PA: Poll: Citizens Frustrated With Corruption In State (The Bulletin) The poll, taken July 30 to August 3, showed that Pennsylvania voters say State House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese should step down because of his alleged involvement in "Bonusgate," by a 53 to 11 percent margin. The numbers were consistent across Democrats, Republicans and independent voters.
- Betting on the West: Colorado (Rocky Mountain News) Republicans have a slight edge over Democrats in this university town of 130,000, 32 percent to 30 percent. But the dominant voting bloc are the unaffiliated voters with 38 percent.
- Growing doubts weaken Obama, polls show-White, independent voters hedge (Washington Times)
- Pick a poll: Obama's losing in one, leading in the other-Small study suggests McCain ads lampooning Obama could hurt (McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau)
- New Poll Shows Obama Losing Young, Independent, Women Support (JOE GANDELMAN, The Moderate Voice)
LOCAL NEWS OF INTEREST TO INDEPENDENTS
- Hulshof wins GOP nomination for governor (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH) Challenger GOP Treasurer Sarah Steelman, 50, ran a campaign that tagged Hulshof as a Washington politician out of touch with Missourians. She won 53 counties and the cities of Kansas City and St. Louis.
- Golisano's reform effort dogged by his ties to Pigeon, But Golisano insists his Responsible New York fund will be nonpartisan (Buffalo News)