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Governor Races: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin

Rasmussen Reports, 11/3

Governor Races

Are you ready to vote today? Rasmussen Reports has compiled a last minute assessment of the major governor races throughout the country.

In Colorado, Republican Bob Beauprez leads with 49 percent of the vote to John Hickenlooper’s 47 percent. The numbers are negligible and it is difficult to predict who will win in this state.

We wrote about Connecticut the other day and the numbers are still very similar. Democrat Dan Malloy is expected to receive 48 percent of the vote to Foley’s 47 percent.

What about Florida? Despite Republican Rick Scott’s reputation, he will head into Election Day tied with Charlie Crist with 47 percent of the vote.

Hawaii will likely be won by Democrat David Ige, who currently has 40 percent of the vote. His Republican opponent, Duke Aiona secured 39 percent.

Illinois is a tight race. Republican Bruce Rauner has 48 percent of the vote to Pat Quinn’s 47. This one is a toss-up and it is impossible to say what the results will be given the information at hand.

Maine is another toss-up state. Republican Paul LePage appears to have 41 percent of the vote to Mike Michaud’s 40 percent.

Massachusetts, a blue state, appears to be heading towards the red side. 48 percent of the voters prefer Republican Charlie Baker, while 46 percent like Martha Coakley.

In Michigan, Republican Rick Snyder currently has 49 percent of the vote to Mark Schauer’s 46 percent. The election could end up either way, but the current numbers clearly favor Snyder.

Wisconsin is another toss-up. Democrat Mary Burke leads with 49 percent to Scott Walker’s 48 percent. This poll is well within the margin of error and could swing either way.

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Wisconsin Governor: No Clear Choice between Burke and Walker

Rasmussen Reports, 10/20 – 10/21

Wisconsin Governor

  • Mary Burke – Democrat – 49%
  • Scott Walker – Republican – 48%
  • Other – 1%
  • Undecided – 2%

A new Rasmussen Report’s poll has revealed how close the race for the Wisconsin Governor is. The poll asked 973 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. 49 percent of voters selected the Democrat Mary Burke, while 48 percent chose the Republican Scott Walker.

50 percent of voters see Walker as a favorable candidate and 51 percent say the same about Burke. Both candidates are highly recognizable in the eyes of the voters.

Walker’s approval ratings were 49 percent. However, it is worth noting that his disapproval rating was 48 percent, and 40 percent of that total was voters who strongly disapproved of him.

Voters were conflicted on the status of Wisconsin. 44 percent believe that the state is better off than four years ago, while 46 percent believe that it is in worse shape.

When analyzing the campaign of the two challengers, 35 percent say that it has been more negative than previous elections, while 54 percent say that it is the same as previous years.

In terms of government spending, 47 percent prefer Walker and 46 percent Burke. Both candidates tied at 47 percent over the issue of taxation. For social issues, 50 percent chose Burke and only 42 percent Walker. Lastly, 48 percent trust Burke for issues of ethics and corruption to Walker’s 42 percent.

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Wisconsin Governor Update: Walker (48%) vs. Burke (46%)

Rasmussen Reports, 15/9 – 16/9

Wisconsin Governor

  • Scott Walker – Republican – 48%
  • Mary Burke – Democrat – 46%
  • Other – 3%
  • Undecided – 3%

Rasmussen Reports has released an update for the Wisconsin Governor race and the results are close. The poll asked 750 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The margin of error for this poll was 4%. Currently, the Republican Scott Walker has 48% of the votes, while his Democrat challenger Mary Burke has 46%. 3% of voters would vote for another candidate and an additional 3% are undecided.

The demographics for this poll were standard. 49% of voters were male and 51% were female, 26% were aged 18-39, 52% were 40-64, and 22% were over the age of 65, 90% were white and 10% were non-white, and 33% identified as Republican, 36% as Democrat, and 31% as a different party.

Walker’s current approval ratings are 51% and his disapproval ratings are 46%. Burke’s approval ratings are slightly lower; she scored 47% and 43% respectively.  4% of the voters have never heard of Burke and only 1% of them have not heard of Walker. Yet, Walker has begun to slip in the polls. In the past, Wisconsin was a state that was leaning towards the Republican Party. That is not the case anymore. In the most recent poll, the state is now considered a toss-up and political scientists are unsure of whether Walker can still be deemed a favorite to win. A CBS News poll from August had Walker at a +4, an early September WeAskAmerica poll had Burke at a +4, and a mid-September Marquette University poll had Walker at a +3. This is a tight race, but really, it is Walker who has slipped the most. Months ago, Walker held a commanding +7 and a +16 lead.

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