Polling Update

Aside from the Iowa Poll I wrote about yesterday morning, there’s some other new polling data of note yesterday and today:

* There’s another poll of IA-SEN, from PPP, and though it doesn’t show Republican Joni Ernst with as big a lead as the Selzer poll for the Register, she is up by 2 points among LVs, precisely where PPP had the race a month ago.

* There are three separate polls out of MA, all confirming that Democrat Martha Coakley is in a red-hot race with Charlie Baker (i.e., it’s not a figment of the Boston Globe‘s imagination). They’re from Western New England University (Baker up 47/46 among LVs); Suffolk/Boston Herald (Coakley up 44/43 among “very” LVs); and UMass/WBZ (Baker up 46/45 among LVs).

* There’s a rare poll of the Alaska governor’s race, from Rasmussen, showing independent Bill Walker leading incumbent Republican Sean Parnell 47/42 among LVs.

* And there was some interesting new polling from CNN/ORC of LA, showing Mary Landrieu leading Republican John Cassidy 43/40 among LV’s for the first round of the “jungle primary,” but trailing by three (50/47) in a runoff. Interestingly, among RVs the poll had Landrieu up 10 in the first round and actually winning the runoff, showing how important GOTV’s going to be in that race.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.