Pt only New York Senate: Gillibrand Still Running Strong Against GOP Opponents

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues to hold double-digit leads over three potential Republican opponents in her reelection bid for U.S. Senate in New York.

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New York Governor: Cuomo (D) 49%, Astorino (R) 32%

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo appears well on his way to reelection in New York.

Cuomo picks up 49% of the vote to Republican challenger Rob Astorino’s 32% in a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Empire State Voters. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate in the race, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 825 Likely Voters in New York was conducted on September 22-23, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Casinos Just Aren't the Answer By From Harrop

The video for the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City" opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust. That was almost 40 years ago. The Traymore Hotel and other grand hotels were leveled in much the same spectacular fashion.

In their place rose glass boxes and concrete hulks to house new casinos. The Atlantic City dream was to fill New Jersey state coffers with gambling gold.

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls: Week of August 30

We’re off to the races. In nine weeks, America will elect a new Congress. Will it be more of the same, or will there be a new sheriff in town?

Off to the Races By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

The overall picture is this:  A Republican Senate gain of four-to-eight seats, with a GOP Senate pickup of six-to-seven seats the likeliest outcome; a GOP gain of somewhere around a half-dozen seats in the House; and little net party change in the gubernatorial lineup even as a few incumbents lose. So what could shift these projections in a significant way, beyond candidate implosions that move individual races on and off the board?

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls: Week of August 23

Is America becoming an even more divided nation? We ask voters last month if America is a more divided nation now than it was four years ago, and 67% said yes.

That was before racial tensions exploded following a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Blacks and whites have sharply different views on what happened in Ferguson and what should happen next. Most black Americans (57%) are already convinced that the police officer who shot a black teenager should be found guilty of murder, a view shared by just 17% of whites and 24% of other minority adults.

 

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