Polls

 
  • Our Commonwealth Poll 2016

    This year in Harper Polling’s Our Commonwealth Poll, we have burning insights into everything from Pennsylvanians’ favorite salad dressings to their happiness and peculiar regional dialects. Plus, a series on perceptions of professional athletes, construction workers, CEOs and more.

  • Colorado General Election Poll

    Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet leads Republican challenger Darryl Glenn in the race for Senate in Colorado. Plus findings on the Presidential race in Colorado.

  • Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Poll- 4/21-23

    Our final survey of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Democratic primary election shows Katie McGinty surging to the lead in the waning days of the campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Poll- 4/2-3

    With about three weeks until Election Day, we take a look at the Democratic primary races for President, Senate and Attorney General.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll - Republican and Democratic Primaries March 2016

    A look at the Democratic and Republican primary races in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Republicans are more motivated to beat Hillary Clinton than Democrats are to beat Donald Trump.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- March 2016

    Democrats are making some gains on Senator Toomey and Clinton leads Republicans in hypothetical match-ups in the general election.

  • Our Commonwealth Poll 2014

    Harper Polling's annual survey of Pennsylvania's people, places and culture, including: Most Respected University, Favorite Convenience Store, Favorite Amusement Park, Best Beer, Greatest Pennsylvanian, and the age old question: Table or Booth?

  • Our Commonwealth Poll 2015

    The 2015 Our Commonwealth Poll featuring fairs, scrapple, and the ubiquitous convenience stores.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- November 2015

    A mere 29% of likely voters in the state favor “allowing Syrian refugees to resettle in Pennsylvania” while 60% oppose the policy.

  • Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security Surveys- SC, IA, NH

    Our surveys of likely Republican primary voters and caucus attendees in three early-voting states demonstrate that the issue of national security and terrorism will likely determine the presidential nominee for the Republican Party in 2016.

  • Illinois Statewide Poll- Medical Marijuana

    Survey research of likely voters in Illinois finds widespread support for measures which increase access to medical marijuana.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Democratic Primary Poll- 1/22-1/23/2016

    A survey of the Democratic primary here in Pennsylvania, including President, Senate and Attorney General Ballots. Plus , the tattoo factor...

  • New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary Poll

    Donald Trump maintains a strong lead in New Hampshire, and Jeb Bush leads the field in the race for second place.

  • South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary Poll

    Donald Trump holds the advantage in South Carolina, earning 29% of the vote on the Presidential Republican Primary ballot test. Ted Cruz (17%) leads a very tight race for second place in the first Southern state, followed by Marco Rubio (15%), Jeb Bush (14%) and John Kasich (13%).

  • Pennsylvania Year-End Poll 2013

    Top Story of 2013, Senate in '16: Kane & Sestak, Digging deeper on Obamacare, the PA Transportation bill, State Lottery privatization, Minimum Wage, Paycheck Protection, Business vs. Labor, Favorite NFL team, and familial relations between Steelers and Eagles fans

  • York County, Pennsylvania Poll

    Home to two of the state's most high profile politicians, York County is the new hub of political activity in Pennsylvania...

  • Michigan Senate Poll

    The race for Senate in Michigan has moved into a virtual tie with Democratic Congressman Gary Peters leading former Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land 45-44%.

  • Michigan Senate Poll

    Republicans now lead on the generic ballot for Senate, 44-41%. Republican Terry Lynn Land leads Democrat Gary Peters by 3%.

  • Iowa Poll: Christie leads Clinton, Obamacare looms large in Senate race

    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.

  • Louisiana Congressional District 3 Poll

    The Rantz campaign’s spring strategy has proven successful, resulting in notable improvement of Gus Rantz’s image and ballot separation from other candidates.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- Republican Primary September 2015

    Our survey of GOP primary voters finds Trump and Carson leading on the Presidential primary ballot.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- September 2015

    Our September survey including a look at the 2016 Senate race and the Pennsylvania budget impasse.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- Democratic Primary September 2015

    Joe Sestak leads Katie McGinty on the Democratic primary Senate ballot.

  • American Action Network Minnesota CD 8 Poll

    Our survey of likely voters in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District finds voter opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

  • West Virginia Governor Poll: General Election

    In a series of hypothetical West Virginia Governor General election match-ups, our survey found Senator Joe Manchin leading all three potential Republican nominees.

  • West Virginia Governor Poll: Republican Primary

    In an early look at the West Virginia Governor Republican primary race, Congressman David McKinley leads Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and President of the State Senate Bill Cole.

  • West Virginia Governor Poll: Democratic Primary

    Should he decide to run, Senator Joe Manchin would hold a commanding lead in the Democratic primary race for Governor in West Virginia.

  • Kentucky Governor Republican Primary Poll

    Kentucky GOP Primary 2-day

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- 5/6-5/7/2015

    Our statewide Pennsylvania poll including questions on the 2016 Senate race, Governor Wolf's tax plan, and Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Democratic Primary Poll- 5/6-5/7

    Former Congressman and 2010 Senate candidate Joe Sestak leads Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro on a hypothetical Democratic Primary ballot for Senate 2016.

  • North Carolina Senate Poll

    Our survey of likely voters in North Carolina on behalf of American Crossroads finds Republican Senator Richard Burr in a solid position against two potential Democratic challengers heading into the 2016 election.

  • Arizona Republican Primary Election Poll-August 12-14

    Doug Ducey continues to lead in the Arizona Republican Gubernatorial primary. He now leads his closest opponent (Smith) 32-21%.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll- 9/2-9/3

    Pennsylvania statewide gubernatorial poll. Including the gubernatorial ballot, approval for Wolf's tax plan, credibility of Corbett's answer to criticism of his education cuts, and how PA feels about the medicaid expansion.

  • New York CD-1 General Election Poll

    Incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop is in a dead heat with challenger Lee Zeldin in the race for New York’s 1st Congressional District.

  • New York CD-21 General Election Poll

    In the race to replace retiring Democratic Congressman Bill Owens in New York’s 21st Congressional District, Republican Elise Stefanik leads Democrat Aaron Woolf 45-37%.

  • West Virginia CD-3 General Election Poll

    With less than four weeks to go, Republican challenger Evan Jenkins has opened up a 6-point lead on Congressman Nick Rahall, outside the survey’s margin of error.

  • Pennsylvania Governor Poll- 10/26-10/27

    As the race for Governor of Pennsylvania draws to a close, Democratic challenger Tom Wolf leads incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett by 10% (50-40%).

  • New York CD-21 Poll 10/27-10/28

    With less than a week remaining until Election Day, Republican Elise Stefanik has extended her 8% September lead over Democrat Aaron Woolf to 14% (47-33%).

  • North Carolina Senate Poll

    Thom Tillis has crept ahead of Kay Hagan in the closing days of the campaign. However, the race remains exceedingly close. The candidates have comparable image ratings, and the flow of campaign information shows that neither candidate has truly gained control of the race.

  • Kentucky Governor Poll

    RunSwitch PR and Harper Polling survey of the Kentucky Governor election. Three sets of results were released-- one for each party's primary and a general election sample.

  • Arizona Republican Primary Election Poll-July 16-17

    Our latest poll on behalf of Veterans for a Strong America shows Doug Ducey leading Christine Jones 23-21%.

  • Illinois CD-10 General Election Poll

    In a rematch from 2012, Congressman Brad Schneider is locked in a margin-of-error race with challenger Bob Dold, who leads Schneider 42-39%. Dold receives 79% of the Republican vote and 12% of the Democratic vote compared to Schneider who receives 74% support from Democrats and 9% from Republicans. Dold leads 34-32% among independents.

  • Arizona Republican Primary Election Poll- June 25-26

    In the Arizona Gubernatorial Primary, Doug Ducey leads the pack with 33% of the vote. 22% of voters remain undecided.

  • Mississippi Senate Republican Primary Poll Results

    Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran continues to lead his Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel. Cochran leads McDaniel 52-35%, a net +7% gain for McDaniel since mid-December when we found Cochran leading 54-31%. The ideological construct of the race has shifted favorably for McDaniel. In December, Cochran and McDaniel were tied at 43-43% among tea party voters. Now, McDaniel leads 53-35% among tea party voters.

  • Oklahoma Primary Poll: Lankford leads by 36%

    In the race for the Republican nomination to fill the seat of Senator Tom Coburn, Congressman James Lankford leads by 36%. Lankford’s strong advantage is driven by his popularity in the Oklahoma City media market where he leads House Speaker T.W. Shannon 77-9%. In the other large media market of Tulsa, Shannon trails by just 3%.

  • Michigan Poll: Independents lift Land to early lead

    Two key factors are driving Republicans’ best hope at winning a U.S. Senate seat since Spencer Abraham defeated Bob Carr in 1994. First, former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land starts the election year with a 13% name identification advantage over Congressman Gary Peters as well as an overall more favorable image with voters.

  • Mississippi Republican Primary Poll: Cochran leads by 23%

    Our survey shows Republican Senator Thad Cochran with a 23% lead over challenger Chris McDaniel and a net +42% image among Republican primary voters. However, the survey also reveals peril for Cochran if the race becomes defined as a contest between the establishment Republican Party candidate and the tea party candidate.

  • PAGov Democratic Primary Poll: The race takes shape

    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.

  • New Jersey Senate Special Election Poll: Booker cruising to victory

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker appears headed for a sizable victory tomorrow in New Jersey’s Special Election to fill the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg. Booker’s impending victory is fueled by leads of 20% or more among Moderate voters and voters in the New York and Philadelphia media markets. Booker’s net +12% image with voters is stellar, though his wide lead is largely a function of voters’ negative perception of Republican Steve Lonegan (net -7% image).

  • POLITICO Poll: Shutdown boosts McAuliffe in Virginia

    A new Harper Polling/Public Policy Polling survey, conducted on behalf of Politico, finds Terry McAuliffe with his largest lead yet in either company’s polling. McAuliffe now has a 9 point advantage, getting 44% to 35% for Ken Cuccinelli and 12% for Libertarian Robert Sarvis.

  • Pennsylvania CD-9 GOP Primary Poll: Shuster leads by 51%

    The poll shows little vulnerability for Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster in what is being billed as one of the nation’s top tea party primary challenges to a sitting Republican incumbent. Shuster draws 62% of the Republican primary vote against Art Halvorson and Travis Schooley, who garner 11% and 5% respectively.

  • Michigan GOP Poll: Land leads for Senate, Gov. Snyder popularity at 72%

    Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land holds a sizable advantage in the Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate. The survey tested both a 4-way and 2-way primary ballot. In the 4-way matchup, Land leads Holland Mayor Kurt Dysktra 45%-16%. Rob Steele, University of Michigan Regent, and Kim Small, Oakland County District Judge, received 4% and 2% respectively.

  • Wyoming Senate Primary: Enzi starts with a big lead over Cheney

    Senator Mike Enzi begins a primary campaign against Liz Cheney with a substantial lead of 55%-21%...We caution that these numbers do not rule out a Cheney victory. What the poll does makes abundantly clear is that she is going to have to prosecute a vigorous case against the sitting Senator. Because the jury is skeptical at the outset that a change of representation in the Senate is needed.

  • PA Poll: State Budget & Corbett Reelection

    The results of three poll questions illustrate the challenges Governor Tom Corbett faces in pursuit of reelection. The baseline number for any generic Republican candidate running for Governor is 40% at this stage. Governor Corbett has the support of 24% of the electorate who believe he deserves reelection. A gubernatorial campaign that becomes a referendum on the direction of Pennsylvania’s economy under Governor Corbett would yield 29% of voters who believe it is “getting better.”

  • Massachusetts Senate Special Election Test

    Harper Polling conducted an experiment intended to shed light on a topic of much debate among political pollsters: Who do you call? Is your call file composed of registered voters or voters with a predetermined vote history?

  • Massachusetts Senate Special Election Poll

    Democratic Congressman Ed Markey holds a formidable 12% lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race to succeed Secretary of State John Kerry. However, there are clear signs of opportunity for Gomez.

  • Nebraska Senate: GOP in strong position

    In the race to succeed retiring Senator Mike Johanns, Republicans hold a considerable advantage over Democrats. Fifty percent of likely voters in Nebraska prefer to be represented by a Republican in the U.S. Senate; 30% prefer a Democrat. Men opt for the Republican by 27% (52%-25%). Among women, the Republicans’ lead drops to 13% (48%-35%).

  • Minnesota Governor: Voters prefer "someone else" to Dayton

    On behalf of Minnesota Jobs Coalition, Harper Polling conducted a survey of likely voters in Minnesota. Looking ahead to next year’s gubernatorial campaign, 41% of Minnesota voters say Governor Mark Dayton deserves reelection. Forty-seven percent would prefer to give someone else a chance.

  • Alaska Senate Primary: Palin Leads

    Former Governor Sarah Palin leads a Republican primary ballot with the three most likely candidates: Palin, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell and 2010 GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller. Palin leads slightly among both men and women at +1% and +4% respectively. Among voters who describe themselves as “very conservative”, Palin’s lead grows to 20% over Treadwell (43%-23%).

  • Conservative Intel National Tracking Poll

    Generic Congressional Ballot, Obama Job Approval, Immigration, Gay Marriage, North Korea, Stimulus, Social Security

  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu holds narrow lead over Cassidy

    GOP Senate Primary: Cassidy leads Roemer by 24%, Landrieu leads Cassidy 46-41%, 38% see Landrieu as 'moderate', Only 9% say she votes 'against her party leaders', Why Landrieu remains opposed to gay marriage and Obamacare...

  • Conservative Intel - Harper Poll: IOWA

    Iowa Caucus Goers: Hillary way ahead with 63% / Iowa Republicans: Rubio 27%, Ryan 18% / The race for Harkin's Senate seat is wide open

  • WV Senate Primaries: Capito & Rahall in Command

    Capito leads McKinley 71%-15%. Rahall bests the field of Democrats with 38%.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll

    Governor Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA. The Biggest PA Story of 2012. Messaging Pension Reform. The Andy Reid Firing. The Battle of PA Convenience Stores.

  • Pennsylvania Statewide Poll

    Democratic & Republican Governor '14 Primaries, Medicaid Expansion, Most Respected Former PA Politician, Sandusky Prosecution, Marcellus Shale, Lottery Privatization

  • Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Poll: Wolf goes from worst to first

    There are two recent events in the Democratic primary race for Governor: former Auditor General Jack Wagner announced his candidacy as the only hopeful from the Southwest region and York businessman Tom Wolf launched a multimillion dollar advertising campaign across the state, including the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh media markets. While the talk has been about Wagner’s potential for geographic advantage, the real impact in the race has been Wolf’s spending. In fact, it has given form to a race that to this point has been filled with candidates who lack name identification beyond niche constituencies.

  • Oregon Poll: Too close for comfort

    Democrats hold a 3% lead over Republicans on the generic ballot for United States Senate, 45-42%. Senator Jeff Merkley holds leads of 7% and 12% over his respective challengers, Jason Conger and Monica Wheby. In the race for Governor, Democratic incumbent John Kitzhaber holds a narrow 3% lead over Republican challenger Dennis Richardson, 46-43%.

  • Colorado Poll: Senate Race, Medicare, Obamacare

    Republicans hold a 47-42% advantage on the generic ballot for Senate among Colorado likely voters. Eighty-seven percent of self-identified conservative voters prefer the Republican candidate and an identical 87% of liberal voters prefer the Democratic candidate. Independents prefer the Republican 41-33%. Senator Mark Udall leads Congressman Cory Gardner 45-44%. The gender gap is balanced with Udall leading by 4% among women (47-43%) and Gardner leading by 4% among men (46-42%). Independents favor Gardner 41-35%.

  • Mississippi Senate GOP Primary Poll

    As Election Day approaches, there is reason for hope and fear with both campaigns in the Mississippi Senate Republican primary election.

  • Pennsylvania Governor Democratic Primary Poll

    With a week to go, Tom Wolf continues to hold a comfortable lead in the Democratic primary election for Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, what is significant about the poll results is how the Wolf campaign continues to control the flow of information in the race

  • New York CD-21 GOP Primary Poll

    Former Bush White House aide Elise Stefanik leads by 45-37% over investment banker and 2012 GOP nominee Matt Doheny in the race for the Republican nomination in New York’s 21st congressional district.

  • Nevada Statewide Poll

    In a hypothetical matchup for U.S. Senate in 2016, Governor Sandoval leads Senator Harry Reid by 10% (53-43%).

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