October 20th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
3 years ago

New poll numbers in Senate battles

(CNN) – New poll numbers suggest the Senate contests in Washington State and Pennsylvania are tightening up while the GOP is up big in the Senate race in Ohio.

A Muhlenberg College/Allentown Morning Call survey released Wednesday of likely voters in Pennsylvania indicates that Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrat's nominee, holds a 44 to 41 percent advantage over former Rep. Pat Toomey, the Republican nominee, with 15 percent undecided. Sestak's two point margin is within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • Poll numbers
December 11th, 2007
07:45 AM ET
6 years ago

The Best Political Podcast

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Now you can take the Best Political Team with you on your iPod.

In the latest Best Political Podcast, Bill Schneider reports on new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll numbers that show Mike Huckabee in a virtual tie with Rudy Giuliani, Candy Crowley takes a look back at the "Oprah-bama" barnstorm through three early primary states, and Ed Henry has a report on the White House's reaction to the CIA tapes controversy.

Plus, everybody has to start somewhere. Wolf Blitzer tells you what some of the presidential candidates said about their worst jobs.

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November 29th, 2007
05:45 PM ET
6 years ago

What if you held a primary and nobody came?

Watch Bill Schneider's report about the unusual situation Democrats are facing in Florida.

(CNN) - Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider filed this report from St. Petersburg, Florida. Schneider takes a look at how the Democratic presidential primary may play out since Democratic presidential candidates have pledged not to campaign in the Sunshine State because of a violation of the Democratic National Committee's rules for setting primary dates.

Related: Clinton leads in the Sunshine State


Filed under: Poll numbers • Polls
November 16th, 2007
04:07 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll: Electability drives Giuliani lead in Nevada

Rudy Giuliani campaigns in Henderson, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) – Now that the Democrats are done debating in Las Vegas, it's time for the next act. Bring on the elephants.

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll of likely Nevada Republican caucus goers shows Rudy Giuliani in first place in the choice for a presidential nominee.

The former New York City mayor was the first choice of 29 percent in the survey out Friday.

Giuliani was campaigning in the Silver State earlier this week and he said that "we want to make sure that we give ourselves every chance to win Nevada."

Mitt Romney, who's campaigning in Las Vegas Friday, is in second place, at 21 percent. The former Massachusetts governor is followed by former Senator from Tennessee Fred Thompson with 14 percent and Senator John McCain of Arizona at 12 percent. Read the complete poll results (PDF)

The remaining GOP presidential candidates are all in single digits: Texas Rep. Ron Paul 8 percent, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 4 percent, California Rep. Duncan Hunter 4 percent, and Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo 3 percent.

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– CNN's Bill Schneider and Paul Steinhauser


Filed under: Nevada • Poll numbers
November 16th, 2007
08:16 AM ET
6 years ago

Here's what's making news today in the Granite State:

The date of the New Hampshire primary is still in limbo. Secretary of State, Bill Gardner, is still waiting for Michigan to resolve its legal disputes before he can set a date.

Two big heavyweights, Al Gore and Arnold Schwarzenegger, are scheduled to discuss energy policy and climate change in the Granite state this month. Details are still in the works, but here is a sneak preview.

Mitt Romney is the frontrunner in New Hampshire, with the latest CBS/New York Times poll showing a 18 point lead over John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. Perhaps this is why.

Former Sen. John Edwards is a different candidate from 2004. Check out the Boston Globe's examination of the former North Carolina Senator.

And President Bill Clinton is campaigning in the state Friday. He has events scheduled in Gorham, Whitefield and Manchester.

–CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla


Filed under: Al Gore • Bill Clinton • Extra • Hillary Clinton • John Edwards • John McCain • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Poll numbers • Primary Calendar • Race to '08
November 6th, 2007
09:16 AM ET
6 years ago

Poll: Clinton, Giuliani lead

Watch Bill Schneider's report about a new CNN poll.

(CNN) - The latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-New York, leading their respective presidential nomination races.  Bill Schneider reports on the poll numbers and what they might mean for an all-New York match-up between Clinton and Giuliani in 2008.

Related: A year from Election Day, Clinton remains the person to beat

Click here to see CNN's new political portal: CNNPolitics.com


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Poll numbers • Polls • Rudy Giuliani
November 5th, 2007
04:02 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll: Giuliani still leads Republican White House contenders

Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the Republican presidential race.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the Republican presidential race, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to be the leading candidate, with the backing of 28 percent of the Republican primary voters polled. Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee was backed by 19 percent. Sen. John McCain of Arizona was the top pick of 16 percent, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 11 percent.

Of the remaining Republican candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee received 10 percent, Texas Rep. Ron Paul 5 percent, California Rep. Duncan Hunter 4 percent and Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo 3 percent.

The poll involved telephone interviews with 397 Republicans or independents who lean Republican. The poll's margin of error was 5 percentage points.

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Filed under: Poll numbers • Rudy Giuliani
November 5th, 2007
04:01 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll: While still dominant, Clinton's support slips

Sen. Clinton campaigned in Iowa on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton continues to dominate the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but after coming under pointed attacks from rivals, her lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday.

The New York Democrat is the top choice of 44 percent of the likely Democratic voters interviewed for the poll. Her closest rival, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, was the top choice of 25 percent, and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina has 14 percent.

All other Democratic candidates were in single digits. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was was backed by 4 percent, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware by 3 percent, Sen. Christopher Dodd by 2 percent, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich by 2 percent and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel was at 1 percent.

The poll involved 467 interviews conducted on November 2-4 with Democrats or independents who lean Democratic. The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Poll numbers
October 16th, 2007
07:50 PM ET
7 years ago

A look at the Race to '08

Watch the Best Political Team on TV take a look at the state of the race for the White House.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The race for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations is heating up. Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger discussed recent poll results and third quarter fundraising reports with Wolf Blitzer. Watch this clip about where the presidential race stands now.

Related video: Clinton soars, Thompson stumbles 

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Filed under: Poll numbers • The Situation Room
October 3rd, 2007
07:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton, Giuliani widen leads in polling results

Watch the Best Political Team on TV analyze recent poll numbers.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, leading the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-New York, leading among Republicans vying for the White House.

Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on what the results mean for Clinton. Then, fellow Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger talks with Wolf Blitzer. Borger takes a deeper look inside the polling numbers and what they might mean for a possible head-to-head contest between Clinton and Giuliani in 2008.

Related: With majority support, Clinton passes major milestone


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Poll numbers • Polls • Rudy Giuliani • The Situation Room
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