September 19, 2012 |
Two new polls of Wisconsin voters bear welcome news for Democrats, suggesting the Paul Ryan effect has worn off on the presidential race in his home state and that an earlier Republican edge in a critical U.S. Senate race has evaporated. A Marquette University Law School survey of 601 likely Wisconsin voters showed Obama opening up a 54% to 40% lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, a survey of 1,485 likely Wisconsin voters by Quinnipiac University, the New York Times and CBS News gave Obama a more modest but still healthy six-point edge over Romney, 51% to 45%. The gap measured by Marquette was the widest recorded in polls this year.
August 31, 2009 |
Daily Kos, an influential liberal website, recently released a poll showing that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was just nine points behind Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown in the Democratic primary race for governor. Within minutes, the San Francisco Chronicle posted a blog item saying the poll showed the race was "narrowing," comparing it to a June survey, conducted by a different company, that gave Brown a 20-point lead over Newsom. The item was quickly picked up and posted by Rough & Tumble, California's premier political news aggregator.
December 23, 2011 |
Although President Obama still enjoys higher job approval ratings from Latinos than he does from the public at large, a new Ipsos-Telemundo poll shows the president's support among Latinos continues to decline. A majority - 56% -- said in late November and early December that they approve of how the president is handling his job. By comparison, 86% of Latinos approved of Obama in April 2009, and 62% approved in June. According to an Ipsos analysis of the poll, the results “suggest that while President Obama's approval has been dropping since he took office, the disillusion among Latinos is more pronounced than among the general public.” The six-percentage-point drop since June is double the drop among the public at large, according to the poll.
May 18, 2012 |
The Miami Heat could be in big trouble. Just a couple days ago, the team was the overwhelming favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals and perhaps finally give superstar LeBron James his first championship ring. Now the Heat trails the Indiana Pacers, two games to one, in the conference semifinals after a 94-75 loss Thursday night. That game also included a sideline confrontation between Coach Eric Spoelstra and star guard Dwyane Wade, who was in the midst of one of his worst-ever playoff games (five points on two-of-13 shooting)
January 20, 2014 |
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will play in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2. The Broncos, who will be playing in the Super Bowl for the seventh time, beat the New England Patriots, 26-16, in Colorado on Sunday. The Seahawks, who will be making their second appearance in the Super Bowl, came back from a 10-0 deficit to beat the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, in Washington state on Sunday. The Broncos are considered to have the best offense in the league, while the Seahawks are regarded to have the best defense.
August 27, 2012 |
Terrell Owens is once again out of work as an NFL player. The NFL's No. 2 all-time receiver in both yards and touchdown catches was cut by the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend, less than three weeks after signing with the team. The Seahawks are the second team to cut Owens this year. In May, he was released by the Allen (Texas) Wranglers of the Indoor Football League and lost his ownership stake in the franchise after reportedly refusing to play in two road games and not showing up for an appearance at a local children's hospital.