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2014 Senate Polls Update: Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, Illinois

Rasmussen: Kentucky

  • McConnell (R): 46
  • Grimes (D): 41

Rasmussen: Louisiana

  • Cassidy (R): 44
  • Landrieu (D): 41

WRBL/Ledger-Enquirer: Georgia

  • Nunn (D): 45
  • Perdue (R): 43

Sun-Times/WeAskAmerica: Illinois

  • Durbin (D): 48
  • Oberweis (R): 41

A handful of new polls have a bit of good news and a bit of bad news for both parties as the 2014 midterm elections are just two months away.

In Kentucky, we are seeing a clear picture as incumbent Republican Senator and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had now led Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by 4-5 percent in five straight polls. Since July, McConnell has led Grimes by 4-5 points in a CBS News/New York Times poll, a CNN poll, a Rasmussen poll, a Courier Journal/Survey USA poll, and a PPP poll.

In Louisiana, where a June PPP poll showed the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy all tied up and a July CBS News/NY Times poll had Cassidy leading by 1 percent, a new Rasmussen poll shows Cassidy inching ahead and taking a 44-41 lead among likely voters.

In Georgia, where Republican David Perdue had led three straight polls following his primary win over Jack Kingston, Democrat Michelle Nunn has now led two straight polls by a margin of 2-7 points. A WSB-TV/Landmark poll sampling 600 likely voters with a margin of error of 4 percent had Nunn up 47-40 but a WRBL/Ledger-Enquirer poll, sampling 1,578 likely voters with a 2.5 percent margin of error has Nunn leading by 2.

Illinois may be a lot closer than we first thought. After the first couple of polls had incumbent Democratic Senator Dick Durbin leading by 14-15 points, a new Chicago Sun-Times/WeAskAmerica poll has Durbin leading Republican challenger Jim Oberweis by just 7 points.

  • Scott D Armstrong Sr

    Well I guess you could say the democrats do have a track record! >>>>>>> Re: Are there more convicted felons that are democrats or republicans?

    Let’s look at it:
    Q) Who’s the
    majority of people making up the prison population?
    A) African
    Americans
    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0903755.html
    Q) What
    percentage of African Americans are registered as democrats?
    A)roughly
    90%
    http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=ar…ora_news/23556
    With
    this I would have to say most convicted felons consider themselves democrats.
    This is NOT a racial thing!!! I’m simply looking at the statistics and putting
    two and two together.

    What percentage of prison inmates are democrats?

    Answer:

    73% of Federal inmates consider themselves
    Democrats.

    Here are the top 10 most dangerous cities in America (listed in order):

    1. Camden, New Jersey (Population 77, 344) (17.59%
    Caucasian, 48.07% African American, 34.34% Other Race) ($27,027)

    2. Detroit, Michigan (Population 713,777) ( 10.6% Caucasian,
    82.7% African American, 6.7% Other Race) ($25,787)

    3. Atlanta, Georgia (Population 420,003) ( 38.4% Caucasian,
    54% African American, 7.6% Other Race) ($35,453)

    4. St. Louis, Missouri (Population 319,294) ( 43.9%
    Caucasian, 49.2% African American, 6.9% Other Race) ($29,159)

    5. Gary, Indiana (Population 80,294) ( 11.92% Caucasian,
    84.03% African American, 4.05% Other Race) ($27,195)

    6. Washington, DC (Population 617,996) ( 38.5% Caucasian,
    50.7% African American, 10.8% Other Race) ($55,755)

    7. Hartford, Connecticut (Population 124,775) ( 18.72%
    Caucasian, 40.05% African American, 41.23% Other Race) ($20,820)

    8. New Orleans, Louisiana (Population 343,829) ( 33%
    Caucasian, 60.2% African American, 6.8% Other Race) ($24,929)

    9. Richmond, Virginia (Population 204,214) ( 41.6%
    Caucasian, 52.3% African American, 6.1% Other Race) ($31,121)

    10. Birmingham, Alabama (Population 212,237) ( 35.07%
    Caucasian, 62.46% African American, 2.47% Other Race) ($26,735)

    Dishonorable Mention: Chicago, Illinois (Population
    2,695,598) (45.0% Caucasian, 32.9% African American, 22.1% Other Race)
    ($38,625)

    To read about how Chicago hit 500 homicides in 2012 to achieve the
    highest murder rate in the world click here.

    TEN POOREST
    CITIES

    City, State, % of People Below the
    Poverty Level

    1. Detroit , MI

    32.5%

    2. Buffalo , NY

    29.9%

    3. Cincinnati , OH

    27.8%

    4. Cleveland , OH

    27.0%

    5. Miami , FL

    26.9%

    5. St. Louis , MO

    26.8%

    7. El Paso , TX

    26.4%

    8. Milwaukee , WI

    26.2%

    9. Philadelphia , PA

    25.1%

    10. Newark , NJ

    24.2%

    What do the top ten
    cities

    (over 250,000) with the
    highest

    poverty rate all have in
    common?

    Detroit, MI (1st on the list) hasn’t elected a
    Republican mayor since 1961.
    Buffalo , NY (2nd) hasn’t elected a
    Republican mayor since 1954.
    Cincinnati ,OH (3rd) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor
    since 1984.
    Cleveland , OH (4th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor
    since 1989.
    Miami
    , FL (5th) has never had
    a Republican
    mayor.
    St. Louis
    , MO (6th) hasn’t elected a
    Republican mayor since 1949.
    El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.
    Milwaukee , WI (8th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor
    since 1908.
    Philadelphia , PA (9th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor
    since 1952.
    Newark , NJ (10th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor
    since 1907.

    Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is
    doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different
    results.’

    It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats
    yet
    they are still POOR!

    “You cannot help the poor by destroying
    the rich.

    You cannot strengthen the weak by
    weakening the strong.

    You cannot bring about prosperity
    by discouraging thrift.

    You cannot lift the wage earner up by
    pulling the wage payer down.

    You cannot further the brotherhood of man
    by inciting class hatred.

    You cannot build character and courage by
    taking away people’s initiative and independence.

    You cannot help people permanently by
    doing for them
    what they could and
    should do for
    themselves.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • Larry Reppert (Juntoa)

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    Listen to this audio book written by Ben Carson A presidential Canidate.