Jeb drops to 5% in latest Iowa poll.7:31 AM, May 6, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin's Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents. That's down from 25 percent and a 12-point lead in Quinnipiac's February poll, but Walker remains ahead of his Republican rivals, with senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all huddled together behind the Wisconsin governor. This jibes with the Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Iowa caucuses, which gives Walker a 5.5-point advantage.
Getting the biggest boost in Iowa since the February Quinnipiac poll are Rubio and Cruz, who have both declared their candidacies in the last month. Rubio was polling just 4 percent in Iowa in February to 13 percent support in May. Cruz has had a similar trajectory, from 5 percent in February to 12 percent support in May. Paul is tied with Rubio at 13 percent, but that's the exact level of support the Kentucky senator had in February.
And Huckabee, who announced Tuesday he is running for president, maintains the 11 percent support he had back in February. Huckabee previosuly ran for president in 2008, surprising lots of political observers when he won the Iowa caucuses that year.
The rest of the large GOP field is polling in single digits in Iowa. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who officially entered the race on Monday, has just 7 percent support, down from 11 percent in February. That's a bad sign for the political newcomer, who will need to rely on Iowa's socially conservative Republicans to catapult him to the top tier. And former Florida governor Jeb Bush is faring worse, down to 5 percent in May when he was polling 10 percent in February.
The remaining candidates—Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum—are all polling at three percent or less.
Udall calls Gardner "Senator."9:34 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent.
3:51 PM, Aug 6, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican challenger Jeff Bell trails incumbent New Jersey senator Cory Booker by just 10 points, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac. Among registered voters in the Garden State, just 47 percent say they support Booker, the Democrat who won a special election to the Senate last fall and is running for a full term. At 37 percent support is Bell, a conservative activist who was the GOP nominee for Senate in 1978.
8:36 AM, Jul 8, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Hillary Clinton's tour promoting her book Hard Choices may be having an effect—though perhaps not the one the 66-year-old former secretary of state might have wanted. A new poll of the potential 2016 presidential field from Quinnipiac, conducted at the end of June, found support for Clinton among Democratic primary voters at 58 percent.
8:01 AM, Feb 7, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Obamacare is extremely unpopular in Colorado, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, and that looks like trouble for the state's senior senator, first-term Democrat Mark Udall. In its survey of registered voters in Colorado, Quinnipiac found that 60 percent oppose the health-care law, and only 37 percent support it. Those who oppose Obamacare in Colorado include 68 percent of independents, 53 percent of women, and 61 percent of young adults under the age of 30.
5:02 PM, Nov 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Quinnipiac poll finds that the majority of Americans disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president and oppose his health care law. According to the poll of more than 2,000 registered voters, 39 percent approve of Obama's job while 54 percent disapprove. That shows Obama in a worse position than Quinnipiac showed last month, when 45 percent approved and 49 percent disapproved of his job as president.
1:29 PM, Oct 16, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The latest Quinnipiac poll, which shows Mitt Romney just four points behind Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, also shows a three-point Senate race. The incumbent, Democrat Bob Casey, Jr., leads his Republican challenger, Tom Smith, 48 percent to 45 percent, with 7 percent undecided.
1:19 PM, Apr 8, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A new Rasmussen poll shows Colorado GOP Senate candidate Jane Norton leading Democratic senator Michael Bennet 46% to 41%--Norton's margin has actually decreased four points since last months' poll.
Norton also leads Bennet's Democratic primary challenger Andrew Romanoff by 11 points. Her GOP primary challenger Ken Buck polls slightly worse than Norton against the Democrats.
More good news for the future conservative star.9:31 AM, Jan 26, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
When Marco Rubio challenged popular incumbent governor Charlie Crist for Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat, no one thought he had a chance. What these skeptics assumed was that the current state of affairs would persist indefinitely. They ignored electoral dynamism. Events have a way of showing that the future in politics is never a straight-line projection of the present. Take Scott Brown, for example. Or Marco Rubio.
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