

    10/01/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 1, 2014
    One of the most crucial races for Republicans to win control of the U.S. Senate remains a dead heat with just over a month to go until Election Day. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters finds Republican Cory Gardner picking up 48% of the vote to Democratic Senator Mark Udall’s 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate and three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • What happens if they hold an election and nobody shows up?

    10/01/2014 12:23:57 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/01/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The puppet masters who forced Barack Obama on us can’t help the Democrats this year. Obama is not officially on the ballot but this race is certainly all about him and how incompetent he is. The man has failed in everything he has done and no amount of spinning has been able to change this fact. The Democrats will use big money, a well-organized Get-Out-The-Vote operation and a dash of voter fraud to try to save the Senate. Whether they succeed or not will depend on how closely a particular candidate is tied to Obama and how much he/she supported...
  • The number that should have Democrats panicking over losing Louisiana

    09/30/2014 3:27:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is not only trailing in the polls — with her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, taking a slim 48-45 lead — but a majority of voters in the Pelican State now say they disapprove of the job she is doing in Congress, according to a new report from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm. Fifty-two percent of voters now say they disapprove of her job performance. Only 42 percent say they approve. From the PPP report: "Neither candidate is very popular with voters. Thirty-seven percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Cassidy to 41...
  • Chris Christie Can’t Beat Biden or Clinton In Poll of Right Wingers

    09/30/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Burris
    In the straw poll at the annual Values Voters Summit for right-wing Republicans, Democrats actually did well. In fact, some Democrats did better than some of the leading… Wait, what? Yup. You heard me right. Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Chris Christie, and 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton finished in a three-way tie. Behind them? New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. The GOP has such awful candidates that even their own most ardent supporters aren’t believers in half of their candidates including Chris Christie who is in the midst of an extended PR campaign stumping...
  • Poll: Joni Ernst Leads Bruce Braley by 6 Points in Iowa Senate Race

    09/29/2014 3:57:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Republican Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a race for the U.S. Senate that had been considered virtually deadlocked for months, a new poll released Saturday by The Des Moines Register shows. Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in the race that is considered pivotal to the GOP's effort to retake the Senate on Nov. 4, the Register reports. Twelve percent of the 546 likely voters surveyed Sept. 21-24 said they were undecided. Vote Now: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? "Very interesting, and good news not...
  • Good news for Republicans in weekend polls: Not just a majority but a sizable one

    09/28/2014 3:44:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On the polling front this weekend, Republicans have a few reasons to celebrate. Last week, the building blocks of the narrowest Republican Senate majority were clearly coming together. This week, polls indicate that Republicans have a number of avenues to pursue in their quest to win back the majority. In Louisiana, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has significantly narrowed the gap with Mary Landrieu (D-LA), but that race looks set to head to a runoff. A CNN/ORC survey released on Sunday shows Cassidy and Landrieu statistically tied with 40 to 43 percent support respectively. That poll also revealed that retired...
  • Iowa Senate Race: Joni Ernst now leads Bruce Braley

    09/28/2014 12:15:37 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 32 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | September 27, 2014
    DES MOINES — Republican Joni Ernst leads Democrat Bruce Braley by 6 percentage points in Iowa’s open-seat U.S. Senate race, a new Iowa Poll published Saturday night reveals....
  • Cruz clinches Value Voters straw poll again

    09/27/2014 12:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 27, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won the Value Voters Summit presidential straw poll on Saturday. The crowd burst onto applause on Saturday, as Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced that Cruz won 25 percent of votes at the annual Washington conference. The victory is a big victory to the Republican firebrand and Tea Party icon, coming just a day after he drew standing ovations with a religious and emotional speech that blasted ObamaCare, congressional Democrats and called for Republicans to take over the White House in 2016. Cruz also won the straw poll in 2013. Coming in second was...
  • Senate Update: A Troubling Trend For Democrats In Colorado

    09/26/2014 10:12:06 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 15 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 25, 2014 | Nate Silver
    The battle for Senate control has been close all year, but also remarkably consistent. Way back in March, we described Republicans as slight favorites to pick up the chamber. And since FiveThirtyEight officially launched its forecast model this month, Republicans have had between a 53 and a 65 percent chance of winning the Senate. Our most recent update, as of Thursday evening, is close to the middle of that range, putting Republicans’ takeover chances at about 58 percent. SENATEUPDATE There’s no guarantee things will remain this way. At just about this time two years ago, Democrats broke open what had...
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 40%

    09/26/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 26, 2014
    Republican challenger Tom Cotton has pulled to his largest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ race for U.S. Senate. Cotton now picks up 47% of the vote to Pryor’s 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Chris Christie to campaign with Scott Walker in Wisconsin

    09/26/2014 9:45:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-26-14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. Chris Christie plans to visit Wisconsin next week to campaign with Gov. Scott Walker — one of his likely rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Mr. Walker is locked in a tough re-election battle with Democrat Mary Burke. On Monday, Mr. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, plans to tour a manufacturing firm and GOP field office in Hudson with Mr. Walker before traveling to Ohio to attend an early vote rally with Gov. John Kasich, another possible White House contender, in Independence. He also plans to appear at local GOP dinner in Akron. The latest Real...
  • Rooting Around the Lady M’s Organic Garden of Good and Evil

    09/26/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-26-2014 | MOTUS
    I guess you all saw the guest posting notice yesterday, so you know that MOTUS is away on a “girlie weekend” and I will be guest posting in her absence. I’m not sure what a “girlie weekend” is, butt I do know it involves an afternoon at a spa with Lady M for manicure,pedicureand Glass Wax-ing.She called me yesterday, during her pedicure, to tell me she was having fun and reminded me not to post turnip porn.I won’t.Carrot PornButt it is harvest time, and with so many schools dumping Lady M’s taste-free, school lunch programs, root vegetable prices are dropping...
  • Obama Slumps To 35 In Latest Approval Poll

    09/25/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    <p>Barack Obama’s approval rating slid into dangerous territory this week, with the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll showing just 35 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance even as he leads the nation into a war against Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.</p>
  • Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 48%, Begich (D) 43%

    09/25/2014 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 25, 2014
    Republican challenger Dan Sullivan has edged further ahead of incumbent Democrat Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Alaska Voters finds Sullivan with 48% support to Begich’s 43%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
  • Civil Beat Poll: GOP’s Djou Up By 4 Points Over Democrat Takai in CD1 (Hawaii update)

    09/23/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | September 23, 2014 | Chad Blair
     Join the Discussion The man who represents Hawaii Republicans’ best hope to pick up a congressional seat has a 4 percentage point lead over his Democratic opponent. Charles Djou leads Mark Takai 46 percent to 42 percent in Civil Beat’s latest poll. Just 12 percent of voters are undecided. The state has only sent three Republicans to Washington, D.C., since statehood in 1959, and Djou, a former state legislator and a former Honolulu City Councilman, is one of them. He won a special election to replace Neil Abercrombie in 2010 when the longtime congressman resigned to run successfully for...
  • Michigan Senate: Peters (D) 41%, Land (R) 39%

    09/23/2014 4:08:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 23, 2014
    Michigan's closely watched U.S. Senate contest is back to a two-point race. Michigan now shifts from Leans Democrat back to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports 2014 Senate Balance of Power Rankings.
  • GOP ticket leads in Arkansas

    09/23/2014 3:56:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 23, 2014
    GOP ticket leads in Arkansas PPP's newest Arkansas poll finds Republicans leading across the board in the state's key races for this year, led by Tom Cotton with a 43/38 advantage over Mark Pryor and Asa Hutchinson with a 44/38 lead over Mike Ross at the top of the ticket. Cotton's lead is up slightly from 41/39 on our previous poll. Voters aren't in love with him- 40% see him favorably to 41% with an unfavorable opinion. But Pryor continues to have tough approval ratings, with 36% giving him good marks to 51% who disapprove. Both candidates are receiving 77%...
  • Close Alaska Races for Senate, Governor

    09/23/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 23, 2014
    PPP's newest Alaska poll finds toss up races for both the US Senate and Governor. Dan Sullivan leads Mark Begich 43/41 for the Senate, with minor candidates combining for 5%. Bill Walker leads incumbent Sean Parnell 42/41 for Governor, with minor candidates combining for 5% in that race as well. Sullivan has gained 6 points since our last poll in early August, while Begich has dropped 2. Sullivan's gain has come largely due to consolidating his support among Republican leaning voters since winning the primary last month. He now leads 75/9 among folks who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012,...
  • America’s Public Opinion and Going to War

    09/23/2014 7:39:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 43 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The libertarian think tank Cato Institute held a debate on American public opinion and going to war, featuring professors Adam Berinksy of MIT, Ohio State’s John Mueller, the University of Exeter’s Jason Reifler and Trevor Thrall of George Mason University. code pink at senate hearing Mueller began the discussion and focused on how American public opinion was polled during the “four, long ground wars” since World War II. He observed that support for wars has gone progressively down through the years. The Vietnam, Korea, and Iraq and Afghanistan military campaigns had a brief spike of approval in the beginning of...
  • Plurality now think businesses that provide wedding services be required to serve gay weddings too

    09/22/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I wish Pew had provided older numbers to use as a yardstick here. Can’t tell if this has been fairly constant for a few years now or if opinion is starting to move towards gays on public accommodations as well. The fact that more people support compulsion in the name of antidiscrimination than the right of the business owner to refuse for reasons of conscience is newsy, though. Say, wasn’t there another splashy poll by a famous pollster on this subject last year? Yep, sure was — Rasmussen asked a similar question in June 2013 and found, no typo, that...
  • Poll Finds Mario Guerra Leading Tony Mendoza by 37% in Race for 32nd State Senate District (CA)

    09/20/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Los Cerritos News ^ | September 15, 2014 | Randy Economy and Brian Hews
    Downey City Councilman Mario A. Guerra is running well ahead of former Assemblyman Tony Mendoza in the race for the 32nd State Senate District here in California, according to a poll obtained by Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper on Monday. Guerra, a popular member of the Downey City Council and a successful business owner is facing former termed out California State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza. If the election were held today, with voters informed on all aspects of each candidate, the outcome would result in a 37 percent lead in favor of a Guerra victory. The poll was conducted by Moore Information...
  • A Cassidy Lead in Louisiana (Fox News Senate poll 51% to 38% over Landrieu)

    09/20/2014 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 19, 2014 5:03 p.m. ET | James Freeman
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.), an ObamaCare voter running for re-election in a conservative state, has to this point shown remarkable political resilience. But a new Fox News poll suggests that her days in the Senate may be drawing to a close. The survey of 617 likely voters in Louisiana shows Rep. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) leading Ms. Landrieu by 13 percentage points. The telephone poll, conducted Sept. 14-16, finds that 51% of Louisiana voters prefer Mr. Cassidy as their next senator, versus 38% who favor the incumbent. This may be the result of blistering recent television ads showing the...
  • Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 43%, Braley (D) 43%

    09/20/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 19, 2014
    Election 2014: Iowa Senate Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 43%, Braley (D) 43% in PoliticsEmail thisShareThis.Related Articles Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Voters Still Think Cost, Quality of Care Will Worsen Under Obamacare 49% Favor Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, 39% Oppose Kansas Senate: Orman (I) 45%, Roberts (R) 40% Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 41% Voters Trust Republicans More Than Democrats on Nine Out of 15 Major Issues Sign up for free daily updates .Friday, September 19, 2014 The Iowa Senate race remains dead even. Iowa continues to be a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports 2014 Senate Balance of...
  • Hagan lead steady at 4 points

    09/20/2014 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 16, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina Senate poll finds the race steady compared to a month ago. Kay Hagan continues to lead by 4 points, with 44% to 40% for Thom Tillis and 5% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Haugh's impact on the race is waning- since June his support has dropped from 11% now down to this 5% standing. He's also no longer disproportionately drawing supporters away from Tillis- when Haugh's supporters are reallocated to who they would choose between Hagan and Tillis, Hagan continues to hold a 4 point lead at 46/42.
  • Obama's No Good, Terrible, Bad Week With Democrats, The Fed, Biden's Mouth, and Polls

    09/19/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Here are the dreary details on what's been happening in our nation's capital this week, but be forewarned, it isn't a pretty picture. The House has passed President Obama's unspecified plan to arm and train the moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. But no sooner had the clerk of the House tallied the vote, Senate critics on both sides of the aisle were complaining that he doesn't have a battle plan or any strategy. And there were new, growing suggestions within his own administration that his pledge not to send ground troops back into Iraq is...