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Decision 2017: (Special Election) Alabama U.S. Senate poll #2 – Republican runoff

For two decades, Jeff Sessions has represented Alabama in the United Senate Senate. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump chose Sessions to be Attorney General, and a special election is being called to fill his vacant seat. Both parties held their primaries on August 15. The Democrats have already decided on Doug Jones. The Republican […]

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JMC Analytics and Polling’s response to U.S. Senator Luther Strange’s campaign

Earlier this month, JMC Analytics and Polling independently polled both the Alabama GOP Senate primary and runoff (those polls can be seen here and here ). In an article in yesterday’s Washington Examiner, a lengthy memorandum written by Travis Smith from Senator Luther Strange’s campaign was released disputing the findings of two runoff polls conducted since […]

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Decision 2018: Arizona Republican U.S. Senate poll

The state of Arizona is a Republican state that has been (in fits and starts) trending Democratic starting with the 1992 Presidential election; since then, Democrats have been eyeing the state for potential flipping in Presidential years. While the state still voted for Donald Trump in last year’s Presidential elections, his 49-45% margin was a […]

Decision 2018: Nevada Republican U.S. Senate poll

The state of Nevada is one swing state that was a bright spot for Democrats last year: not only did Hillary Clinton carry the sate 48-46%, but Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto (by a 47-45% margin) was able to keep the seat of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Democratic hands. In addition to those […]

Decision 2017: (Special Election) Alabama U.S. Senate poll – Republican runoff

For two decades, Jeff Sessions has represented Alabama in the United Senate Senate. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump chose Sessions to be Attorney General, and a special election is being called to fill his vacant seat. Both parties held their primaries on August 15. Doug Jones won the Democratic primary outright, so a runoff […]

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Decision 2017: Alabama US Senate special election primary

For two decades, Jeff Sessions represented Alabama in the United States Senate. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump chose Sessions to be Attorney General, and a special election was called to fill his vacant seat. Both parties held their primaries tonight (with 8 Democrats and 10 Republicans running), although (UPDATED 8/16 PM) 72% of the primary […]

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Decision 2017: (Special Election) Alabama U.S. Senate poll – Republican primary

For two decades, Jeff Sessions has represented Alabama in the United Senate Senate (interestingly, despite his long tenure, he is the state’s junior senator – his colleague Richard Shelby was elected in 1986). Earlier this year, President Donald Trump chose Sessions to be Attorney General, and a special election is being called to fill his […]

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Decision 2018: Republicans dodge four bullets (so far)

The 2016 elections rearranged the electoral furniture (so to speak) at the Presidential level: Donald Trump posted numbers in blue collar and rural areas well above the norm for Republican candidates, while longtime Republican strongholds like the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta (even locally, in affluent parts of East Baton Rouge and Jefferson […]

Decision 2018: Reading the tea leaves/Another GOP close call

Has Donald Trump sparked a wave of Democratic enthusiasm that will extend into the 2018 midterms and beyond ? That is the question that political pundits have continuously been asking, their curiosity piqued by the consistently low approval ratings that have faced the President since his inauguration (according to RealClearPolitics, his current average disapproval rating […]

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Decision 2017: A near upset for Republicans in Georgia

It’s not often that Congressional special elections get the nation’s attention. The race that concluded last night in Georgia, however, was one of the occasional exceptions to that rule, as this race was believed to be an early test of Donald Trump’s/Republican popularity in “swing” areas. First, some background information: JMC Analytics and Polling has […]