Economy and Jobs Trump Everything

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 1:11 pm

The issues of jobs and the economy are now far and away the most important issues for Americans when choosing a president. A New Washington Post/ABC News poll asked Americans “What is the single most important issue in your choice for president?” The poll found that the economy or jobs dominated the responses with 51 [...]

Americans Turning Against Neo-Conservatism

By: Friday June 17, 2011 10:58 am

The Republican Party used to be an isolationist one, prior to WWII. After a decade of Bush doctrine wars, it seems Republican voters are returning to their roots.

Does New Polling on Afghanistan Reveal Opportunities for Anti-War Republicans?

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 6:05 pm

The recent Gallup poll found not only that the overwhelming majority of Americans think it is time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, but even among Republicans there is an even split between those who say withdraw and those who think we should stay. Theoretically, this should create a potential opening for an anti-war [...]

Bin Laden Death Should Have Only Modest Influence on 2012 Election

By: Monday May 2, 2011 1:40 pm

When the news broke last night that Osama bin Laden had been killed in an American special forces raid, some of the instant reaction on twitter and elsewhere was that President Obama just won his 2012 reelection contest. While we are almost assured to see a spike in Obama’s job approval numbers, the actual direct [...]

More Now Say Afghanistan Was Mistake Despite Belief That War is Going Better

By: Friday April 8, 2011 5:22 pm

The number of Americans who believe our war in Afghanistan was a mistake has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the conflict, according to Gallup: Since November 2009, there has been an eight-point increase in the number who view the war as a mistake. Yet in the same time period, there has been a [...]

Top Two Issues: Job Creation and Job Creation

By: Friday January 21, 2011 5:31 pm

The most recent CBS News/New York Times poll again shows that by far the top issue for Americans right now is job creation. From the CBS/NYT poll: 11. Which of the following do you think is the most important thing for Congress to concentrate on right now: job creation, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, [...]

Clinton Again Goes to War Against a Dem Primary Challenger

By: Wednesday July 28, 2010 2:48 pm

During Netroots Nation, FDL had a chance to talk with Mac D’Alessandro, a former SEIU New England political director who is now running a primary challenge to Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District. Mac described himself as a potential organizer inside Congress. He would join the Progressive Caucus, vote against war funding, support public [...]

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