Republicans Hold Edge on Top Issues

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 10:30 am

The most important issues for Americans right now are the economy, the deficit and taxes. On all three the Republicans hold an advantage over Democrats according to Gallup. This is the simplest visualization for why Democrats should be worried. The economy has been the top concern for voters for years and it doesn’t look like [...]

The Economy Drives Politics

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 10:41 am

One of the biggest factors in politics is the economy. Even without knowing anything about the candidates if you know how well the economy is doing going into the election you can fairly accurately predict the outcome. A new Gallup poll also highlights how much the economy drives opinion about the president. According to the poll, [...]

Pew: Romney Surges After Debate

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 9:59 am

Mitt Romney’s strong performance in the debate has allowed him to grab the lead nationally according to the latest Pew Research poll. Last month Obama lead by eight points among likely voters but now Romney is up by four.

Romney Now Losing on the Economy

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 12:32 pm

Obama hasn’t just neutralized Romney’s previous advantage on the economy — according to new polling, Obama has actually taken the lead on the question of who would best handle the economy.

What Happened to Romney’s Focus on the Economy?

By: Monday September 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Several months ago when the general election began in earnest the Romney campaign said they would keep a laser focus on the economy. The idea made sense. President Obama’s job approval rating on the economy is very bad and at the time, at least, Romney had an edge on which candidate voters thought would be [...]

Romney Loses His Edge on the Economy

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 1:48 pm

Polling has consistently found that President Obama has the edge over Mitt Romney when it comes to character traits such as likability, honesty and empathy. Obama also has long held a big regarding who would best handle social issues. Basically, the only thing Mitt Romney had going for him was that he was perceived as best able to handle the economy, which is the issue voters care most about. After the conventions, however, Romney seems to have lost his main advantage.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Are Still the Country’s First Priority

By: Monday July 30, 2012 12:09 pm

The top concern for voters — creating good jobs — has remained essentially unchanged since President Obama took office. The American people want good jobs, and there simply aren’t enough of them being created. Creating good jobs is the highest priority for the next president and is ranked as very or extremely important by the [...]

It Is Tough to Run on Weak Growth

By: Friday July 27, 2012 11:43 am

The Department of Commerce is out with new economic growth numbers that are tepid at best. According to the department, real gross domestic product grew at only 1.5 percent in the second quarter. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis: Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property [...]

Three Polls Confirm the Presidential Race Is Extremely Close

By: Thursday July 19, 2012 10:16 am

Three national polls out today all confirm that the Presidential race still remains extremely close. The Fox News poll is the best for Obama, showing him with a four point lead. In the NPR poll, Obama leads Romney by just two points; but the CBS News/New York Time poll finds Romney actually ahead by a [...]

Majority Think Presidential Winner Won’t Have Big Impact on Jobs

By: Monday June 25, 2012 12:52 pm

Even though jobs are a top issue for Americans this year, relatively few think whoever wins the presidential election will make a big difference to unemployment. According to a AP-Gfk poll a large majority, 59 percent, think whoever wins this November will have no or only just some impact on the unemployment. Only 40 percent [...]

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