The Note: Bugging Indecisions

A new Quinnipiac University poll out today shows Sen. Hillary Clinton trouncing her Republican opponent John Spencer 66 to 31 percent among likely voters. The poll also shows Clinton with a 65 percent approval rating, matching her all time high in Quinnipiac's polling.

The Union Leader's Mike Kalil writes that while campaigning for state Democrats in New Hampshire, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) spoke out against corruption in Congress saying, "I've never seen. . . more willful denial of a fundamental responsibility to heed the law and live by a certain standard. . . " LINK

Political potpourri:

Roll Call's Susan Davis profiles Rep. Tom Cole's (R-OK) bid to chair the NRCC next year.

With the 2006 voter registration deadlines quickly approaching, Rock the Vote announced yesterday that voters can now register to vote online through Facebook, which the group calls "the Internet's leading social utility."

R.W. Apple, Jr.:

Johnny Apple was one of the most inspirational figures in modern American political journalism. His bigger-than-life presence will be missed by everyone in the extended Note family.

Here are some of the best tributes to the Legend, starting with the best, from his friend Todd Purdum of the New York Times. LINK

The Washington Post: LINK

The Los Angeles Times: LINK

Associated Press: LINK

More schedule items:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaigns for Alabama Republicans in Birmingham, AL.

New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Tom Kean Jr. hosts a 1:30 pm ET roundtable discussion with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to discuss globalization at the Gavan-Graham Electrical Products Corp. in Union, NJ.

At 1:45 pm ET Rudy Giuliani campaigns for Rep. David McSweeney (R-IL) at Chandler's in Schaumberg, IL. Giuliani first campaigned with Rep. McSweeney in June of 2006 in Chicago, IL.

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) campaigns today with Democratic congressional candidate Joe Donnelly and Brad Ellsworth in La Porte, Mishawaka and Terre Haute, IN.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) join Arnold Fisher at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's "Salute to Freedom" gala at 6:45 pm ET in NY.

Gov. Mitt Romney makes an 11:15 am ET announcement regarding Homeland Security.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Ken Mehlman is campaigns for GOP congressional candidate Bill Sali at the Idaho Republican Party Headquarters in Boise, ID.

New York University's School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice had a 9:00 am ET scheduled briefing "Cast Out: New voter suppression strategies 2006 and beyond," at the Brennan Center in New York, NY.

The Center for American Progress holds their 2006 Progress Dinner in Washington, DC.

The CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project presents the Voter Identification Registration Conference in Cambridge, MA.

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