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GA: Republicans Well Positioned in Governor and Senate Races

on October 31, 2014

Candidates are Leading With Independents in Closing Days

Alexandria, VA - A new Vox Populi survey,  sponsored by Ending Spending Action Fund, in Georgia shows that Republicans lead in both the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Governor Nathan Deal is leading Democrat Jason Carter 49 to 42, with Libertarian Andrew Hunt getting 3 percent of the vote and 7 percent undecided. In the Senate race, Republican David Perdue leads Democrat Michelle Nunn 48 to 43. Libertarian Amanda Swafford receives 3 percent support and another 6 percent remain undecided in this race.

Both Republican candidates receive strong support among Independents, with Governor Deal winning Independents 51 to 38 and Perdue leading 51 to 41. Deal and Perdue are also leading with women voters. If the election were held today, women would vote for Nathan Deal by a margin of 46 to 42 and for David Perdue by a margin of 45 to 43.

“David Perdue appears to have opened a small lead outside of the margin of error,” said Vox Populi Spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. “Both Perdue and Deal owe their leads in part to their strength with Independents and female voters. However, both races remain close and there are a lot of undecided voters so the numbers could shift in the closing days.”

METHODOLOGY: The sample size for the survey is 602 active voters taken from a listed sample of registered voters who voted in the 2010 or 2012 general election or registered since the 2012 general election. The margin of error is +/- 4.0%. All interviews were completed using automated telephone technology and were conducted October 28, 2014 by Vox Populi Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.

To see the results, click here.

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8 out of 10 GOP Primary Voters Back Speaker

Alexandria, VA – A new Vox Populi Polling survey shows Speaker Paul Ryan is well positioned to win not only the August GOP primary, but also the November general election. The poll of likely voters in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District found Ryan is leading his Republican primary challenger by 73 points, and enjoys an almost 20 point lead over a generic Democratic candidate.

“It’s remarkable how well positioned Speaker Ryan is for re-election this year,” said Vox Populi Pollster Michael Meyers. “Looking at the results it is clear that Ryan’s opponent is not mounting a credible primary challenge and in the general election Ryan’s numbers are incredibly strong.”

Ryan is not only dominating his primary contest, but he also leads with every age group, both men and women, and carries a near 2-to-1 lead among Independent general election voters. Among all candidates tested with name ID above 50%, Ryan is the only candidate with a net-positive name ID (+12), having more voters view him favorably than unfavorably. With only 11% of voters undecided, a majority of 54% would vote for Ryan if the general election were held today.

In addition, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a dead heat race (38-38) inside Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.

To view the full results, click here.

Methodology: The sample size for the survey is 1,197 likely general election voters in Wisconsin CD-1 taken from a listed sample of registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 2.83%. 966 interviews were completed using automated telephone technology and 231 were conducted using mobile phones. All interviews were conducted May 22-23, 2016 by Vox Populi Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.


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Alexandria, VA -- Vox Populi Polling recently conducted a survey amongst likely voters to analyze voter sentiment around the issue of the open Supreme Court Justice seat following the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Following a week of non-stop news coverage, polls indicate that the Supreme Court justice appointment is unlikely to impact voter decisions in the 2016 general election. Only 5% of likely voters believe the Supreme Court vacancy is the most important issue in deciding which presidential candidate to support, whereas 39% prioritized economic issues and 21% selected foreign affairs and national security. Similarly, voters indicated the most important issues for selecting a congressional candidate to support are the economy (37%) and foreign affairs (21%) with just 9% choosing the Supreme Court vacancy.

“Media coverage doesn’t necessarily translate to influencing voter priorities,” said Vox Populi pollster Brent Seaborn. “Despite the glare of the media spotlight and intense political rhetoric on both sides, the polls show that the American people are far more concerned with economic and foreign policy issues in selecting the next President of the United States.”

More than a third (37%) of likely voters think President Obama should nominate a conservative to replace Justice Scalia, while 32% say that ideology should not matter in the selection process for a nominee. The poll also reveals:

  • The Supreme Court vacancy issue ranks last in importance for all presidential candidates except Hillary Clinton’s supporters, 15% of whom prioritized the vacancy.
  • Half of voters believe Obama should not wait in appointing a new Justice. 86% of Democrats want the President to appoint the new Supreme Court Justice while 68% of Republicans think it is too close to the end of his term.
  • Voters chose the two most polarized Justices (liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg and conservative Clarence Thomas) as their “favorite” member of the bench. 14% of all respondents and 25% of Democrat respondents identify liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg as their favorite justice, and 16% of the sample and 26% of polled Republicans recognize conservative Clarence Thomas as their favorite.

Methodology:  The sample size for the survey is 811 likely active voters. The margin of error is +/ 3.4. All interviews were completed using a mix of automated telephone and mobile-based survey technology on February 17-18, 2016 by Vox Populi Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.

To view the full results, click here.

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The Digital 4th coalition commissioned a national survey and two state surveys of active registered voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Read the full memo here.

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