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OH-Sen: Portman leads

OH-Sen:  Rasmussen has Rob Portman (R) up by six over Lee Fisher (D).  45-37%.

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PA-Sen: Toomey leads

PA-Senate:  Pat Toomey (R) has the lead over Joe Sestak (D) according to Ipsos.  47-37 among likely voters.  Toomey’s lead among registered voters is less, 40-37, but the likely voter results are more important. Rasmussen, which has been Republican leaning (in relation to other pollsters) so far this election season,…

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NY Times: Bush Ties Disputed as Crucial in Ohio Senate Race

Democrats are having mixed success in painting Rob Portman, the Republican candidate, as the personification of the Bush years and policies. See the article by Carl Hulse here. MAUMEE, Ohio — As he travels through Ohio, Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate, talks to economically stressed voters incessantly about jobs…

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Polls: Pennsylvania and Illinois

I haven’t been as diligent recently about reporting poll data.  But I’ll do better as we get to Labor Day and beyond.  Keep in mind that a single poll is interesting, but less important than an aggregation of polls and trend lines. The big story this year, for the Republicans,…

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Meyerson: Dems should focus more on manufacturing

Harold Meyerson says that Democrats need to focus on manufacturing and infrastructure to win in November.  He cited poll data from the Alliance for American Manufacturing poll showing voters strongly support these issues… by overwhelming margins. Several recent polls have called the Democrats’ attention to what should have been obvious…

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8.11.10: White House Press Release

The following is a press release from the White House offering remarks made by the President at the signing of the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                            August 11, 2010 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE SIGNING OF THE…

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Hoyer invites industry groups for input. Why these?

I criticized Minority Leader John Boehner for inviting NAM and the US Chamber to provide input into the Republican-promoted policies going into the fall.  I also gave mild kudos to Dems for their “Make it in America” plan going into the fall, even though it is quite mild. Now its…

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OH-Sen: Rasmussen has Portman leading Fisher

OH-Sen:  Rasmussen released a poll showing that former U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman (R) is ahead of Lieut. Gov. Lee Fisher (D), 43-39%.

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PA-Sen: Rasmussen has Toomey leading

PA-Sen:  Rasmussen has Pat Toomey (R) ahead of Joe Sestak (D) by eight points, 45%-39%.

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IL-Sen: Kirk raises big bucks

IL-Sen:  Mark Kirk (R) announced his biggest fundraising quarter at $2.3M.  Even as he dealt with problems due to exaggerations of his military, intelligence and teaching records.  Alexi Giannoulias (D) has not released fundraising numbers for the quarter yet, but he would be hard pressed to match Kirk.  Giannoulias has…

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