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  • Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

    10/24/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re baaaa-aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close: Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are...
  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

    10/24/2014 5:19:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/24/14 | Mark Murray
    Is it possible that pollsters are underestimating the size and composition of Colorado's electorate in the upcoming Nov. 4 -- given that the state now mails ballots to its voters? Democrats...certainly hope that's the case. And now they have data backing it up, according to a new poll....
  • The truth about the midterms -- hands up, go vote! (Tea Party wave of 2010 never happened)

    10/24/2014 2:09:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | October 20, 2014 | Cornell Belcher
    As the story goes, in 2010 there was a dramatic political course correction. The electorate that just two years earlier had overwhelmingly voted for hope and change, sweeping Democrats into office, up and down the ballot, across the country, had buyers' remorse. America changed its mind after 2008 and broke hard for the tea party, building a wave that would devastate Democrats. At least that's the conventional lazy narrative about the 2010 midterm elections. That narrative draws a picture of a tea party wave that swept Republicans to victory on the back of a set of conservative policies in reaction...
  • Oh my: Cory Gardner 46, Mark Udall 39 in Colorado Senate race

    10/22/2014 5:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    You know what this means, don’t you? Right: Colorado’s ripe for the picking by GOP nominee Mitt Romney two years from now. C’mon, it’s been hours since I trolled you guys about Romney 2016. I held out as long as I could.Obama’s currently rocking a robust 40/56 favorable rating in Colorado, a state he won twice. Mark Udall’s rating: Almost identical, of course, at 40/54. There’s a perfect example, actually, of why O is now shouting from the rooftops that Senate Dems are his loyal toadies who’ll go on carrying his water for the next two years if reelected. Nothing’s...
  • Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar (new poll shows Brown ahead by 1%)

    10/22/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2014 | Dan Tuohy
    The U.S. Senate candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday as part of a cliff-hanger of a race that could shift the balance of power in Washington. Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown debated energy, Ebola, immigration, jobs and the economy, national security and health care. They were first asked to share their views of the U.S. response to the threat of Ebola. Brown said the U.S. needs a travel ban. "I'm thankful that Senator Shaheen broke with President Obama in that regard" and decided to support a travel ban, he said.
  • New poll shows Cotton 8 points ahead

    10/22/2014 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Power Line blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    A new poll, this one by Talk Business and Politics/Hendrix College, puts Tom Cotton’s lead over Mark Pryor at 48-41. The survey included more than 2,000 likely voters and was taken after the last week’s Cotton-Pryor debate (as I understand it, there will be no more debates between the two). The margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percent. According to Dr. Jay Barth of Hendrix College, the survey shows that both Cotton and Pryor have locked up the support of their respective Party faithful. However, “Cotton has a strong advantage among the state’s voters who term themselves Independents...
  • Ebola Debuts on Americans' List of Top U.S. Problems

    10/21/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.These results come from an Oct. 12-15 Gallup poll, conducted while dozens of people in the U.S. were still being quarantined after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month from...
  • Races for Senate and Governor Close in Colorado

    10/21/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 21, 2014
    PPP's newest Colorado poll finds very close races for both Governor and the Senate. Cory Gardner is up 46/43 on Mark Udall in the Senate race, while John Hickenlooper has a 45/44 advantage over Bob Beauprez in the Governor's race. Both Democrats are doing well with the groups Democrats tend to do well with in Colorado. Hickenlooper is up 49/39 with women, 60/28 with Hispanics, and 59/31 with young voters. Udall is similarly ahead 46/42 with women, 64/24 with Hispanics, and 59/22 with young voters. The problem for the Democrats is that they are down by significant margins with men-...
  • TB&P-Hendrix Poll: Cotton Up 8 Points On Pryor In Senate Race

    10/21/2014 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Republican Cong. Tom Cotton has stretched his lead against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, according to a new poll released by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College. Q. In the race for U.S. Senate, the candidates are Democrat Senator Mark Pryor, Republican Congressman Tom Cotton, Libertarian Nathan LaFrance, and Green Party Candidate Mark Swaney. If the election for U.S. Senate were today, which candidate would you support? 40.5% Democrat Senator Mark Pryor 49% Republican Congressman Tom Cotton 2.5% Libertarian Nathan LaFrance 2% Green candidate Mark Swaney 6% Undecided - See more at: http://talkbusiness.net/2014/10/tbp-hendrix-poll-cotton-up-8-points-on-pryor-in-senate-race/#sthash.IGL0U99f.dpuf
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Democratic Night

    10/21/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-14 | Wesley Pruden
    This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench. Some of the crucial races for control of the U.S. Senate are still tight, but if there’s any momentum — “the big Mo,” as George Bush the Elder once called it — propelling a Democratic candidate anywhere, it’s hard to find it.
  • Hagan lead pretty steady in NC Senate race

    10/20/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 16, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds a steady race, with Kay Hagan leading at 46% to 43% for Thom Tillis and 5% for Sean Haugh. This is the third month in a row that Hagan has held an advantage of either 3 or 4 points. In a two candidate race Hagan still leads Tillis 47/44, indicating that Haugh's potential 'spoiler effect' on the race is waning. Haugh's supporters only say their second choice would be Tillis by a 34/30 spread now, considerably closer than the difference was earlier in the campaign. Both candidates remain unpopular in the closing stretch of...
  • Election observers face more restrictions this year (WI)

    10/20/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The same election commission that banned a 78-year-old poll monitor from observing next month’s election is pushing a policy that would keep election observers farther away from voters. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission receives guidance from the city attorney on how to comply with a provision in a new state law involving election observers. Wisconsin Act 177, which into effect in April, allows the chief election inspector or municipal clerk to restrict the viewing area of poll observers to an area “not less than three feet nor more than...
  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 98 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 · 40 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 · 56 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>