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Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update

Voters cast their vote in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, South Carolina, on January 21, 2012. (C. Aluka Berry/The State/TNS)

House Republicans Running Against Pelosi: Republicans are playing hardball. This week, the NRCC released ads attacking Democratic candidates in 4 additional districts across the country, including MI-08, KS-02, MN-02 and VA-10.

House Dems Go on Offense: This week, the DCCC launched new ads in 4 districts across the Midwest and West. The Dems went on offense, going after Republican candidates in MN-03, MN-02, NM-02 and KS-02.

University of New Hampshire Survey Center: Granite State poll shows Trump’s approval in New Hampshire mirrors Obama’s on the cusp of the midterm elections.

House Majority PAC: HMP launched a media blitz in 16 districts across the country with new TV ads in AZ-01, CA-10, CO-06, FL-07, FL-18, IL-12, IL-13, MN-02, MN-08, NC-13, NY-19, NY-24, NV-03, TX-32, WA-08 and WI-06. In launching the ads, House Majority PAC Communications Director Jeb Fain said, “From coast to coast, we’re making sure voters know the truth – Congressional Republican candidates aren’t looking out for hardworking families.”

Congressional Leadership Fund: This week, CLF launched ads targeting Democrats in NY-22, ME-02, IA-03 and KS-03.

Polling and Ads

July 21, 2020
by Reece Nations
Polling Point of Contention: Despite Stigma, Pre-Election Polls Remain Reliable

Since Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Electoral College defeat, public sentiment towards presidential polling numbers often centers around skepticism. Although many were... Read More

Since Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Electoral College defeat, public sentiment towards presidential polling numbers often centers around skepticism. Although many were blindsided by that year’s election results, exit polling data tracked closely with popular vote results. Presidential polling leading up to the general election is meant to... Read More

January 15, 2020
by Dan McCue
Gallup Says Six Issues Are Top of Voters' Minds

WASHINGTON - When presented with a list of 16 issues, at least 30% of adults rated five as being "extremely... Read More

WASHINGTON - When presented with a list of 16 issues, at least 30% of adults rated five as being "extremely important" to determining how they will vote in 2020, the Gallup organization said Tuesday. The issues were healthcare, national security, gun policy, education and the economy.... Read More

August 16, 2019
by Dan McCue
Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a... Read More

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a boisterous New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night they had to vote for him "whether you love me or hate me." A Fox News survey on Wednesday... Read More

November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a... Read More

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research, voters of all... Read More

October 31, 2018
by TWN Staff
Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31

NATIONAL President Trump Job Approval: Approve 48, Disapprove 51 (Rasmussen Reports,10/30) Approve 40, Disapprove 54 (Gallup, 10/29) Direction of Country:... Read More

NATIONAL President Trump Job Approval: Approve 48, Disapprove 51 (Rasmussen Reports,10/30) Approve 40, Disapprove 54 (Gallup, 10/29) Direction of Country: Right Direction 43, Wrong Track 53 (Rasmussen Reports, 10/29) SENATE Arizona Senate:  Sinema (D) 50, McSally (R) 44 (NBC News/Marist, 10/30) Sinema (D) 47, McSally (R)... Read More

October 30, 2018
by TWN Staff
New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that... Read More

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that voters are deeply frustrated by unpredictable costs and the lack of transparency in health care. Health care consistently factors into the top issues facing voters in... Read More

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