4/8: Slow Down You Move Too Fast

No, this isn’t about the 24/7 cable driven news cycle that is dominating political coverage.  I’ll save that for another day. Instead, this rant focuses on the GOP and how it might weather tough electoral times. Despite a relatively clear cut electoral outcome in November, D.C. is already waist deep in partisanship. Beltway Democrats and Republicans are travelling down a well-worn path.  Now, I know the party bickering never really subsided.  But, I believe it’s in the Republican self-interest and national interest, as well, for GOP leaders to rise above the fray and give Obama his electoral... 

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Virginia

With Virginia’s 13 electoral votes up for grabs, Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain are engaged in a competitive contest in Virginia. Obama leads McCain by 6 percentage points among registered voters. When looking at Virginia’s likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama receives a majority of the vote — 51% — to McCain’s 47%, a four percentage point margin. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Colorado

Just two months ago, Senator Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination in the Centennial State, and today, Colorado voters give Barack Obama a lead in the contest against his Republican rival Senator John McCain for the state’s 9 electoral votes. Among registered voters in Colorado, Obama receives 52% to McCain’s 43%. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Iowa

Senator Barack Obama is ahead of Senator John McCain by 8 percentage points among Iowa’s registered voters and has a 10 percentage point margin among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. With about one week to go until Election Day, 48% of registered voters in Iowa support Obama compared with 40% for McCain. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in New Hampshire

Candidates Locked in Tight Race…Obama Edges McCain Among Likely Voters: With just eight days until Election Day, Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain are in a close contest for New Hampshire’s four electoral votes. Among registered voters in New Hampshire, Obama has 47% to 43% for McCain. Neither candidate has made significant inroads in the Granite State in the past month. Read the full post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in New York

Both registered voters and likely voters in New York State overwhelmingly support Senator Barack Obama for president. Among registered voters, Obama is ahead of McCain by 30 percentage points, 60% to 30%. Looking at likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, the Democrat widens the gap. Obama distances himself from McCain by 36 percentage points, 65% to 29%. Read the full post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential, Senate Races in New Jersey

Senator Barack Obama leads Senator John McCain by 17 percentage points among both New Jersey registered voters and likely voters. Obama sprints ahead of McCain — 53% to 36% — among registered voters. Among likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama outdistances McCain 56% to 39%. The contest in New Jersey had been in jeopardy for Obama just last month following the Republican National Convention. In a Marist Poll conducted in September, Obama had 48% to 45% for his Republican rival McCain among likely voters. That was within the poll’s margin... 

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Pennsylvania

The once tight presidential race in Pennsylvania is now tipping in Senator Barack Obama’s favor. He leads Senator John McCain among the state’s registered voters 49% to 40%. Among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama is in front of McCain by 12 percentage points — 53% to 41%. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Ohio

The presidential race in Ohio is no longer a statistical dead heat. Among registered voters, Senator Barack Obama now outpaces Senator John McCain 48% to 40%. A Marist Poll conducted just last month had McCain and Obama each with the support of 44% of registered voters. Among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama has 49% compared with 45% for McCain. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in New Hampshire

With New Hampshire’s 4 electoral votes on the line, Senator Barack Obama has the support of 48% to 45% for Senator John McCain among New Hampshire’s registered voters. However, factor in New Hampshire’s likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, and Barack Obama has a 6 percentage point edge over John McCain. Obama leads McCain 51% to 45%. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Iowa

Although the presidential race between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain is a close contest among Iowa’s registered voters, the Democratic candidate leads his Republican opponent by double digits among voters likely to vote on Election Day. 46% of Iowa’s registered voters say they support Obama while 41% say they back McCain. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Pennsylvania

45% of Pennsylvania’s registered voters support Senator Barack Obama for president while 42% are behind Senator John McCain. Likely voters in the state, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, give Barack Obama the advantage over McCain — 49% to 44%. 87% of likely Democratic voters are behind their party’s candidate compared with 92% of likely Republican voters who support their choice. 49% of Independent voters likely to vote on Election Day support Obama compared with 40% who are for McCain. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Ohio

The race for the White House is a dead heat among registered voters in Ohio. 44% of the state’s registered voters say they support Senator Barack Obama — the same proportion who backs Senator John McCain. When likely Ohio voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, are factored into the equation, Obama has 47% to McCain’s 45%. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Michigan

In a survey conducted entirely after this week’s economic crisis hit, Senator Barack Obama leads Senator John McCain — 50% to 41% — among Michigan’s registered voters. Obama maintains his lead among the state’s likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a specific candidate. 52% of likely voters say they favor Obama compared with 43% who back McCain. Read entire post  Read More →

The Battleground: The Presidential Race in Mich., Ohio, and Pa.

MICHIGAN: Barack Obama Leads John McCain by 9 Percentage Points in the Wake of Nation’s Economic Crisis: In a survey conducted entirely after this week’s economic crisis hit, Senator Barack Obama leads Senator John McCain — 50% to 41% — among Michigan’s registered voters. OHIO: It’s a Tossup: 44% of Ohio’s registered voters say they support Senator Barack Obama — the same proportion who backs Senator John McCain. PENNSYLVANIA: Tight Race…Edge to Obama: 45% of Pennsylvania’s registered voters support Barack Obama for president while 42% are behind John McCain. Likely... 

New Jersey: Presidential Politics & the Race for U.S. Senate

With 15 electoral votes up for grabs in New Jersey, 47% of registered voters in the state say they support Senator Barack Obama for president while 40% say they back Senator John McCain. That’s the same margin in New Jersey with which former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry beat President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. However, Obama’s lead shrinks when looking at likely voters, including those who are leaning toward a specific candidate. 48% of likely voters support Obama while 45% are behind McCain. Read the full post  Read More →

2006 Race for U.S. Senate in New York

Voters favor Senator Hillary Clinton at opening bell, but many voters are waiting for round two: In a poll conducted last night on the 2006 race for U.S. Senate in New York, incumbent Senator Hillary Clinton receives the support of 50% of registered voters compared with 28% for Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro. More than one in five voters are not taking sides, a significant increase from a similar poll conducted in April. Read the full post  Read More →