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March 31, 2006

Election Polls 2006

List and links to Governor and Senate polls conducted in February and March of 2006.

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March 31, 2006

OH Governor: Strickland (D) Has Solid Lead

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of the Ohio race for governor shows likely Democratic nominee Congressman Ted Strickland leading by at least ten percentage points against each Republican most likely to capture the GOP nomination on May 2.

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March 30, 2006

Immigration Issue Remains Divisive

As Congress considers legislation to reform the immigration process, the nation remains divided on how to proceed.

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March 29, 2006

WI Governor: Doyle (D) by 5

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Wisconsin's competitive gubernatorial race, Democrat Jim Doyle, the incumbent, maintains a single-digit lead over his remaining Republican challenger.

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March 28, 2006

PA Senate: Casey (D) 48% Santorum (R) 38%

Though Senator Rick Santorum continues to lag behind Democratic challenger Bob Casey, Jr., Casey's lead has declined a bit.

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March 28, 2006

VA Senate

In his bid for re-election, Virginia Senator George Allen (R) now leads businessman Harris Miller (D) by 29 percentage points, 56% to 27%. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in the race also shows Allen leading former Navy secretary James Webb by 24 percentage points, 54% to 30%.

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March 28, 2006

PA Governor: Rendell (D) by 3

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Pennsylvania shows Democratic Governor Ed Rendell leading Republican Lynn Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steeler, 44% to 41%.

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March 27, 2006

MI Governor: Granholm-DeVos Tied

The latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the race for governor of Michigan shows Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm and Republican Dick DeVos tied, 44% to 44%.

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March 26, 2006

GA Governor: Perdue Lead Shrinks

Perdue leads Cox 49% to 41% and leads Taylor 51% to 41%. A month ago, he led both Democrats by 20 points.

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March 23, 2006

CA Governor: Schwarzenegger at 44%

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in California shows Schwarzenegger trailing State Treasurer Phil Angelides by one percentage point, 45% to 44%.

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March 23, 2006

Just 18% View France as Ally

Only 18% of Americans agree that France is an ally in the war on terror. Almost as many believe France is an enemy in that war.

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March 23, 2006

80% Say bin Laden Still Alive

Eighty percent (80%) of Americans believe that Osama bin Laden is still alive. But only a little more than a third believe that whether the Al Qaeda chief is alive or dead is relevant to national security.

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March 21, 2006

Montana Senate: Burns Burnt?

In the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, Burns trails State Senate President Jon Tester 46% to 43%.

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March 20, 2006

WA Senate

In the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Washington state's Senate race, Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell leads Republican Mike McGavick 49% to 36%. The rolling average of our last three polls shows Cantwell with a 50% to 36% lead.

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March 17, 2006

38% Favor Censure of President Bush

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Americans believe President Bush should be censured for approving the NSA wiretapping program. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 45% are opposed to the proposal advocated by Senator Russell Feingold.

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March 13, 2006

MA Governor: Mihos (I) Enters Race, Dems Lead

In a prospective three-way match-up, Democratic Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly leads with 38% support from likely voters versus Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey's 27% and Mihos's 19%. Seventeen percent (17%) are Not Sure.

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March 11, 2006

Missouri Senate

Our latest survey of the race for Missouri Senate shows State Auditor Claire McCaskill (D) leading Senator Jim Talent (R) 43% to 40%.

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March 10, 2006

Generic Republicans Best President on National Security

Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans say they generally trust Republicans more than Democrats on national security issues while 38% place more trust in the Democrats. That five point advantage for generic Republicans is fairly modest, but is better than the numbers the President has mustered.

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March 7, 2006

Abortion Issue Remains Challenging for Americans

Three out of five Americans (61%) know someone who has had an abortion. That fact adds a sobering reality to all political discussions on this contentious issue.

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March 7, 2006

South Dakota: Abortion Issue Center Stage

On March 6, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds (R) signed a sweeping abortion ban that allows the procedure only when needed to save the life of the pregnant woman. South Dakota voters are evenly divided on the issue.