Idaho: Otter Leads Allred by 32 pts

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Idaho Survey of 500 Likely Voters
March 23, 2010

Election 2010: Idaho Governor
C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) 60%
Keith Allred (D) 28%
Some other candidate 3%
Not sure 9%

Rasmussen Reports

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Russians Don’t Want Close Relations With US

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Thinking about foreign policy, what should Russia do in the next few years with regards to the United States?

  Feb. 2010 Mar. 2003
Build closer ties 14% 24%
Keep things as they are 40% 29%
Seek a greater distance 36% 38%
Hard to answer 11% 10%

Source: Yury Levada Analytical Center
Methodology: Interviews to 1,600 Russian adults, conducted from Feb. 26 to Mar. 2, 2010. Margin of error is 3.4 per cent.

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Submissive Canadians Happy With Economic Conditions

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How would you rate the economic conditions in Canada today?

Mar. 2010 Feb. 2010 Jan. 2010 Oct. 2009
Very Good / Good 54% 52% 48% 49%
Poor / Very Poor 41% 45% 45% 47%
Not sure 5% 3% 7% 4%

Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,004 Canadian adults, conducted on Mar. 25 and Mar. 26, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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South Dakota: Daugaard Most Likely to be Next Governor

South Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters
March 25, 2010

Election 2010: South Dakota Governor
Dave Knudson (R) 32%
Scott Heidepriem (D) 37%
Some Other Candidate 13%
Not Sure 19%
Election 2010: South Dakota Governor
Dennis Daugaard (R) 49%
Scott Heidepriem (D) 32%
Some Other Candidate 6%
Not Sure 13%
Election 2010: South Dakota Governor
Gordon Howie (R) 34%
Scott Heidepriem (D) 39%
Some Other Candidate 9%
Not Sure 17%
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New Jersey: Christie’s Approval Rating at 43-32

Gov. Christopher Christie has a 43%-32% job approval rating, and New Jersey voters narrowly back his proposed budget, 40%-30%, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll released this morning.  

Politicker NJ

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Bizarre: 2nd Democrat Politician Named Brown Switches Parties in Burlington County, NJ—In Space of 2 Weeks!

Already wounded and reeling hard from the dagger blow of another guy named Brown from Evesham, Democrats in Burlington felt the blade go in even deeper today as Freeholder Chris Brown joined Mayor Randy Brown in changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
A disaffected Brown said he ran for public office on a platform of fiscal conservatism and social responsibility, committed to using his private sector experience to streamline government and make it more accountable. 

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Pennsylvania: Party Switch Could Cost Specter Job

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter made huge headlines when he switched parties for the second time last spring. The former Republican-turned-Democrat is campaigning for re-election this fall, but he’s facing fierce competition from both sides.

CNN

South Dakota: Nelson Within 2 pts of Liberal Herseth-Sandlin

South Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters
March 25, 2010

Election 2010: South Dakota House of Representatives
Chris Nelson (R) 42%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 44%
Some Other Candidate 6%
Not Sure 9%
Election 2010: South Dakota House of Representatives
Kristi Noem (R) 35%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 46%
Some Other Candidate 8%
Not Sure 10%
Election 2010: South Dakota House of Representatives
Blake Curd (R) 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 45%
Some Other Candidate 8%
Not Sure 14%
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Rasmussen Reports

Iowa: Leonard Boswell in Reelection Trouble

Until this year, Boswell has not faced re-election in an environment as potentially hazardous to his party. Boswell’s district is the least friendly to federal officeholders, according to the February Iowa Poll.

Fifty-two percent of adults in the 3rd District said they were inclined to replace their federal representatives, the highest rate among Iowa’s five congressional districts. The rate jumped even higher among the district’s likely voters, to 58 percent.

Des Moines Register

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Rhode Island: Chafee Leads in Independant Bid for Governor

Rhode Island Survey of 500 Likely Voters
March 25, 2010

Election 2010: Rhode Island Governor
John Robitaille (R) 26%
Patrick Lynch (D) 22%
Lincoln Chafee (I) 37%
Not Sure 15%
Election 2010: Rhode Island Governor
John Robitaille (R) 22%
Frank Caprio (D) 28%
Lincoln Chafee (I) 39%
Not Sure 11%

Rasmussen Reports

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