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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%.

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May 10, 2006

South Carolina Governor

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R) holds a solid lead over two Democrats who want his job. Sanford leads State Senator Tommy Moore (D) 52% to 33%. Sanford also leads Florence Mayor Frank Willis (D) by 27 points, 55% to 28%.

May 10, 2006

Immigration Views

Support for an enforcement first policy on immigration tops the 60% mark in all but one of 33 states polled by Rasmussen Reports over the past month.

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May 10, 2006

Minnesota Senate

DFL county attorney Amy Klobuchar now leads Kennedy 45% to 43%, which is comparable to the toss-ups we've seen all year when the two are matched. (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party.)

May 9, 2006

Tax Views

A quarter century after Ronald Reagan rode the tax revolt to the White House, Americans continue to believe that tax cuts help the economy and tax hikes hurt.

May 9, 2006

Alabama Governor

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Alabama's gubernatorial race, Governor Bob Riley (R) now enjoys a twelve-point lead over Democratic Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley, 49% to 37%.

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May 8, 2006

Wyoming House Seat in Play

The contested U.S. Senate seat will not likely change hands either. Senator Craig Thomas, a Republican, also seems to be gliding to reelection, with Thomas besting Democrat Dale Groutage 64% to 25% in our poll.

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May 8, 2006

Wyoming House Seat in Play

Our survey shows Governor Dave Freudenthal leading Republican Ray Hunkins 52% to 29%.

May 7, 2006

Politicians Missed Key Point on Immigration Debate

Most of what passes for political debate in Washington, DC and on campaign trails revolves around poll-tested positions on well established issues.

May 7, 2006

Maine Governor

After struggling for months to attract more than 40% support in the race for Maine's gubernatorial mansion, Democratic Governor John Baldacci has finally gained some ground.

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May 7, 2006

Oklahoma Governor

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (D) leads his strongest Republican challenger, Ernest Istook, by 11 percentage points.

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May 7, 2006

Tennessee Senate

In the competitive race to fill the Senate seat of departing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R), likely Democratic nominee Harold Ford continues to trail all three potential Republican opponents.

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May 6, 2006

Georgia Governor

Perdue now leads Cox by just six percentage points, 48% to 42%. That's just a bit tighter than last month's 49% to 41% lead. Perdue has more breathing room against Taylor as he leads in that match-up 51% to 36%. Those figures reflect a five point decline in support for Taylor since last month.

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May 5, 2006

Connecticut Senate

Senator Joe Lieberman (D) has angered many Democrats for his position on Iraq and his relationship with the Bush Administration. Despite that, the incumbent is well positioned to win another term in Washington. Lieberman leads businessman Paul Streitz (R) 59% to 23% in a general election match-up.

May 5, 2006

How Relevant is President Bush to Election 2006?

When it comes to issues they consider important, 44% of Americans say they trust Democrats in Congress more than President Bush. Just 36% prefer the President.