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April 26, 2006

Dems Make Progress on Immigration Issue

DNC Chairman Howard Dean even stated that enforcement of the border is his party's top priority. As a result, Democrats appear to have won round two of the debate among the general public--42% now trust Dean's party more on this issue while 35% trust the GOP.

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April 26, 2006

Nebraska Senate

At present, incumbent Democratic Senator Ben Nelson leads by 35-40 percentage points when voters consider match-ups with either former State Attorney General Don Stenberg or former Nebraska Republican Party Chairman David Kramer. Nelson leads by 18 points (54% to 36%) when Ricketts is cast as his opponent.

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April 25, 2006

Ohio Governor

Strickland leads Republican frontrunner Ken Blackwell, 52% to 35%. In March he led Secretary of State Blackwell 50% to 40%. Strickland now leads Republican Attorney General Jim Petro 51% to 31%. Last month his lead was 47% to 34%.

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April 25, 2006

Maryland Senate

Democratic Congressman Ben Cardin is maintaining a substantial lead over Lt. Governor Michael Steele in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Senator Paul Sarbanes.

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April 24, 2006

Illinois Governor

In the race for Illinois Governor, Republican State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka now leads Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich 44% to 38%. In March, Topinka led 43% to 41%.

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April 24, 2006

Ohio Senate

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of the Ohio Senate race shows Republican Senator Mike DeWine leading Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown 43% to 41%. Five percent (5%) say they would vote for someone else and 11% are not sure.

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April 22, 2006

39% Say U.S. Winning War on Terror

Just 39% of Americans now believe the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That's down from 41% in March and matches the low level of confidence found in late February.

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April 21, 2006

Immigration Views by State

In 25 of the 27 states, a majority of voters favored a barrier (the only exceptions were Vermont with 44% in favor of a barrier and Massachusetts with 49% support). In a dozen states, the number in favor of a barrier topped 60%.

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April 21, 2006

Florida Governor

Crist leads Davis 44% to 33%, an increase from five to eleven percentage points. Crist leads Smith 46% to 31%, a smaller gain, from twelve to fifteen points.

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April 21, 2006

Maryland Governor

Governor Bob Ehrlich (R) now trails Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) 51% to 42% in this heavily Democratic state. O'Malley has been credited with running a very effective campaign. Governor Ehrlich also trails Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan by a couple points, 45% to 43%.

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April 20, 2006

Texas Governor

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is enjoying a growing lead in a four-way campaign to keep his job. For the third straight election poll by Rasmussen Reports, Perry earns support from 40% of Texas voters.

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April 18, 2006

NJ Senate

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in the Garden State shows Republican Tom Kean, Jr. leading Senator Robert Menendez (D) 43% to 36%.

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April 17, 2006

Alabama Governor

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Alabama finds Governor Bob Riley (R) leading Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley (D) by seven percentage points, 47% to 40%. He leads former Governor Don Siegelman (D) by 17.

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April 17, 2006

California Governor

For the first time in Election 2006, Governor Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has opened a significant lead over his Democratic challengers. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in California shows Schwarzenegger leading State Treasurer Phil Angelides (D) by double digits, 49% to 36%.

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April 15, 2006

57% Attend Church for Easter

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans say they will attend a Church service to celebrate Easter this weekend.

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April 15, 2006

75% Believe Easter Story

Seventy-five percent (75%) believe the central claim of the Easter celebration, that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

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April 15, 2006

KS Governor: Sebelius Lead Expands

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) has expanded her lead against two Republican challengers and, for the first time, moved above the 50% level of voter support.

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April 15, 2006

Arkansas Governor

Democrat Mike Beebe leads Asa Hutchinson (R) by 11 points in the race to succeed Mike Huckabee as Governor of Arkansas.

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April 15, 2006

Montana Senate

Burns now leads State Senate President Jon Tester 47% to 44%. A month ago, Burns trailed Tester 46% to 43%. Two weeks ago, Burns had pulled even.

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April 14, 2006

61% Say Tax Hikes Hurt Economy

Forty-six percent (46%) of Americans say that filling out their income tax paperwork is worse than going to the dentist.