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Roundup of Senate, Governor Races in Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin

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In Fox News' latest batch of governor and Senate race surveys it does with Pulse Opinion Research, there are four particularly close contests. Candidates in the Wisconsin governor and Colorado Senate races are separated by 4 points, and those running for Senate in Washington and Illinois are separated by 2 points or less.

All the polls were conducted Sept. 25 and have a margin of error of 3 points.

Colorado

Republican Ken Buck is leading Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in the Senate race by 47 percent to 43 percent with 5 percent preferring some other candidate and 5 percent undecided. More than 8 in 10 voters on each side say their minds are made up.
Ken Buck, Michael Bennet
In the governor's race, Democrat John Hickenlooper is out ahead in the three-way race with 44 percent, followed by former Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo (running on a third party ticket) at 34 percent, with Republican Dan Maes at 15 percent. One percent prefer some other candidate and 5 percent are undecided.If Hickenlooper is matched head-to-head with just Maes, he leads 51 percent to 37 percent.

Illinois

Republican Mark Kirk leads Democrat Alexi Giannoulias by 42 percent to 40 percent with 7 percent for Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones, two percent preferring some other candidate and 9 percent undecided. A relatively large number of voters -- 27 percent in Kirk's camp and 28 percent who support Giannoulias -- say they could change their minds.

In the governor's race, Republican Bill Brady leads Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn by 46 percent to 36 percent with 8 percent for Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, 1 percent preferring some other candidate and 9 percent undecided.

Ohio

Republican Rob Portman leads Democrat Lee Fisher in the Senate race by 50 percent to 37 percent with 3 percent preferring some other candidate and 11 percent undecided. Fifteen percent of Portman supporters and 19 percent of Fisher backers say they could change their minds. Forty-three percent say Fisher does not have a clear plan for fixing the economy and creating jobs, 15 percent say he does and 43 percent are not sure. Twenty-nine percent say Portman does not have a clear plan, 24 percent say he does and 47 percent are not sure.

A Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Sept. 27 has Portman ahead by 51 percent to 42 percent with 6 percent undecided, the first term he's been above the 50 percent mark. The margin of error is 4.5 points.

An Ipsos/Reuters poll conducted Sept. 23-25 has Portman leading Fisher by 50 percent to 37 percent.

In the governor's race, the Fox poll says Republican John Kasich is leading Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland 45 percent to 43 percent with 2 percent favoring some other candidate and 10 percent undecided. Kasich had held leads of 5 and 6 points in the previous two surveys.

An Ipsos/Reuters poll conducted Sept. 23-25 has Kasich statistically tied with Strickland, leading him by 47 percent to 46 percent.

Washington

Democratic incumbent Patty Murray leads Republican Dino Rossi in the Senate race by 48 percent to 47 percent with 2 percent preferring some other candidate and 3 percent undecided. About 9 in 10 voters on each side say their minds are made up.

Wisconsin

Republican Ron Johnson is leading Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold in the Senate race by 52 percent to 44 percent with 1 percent preferring some other candidate and 3 percent undecided. Almost 9 out of 10 voters on both sides say their minds are made up. Forty-seven percent say Feingold is too liberal and 41 percent consider his views about right, with 4 percent describing him as too conservative and 8 percent undecided.

In the governor's race, Republican Scott Walker leads Democrat Tom Barrett 49 percent to 45 percent with 2 percent preferring some other candidate and 4 percent undecided.

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legalcld

Rossi would be GREAT for WA!! Get with the program WA!! Make your vote count in November$$$

September 29 2010 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Come on Washington, Rossi good for Wa. and the USA.

September 28 2010 at 7:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
conservgirl8

Another great article. Made my day again.

September 28 2010 at 4:46 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
bltcarbiz

Come on fellow Ohioans and made a clean sweep of it!!

September 28 2010 at 3:30 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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