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  • Poll: Immigration didn’t doom Eric Cantor

    06/11/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Opponents of immigration reform seized on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking primary defeat Tuesday night as a clear referendum against a sweeping overhaul – particularly one that includes so-called “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants. Not so fast – at least according to one new poll. Democrats are making the case that it was Cantor himself – not immigration – that dealt a powerful blow to the one-time rising Republican star’s political career. And they are releasing new data on Wednesday to back up their argument. About 72 percent of registered voters in Cantor’s district polled on Tuesday said they either...
  • Michigan Miscellany (Rand Paul Polling First In Michigan)

    04/09/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04-09-2014 | Tom Jensen
    It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee. Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker...
  • Lexington County GOP Becomes the 8th to Censure Sen. Lindsey Graham

    04/08/2014 8:21:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Joshua Cook
    Conservative Republicans are not happy with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s liberal voting record. Monday night, Lexington County GOP voted overwhelmingly to censure Lindsey Graham on 29 counts of violating the SC GOP party platform. See resolution here. Passing a censure resolution to rebuke the Senator for abandoning the Party’s platform hasn’t been easy though.
  • Colorado Senate Close, Hickenlooper grows lead

    03/19/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | March 18, 2014
    PPP's newest Colorado poll finds that the Senate race remains very competitive, although not that much closer with Cory Gardner in the race than it was with Ken Buck. Our last poll of the state, in early December, found Mark Udall leading Buck by 4 points. Udall starts out with a 2 point lead over Cory Gardner at 42/40. Gardner starts out the race with just under 50% name recognition, and voters with an opinion about him are pretty evenly divided. The close division mirrors how voters feel about Udall's job performance- 41% approve and 40% disapprove of him, almost...
  • CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales

    02/05/2014 5:01:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 190 replies
    CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won't affect its 2014 earnings forecast. CVS Caremark leaders say removing tobacco will help them grow the company's business of working with doctors, hospitals and other care providers to improve customers' health.
  • Republicans see Cruz as party leader (Dems pick target)

    11/01/2013 9:15:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    PPP ^ | November 01, 2013
    PPP’s newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their party’s leader. 21% picked Cruz to 17% for Chris Christie, and 15% for John Boehner. Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators we tested- Rand Paul got 9%, John McCain 7%, and Mitch McConnell only 4%. Mitt Romney at 8% and Sarah Palin at 4% were the other people we tested. Numbers PPP will release next week show Ted Cruz would be an exceedingly weak Presidential candidate in the general election. The good news for the GOP is...
  • PPP poll: McAuliffe now plus four over Cuccinelli in Virginia

    07/16/2013 2:35:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Public Policy Polling is the latest to take the temperature of 2013′s only competitive gubernatorial race, and by their measure, Democrat Terry McAuliffe currently has a four-point lead over Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, via Politico: The survey by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling has McAuliffe at 41 percent, compared with 37 percent for Cuccinelli and 7 percent for libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis. Fifteen percent said they’re undecided.McAuliffe also leads among self-described independents, 40 percent to 33 percent. Twenty percent of independents are undecided.The poll, shared early with POLITICO, also finds both McAuliffe and Cuccinelli with underwater favorability ratings: 32 percent...
  • PPP Poll: Mark Sanford has momentum in SC-1

    05/06/2013 6:45:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PPP's final poll of the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District finds a race that's too close to call, with Republican Mark Sanford leading Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch 47-46. The 1 point lead for Sanford represents a 10 point reversal from PPP's poll of the race two weeks ago, when Colbert Busch led by 9 points at 50-41. Sanford has gotten back into the race by nationalizing it and painting Colbert Busch as a liberal. A plurality of voters in the district- 47%- say they think Colbert Busch is a liberal compared to 43% who characterize her as...
  • Alaska poll: Sen. Begich popular, Palin unpopular

    02/08/2013 12:51:49 PM PST · by illiac · 27 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 2/8/13 | SeattlePI
    Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat in Republican-leaning Alaska, is sure to be targeted by Republicans in 2014, his seat a “must” pickup if the GOP hopes to retake control of Congress’ upper chamber. But Begich is showing surprising strength and popularity, according to a new survey of the 49th State by Public Policy Polling. He has a 49 percent job approval rating, with only 39 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing. And Begich leads a bevy of likely Republican challengers. Sarah Palin Sarah Palin: The Tea Party loves her, but approval ratings have plummeted back in Alaska. He has...
  • PPP: Looking ahead to 2016 nationally and in Iowa (Rubio, Hillary leads the pack)

    02/08/2013 7:13:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New PPP polls both nationally and in Iowa find Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton leading the way for their party's respective 2016 nominations, with Clinton leading Rubio by 8 points in a hypothetical head to head.For the third month in a row in our national 2016 GOP tracking Rubio leads the way. He's at 22% to 15% for Paul Ryan, 13% each for Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, 11% for Mike Huckabee, 10% for Rand Paul, 4% for Bobby Jindal, 3% for Rick Perry, and 1% for Susana Martinez. Rubio continues to lead based on his appeal to the...
  • Fox News Least Trusted News Network in (PPP) Poll’s History, But Also Most Trusted

    02/07/2013 11:42:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 07 Feb 2013 10:34 AM | Michael Mullins
    Fox News Channel is the most trusted—and the least trusted—news network in the nation, according to a new survey, illustrating the divisive and partisan nature of politics across the nation at the moment. … Fox News, known for being the only major network that doesn’t have a liberal slant, was both the “least trusted” and “most trusted” among those polled by Public Policy Polling in its annual “TV News Trust Poll.” … The contradictory findings, which polled 800 people, were the result of two separate questions. In the first poll question, participants were given a list of networks, including Fox...
  • PPP: Obama leads in Ohio(+5) and Virginia(+4) (Also Obama up +2 in Iowa, N.H.)

    11/04/2012 7:09:03 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 107 replies
    PPP ^ | 11-4-12 | PublicPolicyPolling
    PPP's final polls in Ohio and Virginia find Barack Obama ahead in both states, 52/47 in Ohio and 51/47 in Virginia. PPP has conducted four polls in each of these states over the last three weeks and has found an average lead of 3.75 points for Obama in Ohio and an average advantage of 3.5 points for him in Virginia. In Ohio Obama's already built up a large lead during the early voting period. He's up 60/39 with those who already cast their ballots. Romney's ahead 51/48 with people who plan to vote on election day but he's going to...
  • McCaskill +4, Nixon +8, Romney +8 in Missouri: PPP

    11/04/2012 8:59:03 AM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 4, 2012 | Dave Helling
    Public Policy Polling says Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill hold a narrow 4-point lead over Rep. Todd Akin in the 2012 campaign's closing days. She's at 48%, Akin at 44% in a poll of 835 likely voters Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.4%.
  • PPP: Golly, this VA race is close despite the electorate being 43% Democrat

    11/01/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I saw this poll late last night, long after getting back from walking with my granddaughters on Halloween, trick or treating in their neighborhood. At first, I thought this new poll from PPP in Virginia was a trick, but by this morning, I considered it more of a treat: A new Public Policy Polling survey in Virginia, conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now, finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 49-46. PPP has conducted 5 Virginia polls during the month of October and found Obama leading in every single one, by an average margin of 2.8 points.Key findings...
  • PPP: Obama leads by 5 in Ohio, 50/45 (PPP Still wants to believe that D+9 is accurate sampling)

    10/31/2012 10:46:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    No wonder David Axelrod thinks that Barack Obama can win Ohio without winning independents. According to the latest Buckeye State poll from PPP, they only need an extra five points from non-Democrats to get a majority: **** A new Public Policy Polling survey in Ohio, conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now, finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 50-45. **** Oh, let’s just skip the rest of the preliminaries and go right to the sample. The D/R/I on this poll is a ridiculous 45/36/19 that assumes Democrats will add six points to their 2008 turnout while independents largely...
  • New Poll A From Left-Leaning Firm Is Pretty Brutal For Obama

    10/28/2012 11:42:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama by a single point in today's Public Policy Polling daily tracking survey, but the numbers inside the poll display a clearly worse picture for the president. Romney's one-point lead is a slight increase from Saturday, when the candidates were tied. But a deep dive into the numbers paint the picture of a president whose approval is on the decline and is struggling to pick up votes with Independents. Consider the following numbers: * Obama's approval-to-disapproval rating sits at just 44-52, which is actually worse than Gallup's tracking on Saturday. * Obama is losing the...
  • PPP (D) National Tracking Poll: R 49%, 0 48% - 0 job approval at 44%!!

    10/27/2012 9:30:16 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    PPP (D) National Tracking Poll: R 49%, 0 48% - 0 job approval at 44%!!
  • Poll: Obama leads in Virginia (PPP: Obama leads by five... in D+4 poll)

    10/25/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/12 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama leads Mitt Romney in the critical battleground state of Virginia, according to a survey released Thursday from Public Policy Polling. Obama takes 51 percent support over Romney at 46. The survey was conducted on the Tuesday and Wednesday following Monday’s third and final presidential debate. Obama led the same poll from last weekend, 49-47, over Romney. The poll could be an outlier — according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Obama and Romney are tied at 48 in Virginia. Obama is buoyed in the poll by a wide gender gap. Women favored Obama 57-41 over Romney, while men...
  • Daily Kos/SEIU Poll: Romney Beats Obama 50-46

    10/16/2012 8:11:15 AM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 10/16/12 | John Nolte
    The left-leaning Public Policy Polling does regular weekly polling for the extreme left-leaning Daily Kos and SEIU, and the numbers this morning have probably stopped the hearts of leftists everywhere. Nationally, the poll shows Romney up four, 50-46%. In the swing states, the news is just as bad with Romney up three, 50-47%. In this particular poll, the movement towards Romney nationally is a net gain of two points. In the swing states, Romney overcame a four-point deficit. Two weeks ago he was losing to Obama, 50-46%. That's a seven-point shift. Daily Kos released the daily numbers in this three-day...
  • Curious thing about the PPP poll that has Obama up by 5 in Ohio.

    10/13/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT · by Jaguarmike · 42 replies
    That same poll shows Romney up by five among independents. And yet this poll has a D+4 sample. That might be a little high, but it's not as outrageous as some of the others. So how is this possible? Because to me, the numbers don't add up. Does this have something to do with the early Ohio voting that shows Obama ahead 2-1? Yet, I've also read that Romney leads by five or six among likely voters. And how does all this jibe with the early voting turnout numbers we've seen on this board = that show a depressed Dem...
  • Washington Post Exclusive: PPP caught doing advocacy polling on race

    10/11/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    PPP, a Democratic polling outfit, has long been viewed by suspicion by not only conservatives but by independent, credible pollsters. Now there is all the more reason to discount its “polling” as shoddy partisanship. I spoke by phone today with Wisconsin voter Dave Summers, who lives in the Madison area. He told me, “I got a survey. I don’t normally answer these calls, but I did [this time]. I started out pretty normal — President, Senate.” However, he said it then got weirder. The automatic survey asked if he had a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sean Hannity and Tucker...
  • PPP Virginia: 0bama 51% / Romney 46% (D: 35%/R: 32%/ I: 33%)

    09/16/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 9-16-12 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51- 46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with. Virginia continues to look like it may be something of a firewall state for Obama. PPP has now polled it 9 times this cycle, and President Obama has led by at least 4 points on all 9 of the polls. He's been ahead...
  • After nearly a half-century, Maryland House to close its doors

    09/11/2012 12:01:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 8, 2012 | Candy Thomson
    At one minute past midnight on Sept. 16, a state landmark known by millions of motorists will go dark. Employees will say their goodbyes before the doors and off-ramps are barricaded at Maryland House, the Interstate 95 travel plaza in Harford County that opened in 1963. Within weeks, wrecking crews will level the neo-Georgian brick structure to make way for a new building, the flagship of an ambitious public-private partnership valued at a half-billion dollars. The same night, the smaller Chesapeake House in Cecil County will change as new vendors replace old ones. In a year, it too will come...
  • "Horses**t" (Romney adviser on Dem demoralizing campaign)

    09/10/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 119 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 09/10/12 | Rich Lowry
    I asked a top Romney adviser what he makes of reports that the Romney campaign knows it’s losing and that Ohio is slipping out of reach (PPP has a new poll with Obama at 50 in the state):“It’s horses**t. Nobody in Boston thinks we’re going to lose. We’re in a tight race. We had a 4-5 point bounce after our convention and it evaporated when they had theirs. Now they have a 4-5 bounce. It’s going evaporate in September. We feel good about the map. We’re up with advertising in Wisconsin and I think North Carolina is going to come...
  • PPP: Obama leads by 5 in Ohio (50-45)

    09/09/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    PPP ^ | 09/09/2012
    PPP's first post-conventions poll in Ohio finds Barack Obama with a 5 point lead over Mitt Romney, 50-45. This is the largest lead PPP has found for Obama in an Ohio poll since early May. Last month Obama led 48-45. Both candidates have seen their images improve with Ohio voters in the wake of the conventions. Obama now breaks even in his approval rating at 48%, after being under water with 46% of voters approving and 51% disapproving of him a month ago. Romney's numbers are up from a 41/52 favorability rating a month ago as well, but he still...
  • PPP poll in MA shows Brown up five over Warren

    08/22/2012 12:23:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, what do you know --- maybe there's some hope for Massachusetts after all. Democratic pollster PPP applied a likely-voter test for the first time in the Bay State, and discovers that incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown has a small but significant lead over his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren. The bad news? Brown didn't build that lead all by himself: Scott Brown has returned to the lead in the crucial Massachusetts Senate race. The two were tied at 46% in PPPÂ’s late June poll, but in the firmÂ’s first test of likely voters in this fallÂ’s election, Brown tops Elizabeth...
  • Scott Brown jumps to 5 point lead in new poll

    08/21/2012 4:10:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 21, 2012 | Joe Dwinell
    In a late summer surge, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has jumped to a 5 point lead in a new poll in his race for re-election. Public Policy Polling places Brown in the lead over his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren 49-44 percent. This is the same poll that placed Warren ahead by 5 points in March.
  • Akin citing PPP poll (PPP trap works)

    08/21/2012 11:06:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 21, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Philip Klein ‏@philipaklein Akin citing PPP poll
  • CORRECTED PPP Numbers for Missouri

    08/21/2012 9:36:16 AM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8/21/2012 | CAC
    Since PPP decided it can't help itself, I've done you all a service. I went through their ridiculous R+9 sample and ONLY changed the D/R/I proportions to match previous elections, and an even turnout. With R+9, PPP's headline screams Akin up by 1. It is an obvious, sick ploy to get this delusional Bio101 flunkie to stay in and cost us a seat. Here are the real numbers: If turnout in November matches 2008 (it won't): McCaskill 49.25% Akin 39% (this is a D+6 turnout model) If turnout in November is even, an incredible feat for the GOP considering heavy...
  • PPP poll shows Walker up 3 in WI (Tomorrow is the big day!)

    06/04/2012 6:22:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What to think of the latest PPP poll in Wisconsin? One one hand, a narrow lead within the margin of error on the day before an election might signal a slight and final shift in momentum in Tom Barrett's favor. On the other, PPP is a Democratic pollster who might be looking for the best possible take on the race ... and having the Democrat down three as a best case would be a positive for supporters of Scott Walker. The Hill reports on the results: A new poll finds Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a narrowed lead over...
  • Obama still tops Romney by seven in Ohio

    05/08/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – When PPP last polled Ohio a little over four months ago, Mitt Romney trailed President Obama by seven points. He has not made up any ground since, and the apparent establishment choice for his running mate, the state’s freshman Sen. Rob Portman, would not help him to catch up much.
  • Santorum now leads Romney in latest (liberal) Pew poll (+2%) and in RCP average (+1.3%)!

    02/13/2012 12:29:25 PM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 26 replies
    The Pew Research Center ^ | Monday, February 13, 2012 | Pew Research
    Santorum Catches Romney in GOP Race Rick Santorum’s support among Tea Party Republicans and white evangelicals is surging, and he now has pulled into a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In polling conducted Feb. 8-12, 30% of Republican and Republican leaning registered voters favor Santorum while 28% favor Romney. As recently as a month ago, Romney held a 31% to 14% advantage over Santorum among all GOP voters. Santorum is now the clear favorite of Republican and GOP-leaning voters who agree with the Tea Party, as well as white evangelical Republicans. Currently,...
  • Santorum moves ahead in Michigan (Santorum 39, Romney 24, Paul 12, Gingrich 11)

    02/13/2012 8:12:57 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 246 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum's taken a large lead in Michigan's upcoming Republican primary. He's at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich. Santorum's rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich. Santorum's becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support. Santorum's winning an outright majority of the Tea Party vote with 53% to 22% for Romney and 10% for Gingrich. He comes close to one with Evangelicals as well at 48% to 20% for...
  • Santorum Now Leads Romney in Michigan [Troubling Signs for Romney: PPP Tweet]

    02/11/2012 10:23:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Santorum Now Leads Romney in Michigan February 11th, 2012 | Author: Ben Hart Rick Santorum now leads Mitt Romney in Michigan — the state where Mitt’s dad was governor, according to a tweet by Public Policy Polling. The PPP tweet says: “Santorum topping Romney on the first night of our Michigan poll. This may be the biggest surge yet.”
  • Santorum surges into the lead

    02/11/2012 6:22:37 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 1 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/11/12 | staff
    Riding a wave of momentum from his trio of victories on Tuesday Rick Santorum has opened up a wide lead in PPP's newest national poll. He's at 38% to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul. Part of the reason for Santorum's surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney's favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point...
  • PPP Poll Missouri (tweet) Santorum 45, Romney 32, Paul 19

    02/06/2012 8:19:30 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 47 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/6/12 | staff
    PublicPolicyPolling@ppppollsReply Retweet Favorite · Open Missouri is Santorum 45, Romney 32, Paul 19
  • PPP Poll Minnesota (tweet) Santorum 33, Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Paul 20

    02/06/2012 8:04:13 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 101 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/6/12 | staff
    PublicPolicyPolling@ppppollsReply Retweet Favorite · Open Minnesota is Santorum 33, Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Paul 20. 35% still say they could change their minds though...
  • Company challenges award of travel plaza contract

    02/01/2012 2:04:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 31, 2012 | Candus Thomson
    The multimillion-dollar contract to turn Maryland's travel plazas on Interstate 95 over to an out-of-state company is being challenged by a Bethesda-based firm that says the bidding process favored the eventual winner. HMSHost has filed a protest with the Maryland Transportation Authority, saying that bid specifications to replace the Maryland House and Chesapeake House were too vague and that Areas USA, a Florida company, was the only bidder allowed to sweeten its offer. "This is like a kick in the gut and we're trying to get our breath back," said Michael Jones, the HMSHost vice president who put the bid...
  • Two I-95 travel plazas to be rebuilt in revenue-sharing plan

    01/23/2012 8:41:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 23, 2012 | Candus Thomson
    Maryland has taken the first step toward replacing its two travel plazas on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore with expansive, airy welcome centers filled with amenities and operated by a company with years of experience serving travelers. The two-year, $56 million project to rebuild Maryland House and Chesapeake House as a public-private partnership with Areas USA was approved Monday by the Maryland Transportation Authority board. The deal requires the approval of the Board of Public Works next month and review by the General Assembly. The state would retain ownership and oversight of the plazas, while Areas USA would operate and...
  • Newt up 5 in Florida (Newt leads by +5%)

    01/23/2012 5:08:08 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PPP Polls ^ | January 23, 2012
    PPP's first post-South Carolina poll in Florida finds Newt Gingrich with a small lead. He's at 38% to 33% for Mitt Romney, 13% for Rick Santorum, and 10% for Ron Paul. Gingrich has gained 12 points since a PPP poll conducted in Florida a week ago. Romney has dropped 8 points. Paul and Santorum have pretty much remained in place. Their favorability numbers show similar trendlines. Gingrich's has increased 8 points from +15 (51/36) to +23 (57/34). Meanwhile Romney's has declined 13 points from +44 (68/24) to +31 (61/30). Here's the good news for Gingrich in this poll:
  • Newt expands South Carolina lead (Newt leads by 9%!)

    01/20/2012 7:37:05 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 73 replies
    PPP Polls ^ | January 20, 2012
    Newt Gingrich heads into South Carolina election day as the clear front runner in the state: he's now polling at 37% to 28% for Mitt Romney, 16% for Rick Santorum, and 14% for Ron Paul. Gingrich's lead has actually increased in the wake of his ex-wife's controversial interview with ABC. Although one night poll results should always be interpreted with caution, he led the final night of the field period by a 40-26 margin. One thing that continues to work to his advantage are the debates. 60% of primary voters report having watched the one last night, and Gingrich has...
  • Gingrich Maintains 6 Point Lead (In S.C. Released FIVE Minutes Ago!)

    01/19/2012 7:23:39 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 123 replies
    PPP ^ | 1-19-12 | Tom Jensen
    Thursday may have been one of the most eventful days of the Republican campaign so far, but the state of the race in South Carolina didn't change much. Newt Gingrich continues to lead Mitt Romney by 6 points, 35-29, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum each tied for third at 15%. Revelations from the Marianne Gingrich interview haven't taken a toll on Newt's image yet. For the first time in our South Carolina tracking this month his favorability is better than Romney's, with 53% of voters holding a positive opinion of him compared to 51% for his chief competitor. Gingrich's...
  • South Carolina poll: Gingrich by six? (PPP One-day Snapshot)

    01/19/2012 2:12:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2012 | Allahpundit
    Something to whet your appetite for tonight’s Thunderdome debate. Could Newtmentum really have shot him to a six-point lead after he trailed Romney by double digits just a few days ago? Note that PPP’s data comes from a one-day snapshot, which means a smaller-than-usual sample, which in turn means a larger-than-usual margin of error of five points. Newt’s may very well be leading right now, but … by six?Even so, as I write this, InTrade gives him a 42.5 percent chance of winning on Saturday. After Perry’s endorsement, Palin’s quasi-endorsement, and Santorum’s fade, who wants to bet against him? This...
  • Obama Up 5 On Romney Nationally ["A Colbert bid could be a blessing in disguise for the GOP"]

    01/17/2012 2:39:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies
    publicpolicypolling ^ | January 17, 2012 | PPPStaff
    PPP's first national poll of 2012 finds Barack Obama with his best standing against Mitt Romney since last May, right after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama leads Romney 49-44. It's not as if Obama's suddenly become popular. He remains under water with 47% of voters approving of him to 50% who disapprove. Romney's even less popular, with only 35% rating him favorably while 53% have a negative opinion of him. Over the last month Romney's seen his negatives with independents rise from 46% to 54%, suggesting that the things he has to say and do to win the...
  • Headed for a Photo Finish in Iowa (PPP Poll: Paul-20, Mitt-19, Santorum-18, Newt-14, Perry-10)

    01/01/2012 9:31:16 PM PST · by TBBT · 134 replies
    PPP ^ | 1/1/2012 | PPP
    Raleigh, N.C. – The Republican caucus in Iowa is headed for a photo finish, with the three leading contenders all within two points of each other. Ron Paul is at 20%, Mitt Romney at 19%, and Rick Santorum at 18%. Rounding out the field are Newt Gingrich at 14%, Rick Perry at 10%, Michele Bachmann at 8%, Jon Huntsman at 4%, and Buddy Roemer at 2%.
  • About that Iowa Poll Sample [PPP]

    12/20/2011 10:27:51 AM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/11 | Jonathan Martin
    Without another Ann Selzer Iowa poll until the first of the year, the political class is now largely analyzing the caucuses through robo polls, internal campaign surveys and good old-fashioned anecdotal reporting.It's the first of these that gets the most attention - and sparks the most controversy.After the Democratic-aligned PPP - which has gotten some important races right -- posted their latest Iowa survey last night showing Ron Paul staking out a lead, the pushback quickly surfaced.At issue: whether PPP's sample is too heavy on Democrats and independents and is therefore skewing the results to make Paul seem stronger. (Any...
  • Newt leads nationally but what does it matter? (Newt-35, Mitt-22, Paul-11, Bachmann-7, Perry-4)

    12/20/2011 9:41:14 AM PST · by TBBT · 41 replies · 1+ views
    PPP ^ | 12/20/2011 | PPP
    It's been a bad week for Newt Gingrich in our early state Republican polling, but we still find him with a good sized lead nationally. He's at 35% to 22% for Mitt Romney, 11% for Ron Paul, 7% for Michele Bachmann, 6% for Rick Perry, 4% for Rick Santorum, 3% for Jon Huntsman, and 1% for Gary Johnson. On the surface that's good news for Gingrich but looking under the hood it's more bad news to some extent. We haven't done a national poll in 5 weeks, too long ago to make a good comparison, but on 6 state polls...
  • Debunking PPP in Iowa

    12/19/2011 7:10:48 AM PST · by TBBT · 19 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/19/2011 | Neil Stevens
    I’ve been telling people PPP’s polling Iowa was making nonsense predictions. The pollster has doubled down. I’m going way out on a limb here, and if the actual results refudiate what I’m saying then I’m going to have to take some taunting, but I just don’t see how this poll remotely reflects reality, and I’m flatly saying it’s not predictive of the caucus results. The facts: 597 LVs, no mention of mobile handling. MoE 4. The results of this poll are going to get huge play. While they predict less for Mitt Romney than the apparent Rasmussen outlier for Romney,...
  • Surprise! Poll with ties to SEIU and Daily Kos says… Ron Paul getting close to leaders in Iowa

    12/13/2011 7:59:46 PM PST · by TBBT · 8 replies
    HotAir - Green Room ^ | 12/13/2011 | DIRECTORBLUE
    Before you put too much stock in the most recent PPP poll, you may want to review this April 2011 Hill article:
  • PPP POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Is Close To A Win In Iowa

    12/13/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 175 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/13/2011 | Grace Wyler
    Ron Paul, the once-forgotten presidential candidate, is picking up steam in Iowa and now appears poised to overtake frontrunner Newt Gingrich, according to a new survey released today from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling. The poll finds support for Gingrich has slipped to 22%, with Ron Paul just behind with 21%. Mitt Romney trails in third place with 16%. That's a five-point drop in favorability for Gingrich, who has raced to the top of the Republican presidential field over the past month. PPP found Gingrich's favorability numbers have fallen 19 points over the past week. Meanwhile, support for Paul is...