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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%.

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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.