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POLL: Lake Research (D) Vulnerable Dem Seats


Via the Washington Post, a recently released Latino Policy Coalition survey of 1,200 likely general election voters in 31 "vulnerable" Congressional Districts currently held by Democrats (conducted 7/31 through 8/5 by Lake Research Partners (D) ) finds:

  • 23% say "things in the country are going in the right direction;" 65% feel "they have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track."
  • Among a half sample, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Sen. Hillary Clinton (49% to 39%) and narrowly leads Sen. Barack Obama (41% to 40%) in general election match-ups.
  • 51% would vote to re-elect their Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress (name given) if the election were held today; 32% would vote for the unnamed Republican.
  • When prompted that the Democratic incumbent "is a strong supporter" of Clinton or Obama and will support their "liberal agenda of big government and higher taxes" and will be a "rubber stamp" and "forget the values of our district," the named Democratic candidate leads the unnamed Republican candidate by six percentage points.

Note: Lake Research Partners also polls on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

 

Comments
C Wilson:

"Vulnerable Democratic seats." Hope springs eternal for you, doesn't it?

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Andrew:

What a weird poll.
Of course Giuliani has to lead Hillary in vulnerable Dem. spots.
It's like saying that I get bad grades in the college classes that I'm not good at.

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Adam:

What the hell?

****When prompted that the Democratic incumbent "is a strong supporter" of Clinton or Obama and will support their "liberal agenda of big government and higher taxes" and will be a "rubber stamp" and "forget the values of our district," the named Democratic candidate leads the unnamed Republican candidate by six percentage points.*****

Why is a supposedly (D) polling organization push-polling???

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"Why is a supposedly (D) polling organization push-polling???"

I know. The only think I can think of is they want to find their weaknesses and figure out how to defend them.

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gjdodger:

I would think these findings are extraordinarily positive for Democrats. When the most vulnerable incumbents in the nation are hung with the most unfavorable traits, they're still ahead by six points. If Republicans are relying on knee jerk reactions against big government and higher taxes next November, they're in for an unpleasant surprise.

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Apparently this poll was done by Biden to help get more support by showing Clinton and Obama would hurt Congressional races.

Well, that's might be true, but so would Biden. Also, grabbing the White House is more important than losing a few seats. (Unless those loses are so high that the Democrats would lose control of the house, but I can't see them winning the White House and losing that many seats.)

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