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POLL: Roll Call/SurveyUSA 08 Senate Races


Seven new Roll Call/SurveyUSA automated surveys (Roll Call article; SurveyUSA results below) of registered voters in Oregon, Minnesota, New Mexico, Virginia, Colorado, Maine, and New Hampshire (conducted 10/26 through 10/29) test general election match-ups for U.S. Senate and find:

Oregon (n=641)

  • Sen. Gordon Smith leads State Speaker Jeff Merkley (48% to 39%) and Steve Novick (45% to 39%).
  • 26% have a favorable opinion of Smith, 30% have an unfavorable opinion, and 31% are neutral.

Minnesota (n=692)

  • Sen. Norm Coleman edges out Al Franken (46% to 45%) and runs even with Mike Ciresi (44% to 44%).
  • 36% have a favorable opinion of Coleman, 37% have an unfavorable opinion, 20% are neutral.

New Mexico (n=625)

  • Rep. Steve Pearce leads Democrat Don Wiviott (49% to 32%) but runs narrowly behind Lt. Gov. Diane Denish (47% to 43%) and Mayor Martin Chavez (48% to 43%); Gov. Bill Richardson leads Pearce (58% to 37%).
  • Rep. Heather Wilson leads Wiviott (47% to 38%) and runs narrowly behind Chavez (48% to 44%) and Denish (49% to 43%) while Richardson leads her (59% to 37%).

Virginia (n=644)

  • Former Gov. Mark Warner leads former Gov. Jim Gilmore (57% to 35%) and former Sen. George Allen (52% to 42%).

Colorado (n=662)

  • Rep. Mark Udall leads former Rep. Bob Schaffer (48% to 41).

Maine (n=679)

  • Sen. Susan Collins leads Rep. Tom Allen (55% to 38%).
  • 48% have a favorable opinion of Collins, 25% have an unfavorable opinion, and 25% are neutral.

New Hampshire (n=642)

  • Sen. John Sununu leads Jay Buckey (49% to 36%); former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen leads Sununu (53% to 42%).
  • 31% have a favorable opinion of Sununu, 38% have an unfavorable opinion, and 22% are neutral.

 

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