3:01 PM, Jun 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll finds Colorado Republican Cory Gardner neck and neck with the Democratic senator Mark Udall in what's become one of the hottest Senate races of the midterm elections. Rasmussen Reports finds Udall with 43 percent support and Gardner, a two-term congressman, with 42 percent support, a virtual tie between the candidates.
The Rasmussen poll is just the latest to show first-termer Udall below 50 percent support, and Real Clear Politics's poll average shows the race is a true toss-up. Both Udall and Gardner easily won their respective primaries this month, with Gardner clearing the Republican field earlier this year in a move that signalled to the national party the race was winnable.
The ad war between the two has already started, with Udall appearing in an ad attacking Gardner for wanting to ban birth control, and Gardner responding with his own ad targeting the Democrat's vote and continued support for Obamacare. The 39-year-old Gardner has also argued the Senate needs a "new generation," contrasting himself with the 63-year-old Udall, who also served in the House of Representatives for 10 years before entering the Senate.
Colorado Republicans also say they are counting the issue of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas drilling will work their advantage in a state where the ascendent Democratic party is starting to fracture around the issue. Democratic congressman Jared Polis is financing several local ballot initiatives to ban or limit the practice of fracking, while the state's Democratic governor John Hickenlooper, a geologist by trade, has traditionally supported Colorado's energy industry. Udall, meanwhile, has remained silent on the proposed bans. Expect to hear more about these divisions in the coming months.
7:42 AM, Mar 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Colorado senator Mark Udall, a Democrat first elected in 2008, is in a statistical tie with Republican challenger Cory Gardner, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
The survey of likely voters in Colorado found 42 percent support Udall, while 41 percent support Gardner, a two-term congressman. Thirteen percent remain undecided.
12:52 PM, Oct 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Terry McAuliffe has a 17-point lead over Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. McAuliffe, the Democrat, enjoys his largest lead yet in the race with 50 percent of the vote, while Republican Cuccinelli has 33 percent. The Libertarian candidate, Robert Sarvis, has eight percent support.
11:31 AM, Sep 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of likely Virginia voters show Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by seven points in this fall's gubernatorial election. Rasmussen Reports found McAuliffe with 45 percent support compared to Cuccinelli's 38 percent.
12:20 PM, Jul 10, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports finds that 50 percent of Americans say they support the Senate's recently passed immigration reform bill, and when told that the Congressional Budget Office has figured that the plan would only cut illegal immigration by half, only 39 percent of those same Americans say they still support the plan.
1:32 PM, Oct 12, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney has broken the 50 percent threshold of support in Florida and leads Barack Obama by four points in the Sunshine State, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. Of the 750 likely Florida voters polled, 51 percent support Romney and 47 percent support Obama. That's Romney's largest lead in Rasmussen's Florida polling.
3:40 PM, Oct 6, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In its first national polling taken mostly after Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Rasmussen Reports shows Mitt Romney up 2 points on President Obama (49 to 47 percent). Before the debate, Obama was up 2 points on Romney (49 to 47 percent). Among independent voters, Romney now leads by 16 points (54 to 38 percent).
2:51 PM, Sep 11, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Slightly more Americans trust Barack Obama than Mitt Romney on the issue of job creation, a new poll from Rasmussen shows. Forty-seven percent of those polled said they trust Obama more on job creation, compared to 45 percent who say they trust Romney more.
2:33 PM, Sep 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by four points according to Rasmussen's latest daily tracking poll, released Sunday. Forty-eight percent of likely voters support Romney, with 44 percent supporting Obama. This shows a six-point swing for Romney from last week's Rasmussen poll, when the Republican trailed the Democratic president by two points.
3:26 PM, Aug 14, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
According to a poll from Rasmussen, Paul Ryan as 51 percent favorability with likely voters in Ohio, a crucial Midwestern swing state Mitt Romney may need to pick up to win the White House. Ryan, a Midwesterner himself from Wisconsin, has 39 percent unfavorability among likely voters in the Buckeye State.