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June 29, 2006

Florida Governor: Crist (R) Lead Widens

Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist has opened a double digit lead in the race to succeed Governor Jeb Bush, leading Democratic Congressman Jim Davis 49% to 35% in our latest survey.

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June 29, 2006

Pennsylvania Governor: Rendell by 14

In the race for the governor's mansion in Pennsylvania, Democratic Governor Ed Rendell now leads Republican Lynn Swann 50% to 36%.

June 28, 2006

Most Americans More Concerned With Terrorism Than North Korean Missiles

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that 71% of Americans consider terrorism the bigger threat.

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June 28, 2006

Hillary Meter

Our latest Hillary Meter survey finds that only thirty-one percent (31%) of Americans would definitely vote for Senator Hillary Clinton if she were the democratic nominee for President.

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June 28, 2006

New Mexico Governor and Senate: Democratic Incumbents Look Safe

Republicans have installed a new contender in the race for Governor here. Whether former state Republican Party chairman John Dendahl can fare better than ousted standard-bearer J.R. Damron, who had been uncontested in his nomination bid, remains to be seen. But Dendahl is regarded by insiders as the more formidable candidate.

June 27, 2006

Ohio Governor: Strickland By 13

Democratic Congressman Ted Strickland continues to lead Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell in Ohio's gubernatorial race.

June 27, 2006

NJ Senate: Menendez Leaps To Lead

Republican State Senator Tom Kean Jr., son of the popular former governor, is suddenly trailing Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, an appointee who has held the post for only half a year.

June 27, 2006

Ohio Senate: DeWine Enjoys Slight Lead Over Brown

In the Ohio race for U.S. Senate, Republican Senator Mike DeWine again enjoys a moderate lead, 46% to 39%, over Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown.

June 26, 2006

Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 52% Santorum (R) 37%

The reelection campaign of Republican Senator Rick Santorum has been a rocky road so far, and the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the Pennsylvania race for U.S. Senate offers only minor comfort at best.

June 23, 2006

South Carolina Governor: Sanford (R) 51%, Moore (D) 39%

Republican Governor Mark Sanford now leads State Senator Tommy Moore 51% to 39%.

June 22, 2006

Alabama Governor: Riley (R) Rising

Now that Alabama's dramatic primary season is over, Republican Governor Bob Riley enjoys an improved lead of 54% to 40% over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley.

June 22, 2006

Maine Governor: Toss-Up

Democratic Governor John Baldacci now barely edges out Republican State Senator Chandler Woodcock, 45% to 43%.

June 22, 2006

Maine Senate: Snowe Trouncing Hay Bright

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports Maine election poll, Republican Senator Olympia Snowe has a hefty lead over her opponent, Democrat Jean Hay Bright, 66% to 26%.

June 21, 2006

Americans Unfamiliar With Bernanke

When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks, financial markets tremble. In recent weeks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has fallen hundreds of points in response to the new Chairman’s comments on the state of the economy.

June 21, 2006

House To Hold Public Hearings On Immigration Issue

News that House Republicans plan to hold public hearings on the immigration issue rather than move quickly to negotiate compromise legislation with the Senate confirms a tremendous shift in what passes for conventional wisdom in Washington, DC.

June 21, 2006

Washington Senate: Cantwell (D) Slide Continues

Thanks largely to her support for the war in Iraq, electoral support for Senator Maria Cantwell (D) has slipped once again—for the fifth survey in a row.

June 20, 2006

Is There a Hybrid Car in Your Future?

Forty-four percent (44%) of Americans believe that, in ten years, most new cars sold will be hybrid vehicles using both a traditional motor and an electric engine.

June 20, 2006

Virginia Senate: Bounce for Webb

In the wake of his June 13 primary win over Harris Miller, former Navy secretary James Webb (D) has added eleven percentage points to his support in a match-up with incumbent Senator George Allen (R).

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June 20, 2006

Texas Senate: Hutchison Has Lead over Radnofsky

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Texas finds current Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) ahead of her opponent, lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D), 53% to 34%.

June 19, 2006

Connecticut Governor: Rell (R) Leading by 25%+

Last December we noted that the only bad news for Republican Governor Jodi Rell was that the election was eleven months away.