Amid alarming disapproval of President Obama’s job performance and his health care law, Republicans hold a 4% lead on the generic Senate ballot in Iowa. President Obama’s net -21% job approval is nearly identical to the net -20% approval of Obamacare. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the only one of five Republican contenders to lead former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (43-38%) in Iowa.
The geographic and ideological contours of the Democratic primary race for Governor are beginning to take shape. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz enjoys both a name identification advantage and a 7% lead over her nearest competitor, Katie McGinty.
In a preview of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads Vice President Joe Biden 64%-21%. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo nabs 2% of the vote.
Senator Lindsey Graham leads a field of potential Republican challengers by a wide margin, with 51% of the vote. The next closest challenger tops out at 15%. Looking ahead to the 2016 South Carolina Presidential Primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a small lead over a field of six contenders.
With 2014 shaping up as a big year in South Carolina politics, Harper's statewide poll on behalf of Conservative Intel shows the Republican incumbents with early leads. Senator Lindsey Graham is out in front of Democrat Jay Stamper by 17% (47%-30%) and Governor Nikki Haley leads Democrat Vincent Sheheen by 9% (48%-39%).