All Federal Politics Is National

By: Monday September 8, 2014 11:46 am

Over the weekend there were a slew of new polls from NBC/Marist and CBS News/New York Time/YouGov covering every single senate race and they almost all fit a clear and simple pattern. In states that traditionally go Republican in Presidential elections the Republican Senate candidates hold the lead, while Democrats are ahead in the states [...]

Over Half the Country is Voting Wrong

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:41 am

I found the result of a new McClatchy-Marist poll interesting and a bit disappointing. Among registered voters only 46 percent said their impression of President Obama would be a factor in deciding how to vote for congress this November. A majority, 51 percent, said their impression of him would not be a factor at all. [...]

The 2016 Republican Frontrunner Is Rand Paul

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 9:52 am

A series of polls out today makes it clear the frontrunner in the 2016 Republicans presidential primary is actually Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). The latest Marist-NBC polls in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire have Paul in the top spot. In New Hampshire Paul is winning 14 percent of potential Republican electorate, [...]

Christie’s Support Plummets Nationally

By: Tuesday February 11, 2014 10:53 am

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) went from being by far the strongest general election candidate in the Republican presidential field to now the worst performing of potential 2016 hopefuls. It has been a remarkably fast drop that hasn’t seemed to have bottomed out yet.. Before the bridge scandal Christie was roughly tied with Hillary Clinton in [...]

Bridge Scandal Noticeably Curbs Christie’s General Election Appeal

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 1:51 pm

In the short term the bridge scandal hasn’t done much damage to Gov. Chris Christie with 2106 Republican primary voters. A new NBC News/Marist poll found 69 percent of Republican say the scandal has not changed their opinion about him. The majority of Republicans think he is telling the truth and 71 percent still see [...]

NYC Mayor: Weiner’s Support Grows but the Runoff Will Be a Problem

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 9:51 am

Since Anthony Weiner officially announced his return to politics, his support in the New York mayoral race has grown significantly. According to a new Marist poll, he is now in second place, trailing Christine Quinn by only five points in the Democratic primary. From Marist: Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who [...]

Poll Finds Very Close Race for Virginia Governor

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 1:44 pm

The only states that are holding important statewide elections this November are New Jersey and Virginia. Of the two the only one where the gubernatorial race is likely to actually be competitive is Virginia. A new Marist poll found Democrat Terry McAuliffe with slim two point lead over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli among registered [...]

Marist: Obama Leads in IA, NH and WI

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 9:50 am

President Obama holds a small lead in Iowa, New Hampshire and Wisconsin according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls. If Obama wins Ohio, as most of the polling now indicates he will, he would need only one or two more swing states to get to 270. Iowa Marist (10/28-29) Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% Other [...]

Marist: Race Tied in Colorado, Obama Up by Three in Nevada

By: Friday October 26, 2012 10:03 am

Despite Nevada being the state with the worst unemployment rate throughout Obama’s tenure, he still manages to hold a modest lead there over Mitt Romney. The latest NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls show Obama up by three in Nevada and the race completely tied in Colorado. Nevada Marist (10/23-24) Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 47% Other 1% [...]

Marist: Obama Still Leads in Iowa and Wisconsin

By: Friday October 19, 2012 10:18 am

If President Obama can hold on to Ohio, where he is currently favored to win, he only needs to capture one or two other swing states to get to 270 Electoral College votes. It appears one of the most likely combinations would be for Obama to win maybe Iowa and Wisconsin. A new set of [...]

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