|Election 2010: California Governor|
|Meg Whitman (R)||48%|
|Jerry Brown (D)||40%|
|Some Other Candidate||6%|
Pat Toomey. Image via Wikipedia
Republicans Pat Toomey and Tom Corbett are running far ahead of their Democratic opponents in congressional and gubernatorial contests here, a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll shows.
It’s not difficult to understand why.
When things go wrong, the party in power — in this case the Democrats — gets kicked around. In the 16 midterm elections since World War II, the party in power has been able to pick up only twice, in terms of picking up seats in Congress. Neither of those times came when the economy was bad.
Image via WikipediaRepublican Carly Fiorina has built a five-point lead over incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer in their race for the U.S. Senate in November, a poll released on Thursday shows.
Fiorina, a Republican former Hewlett-Packard CEO making her first run for political office in a state considered reliably Democratic, is beating Boxer by a margin of 47 percent to 42 percent, according to the SurveyUSA poll.
[In 1st congressional district] If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Republican Tim Huelskamp? Democrat Alan Jilka? Or Libertarian Jack Warner?
65% Tim Huelskamp (R)
23% Alan Jilka (D)
7% Jack Warner (L)
Source: Survey USA