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February 13, 2006

CA Governor: Schwarzenegger 41% Favorable

The golden state's movie-star governor has scrounged a narrow lead over State Comptroller Steve Westly (D). Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is still neck and neck with State Treasurer Phil Angelides (D).

February 12, 2006

Washington Senate: Cantwell (D) Still Leads

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell (D) and her challenger Mike McGavick (R) can both find some good news in the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll.

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February 9, 2006

Arizona Governor

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (D) leads each of three potential Republican challengers by at least 23 percentage points.

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February 8, 2006

Alabama Governor

Governor Bob Riley (R) holds single digit leads over two Democrats who want his job. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Alabama shows Riley leading Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley (D) 47% to 40%.

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February 7, 2006

Wisconsin Governor: Doyle (D) with Modest Lead

In Wisconsin, Democratic Governor Jim Doyle leads two Republicans challenging his reelection bid by single digits.

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February 7, 2006

Illinois Governor: Topinka (R) Leads Blagojevich (D)

State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka (R) leads Governor Rod Blagojevich in an early look at the 2006 campaign for Governor of Illinois.

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February 6, 2006

Maine Governor: Baldacci (D) Struggling

Democratic Governor John Baldacci earns no more than 39% support at most for his reelection bid when matched against any of three possible Republican opponents.

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February 4, 2006

65% Agree that Palestinian Gov't Must Recognize Israel

By a 3-to-1 margin, American voters agree with President Bush that the United States should not support the new Palestinian government until in recognizes Israel's right to exist.

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February 3, 2006

53% Say Iran War Somewhat or Very Likely

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Likely Voters believe it is somewhat or very likely that the United States will be in a war with Iran within a year.

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February 2, 2006

Nevada Governor: Gibbons (R) by 5

The race for Nevada Governor remains competitive. But Republican Congressman Jim Gibbons has slightly turned the tables on the Democratic Mayor of Henderson, Jim Gibson.

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January 31, 2006

State-by-State Support for Alito Confirmation

Rasmussen Reports has asked voters in a number of states whether or not Samuel Alito should be confirmed to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

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January 31, 2006

Election Polls 2006

List and links of Election 2006 Governor & Senate polls conducted in January 2006.

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January 31, 2006

Alito Not Expected to Change Court

Just 20% of Americans believe that the addition of Samuel Alito will significantly change the Supreme Court. A Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 35% believe the Court will change a little while 32% believe it will stay pretty much the same.

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January 30, 2006

North Dakota Senate: Double Digit Leads for Conrad

With no challenge to fend off from popular Governor John Hoeven, whom the White House and others had urged to run for Senate this year, the path to reelection of incumbent Democratic Senator Kent Conrad so far appears smooth.

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January 29, 2006

Minnesota Governor: Pawlenty (R) 47% Hatch (DFL) 44%

When voters consider a face-off between the two, Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty just nudges past his strongest rival and frequent thorn-in-side, DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll finds Pawlenty leading Hatch 47% to 44%.

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January 28, 2006

Minnesota Senate: Toss-Up

In the scramble to take over the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Senator Mark Dayton, likely Republican nominee Representative Mark Kennedy is neck-and-neck with DFL county attorney Amy Klobuchar. (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party).

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January 27, 2006

Connecticut Senate: Lieberman in Command

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (D) faces grumbling and discontent from the left wing of his own party about his position on Iraq.

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January 26, 2006

Colorado Governor

Matched against Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez, Hickenlooper leads 43% to 38% in our survey of 500 likely voters. Matched against University of Denver President Marc Holtzman, Hickenlooper leads more comfortably, 46% to 36%.

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January 25, 2006

Kansas Governor: Sebelius Leads

The first Rasmussen Reports Kansas poll of 2006 shows the incumbent Governor, Kathleen Sebelius (D), leading former state House Speaker Robin Jennison (R) 46% to 32%. Sebelius also leads state Senator Jim Barnett (R) 46% to 35%.

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January 25, 2006

New Jersey Senate: Kean Takes the Lead

In the race to be New Jersey's next U.S. Senator, Republican state Senator Tom Kean Jr. now leads appointed Democratic Senator Robert Menendez 42% to 35%. Kean is son of a popular former governor.