2010 Senate Races: Last PPP Polls Show GOP Gains

By: Monday November 1, 2010 10:52 am

Tomorrow is election day, and PPP has just released a slew of polls on the most important Senate races. PPP found Republicans leading in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alaska and Kentucky, and Democrats with the lead in California and West Virginia. Colorado, Nevada, and Washington are all likely too close to call. Lean Republican Kentucky Rand Paul [...]

CA Gov, Sen: Democrats Brown, Boxer Hold Strong

By: Friday October 29, 2010 11:00 am

Across the country, many Democrats are struggling. But this year in California, things seem to be going well for the Democrats at the top of the ticket. The California-based Field poll, one of the most accurate horserace pollsters, is out with their latest numbers showing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara [...]

CA Sen: All Recent Polls Show Boxer with Lead

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 11:25 am

Some good news for Democrats this cycle comes from California, where all the recent polling has shown incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer with a solid lead over Republican Carly Fiorina. SurveyUSA (10/21-25) Barbara Boxer (D) 45 Carly Fiorina (R) 40 Other 7 Undecided 8 Suffolk (10/21-24) Barbara Boxer (D) 52 Carly Fiorina (R) 43 Other [...]

WA, CA Sen: As Seen Across America, Races Continue to Tighten

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 12:40 pm

As election day fast approaches, almost every contested Senate race seems to be tightening.  There are now currently nine Senate race where at least one public poll has found the race within the margin of error. The trend continues with new polls out of the Washington and California. Washington State McClatchy-Marist (PDF) (10/14-17) Patty Murray [...]

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Hold Modest Leads

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 11:59 am

In California, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic senator Barbara Boxer both hold single-digit leads over their Republican opponents according to the latest SurveyUSA poll of likely voters. SurveyUSA (9/30-10/3) Governor Jerry Brown (D) 47 Meg Whitman (R) 43 Other 8 Undecided 2 Senate Barbara Boxer (D) 46 Carly Fiorina (R) 43 Other [...]

Ads of the Week

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 1:39 pm

So when I think of it, I’ll post some campaign ads that caught my eye throughout the week. Here goes: • Conservative Democrat Bobby Bright proudly announces that he votes 80% of the time with John Boehner. If you’ve given to the DCCC in the past two years, your money is going to someone like [...]

CA Poll: Boxer Strong, Governor Race Tied, Big Oil Prop 23 Struggling

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 4:22 pm

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is out with its poll of all things California politics (pdf). Among the highlights is another confirmation that Barbara Boxer appears to be heading to re-election. The gubernatorial race is effectively tied, Big Oil’s anti-energy reform Proposition 23 is in bad shape and Proposition 19 continues to improve (now [...]

CA Sen: More Polling Shows Boxer Pulling Away

By: Friday September 24, 2010 2:18 pm

The good news keeps coming for incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. The latest Field Poll of likely voters has her leading Carly Fiorina by six points. Field Poll (PDF) (9/14-21) Barbara Boxer (D) 47 Carly Fiorina (R) 41 Undecided/Other 12 Importantly, the trend has been in Boxer’s direction for the past several months. In March, [...]

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Move into Lead

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 2:06 pm

Throughout this cycle, SurveyUSA’s polling in California has been slightly less favorable for Democrats, but the most recent poll for CBS 5 shows clear movement in favor of Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. Both Democrats now lead in their respective races: SurveyUSA (9/19-21) Governor Meg Whitman (R) 43 Jerry Brown (D) [...]

CA Sen: Boxer at 50%, Leads Fiorina by Eight

By: Monday September 20, 2010 1:30 pm

Republicans’ path to taking over the Senate this year was always very narrow, and was made even narrower by the recent GOP primary upset victory of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, which has moved that race into the “leans Democrat” column. To win the ten races needed to take control of the Senate would require a [...]

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