Massachusetts Special Senate Race Is Surprisingly Close

By: Friday May 3, 2013 12:04 pm

Given the strong Democratic leanings of Massachusetts the special election to replace Sen. John Kerry should be a cakewalk for Democratic candidate Ed Markey, yet a new Public Policy Polling survey shows the race is within single digits. Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez is only four points behind Markey. From PPP: PPP’s first poll of the [...]

Colbert Busch Holds Nine Point Lead Over Sanford

By: Monday April 22, 2013 4:43 pm

Despite the strong Republican leanings of South Carolina’s 1st district it looks like Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is on track to win the special election. According to a new PPP poll she holds a nine point lead over former Gov. Mark Sanford. From PPP: PPP’s newest poll on the special election in South Carolina finds [...]

Five Crazy Beliefs That Are Still Less Fringe Among Young People Than Opposing Marriage Equality

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 3:07 pm

It is sometimes hard to get across how incredibly fringe opposition to marriage equality is among the Millennials. Thankfully, Public Policy Polling’s new “conspiracy theory” poll provides a surprisingly useful point of comparison. Here are five things that more voters under 30 believe in more than opposing same-sex marriage. An UFO crashed at Roswell – [...]

Colbert’s Sister Holds Small Lead Over Sanford in Special Election

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 9:48 am

Despite the strong Republican leanings of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch may actually stand a good chance of winning the special election scheduled for May 7th. Colbert Busch is best known as the sister of the Colbert Report’s host Stephen Colbert. According to a new poll by PPP, she holds a [...]

MT Sen: Schweitzer Touts Primary Poll Against Baucus

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 1:21 pm

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer could potentially unseat Senator Max Baucus in a Democratic primary according to a Public Policy Polling survey. The poll found that if Schweitzer decided to run for Senate next year he would start with 54 percent of the primary vote, compared to only 35 percent for Baucus. A poll about a [...]

NJ Sen: Frank Lautenberg Will Not Run Again

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 3:59 pm

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg (D) will not seek re-election in 2014 when his current term is up. The 89 year-old Lautenberg has been a Senator for most of the last three decades. From the Star-Ledger: U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a pugnacious and plain-spoken Democrat who has represented New Jersey for three decades, will not [...]

IA Sen: Steve King Is Early Favorite in GOP Primary

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 12:57 pm

If Rep. Steve King enters the race for the open Iowa Senate seat he would start out as an early favorite in the Republican primary. A Wenzel Strategies poll found King would have a 15 point lead over Rep. Tom Latham in an eight-way contest. Similarly, Public Policy Polling found King with a large lead [...]

GA Sen: Saxby Chambliss to Retire

By: Friday January 25, 2013 10:27 am

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) will not seek another term. Instead of running again in 2014 Chambliss has decided to retire, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will announce this morning that he’s dropping plans to run for a third term in 2014, a decision certain to set off an avalanche of [...]

The Small Way the 2016 Race Already Matters

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 3:36 pm

The 2012 election just ended but already there is polling of the 2016 Presidential contest. Just today there is a poll out by PPP which shows Hillary Clinton and VP Joe Biden leading a potential Democratic primary field. From PPP: 57% of Democrats would like Clinton to be their candidate in 2016. Only Joe Biden [...]

Five Horrible Things Viewed More Favorably Than Congress

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 1:08 pm

Just how despised is Congress these days? Well Public Policy Polling decided to poll it against some of the most hated things in the world and the results are not pretty. Here are just five things that Americans have a higher opinion than Congress.

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