10:02 AM, Nov 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Quinnipiac's final poll of the Iowa Senate race finds Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst tied at 47 percent. The poll shows Braley closing the gap from Quinnipiac's previous poll in late October that showed him trailing Ernst by four points, 49 percent to 45 percent.
The Quinnipiac survey shows a much closer race than the final poll from the Des Moines Register, which gave Ernst a 7-point lead and 51 percent of the vote to Braley's 44 percent. The Real Clear Politics average of polls gives Ernst only a small, 1.4-point advantage.
As both campaigns wrap up their swings around the Hawkeye State, Democratic senator Tom Harkin, who is retiring from the seat after this election, told supporters not to be fooled by Ernst simply because she is "really attractive" and "sounds nice."
“I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers, but if she votes like Michele Bachmann, she’s wrong for the state of Iowa," said Harkin in a video obtained by BuzzFeed.
Ernst responded Monday morning, saying she was "very offended" by Harkin's remarks. "I think it’s unfortunate that he and many in their party believe that you can’t be a real woman if you’re conservative and female,” Ernst said on Fox News.
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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