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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.

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.