Charlie Cook: Congressional Dems Are In Trouble

Labor Day is almost here and Democrats are still waiting for the cavalry to arrive. An exhaustive scan of the horizon reveals no rescuers and none of the things Democrats badly need to save them from tough midterm election losses … Continued

Voters Give GOP Edge On Most Issues

A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds Americans saying the Republicans in Congress would do a better job than the Democrats in Congress of handling seven of nine key election issues. The parties are essentially tied on healthcare, with the environment being … Continued

Kasich Maintains Commanding Lead In Ohio Governor’s Race

Democratic Governor Ted Strickland still trails his Republican challenger, John Kasich, by eight points in his bid for reelection in Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Kasich picking up 47% support while Strickland draws … Continued

Alaska Senate Update: Murkowski Concedes To Miller

After a week of uncertainty that saw both campaigns engage in back-and-forth accusations and increasingly heated rhetoric, Republican Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday night conceded the Alaska GOP Senate primary race to Fairbanks attorney and Sarah Palin-backed Tea Party stalwart Joe … Continued

Playing With Fire In Delaware

On Monday, the Tea Party Express announced that it would wade into the Delaware GOP Senate primary by funding a sizeable amount of television and radio advertising to support conservative Christine O’Donnell in her bid against Mike Castle. After the Tea Party Express demonstrated … Continued

Portman Leads Fisher By 5 In Ohio Senate Race

Republican Rob Portman now picks up 44% support while his opponent, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, earns the vote from 39% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters of Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. Seven percent (7%) prefer … Continued

CivicForumPAC: 2010 Virginia U.S. House Race Ratings (August)

1 2 3 4 5 District 3 (D-Scott) District 9 (D-Boucher) District 2 (D-Nye) District 1 (R-Wittman) District 8 (D-Moran) District 11 (D-Connolly) District 5 (D-Perriello) District 4 (R-Forbes) District 6 (R-Goodlatte) District 7 (R-Cantor) District 10 (R-Wolf) Summary U.S. … Continued

CivicForumPAC: U.S. Senate Race Ratings (August)

1 2 3 4 5 HI (D-Inouye) CT (D-Open) CA (D-Boxer) AK (R-Murkowsi) AL (R-Shelby) MD (D- Mikulski) WV (D-Open) CO (D-Bennet) DE (D-Open) AR (D-Lincoln) NY-A (D-Schumer) IL (D-Open) FL (R-Open) AZ (R-McCain) NY-B (D-Gillibrand) NV (D-Reid) IN (D-Open) … Continued

Gallup: GOP Takes 10-Point Lead On Generic Ballot

Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm … Continued