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Open Thread Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

So you all want an Open Thread? Here’s one….

Scott Leads Nelson By 4% in FL

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

He wasn’t quite the front runner in the Democratic primary in Maryland for the right to take on Larry Hogan, but Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was in the top three and his death overnight will change the course of that race.

Meanwhile in Florida, a new poll from Florida Atlantic University shows Rick Scott holding a 4% lead over sitting Senator Bill nelson, although that is down from the previous poll FAU took.

US SENATE – FLORIDA (FAU)
Rick Scott (R) 445
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 405

This poll was done May 4-7 among 1000 registered voters.

Blankenship Leads in Two Internal WV Primary Polls

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Republicans in West Virginia might be on the verge of nominating an outright racist as their nominee if the polls reported in this article by The Weekly Standard are to be believed.

The results of an internal campaign poll conducted for one rival Senate campaign on Saturday and Sunday were: Blankenship 31 percent, Jenkins 28 percent, Morrissey 27 percent.

The results of another internal poll conducted Friday and Saturday were: Blankenship 28 percent, Morrissey 27 percent, Jenkins 14 percent. Two weeks earlier, the same rival campaign found Blankenship at 14 percent, Morrissey at 29 percent, and Jenkins at 26 percent.

I did like this quote at the end of the article which basically sums up the Republican Party across the nation these days:

If Blankenship manages to win despite Trump’s opposition, it will be a strong data point for Kentucky congressman Thomas Massie’s theory that many Republican primary voters are simply “voting for the craziest son of a bitch in the race.”

If there is any wonder why my interest in national politics and even posting on this website was waned so much, it is the complete an utter disappearance of sanity in the Republican Party that plays a big part of it. Sadly a majority of Republican primary voters, not just in West Virginia, but everywhere seem to agree with this sentiment…the crazier the better….

Sanders Leads Biden in NH

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The 2020 primary election in New Hampshire is a mere 21 months away and right now, Bernie Sanders has overtaken Joe Biden to see who gets to take on (presumably) Donald Trump according to a new poll from the University of New Hampshire.

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (UNH)
Bernie Sanders 28%
Joe Biden 26%
Elizabeth Warren 11%
Kamala Harris 6%
Cory Booker 5%
Joseph Kennedy 3%
Martin O’Malley 2%
Kirsten Gillibrand 1%
John Hickenlooper 1%
Amy Klobuchar 1%

They also released a simple head-to-head matchup in a potential Republican primary between Donald Trump and John Kasich.

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – GOP PRIAMRY (UNH)
Donald Trump (inc) 67%
John Kasich 19%

This poll was done April 13-22 among likely primary voters in each party.

Hogan At 69% Approval in MD, Leads All Dems By Double Digits

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Goucher College has a new poll out showing how well Republican Governor Larry Hogan has done in making sure to separate himself from Donald Trump. Hogan’s job approval rating, as a Republican in Maryland, is an incredible 69% as the same time Donald Trump’s DISapproval stands at 70%. In head-to-head match ups with the gaggle of Democrats running, Hogan holds a double-digit lead.

GOVERNOR – MARYLAND (Goucher)
Larry Hogan (R) 44%
Rushern Baker 31%

Larry Hogan (R-inc) 44%
Ben Jealous (D) 31%

Larry Hogan (R-inc) 45%)
Kevin Kamenetz (D) 28%

Larry Hogan (R-inc) 45%
Rich Madaleno (D) 27%

Larry Hogan (R-inc) 46%
Alec Ross (D) 26%

Larry Hogan (R-inc) 47%
Jim Shea (D) 27%

Larry Hogan (R-inc) 45%
Krish Vignarajah (D) 25%

This poll was done April 14-19 among likely voters.

Lesko Leads By 6% in AZ-8 Special

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Emerson College has released a new poll for the Special election in Arizona that will be held tomorrow night and it shows Republican Debbie Lesko surging from a deficit last week in an Emerson College poll to a 6% lead today.

US HOUSE – ARIZONA – CD8 SPECIAL (Emerson)
Debbie Lesko (R) 49%
Hiral Tipirneni (D) 43%

This poll was done April 19-23 among 400 likely voters.

Cruz Only Leads O’Rourke By 3% in TX

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

We have a new poll from Quinnipiac University for the state of Texas that shows just how much trouble Republicans are going to be in just for simply being a Republican.

US SENATE – TEXAS (Quinnipiac)
Ted Cruz (R-inc) 47%
Beto O’Rourke (D) 44%

GOVERNOR – TEXAS (Quinnipiac)
Greg Abbott (R-inc) 49%
Lupe Valdez (D) 40%

Greg Abbott (R-inc) 48%
Andrew White (D) 41%

This poll was done April 12-17 among 1029 registered voters.

Nelson Leads Scott By 6% in FL

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Oh thank goodness, this website is still here….

Public Policy Polling has released a new poll for the just joined batle of Bill Nelson and Rick Scott in Florida and it shows the incumbent Democrat with a 6% lead.

US SENATE – FLORIDA (PPP)
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 50%
Rick Scott (R) 44%

This poll was done April 10-11 among 661 registered voters. The article does state “Democratic consultant Christian Ulvert of EDGE Communications paid for the poll. He is currently serving as a senior adviser to Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine’s gubernatorial campaign.”

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Go Nova!

Pritzker Leads Rauner By 18% in IL

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

It appears to be only being reported on Twitter currently, but the first new poll for the gubernatorial race in Illinois since the primary shows the incumbent Republican Governor well on his way to a resounding defeat in November.