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Most Recent Articles: October 2010

October 31, 2010

Arkansas Senate : Lincoln (D) Still Far Behind Boozman (R)

New Hampshire Governor: Lynch (D) Retains Smaller Lead On Stephen (R)

Most Arizona Voters Still Support Immigration Law

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) Remains Ahead of Onorato (D)

Vermont Governor: Shumlin (D) Has The Edge on Dubie (R)

Loose Change and Propositions By Debra J. Saunders

Who'll Be Trick-or-Treating This Year?

October 30, 2010

New Hampshire Senate:  Ayotte (R) Stretches Lead Over Hodes (D)

Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) Runs Up Lead on Keet (D) 

27% Believe in Ghosts

The Final Nail in the Democrats' Coffin By Lawrence Kudlow

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) Maintains Sizable Lead Over Fisher (D)

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

The Final Days By Susan Estrich

Arizona Senate: McCain (R) Runs Far Ahead of Glassman (D)

October 29, 2010

Arizona Governor: Brewer (R) Still Well Ahead of Goddard (D)

Most Think Government Workers Get Higher Wages But Don't Work As Hard

Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D), Tancredo (ACP) Take It to the Finish

79% Happy To Call America Home

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R), Sestak (D) Locked in A Tight Race

52% Say Most Members Get Reelected Because Rules Are Rigged

A Clear and Present Threat: A Commentary By Howard Rich

Massachusetts Governor: Patrick (D), Baker (R) Nearly Tied

California Governor: Brown (D) Remains Just Ahead of Whitman (R)

The Rise of Sewer Money: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Proposition 23: Jobs or Wishful Thinking?: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) Enjoys Double Digit Lead

October 28, 2010

67% Say America Not Better Off Than It Was Five Years Ago

Oregon Senate: Wyden (R) Still Clears 50% Against Huffman (R)

Most Americans Say Tax Cuts Trump Increased Government Spending

Washington Senate: Rossi (R), Murray (D) Tied

Florida Governor: Scott (R) Still Slightly Ahead of Sink (D)

65% Favor Getting Rid of Entire Congress and Starting Over

Hail the American Work Ethic by Froma Harrop

Public Employee Unions Funnel Public Money to Dems by Michael Barone

Maine Governor: LePage (R) Bounces Back Into The Lead

The Crystal Ball's Final Calls By Larry J. Sabato

Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) Keeps Narrow Lead Over Strickland (D)

October 27, 2010

Colorado Senate: Buck (R) Remains Just Ahead of Bennet (D)

Georgia Senate: Isakson (R) Earns Highest Level of Support Against Thurmond (D)

32% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Little Willingness to Cut Back Among Those Who Get Government Benefits

Illinois Senate: Kirk (R) Still Just Ahead of Giannoulias (D)

West Virginia Senate: Manchin (D) Takes Slight Lead Over Raese (R)

Oregon Governor: Dudley (R), Kitzhaber (D) Still Neck-and-Neck

Voters Give This Congress Failing Grades

Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) Posts Sizable Lead In Final Stretch

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) Opens Double-Digit Lead Over Barrett (D)

What Should Happen in Nevada by Susan Estrich

Starting Afresh in Pursuit of Liberty by Tony Blankley

October 26, 2010

Maryland Senate: Mikulski (D) Holds Long Lead Over Wargotz (R)

76% Know Someone Out of Work and Looking For a Job

Party of Big Government Vs. Party of Big Business

Very Unfavorable Ratings for Reid, Pelosi Hit New High

Nevada Senate: Angle (R) Still Holds Small Lead Over Reid (D)

Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) Clears 50% - Again - Versus Feingold (D)

Only 14% Prefer Government-Regulated Economy Over Free Market

Justice Thomas and His Wife by Froma Harrop 

Fundraising Prowess 2010 by Debra J Saunders

New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Denish (D)

Connecticut Governor: Malloy (D) Hangs On To Small Lead Over Foley (R)

October 25, 2010

Georgia Governor: Barnes (D) Trails Deal (R) by 10

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 49%, Democrats 40%

83% Think U.S. Spending Cuts Like Europe's Likely in Next 10 Years

Maryland Governor: O’Malley (D) Increases Lead Over Ehrlich (R) 

South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) Still Holds Sizable Lead Over Greene (D) 

43% Say Neither Political Party in Congress Represents the American People

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) Stretches Lead Over McMahon (R)

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 46% Say Repeal Likely

Voters Fed up With Obama's Big, Bossy Government by Michael Barone

October 24, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor:  Corbett’s (D) Lead Over Onorato (R) Drops

Indiana Senate: Coats (R) Continues to Run Well Ahead

North Dakota Senate: Hoeven (R) Well Ahead of Potter (D)   

A Witch Hunt for Bigots Singes American Media By Debra J. Saunders

October 23, 2010

Most Illinois Voters Blame Politicians For State’s Budget Crisis

Texas Governor: Perry (R) Remains Out Front

California Governor: Brown (D) Still Leads Whitman (R)

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

South Dakota Governor: Daugaard (R) Maintains Solid Lead Over Heidepriem (D)

October 22, 2010

Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I) Extends His Lead  

California Senate: Boxer (D), Fiorina (R) Still Neck-and-Neck

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) Holds Smaller Lead Over Sestak (D)

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D), Emmer (R) Still Run Close

51% Want Their Vote To Put GOP In Charge of House, Senate

New York Governor: Cuomo (D) Posts Double-Digit Lead on Paladino (R)

Politically Correct Radio by Susan Estrich

Obama’s “Big Lies” Get Bigger by Howard Rich

Tim Geithner, Dollar Protector? By Lawrence Kudlow

October 21, 2010

New York Senate: Schumer (D) Still Far Outdistances Townsend (R)

North Dakota House: Berg (R) Pulls Further Ahead of Pomeroy (D)

Illinois Governor: Brady (R) Still Leads Quinn (D) in Crowded Race

Most Expect State or Local Tax Hikes In the Next Year

New York Senate: Gillibrand (D) Widens Lead Over DioGuardi (R)

South Carolina Governor: Haley (R) Posts Smaller Lead Over Sheheen (D)

Vote-Buying America to the Brink: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

Thugs on the Right: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Tea Party Neophytes Outshine the Dems' Old Pros: A Commentary By Michael Barone

October 20, 2010

Most Americans Say Profiling is Necessary in Today’s Society

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Only 25% Prefer a Government With More Services, Higher Taxes

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) Still Leads Carnahan (D)

West Virginia Senate: Raese (R) Takes Bigger Lead Over Manchin (D)

Most Voters Oppose the Reelection of Anyone Who Voted for the Health Care Law, Auto Bailouts, Stimulus Plan

The Male Vote by Susan Estrich 

War of Attrition Against Regulators Needed by Tony Blankley 

Illinois Senate: Kirk (R), Giannoulias (D) Still Running Close

Florida Governor: Scott (R) Builds Small Lead Over Sink (D)

October 19, 2010

Florida Senate: Rubio (R) Maintains His Double-Digit Lead Over Crist (I)

47% Say Obama Is a Good or Excellent Leader, 39% Say A Poor One

30% See No Point In Contacting Their Senator or Congressman

50% More Likely To Vote For A Candidate With Political Experience

Kentucky Senate: Conway (D) Narrows The Gap On Paul (R)

A Majority of Illinois Voters Favor Extension of Bush Tax Cuts

Sex, Violence and the Female Voter by Froma Harrop

Most Americans Say U.S. Is Too Politically Correct

Life Gets Better; Politics Get Worse by Debra J.Saunders

Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) Pulls Further Ahead of Reid (D)

Michigan Governor: Snyder (R) Lengthens Lead Over Bernero (D)

October 18, 2010

An Obama Endorsement – A Breath of Life or a Kiss of Death?

Voters Trust Republicans More on Eight of 10 Key Issues  

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 48%, Democrats 39%  

Only 31% Would Run for Congress Even If They Had a Good Chance To Win

Washington Senate: Murray (D) Inches Into The Lead Over Rossi (R)

Voters See Illegal Voting As More Common Than Legitimate Voters Being Denied Their Rights

Nevada Senate: Angle (R), Reid (D) Still Fight A Close One

Massachusetts Governor: Patrick (D) Remains Slightly Ahead

51% Expect Health Care Plan to Increase Deficit

Dems Find Careers Threatened by Obamacare Votes by Michael Barone

October 17, 2010

Hawaii Senate: Inouye (D) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Cavasso (R)

Nearly Half of Pennsylvania Voters Are Worried the Government Will Do Too Much for Economy

Connecticut Governor: Malloy (D), Foley (R) Run Close

70% Say Government Does Not Spend Taxpayer Money Wisely

Harmer Tries To Re-Swing McNerney's House Seat By Debra J. Saunders

October 16, 2010

Colorado Senate: Buck (R), Bennet (D) Are Nearly Tied

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

Alaska Governor: Parnell (R) Remains Front-Runner 

49% in California Favor Repeal of Health Care law, 45% Oppose Repeal 

Utah Governor: Herbert (R) Grows An Even Bigger Lead Over Corroon (D)

Phoenix Rising By Susan Estrich 

Big-Bucks Whitman Versus Bike-Lane Brown By Debra J. Saunders 

October 15, 2010

Colorado Governor: Tancredo (ACP) Continues to Close The Gap on Hickenlooper (D)

Just 41% Are Confident Fed Will Keep Inflation Under Control

Utah Senate: Lee (R) Far Outdistances Granato (D)

Colorado Governor: Tancredo (ACP) Continues to Close The Gap on Hickenlooper (D)

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) Holds Smaller Lead Over McMahon (R)

Delaware Senate: Coons (D) Still Posts Double-Digit Lead Over O’Donnell (R)

Americans Are Now Less Supportive of a Foreclosure Moratorium

The Democratic 'D' Now Stands for Demagoguery By Michael Barone

House Ratings Changes By Isaac Woods

The Folly of “Stimulation” by Howard Rich

California Governor: Brown (D) Edges Further Ahead

Most Voters Prefer A Candidate Who Lays Off The Pork

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett(R) Is Still in the Driver’s Seat

October 14, 2010

Only 52% Say Buying a Home is the Best Investment a Family Can Make

Hawaii Governor: Abercrombie (D), Aiona (R) In Near Tie

Nearly Half of Voters Still Pessimistic About U.S. Future in Afghanistan

Alaska Senate: Miller (R), Murkowski Are Now Nearly Tied

California Senate: Boxer (D), Fiorina (R) Remain Close

Voters Believe Overwhelmingly That Politicians Don’t Keep Their Promises, and Most Say It’s Deliberate

Illinois Governor: Brady (R) Still Ahead in Four-Way Race

A Generation of Termites: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Obama the Alien: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

The Outlook for November 2nd: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) Grows Lead Over Sestak (D)

October 13, 2010

35% Like One-Party Rule

North Carolina Senate: Burr (R) Remains Ahead of Marshall (D)

32% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Half of Americans Are Not Confident In Banking Industry, See Interest Rates Going Up

West Virginia Senate: Raese (R) Holds Smaller Lead Over Manchin (D)

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) Still Ahead of Barrett (D)

Nevada Senate: Reid (D), Angle (R) Tied Again

The White House Bunker So Soon? by Tony Blankley

Traffic Jams by Susan Estrich

Maine Governor: LePage (R) Drops To Near Tie with Mitchell (D)

Ohio Governor: Strickland (D) Gains Ground on Kasich (R)

October 12, 2010

Oregon Senate: Wyden (D) Remains Well Ahead of Huffman (R)

55% Say It Isn’t Negative Advertising To Correctly Describe An Opponent’s Position

Homeowners Are More Pessimistic Than Ever About the Short-Term Housing Market

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) Leaps To Commanding Lead Over Fisher (D)

Illinois Senate: Kirk (R), Giannoulias (D) Remain in Tight Race

52% in California Say Current Policies of Federal Government Encourage Illegal Immigration

Most Voters Fear Health Care Law Will Cause Some Companies To Drop Employee Coverage

Real Patriots Demand Clean Energy by Froma Harrop

Law School Is Obamaland's Boot Camp by Debra J. Saunders 

New Hampshire Governor: Lynch (D) Earns Highest Support Yet Against Stephen (R)

Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) Maintains Lead Over Feingold (D)

October 11, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 47% Democrats 39%  

New Hampshire Senate: Ayotte (R) Holds Steady Lead Over Hodes (D)

New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Receives Highest Support Yet

60% in Colorado Say Policies of Federal Government Encourage People to Enter the United States Illegally

To Debate or Not To Debate? Here Are Some Answers

Florida Governor: Scott (R) Still Slightly Ahead of Sink (D)

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Most Believe America Should Still Honor Columbus with National Holiday

Can Skinflint Mitch Daniels Win the Presidency? by Michael Barone

October 10, 2010

Most Voters Still See Finding New Energy Sources As More Important Than Conservation

Georgia Senate:  Isakson (R) Remains Ahead of Thurmond (D), Donovan (L)

60% in California Blame Bush for Poor Economy, 35% Blame Obama

Nebraska Governor: Heineman (R) Still Comfortably Ahead of Challenger

The Money Race in California By Susan Estrich

Boxer's Fiction vs. Fiorina's Facts By Debra J. Saunders

October 9, 2010

Just 8% in Texas Rate U.S. Economy as Good or Excellent, 53% Rate it as Poor  

50% of Americans Think Life Would be Better if More Lived as Christians

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

South Dakota Governor: Daugaard (R) Still Ahead of Heidepriem (D)  

The “Toxic” Truth About TARP By Howard Rich

Behind the Meltdown of the Climate-Change Bill By Debra J. Saunders

October 8, 2010

Most Adults Say Physical Bullying, Cyber Bullying Are Equally Dangerous

Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) Still Holds Steady Lead Over Reid (D)

Most Americans Feel Politics Are Behind Nobel Award Selections

Florida Senate: Rubio(R) Hits 50% Mark in Three-Way Race

House Ratings Changes: A Commentary By Isaac Wood

Tea Party Participation Up As Election Nears

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D), Emmer (R) Remain in Tight Race

Washington Senate: Rossi (R) Inches Ahead of Murray (D)

The Ones That Got Away: A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato

October 7, 2010

Most People Rate Their Lives Today as Good or Excellent

Connecticut Governor: Malloy (D) Still Holds Slight Advantage over Foley (R)

Georgia Governor: Deal (R) Extends Lead over Barnes (D)

Democrats Think Tea Party’s Racist; GOP, Unaffiliateds Disagree

Texas Governor: Perry (R) Opens Double-Digit Lead Over White (D)

Nevada Senate: Angle (R) Edges Ahead of Reid (D)

Dems Turn on Obama Over Iraq, Afghanistan, Gitmo: A Commentary By Michael Barone

The Ideologies Behind the Ideologues: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Latinos Should Darn Well Vote: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) Still Holds Lead On Carnahan (D)

South Dakota House: Noem (R) Regains Small Lead Over Herseth-Sandlin (D)

October 6, 2010

32% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Most Americans Say Government Has Too Much Power Over Economy 

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) Opens Double-Digit Lead Over McMahon (R)

West Virginia Senate: Raese (R) Pulls Further Ahead of Manchin (D)

37% in Colorado Say Stimulus Plan Hurt Economy, 41% Say it Helped

Voters Are Much Less Optimistic About Black-White Relations

JAMRS by Susan Estrich

Illinois Governor: Brady (R) Still Holds Modest Lead Over Quinn (D)

2011's Uncharted Political Waters by Tony Blankley

Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I), Caprio (D) Battle for Lead

October 5, 2010

52% Say Space Shuttle Program Has Been Worth The Cost

35% Give Supreme Court Positive Ratings

Arizona Governor: Goddard (D) Still Trails Brewer (R)

Maryland Governor: O’Malley (D) Pulls Ahead of Ehrlich (R)

Illinois Senate: Kirk (R), Giannoulias (D) Remain in Tight Race

Rasmussen Employment Index Moves to Two-Year High

Voters Not Shelling Out To Help Candidates This Year

Terrorism of a Personal Kind by Froma Harrop

California Senate: Boxer (D), Fiorina (R) Are Back In A Toss-Up

An Ex-CNN Anchor's Definition of Bigotry by Debra J. Saunders

Colorado Senate: Buck (R) Still Outpaces Bennet (D)

October 4, 2010

40% of TV Viewers Say There Are More Negative Campaign Ads This Year

Wyoming House: Lummis (R) Posts Two-to-One Lead Over Wendt (D)

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 42%

Arizona Senate: McCain (R) Comfortably Ahead of Glassman (D)

Colorado Governor: Tancredo (ACP) Gains on Hickenlooper (D)

California Governor: Brown (D) Inching Closer to 50% Support

Most Voters Frown On Pelosi … But Not In Her Own Party

Support for Repeal of Health Care Law Down to 50%

Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) Still Trumps Lincoln (D)

Pelosi's Vote to Adjourn Could Be Her Last Hurrah by Michael Barone

October 3, 2010

59% in Florida Say Current Policies of Federal Government Encourage Illegal Immigration 

Wyoming Governor: Mead (R) Earns Highest Level of Support Yet Over Peterson (D)   

51% in Ohio Blame Bush for Bad Economy, 44% Blame Obama

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Rating Falls to New Low

Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) Still Tops 50% In Reelection Bid

California Death Penalty Once Again Thwarted by Thug Huggers By Debra J. Saunders 

October 2, 2010

Most Still Favor A Quick End To Government Ownership of GM

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

40% in Florida Are Less Likely to Vote For an Independent Candidate This Election

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) Reaches Highest Level of Support Yet Against Onorato (D)

A Hug Too Far By Lawrence Kudlow 

She Said, She Said By Susan Estrich

October 1, 2010

Most Voters Say Tax Cuts, Reduced Spending Help the Economy 

New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Extends Lead Over Denish (D)

27% Avoid Buying GM Cars Due to Bailout

Florida Governor: Scott (R) Sink (D) Race A Toss-Up

For Second Straight Month, Number of Democrats in U.S. Falls to Record Low

Wisconsin Governor: Race Between Walker (R), Barrett (D) Gets Tighter

Lies of the Tea Party By Joe Conason

Wisconsin Governor: Race Between Walker (R), Barrett (D) Gets Tighter


Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) Holds Nine-Point Lead On Sestak (D)