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June 19, 2006

Kansas Governor: Sebelius (D) Lead Holding

In the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the Kansas gubernatorial race, Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius continues to enjoy healthy leads over the two Republicans with the best chance of facing her this fall.

June 19, 2006

Connecticut Senate: Lieberman (D) by 38 or 15...

The size of Senator Joseph Lieberman's advantage in his reelection bid depends on which general-election race Connecticut voters are asked about.

June 16, 2006

Connecticut Democratic Primary: Lamont Gaining Traction

Last month we reported that Lieberman might benefit from running as an Independent in November anyhow.

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June 15, 2006

Hillary Meter

A month ago, Senator Hillary Clinton’s numbers were bouncing back. But the most recent Hillary Meter poll by Rasmussen Reports confirms that the bounce has faded. Today, 38% of Americans say that they would definitely vote against the former First Lady if she were the democratic nominee for President in 2008. Meanwhile 27% would definitely vote for her (seen trends).

June 13, 2006

Michigan Governor: Granholm (D) 44% DeVos (R) 42%

Persistent economic troubles for Michigan also mean persistent political troubles for the state's chief executive.

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June 13, 2006

Vermont Senate: Lead Big and Bigger

Independent Congressman Bernie Sanders continues to steamroll Republican opposition. He leads software firm founder Richard Tarrant 67% to 29%, and leads former Air Force officer Greg Parke 73% to 19%.

June 12, 2006

Arizona Governor: Still Smooth Sailing For Napolitano

Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano continues to enjoy hefty leads over each possible GOP nominee.

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June 12, 2006

Texas Governor: Perry (R) At 38%

In the unusual four-way campaign for Texas Governor, Republican Governor Rick Perry continues to enjoy a substantial lead, though he has lost a couple points since our last survey of the race.

June 12, 2006

Rhode Island Governor: Fogarty 41% Carcieri 40%

Like Republican Senator Chafee, Republican Governor Donald Carcieri is still treading water in his bid for reelection.

June 12, 2006

Rhode Island Senate: Chafee Still Struggling

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the race for U.S. Senate in Rhode Island shows Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) still neck-and-neck with former Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse (D).

June 11, 2006

Arizona Senate: Kyl By 17

In his bid for reelection Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R) now leads real estate developer Jim Pederson (D) 52% to 35%.

June 9, 2006

85% Support English as Official Language Of U.S.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Americans believe that English should be the official language of the United States.

June 8, 2006

Colorado Governor: Ritter by 5

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Colorado finds Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter (D) edging out GOP Representative Bob Beauprez by five points, 43% to 38%, in the race for Governor.

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June 8, 2006

Colorado Governor: Ritter by 5

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Colorado finds Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter (D) edging out GOP Representative Bob Beauprez by five points, 43% to 38%, in the race for Governor.

The two likely nominees have been neck-and-neck for a few months now. In April Beauprez led by a couple points, 39% to 37%. In March, Ritter had a point on Beauprez, 41% to 40%.

June 5, 2006

Rice Viewed Favorably By Public

A Rasmussen Reports survey of perceptions of the president's cabinet finds that 64% of Americans hold a favorable view of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, while only 29% hold an unfavorable view.

June 5, 2006

Senate Approves Paulson As Treasury Secretary

The Senate approved departing Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson as the New Treasury Secretary today. The approval came just hours after the Senate Finance Committee endorsed Paulson.

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June 5, 2006

New Treasury Secretary Draws Little Notice

Incoming Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson is viewed favorably by just 20% of Americans. But few among the general public express an opinion either way.

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May 31, 2006

Pennsylvania Senate: Casey by 23

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Pennsylvania shows Republican Senator Rick Santorum solidifying his standing as most vulnerable congressional incumbent this election season.

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May 30, 2006

Pennsylvania Senate: Casey by 23

Senator Santorum is viewed favorably by 42% of likely voters, unfavorably by 47%. About a quarter, 26%, view Santorum Very Unfavorably.

May 28, 2006

Tony Snow: Mixed Reviews

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow has opened to mixed reviews among the general public. After a month on the job, 34% have a favorable opinion of him, 28% have an unfavorable view, and 38% have no opinion one way or the other.