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Poll Updates on West Virginia Senate and Maryland Governor Races

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Here are the latest updates on the West Virginia Senate race between Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin and Republican John Raese and the gubernatorial rematch in Maryland between Democratic incumbent Martin O'Malley and his Republican predecessor Robert Ehrlich.

West Virginia

Manchin leads Raese, a businessman who owns a variety of media properties, by 50 percent to 43 percent, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Sept. 19. That result is about the same as in a poll conducted Sept. 8. Six percent are undecided or prefer another candidate. The margin of error is 4 points.
John Raese, Joe Manchin
Sixty-nine percent approve of the job Manchin is doing as governor.

Manchin's favorability ratings with voters are even better than his job approval numbers, with 71 percent viewing him positively compared to 27 percent who see him unfavorably, with 2 percent undecided.
Raese is seen favorably by 53 percent and unfavorably by 41 percent, with 7 percent not sure. But 22 percent of voters see him "very" unfavorably compared to only 9 percent who feel that strongly about Manchin.


This race has been close in every match-up between O'Malley and Ehrlich done this year by Rasmussen Reports, and the latest poll is no exception.

O'Malley leads Ehrlich by 50 percent to 47 percent with 1 percent preferring some other candidate and 3 percent undecided, according to a Rasmussen survey conducted Sept. 15. The margin of error is 4 points.

In mid-August, O'Malley led 45 percent to 44 percent.
Martin O'Malley, Robert Ehrlich
Fifty-one percent of voters approve of the job O'Malley is doing as governor while 46 percent disapprove, with 3 percent undecided.

Both candidates are seen favorably. Fifty-four percent regard O'Malley favorably while 43 percent do not, while 58 percent view Ehrlich favorably compared to 38 percent who do not. The remainder is undecided.

Ehrlich is doing better among fellow Republicans than O'Malley is in terms of support from Democrats -- 83 percent for Ehrlich vs. 73 percent for O'Malley. Ehrlich leads among unaffiliated voters by 59 percent to 36 percent with the rest undecided or preferring another choice.

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having lived in maryland for over 30 years i can tell you that they are a very liberal state when it comes to party selection. so you marylanders keep paying those high taxes and out rageous electric bills. just dont gripe that you owe bg&e 2000.oo in back payments and tired of having your electric cut off. crime, yes its way up, even passed washington dc as highes crime rate. drop out rate in pg county and others extremly high. jobs nile and hard to find. more people oN welfare and foodstamps in the history of maryland. yea, you liberal fools keep voting for the likes of the poor leadership that suckers you in to beleiving you are in good shape. you people need to wake up and see whats going on in your state and vote the liberal fools out. OTHERWISE DONT GRIPE ABOUT HOW HARD IT IS IN YOUR STATE. DAMN SHAME.............

October 08 2010 at 8:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

On guns and energy Mr Manchin will most definitely be West by God Virginia's man before he is Obama's. The Democrats are more diverse and more likely to vote against the party than the Republicans in congress.

September 22 2010 at 6:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

West VA, rise up off your brains and think about this election long and hard. Do you want to continue down the Obama road, or do you want something different? Manchin is viewed very favorably by your voters, but do you really want another Obama yes-man in the US Senate?

September 21 2010 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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