How Bad Election Rules Gave Us a Weird Fusion Ticket in Alaska Governor’s Race

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:17 pm

The biggest political news of the day comes from the Alaska. There the Independent candidate for governor, Bill Walker, and the Democratic candidate, Byron Mallott, decided to merge their campaign to give them the best chance of beating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker will run for governor with Mallot as his running mate. From the Alaska [...]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Vulnerable to Potential Recall Campaign

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 5:29 pm

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been steadily making himself less popular in Wisconsin, so much so that he is now potentially vulnerable to a recall campaign, which could theoretically be launched six months from now. From PPP polling: 43% of voters now approve of the job [Scott] Walker is doing to 54% who disapprove. When [...]

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 [...]

FL Gov: Sink and Scott Tied

By: Friday October 22, 2010 12:50 pm

According to the newest Sunshine State News Poll, the race for Governor in Florida is dead even with Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott each getting 45 percent of the vote. Sunshine State News (10/20) Alex Sink (D) 45 Rick Scott (R) 45 Other 8 Undecided 2 The Florida gubernatorial election is one of [...]

NY Gov: Cuomo Leads Paladino by 35 Points – Will Mad Carl Hurt GOP Down Ballot?

By: Monday October 18, 2010 8:04 pm

Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is totally crushing his Republican opponent, Carl Palidino, in the New York gubernatorial race according to the latest New York Times poll. Cuomo is leading by whopping 35 points. New York Times (10/10-15) Andrew Cuomo (D) 59 Carl Paladino (R) 24 Someone else/Neither 2 Won’t Vote 4 DK/NA 12 The [...]

CO Gov: Maes’ Low Total Could Cost GOP “Major Party” Status

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 9:59 pm

Dan Maes, the Republican Party’s nominee for governor in Colorado, is now polling at only 13 percent according to the latest PPP poll. Beyond helping to ensure that Democrat John Hickenlooper wins, Maes’ total implosion as a candidate could end up costing the Colorado Republican Party its legal status as a major party. PPP (PDF) [...]

FL Gov: Republican Scott Now up by Six over Democrat Sink

By: Friday October 1, 2010 2:35 pm

Self-funded millionaire Rick Scott is now leading in the Florida Governor’s race by six points over Democrat Alex Sink, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll of likely voters. Quinnipiac (9/23-28) Rick Scott (R) 49 Alex Sink (D) 43 Someone else 1 DK/NA 7 After the Rick Scott won the extremely heated GOP primary, there was [...]

NY Gov: Lazio Gives Up Conservative Party Line, Clearing Way for Paladino

By: Monday September 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Earlier this month, Rick Lazio lost New York’s Republican gubernatorial primary in a surprise upset to Carl Paladino. Lazio, however, had already received the nomination of the Conservative Party, and so would have remained on the ballot–likely drawing more votes away from Paladino than from the Democratic nominee, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. But [...]

CA Gov: More Enthusiastic Voters Give Brown Solid Lead over Whitman

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 7:34 pm

Despite setting a record for campaign spending, Republican Meg Whitman is trailing Jerry Brown by a significant margin according to the newest PPP poll. PPP (PDF) (9/14-16) Jerry Brown (D) 47 Meg Whitman (R) 42 Undecided 12 Even though Brown is not particularly popular, he is at least more popular than Whitman. From Tom Jensen: [...]

FL Gov: Democrat Sink Starts General Election Campaign with Lead Over GOP Nom Scott

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 8:33 pm

Last night, outsider millionaire Rick Scott beat establishment choice Bill McCollum to become the Republican Party’s nominee for governor in Florida. But Scott has not emerged from the brutal primary unscathed. He has strong net unfavorable numbers and is currently trailing Democrat Alex Sink according to the latest poll from PPP (PDF). PPP (PDF) (8/21-22) [...]

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