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 [...]

WV Sen: Manchin Moves Up, Now Sports Small Lead

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 1:15 pm

With Republicans’ hopes of winning Delaware’s open Senate seat now dead, the GOP will need to essentially sweep all the competitive races if they are to take control of the Senate. The good news for Democrats is that the lot of West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has improved slightly in the latest PPP poll of [...]

Invisible Republicans Don’t Want Voters to Know Their Plans

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 1:34 pm

We’re seeing more and more discussion of the fact that Republican candidates nationwide have basically dropped off the map, relying on advertising and the national mood over retail campaigning and public appearances. As of Friday, Colorado Republican Senate hopeful Ken Buck had gone nine consecutive days without holding a public event and acknowledged to The [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 7:48 pm

A recurring segment where I pick out some campaign ads that have caught my eye. • CO-Sen: I know there’s some question about where the money for these Karl Rove-led American Crossroads ads have come from, but until now I haven’t seen one with the potential to be as brutally effective as this number about [...]

WV Sen: NRSC Brings the Heat with $1 Million Ad Buy Against Manchin

By: Friday September 24, 2010 1:17 pm

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching in $1 million ad buy in the West Virginia Senate race in a serious attempt to expand the Senate playing field. It was assumed by most political observers that Gov. Joe Manchin was easily going to win the West Virginia Special senate election. Manchin is currently one of [...]

WV Sen: Manchin-Raese Race Extremely Close

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 5:31 pm

Despite it being a bad year for Democrats nationally, Democratic Governor Joe Manchin is still extremely popular in West Virginia. It was assumed because of his high popularity he would win the Senate Special election easily, but the latest polling from PPP indicated the race is very tight–showing in fact a small lead for Republican [...]

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