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January 13, 2006

Maryland Senate: Steele Now Leading Dems

Maryland is proving to be another state to watch in an election year many have predicted will see nationwide gains for Democrats.

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January 13, 2006

Support for Alito Increases

Sixty-eight percent (68%) say Alito is likely to be confirmed and serve on the Supreme Court, including 43% who say he is very likely to be confirmed. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans now say Alito should be confirmed.

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January 12, 2006

Iowa Governor: Still Toss-Up

The race to succeed Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack remains one to watch. Congressman Jim Nussle, the likely Republican nominee, captures at best 42% of the vote against any one of four possible Democratic opponents.

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January 11, 2006

Montana Senate: Burns Slumping in Wake of Abramoff Plea

Republican Senator Conrad Burns has lost a double-digit lead against the two Democrats most prominently vying for the right to square off against him in November.

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January 11, 2006

Rhode Island Senate: Chafee (R) in Competitive Race

Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) does not break through the 50% level of voter support when matched against two potential challengers in a Rasmussen Reports Election Poll.

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January 11, 2006

Hillary Meter: 39% Liberal

The first Hillary Meter of 2006 shows a more positive perception of New York's Junior Senator than any survey conducted in 2005.

For the first time ever, fewer than 40% of Americans view Clinton as politically liberal. Thirty-nine percent (39%) now see her as liberal while 38% say moderate. Last January, 51% of Americans viewed the former First Lady as liberal. (see trends).

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January 10, 2006

Vermont Governor: Douglas Leads by 23

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has a 23-percentage point lead in his bid for re-election. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Douglas earning 54% of the vote while former state Senator Scudder Parker attracts 31%.

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January 8, 2006

Texas Senate: Hutchison By 39 Points

For a while, Kay Bailey Hutchison flirted with the idea of challenging Texas Governor Rick Perry in a Republican Primary battle that had the potential to be nasty intra-party fight.

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January 8, 2006

Texas Governor: Perry (R) at 40%

A couple of weeks ago, it seemed like Texas Governor Rick Perry might have weathered the intra-party storm. Perry led State Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn by large margins in Republican Primary polling and there were no Democrats likely to beat him one-on-one in the red state of Texas.

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January 8, 2006

Vermont: Sanders Way Ahead

Congressman Bernie Sanders, Vermont's only member in the U.S. House of Representatives, is off to a good-start in his bid to represent Vermont in the U.S. Senate.

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January 8, 2006

Georgia Governor: Perdue Leads by Double Digits

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) starts off the New Year with a 65% Job Approval Rating and a double digit lead over two challengers in his re-election bid.

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January 7, 2006

Ohio Governor: Strickland Leads

Democratic Congressman Ted Strickland enjoys a four-to-sixteen point lead over possible Republican opponents in the Ohio governor's race, according to our first survey to include all three Republican candidates to emerge to date. (Deadline to file in the primaries is February 16.)

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January 7, 2006

Ohio Senate: Tight Race

Ohio Senator Mike DeWine has eked out a narrow lead over both potential Democratic opponents in his re-election effort, but the race remains hotly competitive.

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January 6, 2006

Florida Governor's Race a Toss-Up

As the Jeb Bush era winds down in Florida, the race to replace him as Governor is a toss-up. Match-ups involving two Republicans and two Democrats contending for the job show that nobody has a clear advantage at the beginning of 2006.

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January 5, 2006

Florida Senate: Nelson 54% Harris 31%

Senator Bill Nelson (D) of Florida holds a 23-percentage point lead over Congresswoman Katherine Harris in his bid for re-election.

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January 5, 2006

Washington Senate: Cantwell 51% McGavick 36%

For the third straight time in a Rasmussen Reports election poll, Democrat Maria Cantwell leads Republican Mike McGavick by fifteen percentage points.

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January 4, 2006

Security vs Liberty

Americans are generally comfortable with the current balance between national security concerns and individual liberties.

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January 3, 2006

McCaskill 46% Talent 43%

In the Missouri Senate race, Democrat Claire McCaskill leads Republican Jim Talent by three percentage points.

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January 1, 2006

Views on Immigration by State - January 2006

Views on Immigration by State - January 2006

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December 31, 2005

Election Polls 2006

List and links of Election 2006 and 2008 polls conducted in 2005.