Monday, May 18, 2009

Missouri and New Hampshire Senate Update

The latest pollsSHOW ME SOME GOOD NEWS
There's good polling news from Missouri. Secretary of State and Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan has a big lead over the top Republicans for Sen. Kit Bond's seat. The poll shows Carnahan with a 53 percent to 44 percent lead over U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and a 54-42 lead over former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman. Former U.S. Sen. Jack Danforth is so concerned about Blunt's ability to win that he's backing Thomas Schweich, a law professor and former member of the Bush administration, for the seat. "I think Tom offers a positive alternative to losing," Danforth told Congress Daily. How's that for optimism?

The Senate race in New Hampshire is close, but promising, a new poll shows. Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes is slightly favored, 38 percent to 35 percent, over one of the most well-known names in the state, former Republican Sen. John Sununu. The most surprising finding? 27 percent of respondents were undecided. That doesn't bode well for Sununu. The people know him, and many don't seem to like him very much.