There are two big stories in today’s smattering of Thursday polls. One is that the crew at Quinnipiac gave the House of Ras a giant shitburger to eat with their Senate polling. You might recall that in the past few weeks, the Ras-sies claimed that Republican Josh Mandel was tied with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, and that GOP challenger Connie Mack IV was up by several points over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida.
Today, the Q poll was released, and their retort was clear: “Meh. Not so much.”
Then, the House made some news of their own, with their most recent numbers in Wisconsin. After showing such a dramatic shift in their Senate numbers (a shift that our own David Nir mocked as “clown-ass bullshit”), it perhaps should not come as a surprise that they also now have the president laying waste to all Republican comers, dropping all of them by double-digit margins.
Will the real Rassies please stand? And … now … today’s numbers.
GOP (PRESIDENTIAL) PRIMARY NUMBERS:
NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Romney 39, Santorum 28, Paul 11, Gingrich 10
NATIONAL (YouGov): Romney 31, Santorum 31, Gingrich 11, Paul 9
MARYLAND (Rasmussen): Romney 45, Santorum 28, Gingrich 12, Paul 7
PENNSYLVANIA (Wenzel Strategies): Santorum 46, Romney 26, Paul 10, Gingrich 9
(PRESIDENTIAL) GENERAL ELECTION TRIAL HEATS:
NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Romney d. Obama (46-44); Obama d. Santorum (45-43)
NATIONAL (YouGov): Obama d. Paul (44-42); Obama d. Santorum (47-45); Obama d. Romney (46-43); Obama d. Gingrich (51-40)
WISCONSIN (Rasmussen): Obama d. Romney (52-41); Obama d. Santorum (51-39)
CA-39 (Tulchin Research for Chen): Rep. Ed Royce (R) 50, Jay Chen (D) 33
FL-SEN (Quinnipiac): Sen. Bill Nelson (D) 44, Connie Mack IV (R) 36
MD-06—D (Garin Hart Yang for Delaney): John Delaney 49, Rob Garagiola 23, Milad Pooran 10
OH-SEN (Quinnipiac): Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) 46, Josh Mandel (R) 36
PA-SEN—R (Wenzel Strategies for Citizens United): Tom Smith 26, Sam Rohrer 18, David Christian 4, Steven Welch 2, Marc Scaringi 2
A few thoughts, and a question about the House of Ras, await you after the jump.