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January 31, 2006

Election Polls 2006

List and links of Election 2006 Governor & Senate polls conducted in January 2006.

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January 31, 2006

Alito Not Expected to Change Court

Just 20% of Americans believe that the addition of Samuel Alito will significantly change the Supreme Court. A Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 35% believe the Court will change a little while 32% believe it will stay pretty much the same.

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January 30, 2006

North Dakota Senate: Double Digit Leads for Conrad

With no challenge to fend off from popular Governor John Hoeven, whom the White House and others had urged to run for Senate this year, the path to reelection of incumbent Democratic Senator Kent Conrad so far appears smooth.

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January 29, 2006

Minnesota Governor: Pawlenty (R) 47% Hatch (DFL) 44%

When voters consider a face-off between the two, Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty just nudges past his strongest rival and frequent thorn-in-side, DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll finds Pawlenty leading Hatch 47% to 44%.

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January 28, 2006

Minnesota Senate: Toss-Up

In the scramble to take over the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Senator Mark Dayton, likely Republican nominee Representative Mark Kennedy is neck-and-neck with DFL county attorney Amy Klobuchar. (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party).

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January 27, 2006

Connecticut Senate: Lieberman in Command

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (D) faces grumbling and discontent from the left wing of his own party about his position on Iraq.

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January 26, 2006

Colorado Governor

Matched against Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez, Hickenlooper leads 43% to 38% in our survey of 500 likely voters. Matched against University of Denver President Marc Holtzman, Hickenlooper leads more comfortably, 46% to 36%.

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January 25, 2006

Kansas Governor: Sebelius Leads

The first Rasmussen Reports Kansas poll of 2006 shows the incumbent Governor, Kathleen Sebelius (D), leading former state House Speaker Robin Jennison (R) 46% to 32%. Sebelius also leads state Senator Jim Barnett (R) 46% to 35%.

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January 25, 2006

New Jersey Senate: Kean Takes the Lead

In the race to be New Jersey's next U.S. Senator, Republican state Senator Tom Kean Jr. now leads appointed Democratic Senator Robert Menendez 42% to 35%. Kean is son of a popular former governor.

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January 25, 2006

Hillary Meter: 46% Liberal

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Americans say they will definitely vote for Senator Hillary Clinton if she runs for President in 2008. Thirty-nine percent (39%) will definitely vote against her.

The former First Lady is viewed as politically liberal by 46% of voters (up from 39% two weeks ago). Thirty-three percent (33%) see her as politically moderate (see trends).

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January 24, 2006

California Governor

In a match-up with State Treasurer Phil Angelides, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger leads Angelides 41% to 39%. Matched with State Comptroller Steve Westly, Schwarzenegger trails 39% to 40%.

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January 21, 2006

Americans Not Shocked by Abramoff

Forty percent (40%) of Americans say that used-car salesmen are generally more ethical than members of Congress. A Rasmussen Reports survey finds that Just 27% believe the nation's elected representatives are more ethical.

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January 20, 2006

Michigan Governor: Granholm By 11

The Democratic governor of Michigan may have the advantage of incumbency but, burdened by the state's lackluster employment outlook, has yet to win support from more than 50% of likely voters in a match-up with her likely Republican opponent.

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January 20, 2006

Michigan Senate: Stabenow with Big Lead

Senator Debbie Stabenow enjoys a healthy 20-28 percentage point edge against the three Republicans vying to challenge her in the general election.

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January 20, 2006

Issues 2006

When asked about some issues that may impact Election 2006, 75% of Americans rate Health Care as "very important." Seventy-four percent (74%) say the same about the Economy and Political Corruption.

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January 19, 2006

Pennsylvania Governor: Rendell-Swann a Toss-up

Our latest poll of the race for Pennsylvania governor shows Republican Lynn Swann, the former receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, narrowly leading Democratic Governor Ed Rendell 45% to 43%.

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January 19, 2006

Pennsylvania Senate: Santorum Still Trailing by 15

Blunt-talking Republican Senator Rick Santorum continues to trail his likely Democratic opponent, Bob Casey, Jr. in the closely watched race over his Senate seat. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Casey leading by 15 percentage points, 53% to 38%.

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January 18, 2006

Arkansas Governor

Democrat Mike Beebe is maintaining a narrow lead, 46% to 40%, over Republican Asa Hutchinson in the race to succeed Governor Mike Huckabee.

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January 18, 2006

Virginia Senate: Allen With Big Lead

Virginia Senator George Allen (R) leads Northern Virginia businessman Harris Miller (D) by 30 percentage points in his bid for re-election.

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January 13, 2006

Maryland Governor: Ehrlich Moves Past O'Malley, Duncan

The seesaw in Maryland's Senate race is echoed in the race for Governor. As in the Senate campaign, support for Democratic candidates bulged in November during a politically rough time for Republicans nationally, but has now slackened.