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  • Politico - Giving anti-Obamacare speeches to enrollees

    Doing so could insulate Republicans from Democrats’ accusations that they just want to strip benefits from people. “Whatever iterations of Republican positions on this issue, there are very few [lawmakers] … who want to take everything away and leave nothing behind,” said GOP pollster Brock McCleary.
    Posted
     By Paige Winfield Cunningham & Seung Min Kim
     On April 17, 2014
  • Politico Morning Score - New Crossroads Polls in 5 States

    BREAKING THIS MORNING — NEW CROSSROADS POLLS IN FIVE STATES: The Republican group American Crossroads will release polls in five key Senate races today, showing Republicans either leading or within striking distance of their Democratic counterparts. All five polls were conducted by the GOP IVR outfit Harper Polling.
    Posted
     By Emily Schultheis & Jose DelReal
     On April 17, 2014
  • Talk Business Arkansas - GOP Leaning Poll Shows Tied U.S. Senate Race

    The Tolbert Report has obtained a poll from the GOP-leaning American Crossroads group showing the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas currently tied. The live poll was conducted by Harper Polling on April 9 and 10 and surveyed 522 likely voters with a margin of error of +/-4.29%.
    Posted
     By Jason Tolbert
     On April 17, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal - Oregon's GOP Senate Race Suddenly Gets Lively

    Then, a week ago, came a poll with two big surprises. A Republican survey firm, Harper Polling, found that Mr. Merkley is more vulnerable than expected. He has a 39% favorability rating. On the generic ballot question, a Democratic candidate for the Senate was favored by just three percentage points over a Republican.
    Posted
     By Fred Barnes
     On April 17, 2014
  • The Hanford Sentinel - Hernandez congressional campaign gets boost from poll

    A favorable poll has buoyed the maverick congressional campaign of Democratic challenger John Hernandez as he competes with Amanda Renteria to take on Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, in November.
    Posted
     By Seth Nidever
     On April 17, 2014
  • The Clarion-Ledger - New poll: Cochran up, McDaniel gaining

    The new poll shows Cochran leading McDaniel 52 percent to 35 percent. This is a 7-point gain for McDaniel from December, when it was 54-31 percent. Harper says the “ideological construct” of the race has shifted favorably for McDaniel, but the challenger has lost some ground in favorability.
    Posted
     By Geoff Pender
     On April 11, 2014
  • Politico Pulse - WHO’S TO BLAME FOR OREGON?

    Oracle, the contractor that put the state’s failed exchange together, according to 40 percent of respondents in a survey from the GOP firm Harper Polling. The second most popular answer was Obamacare, which 22 percent blamed for the website’s meltdown.
    Posted
     By Paige Winfield Cunningham
     On April 11, 2014
  • Roll Call - Ratings Change: Colorado Senate

    Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall never had intimidating poll numbers this cycle, but uncertainty about the GOP primary raised questions about the seriousness of the Republican threat to him. But all that changed when Republican Rep. Cory Gardner decided to run for the Senate in Colorado.
    Posted
     By Nathan Gonzales
     On April 11, 2014
  • Politico Morning Score - Poll gives Merkley solid leads in Ore., but he’s not a lock

    FIRST IN SCORE—HARPER POLL PUTS MERKLEY AHEAD: Thus far the Oregon Senate race has flown mostly under the radar—and a new automated poll from the GOP firm Harper Polling suggests that while Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley doesn’t have anything to immediately worry about, he’s not a lock.
    Posted
     By Emily Schultheis & Jose DelReal
     On April 11, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal Opinion - Why the Senate Races Will Soon Get Ugly

    With seven months until the midterm election, there's little for Democrats to cheer in the growing number of polls on this year's Senate contests.
    Posted
     By Karl Rove
     On April 11, 2014
  • The Oregonian - comments Kitzhaber, Merkley face potentially tough re-election races, GOP pollster says

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber runs only slightly ahead of Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson in a test match-up, according to a Republican polling firm. Harper Polling, a firm set up by the former survey director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, also found that GOP state Rep. Jason Conger ran stronger in a test match-up against Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon than Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby.
    Posted
     By Jeff Mapes
     On April 11, 2014
  • Slate - Republicans Poll to Expand the Senate Map

    Earlier this week, the Koch-allied group American Encore released a poll of Minnesota that found Sen. Al Franken with a wan 40 percent approval rating. No credible candidate has jumped into the race against Franken, but the poll suggested to anyone looking that, hey, maybe, this is the year to go for it. Today, Harper Polling released a study of Oregon that found Gov. John Kitzhaber struggling against an opponent and Sen. Jeff Merkley up only 7 points on a conservative state legislator. If you've been paying attention, you may be reminded of the poll the NRSC commissioned after Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner thought he might run for Senate. The poll gave him a shot—he jumped in.
    Posted
     On April 11, 2014
  • Weekly Standard - Oregon Senate Poll: Merkley Under 50 Percent

    Democratic senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is polling ahead of his potential Republican opponents, but his position is weak heading into his reelection campaign, according to a new survey by a GOP polling firm. Harper Polling found Merkley is ahead of two possible Republican opponents but is still polling less than 50 percent against them.
    Posted
     By Michael Warren
     On April 11, 2014
  • PoliticsPA - Poll: Corbett Approval Remains at 100% Among Dogs

    Tom Corbett’s re-election hopes got a shot in the arm Tuesday. The latest survey from Harper Polling showed the Governor tied with his record high approval from man’s best friend.
    Posted
     On April 11, 2014
  • Reuters - House Obamacare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks

    "You'd have to be a blind man in a dark room not to see the political implications of Obamacare in general and now specifically with respect to Medicare," said Brock McCleary, former polling director for the Republican National Committee.
    Posted
     By Reuters
     On April 11, 2014
  • PA Independent - Outsider Tom Wolf has inside track to Dem nomination in PA

    “The real impact in the race has been Wolf’s spending,” Brock McCleary, president of Harper Polling, said in a statement. “In fact, it has given form to a race that to this point has been filled with candidates who lack broad name identification beyond niche constituencies.”
    Posted
     By Eric Boehm
     On April 11, 2014
  • State College News - Jay Paterno Polling First in Latest Harper Poll

    The other five candidates in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor couldn’t have been happy for someone with the name recognition of Jay Paterno to enter the race last week. Their displeasure was likely confirmed Wednesday when Paterno finished ahead of all his competitors in the latest Harper Poll.
    Posted
     By Onward News Staff & Kevin Horne
     On April 11, 2014
  • The Tribune-Democrat - Wozniak throws backing to Critz

    “What the poll shows is that both Mark Critz and Jay Paterno enjoy the kind of geographic strength that is necessary to win this kind of race,” said Brock McCleary, president of Harper Polling. “In Critz’s case, his potential to solidify and mobilize southwest Democrats could fuel a statewide victory.”
    Posted
     By Dave Sutor
     On April 11, 2014
  • Detroit Free Press - Land has slight lead on Peters in U.S. Senate race

    American Crossroads, one of the largest conservative Super PACs in the country, on Friday released a series of polls it had commissioned, including one showing former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land with a slight lead over U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in the race for the U.S. Senate.
    Posted
     By Todd Spangler
     On April 11, 2014
  • The Times-Picayune - GOP poll predicts Landrieu-Cassidy runoff

    U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy could push Mary Landrieu into a runoff when he challenges her for her Senate seat this year, according to a poll released Friday (Feb. 7). Landrieu is Louisiana's last statewide elected official from the Democratic Party.
    Posted
     By News Staff
     On April 11, 2014