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January 6, 2006

Florida Governor's Race a Toss-Up

As the Jeb Bush era winds down in Florida, the race to replace him as Governor is a toss-up. Match-ups involving two Republicans and two Democrats contending for the job show that nobody has a clear advantage at the beginning of 2006.

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January 5, 2006

Florida Senate: Nelson 54% Harris 31%

Senator Bill Nelson (D) of Florida holds a 23-percentage point lead over Congresswoman Katherine Harris in his bid for re-election.

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January 5, 2006

Washington Senate: Cantwell 51% McGavick 36%

For the third straight time in a Rasmussen Reports election poll, Democrat Maria Cantwell leads Republican Mike McGavick by fifteen percentage points.

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January 4, 2006

Security vs Liberty

Americans are generally comfortable with the current balance between national security concerns and individual liberties.

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January 3, 2006

McCaskill 46% Talent 43%

In the Missouri Senate race, Democrat Claire McCaskill leads Republican Jim Talent by three percentage points.

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January 1, 2006

Views on Immigration by State - January 2006

Views on Immigration by State - January 2006

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December 31, 2005

Election Polls 2006

List and links of Election 2006 and 2008 polls conducted in 2005.

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December 21, 2005

57% Have Unfavorable Opinion of France

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of American voters have an unfavorable view of France. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 25% have a favorable opinion of that nation.

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December 21, 2005

68% Say Badnarik Should Be Invited to Debates

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of American adults believe that Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik should be invited to participate in the Presidential Debates this year.

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December 21, 2005

California Senate Race

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer holds a 15-point lead over Republican challenger Bill Jones. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that the Libertarian candidate, Jim Gray, attracts 8% of the vote.

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December 21, 2005

46% "Plan" to Watch Edwards' Speech

Nearly half the nation's voters, 46%, plan to watch Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards' acceptance speech tonight.

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December 21, 2005

Partisan Views on Iraq Show Huge Gap

As the Democrats prepare to formally nominate John Kerry for the Presidency, the gap between Republicans and Democrats on the War with Iraq is enormous. It can be seen on virtually every polling question mentioning Iraq.

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December 21, 2005

53% Want Rice Approved, 29% Disagree

Condoleezza Rice, nominated to serve as Secretary of State, is viewed favorably by 47% of Americans and unfavorably by 31%.

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November 29, 2005

Hillary Meter: Support Falls to 2005 Low

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, just 25% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. That's down five points over the past two weeks. It's also the lowest level of support measured for the former First Lady in 2005. (Review Trends).

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November 16, 2005

Hillary Meter: 44% See Her as Politically Liberal

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 30% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Thirty-nine percent (39%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady. That's little changed from two weeks ago.

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November 10, 2005

Perceptions of Alito Improve

Samuel Alito, President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, made some progress during his first week of public scrutiny.

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November 4, 2005

Hillary Meter: 47% See Her as Politically Liberal

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 29% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Forty percent (40%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

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November 4, 2005

Hillary Meter: 47% See Her as Politically Liberal

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 29% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Forty percent (40%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

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October 21, 2005

33% of Voters Will Watch A Lot of Campaign Coverage

Five percent (5%) of American voters say they will watch all of the Democratic National Convention on television.

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October 19, 2005

32% Will Definitely Vote for Hillary

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 32% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Thirty-seven percent (37%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady.