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The Hill: Poll: Rosen leads Heller by 4 points in Nevada Senate race

The Emerson College poll released Tuesday found Rosen opening up a small lead over Heller among likely voters surveyed, 49 percent to 45 percent, which is just outside the poll’s 3-point margin of error. Four percent of likely voters remain undecided in the final stretch.

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Portland Press Herald: New poll shows Mills 8 points ahead of Moody with race for governor heading into the homestretch

Located in Boston, Emerson is one of a growing number of colleges and universities conducting political polls. In 2016, an Emerson poll conducted in late October showed Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 4 percentage points in Maine. In the end, Clinton received 3 percent more votes than Trump in the state…

The Emerson College poll of nearly 900 registered Maine voters shows that Mills, the state’s attorney general, was the top choice for 49.7 percent of respondents while 41.7 percent chose Moody, a business owner.

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NM Political Report: Emerson poll: Lujan Grisham leads by 9, Heinrich by 16

Emerson College released their second round of polling of likely voters in New Mexico, and the poll showed Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham leading Republican Steve Pearce 53 percent to 44 percent in the gubernatorial race.

The two are involved in an expensive race that has included millions of dollars spent on TV ads from both sides in the hopes of replacing Susana Martinez as governor. Martinez, a Republican, cannot run for a third consecutive term.

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Rolling Stone: Richard Linklater Directed a Brilliant Anti-Ted Cruz Ad

Linklater was right about Cruz in 2016. Time will tell how effective his new ad — and the Beto O’Rourke short film contest he is sponsoring — will be in booting Cruz out of the Senate. An ongoing poll launched Monday by the New York Times currently has Cruz leading O’Rourke by 12 percentage points. A poll released Sunday by Emerson College has Cruz up by only 5 points. Trump bested Hillary Clinton in Texas by 9 points in 2016.

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USA Today: New poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz in statistical tie with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke

Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is in a statistical dead heat with Rep. Beto O’Rourke in Texas, according to an Emerson College e-poll published Wednesday.

The e-poll, which was conducted from Aug. 22-25 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, found Cruz with 38 percent of the vote, O’Rourke with 37 percent and 21 percent of respondents undecided.

According to the poll, the biggest challenge for Cruz in his path to a second term in the U.S. Senate is among independent voters. Cruz had a 57 percent unfavorable and only 25 percent favorable rating within that group, the poll found.

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MSNBC: Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.6.18

On a related note, the latest Emerson College poll in Ohio’s 12th shows Danny O’Connor (D) with a narrow lead over Troy Balderson (R), 47% to 46%. The survey was conducted, however, before Donald Trump headlined a local rally for Balderson on Saturday night.

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FOX News: Polls on eve of crucial Ohio special election show ‘neck and neck’ race as Trump, GOP face national test

Tuesday’s contest in Ohio is not a primary, but a special election to determine who will take the House seat held by retired Rep. Pat Tiberi. A poll conducted earlier this month by the Emerson College Polling Society and released Monday found that the upstart Democrat in the race, 31-year-old Danny O’Connor, is holding onto a one-percentage point lead over two-term Republican State Senator Troy Balderson, 56, with seven percent of very likely voters still undecided.

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New York Times: Cynthia Nixon Puts Legalizing Marijuana Front and Center of Campaign

Mr. Cuomo signed a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana in 2014, and he has proposed decriminalizing public possession of small amounts of marijuana, a measure that has not passed the state Legislature. But he has been reluctant to embrace full recreational legalization, a move that 62 percent of registered New York voters support, according to a November 2017 survey by Emerson College.

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Washington Post: What voters really mean when they say they support marijuana legalization

The anti-legalization advocacy organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) commissioned Emerson College pollsters to ask 600 registered voters in New York State about marijuana policy. The proportion who agreed that “the use of marijuana should be made legal for adults aged 21 and older” was 60 percent, virtually identical to the 62 percent who answered the same question affirmatively in a prior Emerson College poll of New York State voters commissioned by legalization advocacy organizations. Respondents don’t know the views of the organization that has commissioned the poll, so it is unsurprising that the results were so similar across polls despite the opposing views of their sponsors.

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AOL: Poll shows Trump administration is more trusted than the news media

A shocking new poll finds that voters may agree…some that they trust Trump more so than the media.

The Emerson College poll found 49 percent of registered voters trusted Trump’s team. Meanwhile only 39 percent found the media truthful.

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