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Daniel…..OH-GOV, OH-SEN: Democrats received a modest Bounce and now lead Republicans in both Races new Quinnipiac University Survey finds…..

Hello Political Dog!

American Voters it appears don’t look on Health Care equally in each State. Following the passing of the Health Care Reform Bill Democrats received a modest Bounce in the Buckeye State and now have slim leads over their Republican Counterparts a new Quinnipiac University Survey shows.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Governor 2010

Incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D)  43 %
Former U. S. Rep. John Kasich (R)  38 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  17 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.tedstrickland.com/
http://www.kasichforohio.com

Ohio Senate 2010

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  41 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  37 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  21 %

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  38 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  37 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  23 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.fisherforohio.com/home
http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/
http://www.robportman.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  47 %
Disapprove  48 %
Not Sure  5 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  49 %
Disapprove  40 %
Not Sure  11 %

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)

Approve  45 %
Disapprove  30 %
Not Sure  25 %

Senator George Voinovich (R)

Approve  46 %
Disapprove  36 %
Not Sure  18 %

Analysis:

This is indeed quite surprising. Just last week Public Policy Polling (PPP) had both Republicans ahead in the Governor & Senate Races. We need to be VERY CAREFUL which State we’re looking in. Health Care doesn’t seem to have nearly the sane impact as in Missouri which is also a “Swing State”

Daniel G.

Daniel …I did mention that this is another state that tends to be democratic?…and while Obama has never been that popular here…..like Michigan, Illinois and Pennslylavania…I expect these state’s voters to come home to democrats in the fall elections….
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March 31, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

Daniel…..Ohio Senate Democratic Primary: With 5 weeks until the Primary Election Lt. Governor Fisher leads SoS Brunner by 7 Points new Quinnipiac University Poll finds ……

Hello Dog!

In the Ohio Senate Democratic Primary with 5 weeks to go new Quinnipiac University Survey shows Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D-OH) leads Secretary of State Jennifer L. Brunner (D-OH) by 7 Points among Likely Democratic Primary Voters.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

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[ Senate candidates Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, left, and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, right, ]
Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher  33 %
Secretary of State Jennifer L. Brunner  26 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  40 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.fisherforohio.com/
http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

Analysis:

I’m definitly very surprised about these Results. Considering that Brunner barely has any money I had had expected Fisher to be further ahead. Once again this shows you that MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING. If you run a disciplined & decent Campaign you can still win.

Daniel G.

Update…..
Bill Clinton endorsed Fisher today. Read the Statement on Fishers Campaign Website.

(He, he, he…I don’t know if that’s good or bad…Bill Clinton doesn’t have a good record campaigning for others…..The Dog)

March 30, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , | 2 Comments

Daniel…… Connecticut Governor Primaries: Ned Lamont (D-CT) and Tom Foley (R-CT) are leading their Party Primaries according to new Quinnipiac University Poll ……

Hi Dog!

Quinnipiac after releasing Results for the Senate Race yesterday also looked at the Connecticut Governor Primaries and finding that Democrat “Ned” Lamont (D-CT) as well as former Ambassador Tom Foley (R-CT) are the Frontrunners in their respective Party Primaries. No General Election Head-to-Heads were given.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Connecticut Governor 2010

Democratic Primary

Lamont

’06 Senate Candidate Edward M “Ned” Lamont  28 %
Stamford Mayor Daniel “Dan” Malloy  18 %
’06 Lieutenant Governor Nominee Mary Glassman  4 %
Businessman Rudy Marconi  2 %
Former State Rep. Juan Figueroa  1 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  44 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.nedlamont.com/
http://danmalloy.com/f

Republican Primary

Foley

Former Ambassador Tom Foley  30 %
Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele  4 %
Danbury Mayor Mark Broughton  4 %
Businessman Nelson Griebel  2 %
Newington Mayor Jeff Wright  2 %
Former U. S. Rep. Larry DeNardis  2 %
Chester First Selectman Tom Marsh  0 %
Others  2 %
Undecided  50 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.tomfoley2010.com/
http://www.fedele2010.com/
http://www.boughtonforct.com/

Analysis:

No General Election Match-Ups were given. Democrats could have locked this down if Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz (D-CT) hadn’t switched Races.

Daniel G.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , | 4 Comments

Daniel…..Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal still cruising; Big surprise in the Republican Primary as McMahon surges ahead of Simmons acorrding to new Quinnipiac Survey….

Hi Dog!

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is still cruising to the Senate according to a new Quinnipiac University Survey in the Nutmeg State. What’s really a big, big surprise is that Q-Pac also now finds former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R-CT) has now toppled former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R-CT) by 10 Points. This is a 20-Point Swing in the last 2 months in favor of McMahon. Are these knuckleheads crazy? They can’t nominate McMahon. She’s simply not fit for the Job.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal  81 %
Software Executive Merrick Alpert  6 %
Undecided  13 %

Republican Primary

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons  34 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff  9 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  12 %


General Election

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  62 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  26 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  61 %
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R)  28 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  64 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff (R)  21 %
Others  0 %
Undecided  13 %

Job Approvals

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I)

Approve  39 %
Disapprove  54 %
Not Sure  7 %

Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D)

Approve  35 %
Disapprove  58 %
Not Sure  7 %

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  54 %
Disapprove  42 %
Not Sure  4 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.richardblumenthal.com/
http://merrickforachange.com/
http://www.joinrobsimmons.com/
http://www.linda2010.com/
http://schiffforsenate.com/

Analysis:

Blumenthal will win this no doubt about it. What’s more troubling is that my Party could nominate someone with ZERO Experience (Linda McMahon)

Daniel G.

Daniel…Three reasons…..Money……Money…Money

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

From Daniel G…….Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett, Onorato lead Primaries; Corbett clear Frontrunner for the General Election new Quinnipiac Survey finds ….

Hello Dog!

The second part of the Quinnipiac University Survey in Pennsylvania has been released this morning and it finds State Attorney General Tom Corbett and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato leading their Party Primaries to be held May 18th. Corbett is also the clear Frontrunner for the General Election in November.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

Democratic Primary

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato  16 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner  11 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel  10 %
State Senator Anthony Williams  2 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  59 %

Republican Primary

State Attorney General Tom Corbett  43 %
State Representative Sam Rohrer  5 %
Undecided  49 %

General Election

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  42 %
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato (D)  32 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  24 %

Stae Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  42 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  30 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  26 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  41 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  30 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  27 %

Job Approval

Governor Ed Rendell (D)

Approve  43 %
Disapprove  49 %
Not Sure  8 %

Currently the PA Governor Race is a lost cause for Democrats and I doubt that’ll dramatically change until November.

Daniel G.

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

From Daniel G…..Pennsylvania Senate: Specter leads Sestak by 24 Points in Democratic Primary; Regains lead over Toomey in the General new Q-Pac Survey shows …..

Morning Dog!

Some good News for your Party this morning. According to a new Quinnipiac University Survey in the Keystone State Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) has widened his lead over Primary Rival Joseph A. Sestak (D-PA) to 24 Points. More importantly: He now leads his Republican General Election Rival, former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R-PA) by 7 Points.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Pennsylvania Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Senator Arlen Specter  53 %
U. S. Rep. Joseph A. Sestak  29 %
Others  2 %
Undecided  14 %

General Election

Incumbent Senator Arlen Specter (D)  49 %
Former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R)  42 %
Undecided  5 %

Former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R)  39 %
U. S. Rep. Joseph A. Sestak (D)  36 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  24 %

Do you think Senator Arlen Specter (D) deserves to get reelected?

Yes / Deserves  38 %
No / Does not  52 %
Not Sure  10 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  49 %
Disapprove  46 %
Not Sure  4 %

Senator Arlen Specter (D)

Approve  48 %
Disapprove  45 %
Not Sure  6 %

Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D)

Approve  53 %
Disapprove  29 %
Not Sure  18 %

Folks, something is VERY FISHY here. Clearly Q-Pac does seem to see a completely different Electorate in this Race. To put this in perspective: A Franklin & Marshall Survey just released last week showed Toomey ahead of Specter (44-34) and a Rasmussen Survey done February 8th showed Toomey ahead (47-38). Something has to be wrong here. There can’t be an 11-Point Swing in just one week friends. Quinnipiac is usually a good Pollster so I don’t know why they see it so differently.

Daniel G.

The Dog will only say that he has cautioned everyone that sooner or later the ‘Scoot Brown’ effect would wear off….and that Republican’s were expecting much too much for November ( like the democrats after Obama’s win )…it’s early but let’s see……ole’ Arlen still has a lot of fans out there…..

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 2 Comments

From Daniel G……Ohio Senate: Fisher opens up Primary lead over Brunner; General Election is a Toss-Up

Morning Dog!

Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher has opened up a 9-Point Primary lead over his Democratic Rival, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Presumptive Republican Nominee Rob Portman (R-OH) leads Fisher by 3 Points and Brunner by 5 Points according to the latest Quinnipiac University Survey.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

Lieutnant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher  29 %
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner  20 %
Others  2 %
Undecided  48 %

General Election

[Portman]
Former U. S. Rep. & OMB Director Robert “Rob” Portman (R)  40 %
Ohio Lieutnant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  37 %
Undecided  21 %

Former U. S. Rep. & OMB Director Robert “Rob” Portman (R)  40 %
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  35 %
Undecided  23 %

Job Approvals

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)

Approve  43 %
Disapprove  30 %
Not Sure  26 %

Senator George Voinovich (R)

Approve  51 %
Disapprove  32 %
Not Sure  16 %

Today’s Q-Pac Poll seems to be in line with the latest Rasmussen Poll from earlier this month which had Portman ahead of Fisher (43-39) and Brunner (42-38). Needless to say at this Point the Ohio Senate Race is a Toss-Up.

Daniel G.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 4 Comments

Daniel G on the Ohio Governor's race…..

Morning Dog!
[
[ Strickland and Karisch]
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH) has retaken back the lead according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. Strickland now leads his main Republican Rival John Kasich (R-OH) by 5 Points.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Governor 2010

Incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D)  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. John Kasich (R)  39 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  15 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  44 %
Disapprove  52 %
Not Sure  5 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  48 %
Disapprove  40 %
Not Sure  12 %

It looks like Strickland has hit the basement and is slowly creaping up the ladder. EVEN Rasmussen found it: Look in January they had Kasich up 9 (48-39), in February they had Kasich up 6 (47-41). I wonder what their March Polling will say. The Trends working in Stricklands Favor right now I would think.

Daniel G.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

Daniel G on the Ohio Governor’s race…..

Morning Dog!
[
[ Strickland and Karisch]
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH) has retaken back the lead according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. Strickland now leads his main Republican Rival John Kasich (R-OH) by 5 Points.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Governor 2010

Incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D)  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. John Kasich (R)  39 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  15 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  44 %
Disapprove  52 %
Not Sure  5 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  48 %
Disapprove  40 %
Not Sure  12 %

It looks like Strickland has hit the basement and is slowly creaping up the ladder. EVEN Rasmussen found it: Look in January they had Kasich up 9 (48-39), in February they had Kasich up 6 (47-41). I wonder what their March Polling will say. The Trends working in Stricklands Favor right now I would think.

Daniel G.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

For Mike Bloomberg…it just gets worst……

The New York City Mayor got around the voter’s… to get a third term…..now he’s paying for it….His poll numbers are steadily dropping…..

Mayor Bloomberg's approval rating has fallen to its lowest point in the last 4-1/2 years - just one of the elected officials to feel the wrath of New York voters.

We Feel for you…….Well, Not really!…….

This from the New York Daily News……

Mayor Bloomberg’s approval rating has fallen to its lowest point in the last 4-1/2 years – just one of the elected officials to feel the wrath of New York voters.

Voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, support Bloomberg’s plan to balance the budget by freezing city workers’ wages, but are mixed on his push to trim city services instead of raising taxes.

Just 43% of voters would raise taxes to balance the budget, down 10 points from a year ago.

About 45% would cut services, up 6 points from a year earlier. While 63% of voters would support a wage freeze, 63% are also opposed to laying off city workers.

Bloomberg’s proposed budget eliminates raises for most city workers, and lays off 834 of them.

Just 61% of New Yorkers surveyed approve of the job Bloomberg is doing, down from 67% in September and 75% in October 2008.

The last time he was at that level was July 2005, when he had a 60% approval rating heading into his first re-election bid.

Bloomberg won re-election last fall by a 4.4-point margin, and said he was hurt by the same anti-incumbent sentiment that has tossed pols from office around the country.

Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll said the voter dissatisfaction is real – and Bloomberg has suffered from it.

“For Mayor Mike, 60 is the new 70,” Carroll said. “The man who cruised through his second term with 70 percent approval ratings should be happy if he can stay above 60 percent in his third term.”

The survey of 1,195 registered New York voters has a 2.8-point margin of error.

February 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 6 Comments