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August 16, 2006

Tennessee Senate

The most recent Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Republican Bob Corker leading Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. 48% to 42%.

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August 16, 2006

Michigan Governor: Granholm, DeVos Again in Toss-Up

With Michigan's rickety economy continuing to loom large in minds of many voters—45% say it is the election issue that most concerns them—Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) and Republican Dick DeVos remain locked in an extremely competitive battle for the governor's mansion.

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August 16, 2006

Michigan Senate Race: Senator Stabenow on Same Hot Seat as the Governor?

Fresh from an August 8 Senate primary election that he won more handily than expected, Republican Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard is now just five points shy of the level of support attracted by Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow. Stabenow leads 49% to 44%.

August 15, 2006

Rudy Giuliani: America's Mayor Seen as Middle of Road by Most

With the fifth anniversary of 9/11 upon us, memories of that tragic event are returning to the forefront of public consciousness.

August 15, 2006

President George W. Bush: Majority (57%) Call Him Conservative

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans view President George W. Bush as politically conservative. Nineteen percent (19%) say the 43rd president of the United States is politically moderate, while 11% see him as liberal.

August 14, 2006

McCain in the Middle

U.S. Senator John McCain's long and varied career has placed him front and center in a number of battles. He served his country in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Navy.

August 14, 2006

Despite Hype, Number of People Closely Following Race is Small

Interest in the Lamont-Lieberman Senate race among political junkies and activists has been intense. However, just 21% of American adults say they have been following news stories of the campaign Very Closely.

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August 14, 2006

Colorado Governor: Ritter Now With 9-point Lead

Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter (D) has bolstered his advantage over Republican Representative Bob Beauprez, now leading him 48% to 39%.

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August 14, 2006

Connecticut Governor: Rell by 22, still

Though political junkies have been preoccupied with the Senate race in Connecticut and the stunning upset victory over Senator Lieberman in the recent Democratic primary, there is also a race for Governor here. In that less-suspenseful contest it looks like the incumbent will enjoy a much easier road to reelection.

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August 12, 2006

Massachusetts Governor: Democrats Lead

Early this year, it seemed venture capitalist Chris Gabrieli would be tapped as the running mate of fellow Democrat Tom Reilly, the Democrat then favored to gain the party's gubernatorial nomination.

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August 12, 2006

Connecticut Senate: Two Days After Primary, Lieberman Ahead by 5

Senator Joe Lieberman’s decision to run as an Independent sets up a lively campaign season for Connecticut voters. In the first General Election poll since Ned Lamont defeated Lieberman in the Connecticut primary, the incumbent is hanging on to a five percentage point lead.

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August 11, 2006

Hawaii Senate: September's Primary Shaping Up to be a Showdown

Hawaii’s Senate seat will be decided on September 23—Primary Day—rather than November 8. That’s when Democrats Daniel Akaka, the incumbent senator seeking his fourth full term, and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will square off for their party’s nomination in November.

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August 10, 2006

Montana Senate: Burns Bouncing Back

The most recent Rasmussen Reports election poll in Montana shows incumbent Republican Senator Conrad Burns and Democrat Jon Tester tied at 47%.

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August 10, 2006

Illinois Governor: Blagojevich Still Ahead

The power of incumbency is not necessarily paving an easy road to re-election for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The most recent Rasmussen Reports election survey of 500 likely voters in Illinois shows the governor leading State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka 45% to 37%. That’s little changed from his lead of 45% to 34% in last month’s poll.

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August 9, 2006

Texas Governor: Perry (R) Dips to 35%

Three months from the election, the twisty four-way race for Texas Governor continues to keep political junkies on the edge of their seats.

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August 9, 2006

Rhode Island Senate: Chafee Lagging by 6

Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee, marginally leading his Democratic opponent in previous surveys, is trailing for the second Rasmussen Reports election poll in a row. Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse now leads 44% to 38%.

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August 9, 2006

Texas Senate: Hutchison Cruising

Incumbent Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison leads Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky 61% to 31%.

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August 9, 2006

Rhode Island Governor: Carcieri and Fogarty Dead Even

The Republican incumbents are still swimming upstream in the ocean state, though the Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Governor Donald Carcieri at least staying even with his Democratic challenger. (Not as much can be said for the incumbent Senator.)

August 8, 2006

Hillary Meter: 40% Say They Would Definitely Vote Against Her in 2008

Forty percent (40%) of Americans say they would definitely vote against Senator Clinton if she is on the Presidential ballot in 2008. This is up from 34% in our last Hillary Meter survey.

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August 8, 2006

Vermont Senate: Sanders Sailing Away with Comfortable Lead

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and Congressman Bernie Sanders remain comfortably in control of their respective gubernatorial and senate races.