In the weeks leading up to November 4, we were often asked what the inevitable runoff in the Louisiana Senate race would look like. Our answer was that regardless of what happened nationally on Election Day, the December 6 runoff between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and GOP U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy would be a whole new race. Whatever had transpired in the months leading up to November 4...
Senate: Recent Updates
A rundown of recent public opinion polling ahead of the December 6, 2014 Louisiana Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Go ahead and call it a wave. Heading into Election Day at The Cook Political Report, we expected a Republican gain of five to seven Senate seats and noted it was more likely to be on the higher end of that range than the lower. As of now, it looks as if the GOP has gained seven seats, but that could grow to as many as nine once all of the votes are counted in Alaska—which could take a week or...
There is little doubt that Republican candidates at all levels rode a wave to shore last night. For those of us who spend entire election cycles with our eyes firmly fixed on the horizon looking for waves, this is one that broke late. Sure, we saw some ripples, but where was the wave? The truth is that most of the signs that a wave was coming just didn’t seem to be there. We spent a lot...
It is Election Eve, and there are still nine Senate races within the margin of error, but it seems that Republicans have some momentum in a couple of these states. In Iowa, Republican st. Sen. Joni Ernst is closing the race in a much stronger position than Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley. Retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's comparison of Ernst to Taylor Swift—suggesting that...
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A listing of candidates and race ratings in all current Senate races. Updated weekly and printable for on-the-run reference.Updated 07:36 AM, Nov 21
The Cook Political Report's latest ratings for all competitive and potentially competitive Senate seats.Updated 07:32 AM, Nov 21
General Election Polls
A selection of public opinion polling in Senate general election contests across the nation.
Primary Trial Heats
A selection of public opinion polling in Senate primary election contests across the nation.Updated 08:00 AM, Sep 12
A summary of key financial information filed by Senate candidates with the Federal Election Commission.Updated 03:07 PM, Aug 1
2014 Battleground Chart
2014 Senate Races: Romney Performance vs. Obama PerformanceNovember 12, 2012
2012 Senate General Election Polls with Final Results
A collection of polling data from the 2012 cycle, with final general election results included.
Two-Term Presidents: Post-WWII Partisan Trends
Opposing party gains under and following second term presidents.
The Cook Political Report Senate Scatterplot for Republican and Democratic held states by win percentage and PVI.
Senate: 2014 55% and Under Charts
The chart below displays Senators up for reelection in 2014 who won with less than 55% of the vote in 2008.