May 3, 2022

    Open Thread Tuesday – Supreme Court

    If I can’t put up an open thread for the news today, then I might as well close up shop….

    April 18, 2022

    Kemp Dominates GOP Field, Raffensberger Trails in GA

    A mixed bag for candidates endorsed by Donald Trump in the state of Georgia where his favored gubernatorial candidate trails badly to incumbent Brian Kemp. On the flipside, his chosen candidate for Secretary of State, Jody Hice, holds a large lead over incumbent Brad Raffensberger. Here is the latest poll from Landmark Communications.

    Brian Kemp (inc) 52%
    David Perdue 28%
    Kandiss Taylor 10%
    Catherine Davis 1%

    Jody Hice 35%
    Brad Raffensperger (inc) 18%
    David Belle Isle 10%
    TJ Hudson 3%

    Herschel Walker 64%
    Gary Black 9%
    Lantham Saddler 5%
    Kelvin King 4%
    Josh Clark 3%
    Jon McColumn 0%

    This poll was done April 9-10 among 660 likely primary voters. I do wonder, if given a choice, which incumbent Trump would rather see go down. It would also be curious to know whom Democrats and Stacey Abrams would rather face for Governor, an emboldened Kemp who can play the “I beat Trump” card in a General Election or a Trump loyalist?

    April 5, 2022

    Budd Best Against Beasley in NC

    We have a new poll from Emerson College for the state of North Carolina that shows Republicans may have to pick the right candidate if they hope to hold the seat of outgoing US Senator Richard Burr.

    Ted Budd (R) 50%
    Cheri Beasley (D) 43%

    Mark Walker (R) 47%
    Cheri Beasley (D) 42%

    Marjorie Eastman (R) 44%
    Cheri Beasley (D) 44%

    Cheri Beasley (D) 43%
    Pat McCrory (R) 41%

    This poll was done April 2-4 among 1047 registered voters.

    March 22, 2022

    Trump Leads Biden Nationally By 3%

    Time for my biweekly check-in. We have a new poll from Emerson College that came out today that has Donald trump ahead of Joe Biden by 3%.

    Donald Trump (R) 45%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 425

    It may have been this line form the article that jumped out at me even more.

    Former President Trump has a nearly 12-point favorability advantage over Biden: 59% of voters say they are somewhat or very favorable of Trump, compared with 47% who are somewhat or very favorable of Biden.

    This poll was done March 18-20 among 1023 registered voters.

    March 8, 2022

    Walker Leads Warnock By 4% in GA, Trump Dominates Biden

    Okay, back to polling. There is a new poll from Blueprint Polling out of the state of Georgia which has Republican Herschel Walker up by 4% over incumbent Raphael Warnock while Donald Trump would easily win a rematch in a state he lost in 2020.

    US SENATE – GEORGIA (Blueprint Polling)
    Herschel Walker (R-inc) 49%
    Raphael Warnock (D) 45%

    PRESIDENT – GEORGIA (Blueprint Polling)
    Donald Trump (R) 50%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 36%

    This poll was done March 2-8 among 662 likely voters.

    February 24, 2022

    Open Thread

    I was going to post a new poll but it seems a little out of place with what is going on in Ukraine….

    February 8, 2022

    Hogan Will Not Run for US Senate in MD

    From WBAL:

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate, rebuffing an aggressive recruitment push from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who saw the term-limited governor as the GOP’s best chance to win in the deep-blue state.

    Hogan announced his decision during an unrelated afternoon press conference in the governor’s mansion, explaining that he could not finish his term as governor effectively and run for the Senate at the same time.

    “I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate,” Hogan told reporters. “I sincerely appreciate all the people who have been encouraging me to consider it.”

    That’s too bad as we do need more Republicans like Larry Hogan as the face of the party. But as popular and great a Governor as he has been for Maryland, even I would be skeptical he could win a statewide federal race as a Republican in Maryland, especially against an incumbent Democratic US Senator who hasn’t done much to really anger voters enough that I see them crossing party lines to vote against him and or Hogan.

    While Hogan was no doubt a great candidate in 2014 and has been a popular Governor since being elected, even I can admit he did have an advantage of taking on a terrible Democratic candidate in 2014 who took the race completely for granted coupled with it being a GOP wave year in 2014. Then four years later, with Hogan holding approval ratings close to 70%, Democrats basically conceded defeat before the General Election began by nominating a gadfly candidate while most of their top potential candidates sat out knowing the race would be easier with an open seat instead of a popular incumbent.

    February 2, 2022

    Rubio and DeSantis Leads Races for Re-Election in FL

    Good news for Republican incumbents in the state of Florida where they lead both the US Senate and Gubernatorial races according to new poll numbers from Suffolk University.

    US SENATE – FLORIDA (Suffolk)
    Marco Rubio (R-inc) 49%
    Val Demings (D) 41%

    GOVERNOR – FLORIDA (Suffolk)
    Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 51%
    Nikki Fried (D) 40%

    Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 49%
    Charlie Crist (D) 43%

    Donald Trump (R) 47%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 44%

    Ron DeSantis (R) 52%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 44%

    This poll was done January 26-29 among 500 likely voters.

    January 28, 2022

    Another Poll Has Walker Leading Warnock in GA

    We have a second poll this year to show the Herschel Walker has a small lead over Raphael Warnock in a bid for Republicans to regain a US Senate seat they lost in 2020 in Georgia. This poll comes from the University of Georgia.

    Herschel Walker (R) 47%
    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 44%

    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 46%
    Gary Black (R) 41%

    Brian Kemp (R-inc) 48%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 41%

    David Perdue (R) 47%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 43%

    This poll was done January 13-24 among 872 registered voters.

    January 26, 2022

    Walker Tops Warnock By 1% in GA, Kemp Better Against Abrams Than Perdue

    Could have today’s poll from Quinnipiac University showing Republican Herschel Walker ahead of Democrat Raphael Warnock in the state of Georgia and giving Republicans a lead in a pickup opportunity in the US Senate and costing Democrats their majority been the impetus for Steve Breyer to announce his retirement today?

    US SENATE – GEORGIA (Quinnipiac)
    Herschel Walker (R) 49%
    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 48%

    GOVERNOR – GEORGIA (Quinnipiac)
    Brian Kemp (R-inc) 49%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 47%

    David Perdue (R) 48%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 48%

    This poll was done January 19-24 among 1092 registered voters.

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