Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 11:13 AM EDT Apr 30, 2019 WASHINGTON — A new national poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden's support growing after his announcement last week that he's running for president next year. A survey of registered voters released by Morning Consult on Tuesday showed Biden leading the list of Democratic hopefuls with the support of 36% of the respondents. The previous week's poll showed Biden with 30% support. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont remained in second place in terms of support with 22%, falling 2 percentage points. The poll also indicated that support for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has risen in name recognition in recent weeks, flattened out, dropping from 9% to 8%. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also increased 2 percentage points to 9% in the poll, taking third place in the crowded field. Biden has been the frontrunner in most Democratic polls for months but it was only last Thursday when … [Read more...] about Joe Biden jumps in national poll after getting into presidential race
Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Updated 11:31 am PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Oregon Gov. Kate Brown shares an unexpected light moment with a group of schoolchildren after a rally in Portland, Ore., Oct. 17, 2018. Brown, an incumbent and one of just two female Democratic governors nationwide, has struggled to create distance between herself and her GOP rival, a state lawmaker who has fashioned himself as a moderate Republican who appeals to independents and centrist Democrats alike with his anti-Trump and pro-choice platform. less Oregon Gov. Kate Brown shares an unexpected light moment with a group of schoolchildren after a rally in Portland, Ore., Oct. 17, 2018. Brown, an incumbent and one of just two female Democratic governors ... more Photo: Don Ryan, AP FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown speaks during a rally in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. Brown is … [Read more...] about Oregon’s incumbent Democrat faces tight race for governor
Susan Haigh, Associated Press Updated 9:29 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, front, speaks during a campaign appearance at a senior center in West Hartford, Conn.. Joining him are Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, left, state Rep. Derek Slap, second from right, and state Sen. Beth Bye, right. Murphy is playing an outsized role in Connecticut's elections this year, in addition to second re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate. less In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, front, speaks during a campaign appearance at a senior center in West Hartford, Conn.. Joining him are Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, left, ... more Photo: Susan Haigh, AP In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, right, campaigns at a senior center in West Hartford, Conn., with the Democratic ticket for governor, Greenwich … [Read more...] about Murphy shares campaign riches with Connecticut Democrats
Amber Phillips, The Washington Post Published 6:06 am CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Kansas is a state entirely controlled by Republicans now and one that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 by 20 points. And yet in a couple of weeks, voters there could elect a Democrat to be their governor for the first time in eight years - just in time to have a hand in the upcoming redistricting battle that could shape control of the state for the next decade. That there is such a tight race is more a reflection of Republican control of the state for the past eight years than any major shift in conservative Kansas to the left. Kansas has been struggling for years with massive budget shortfalls. Those have cut deep into budgets for roads, schools and hospitals in a way that's hard for the average Kansan to miss. Most attribute that to former governor Sam Brownback's experiment to cut taxes to spur economic growth. The promised growth didn't happen, and last year the Republican … [Read more...] about Could a Democrat win the Kansas governor’s race? It’s looking possible.
Juana Summers Associated Press Published 9:29 AM EDT Oct 24, 2018 Washington – Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. According to the poll, 69 percent of young Americans between the ages of 15 and 34 favor a national health plan, known as a single-payer program. Eighty-eight percent of young Democrats and 40 percent of young Republicans favor a government-run health insurance program, according to the poll. Roughly two-thirds of young independents are in favor. Young Americans called health care a very important issue in deciding how to vote. Sixty-two percent of those who will be old enough to vote in the midterms rated it as such. That’s the most who said the same of any issue in the poll, including immigration and the economy. Thirty-three-year-old Jasmine Miller, of Detroit, … [Read more...] about Poll: Young people back single-payer health care