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May 28, 2006

Congressional Leadership

Republican and Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate disagree about just about everything it seems, but a Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults found some common ground across party lines--all four Congressional leaders earn a net unfavorable rating from the American public.

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May 26, 2006

New Jersey Senate

In New Jersey's U.S. Senate campaign, Republican Tom Kean, Jr. (R) now leads Senator Robert Menendez (D) by just three points, 40% to 37%.

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May 25, 2006

Pennsylvania Governor

Governor Ed Rendell (D) has opened his biggest lead of the season over challenger and political newcomer Lynn Swann (R).

May 23, 2006

California Governor

Our April survey of the California race for governor showed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pulling into his first substantial lead of the year over both Democrats vying for their party's gubernatorial nomination.

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May 23, 2006

Oregon Governor

Conducted the night after the primary elections , the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the race for Oregon Governor shows Democratic incumbent Ted Kulongoski narrowly leading Republican challenger Ron Saxton 43% to 41%.

May 22, 2006

Florida Governor

In our latest poll of Florida's competitive race for governor, Attorney General Charlie Crist remains the strongest Republican candidate, Congressman Jim Davis the strongest Democratic candidate.

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May 22, 2006

Florida Senate

Senator Bill Nelson (D) from Florida has hit the 60% level of support in his bid for re-election.

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May 18, 2006

Ohio Governor

Congressman Ted Strickland (D) leads Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R) by 16-percentage points in the race to become Governor of Ohio.

May 17, 2006

39% Agree With President on Immigration

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans agree with President Bush's approach on the immigration issue. An equal number disagree, while 22% are not sure.

May 17, 2006

55% Say Immigration "Very Important" Voting Issue

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Americans say that the immigration issue is "very important" in terms of how they will vote this November.

May 16, 2006

Montana Senate

Republican Senator Conrad Burns once again trails both Democrats vying for his job.

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May 16, 2006

Washington Senate

Senator Maria Cantwell (D) from Washington has been on the defensive lately. She has antagonized some of the political left with her stand on Iraq and her vote on the Alito nomination.

May 15, 2006

2004 Re-match

A polling rematch of the 2004 Presidential Election shows that John Kerry leads George W. Bush 48% to 41%.

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May 15, 2006

Massachusetts Governor

A month has gone by since our last poll in Massachusetts and there's a new Democrat in the race for Governor.

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May 15, 2006

Hillary Meter

While George W. Bush is sinking in the polls, Senator Hillary Clinton is bouncing back. Thirty-one percent (31%) of Americans say they would definitely vote for the former First Lady if she runs for President in 2008. Just 33% will definitely vote against her.

May 15, 2006

Ohio Senate

Ohio Congressman Sherrod Brown (D) holds a three-point lead over incumbent Senator Mike DeWine (R).

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May 13, 2006

Nebraska Senate

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Nebraska shows Democratic Senator Ben Nelson leads former Ameritrade COO Pete Ricketts (R) 54% to 35%.

May 12, 2006

Arkansas Governor

For the second straight month, Democrat Mike Beebe holds an 11-point lead over Republican Asa Hutchinson in the Arkansas Governor's Race.

May 12, 2006

Missouri Senate

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Missouri's competitive race for the U.S. Senate, Republican Senator Jim Talent narrowly leads his Democratic challenger, State Auditor Claire McCaskill, 43% to 40%.

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May 11, 2006

West Virginia Senate

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in West Virginia shows Byrd leading Raese 57% to 34%.