Thursday, February 2

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GOP keeps lead for House control, Democrats’ momentum stalls amid economy worries — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll
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GOP keeps lead for House control, Democrats’ momentum stalls amid economy worries — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

For two months the Democrats chipped away at the Republicans' lead in the battle for House control, helped by motivated abortion-rights voters and what turned out to be fleeting glimmers of optimism about the economy. But that momentum has stalled, at least for now, and the Republicans' House lead has stabilized today at 224 seats to the Democrats' 211. The Republicans' lead had shrunk in the two previous model runs of September and August.What's behind this? Today's views of the economy have gotten worse amid continuing inflation, a volatile stock market and — in a stark reversal from August — people are reporting gas prices are rising in their neighborhoods. And voters are feeling this personally: more now say their own financial situation is bad, and there's more concern about s...
Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes in tight Senate race in Wisconsin — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll
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Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes in tight Senate race in Wisconsin — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

It seems like Wisconsin elections are always pretty close these days, and here are two more following that trend. The Senate race has incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson running just one point ahead of Democrat Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in a toss-up contest, and the governor's race is currently even between incumbent Democrat Gov. Tony Evers and Republican Tim Michels.Johnson gets enthusiastic support from the GOP base and is boosted by Wisconsin voters' concerns about crime and economic issues, though his views on the 2020 election may be alienating some independents. Meanwhile, Barnes has consolidated the Democratic base and is getting robust support from those who place great importance on the issue of abortion, the top factor his voters give for backing him. On balance, voters ...
Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker
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Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker

The Republicans have a lead. But it keeps shrinking. While they're still in a very good position to capture a House majority, that majority looks narrower today than it ever has, having ticked down for the second straight month to 223 seats in our model estimate. Republicans were at 226 in August and 230 in July. Voters are engaged because they think the stakes are so high — for many, bigger than just affecting their pocketbooks. Two-thirds of voters feel their rights and freedoms are very much at stake in this election — more so even than say their financial well being is.And each side feels if the opposition gained control of Congress, people like them would have fewer rights and freedoms than they do now...
Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker
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Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker

The Republicans have a lead. But it keeps shrinking. While they're still in a very good position to capture a House majority, that majority looks narrower today than it ever has, having ticked down for the second straight month to 223 seats in our model estimate. Republicans were at 226 in August and 230 in July. Voters are engaged because they think the stakes are so high — for many, bigger than just affecting their pocketbooks. Two-thirds of voters feel their rights and freedoms are very much at stake in this election — more so even than say their financial well being is.And each side feels if the opposition gained control of Congress, people like them would have fewer rights and freedoms than they do now...
CBS News poll: Big majority favor maximum age limits for elected officials
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CBS News poll: Big majority favor maximum age limits for elected officials

We live in an era of stark political division, but there's at least one aspect of politics both sides agree on: a maximum age limit for elected officials. Most feel that after a certain age they should not be permitted to hold office.There isn't just agreement across political lines, but across demographic groups, like age, too. Young and old, including seniors, favor maximum age limits for elected officials. And far more Americans believe additional young people in elected office would be a positive for U.S. politics than a negative.  So what should that age be? When offered a list of ages, Age 70 is the top answer chosen. This is older than the current average...
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GOP seat lead shrinks as Biden approval ticks up — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

Republicans head into the fall still in position to gain enough House seats for a majority, but a tumultuous summer has made their advantage appear a little smaller today — with a trend so far pointing toward narrow gains instead of a wave. Our CBS News Battleground Tracker estimates Republicans at 226 seats today, down from 230 estimated in July. A majority of 218 is needed to win control. While Republicans continue to lead with people who prioritize the economy, at least three things are tempering their overall advantage:Abortion rights: it's still on voters' minds, buttressing Democratic support and helping them with women in swing districts. Gas prices: most report prices in their area coming down, and with them, views of Biden's handling...
Parents are scared about gun violence in schools, and so are their school-aged children — CBS News poll
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Parents are scared about gun violence in schools, and so are their school-aged children — CBS News poll

The spate of gun violence seems to be taking its toll on parents and children alike. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children in schools and report feeling stressed, scared and angry — and many report that their children are feeling the same. Parents on both sides of the gun control debate express concern about their children's safety. Three in four parents of school-aged children are at least somewhat concerned about the possibility of gun violence at their children's school, including one in three who are very concerned. Large majorities of parents report feeling sad, stressed, scared and nervous after seeing or hearing about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Two in three parents say they are angry. ...
5 things to know about CBS News’ 2020 Battleground Tracker
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5 things to know about CBS News’ 2020 Battleground Tracker

The CBS News Battleground Tracker is back, explaining what's on voters' minds and regularly providing detailed snapshots of the U.S. presidential election in each state throughout the 2020 campaign. In addition to the specific polls we conduct in key states in a given week, the Battleground Tracker map includes our best estimates and presidential race ratings in every state. This includes states we've polled extensively and states where we've surveyed few voters but have lots of other data.What exactly is the Battleground Tracker, and where do the numbers come from? Here are five things to know.1. Go state by state to understand this electionWe take a state-by-state approach to describing the race and measuring public opinion, since the presidency is won in the Electoral College, n...
Higher gas prices a factor for those considering a hybrid or electric car – CBS News poll
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Higher gas prices a factor for those considering a hybrid or electric car – CBS News poll

About a third of U.S. adults would consider an electric car (slightly more would think about a hybrid) if they were in the market for a vehicle, citing higher gas prices as one big reason why, along with the belief that these vehicles are cleaner for the environment. Another quarter say they might consider buying an electric car. But overall, higher gas prices have not prompted more people to consider an electric car than a gas-powered one. Even among those who cite gas prices as a reason they feel the national economy is in bad shape, more would prefer to buy a gas-powered car than a hybrid or electric car. There may be some practical reasons people have for not considering an electric car. In past CB...