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March 21, 2006

Montana Senate: Burns Burnt?

In the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, Burns trails State Senate President Jon Tester 46% to 43%.

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March 20, 2006

WA Senate

In the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Washington state's Senate race, Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell leads Republican Mike McGavick 49% to 36%. The rolling average of our last three polls shows Cantwell with a 50% to 36% lead.

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March 17, 2006

38% Favor Censure of President Bush

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Americans believe President Bush should be censured for approving the NSA wiretapping program. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 45% are opposed to the proposal advocated by Senator Russell Feingold.

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March 13, 2006

MA Governor: Mihos (I) Enters Race, Dems Lead

In a prospective three-way match-up, Democratic Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly leads with 38% support from likely voters versus Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey's 27% and Mihos's 19%. Seventeen percent (17%) are Not Sure.

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March 11, 2006

Missouri Senate

Our latest survey of the race for Missouri Senate shows State Auditor Claire McCaskill (D) leading Senator Jim Talent (R) 43% to 40%.

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March 10, 2006

Generic Republicans Best President on National Security

Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans say they generally trust Republicans more than Democrats on national security issues while 38% place more trust in the Democrats. That five point advantage for generic Republicans is fairly modest, but is better than the numbers the President has mustered.

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March 7, 2006

Abortion Issue Remains Challenging for Americans

Three out of five Americans (61%) know someone who has had an abortion. That fact adds a sobering reality to all political discussions on this contentious issue.

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March 7, 2006

South Dakota: Abortion Issue Center Stage

On March 6, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds (R) signed a sweeping abortion ban that allows the procedure only when needed to save the life of the pregnant woman. South Dakota voters are evenly divided on the issue.

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March 7, 2006

No Increase in Support for Dubai Ports Deal

The Administration's effort to build support for the Dubai Ports World transaction has had no measurable impact in the court of public opinion. Just 19% of Americans now believe Dubai Ports World should be allowed to purchase operating rights to several U.S. ports

March 6, 2006

ME Governor: Incumbent Baldacci (D) 40% at Best

Democratic Governor John Baldacci continues to tread water when voters compare him to possible Republican opponents.

March 6, 2006

New York Presidential Contenders

Governor George Pataki, Senator Hillary Clinton, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani are all thought to be dreaming of a Presidential campaign in 2008. If the party's both nominated a New Yorker, Senator Clinton is poised to win the home state bragging rights (and Electoral Votes).

March 6, 2006

TN Senate: Ford (D) Loses Ground

In the race to fill the Senate seat now held by departing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R), support for Republican nominees is improving as support for Representative Harold Ford, the likely Democratic nominee, weakens.

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March 3, 2006

Dubai Ports and Election 2006

Scott Rasmussen released a report entitled " The GOP Generation ." The basic premise was that if George W. Bush was successful in dealing with Iraq, Republicans would control both houses of Congress for at least a generation. This

March 1, 2006

Buying Influence in Congress is Expensive

Half of all Americans believe it takes a contribution of at least $50,000 to influence a Congressman or Governor. That includes 27% who believe the price of influence begins with at least $100,000.

February 28, 2006

MN Governor: Pawlenty (R) Trails Hatch (D)

Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty has lost ground against both of the major DFL candidates seeking his job. The DFL is Minnesota's equivalent of the Democratic Party.

February 28, 2006

Minnesota Senate: Bell Gains Ground

Since last month, support for Democrat Ford Bell has jumped 7 points in a match-up with Republican Mark Kennedy. He now leads Kennedy 43% to 40%.

February 27, 2006

Oregon Governor: Democrats Lead

Incumbent Democrat Ted Kulongoski, faced with a strong challenge for the party nomination, is viewed favorably by just 50% of likely voters, and unfavorably by 46%.

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February 27, 2006

AL Governor: Riley (R) Holds 16-Point Lead

Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R) holds a 16-point lead over Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley (D) and has moved over the 50% mark in terms over voter support.

February 25, 2006

IL Governor: Blagojevich (D) Struggling But Ahead

With his administration freighted by scandal, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich (D), is a well-funded but controversial incumbent.

February 25, 2006

CO Governor: Ritter (D) Takes Lead

In a match-up of Ritter and Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez, Ritter leads 40% to 33%. Against University of Denver President Marc Holtzman, Ritter leads 41% to 28%, with 23% not sure.