Polling Improves for Sen. Pat Roberts

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 10:29 am

Kansas seems to be returning to its red roots. For a while it looked like Incumbent Kansas Senator Pat Roberts was going to lose to Independent Greg Orman, but as we get closer to the election Roberts has seen his polling start to turn around. Two new polls both find Roberts with a small lead. [...]

Democrats Have a Big Lead in the Generic Ballot — But They Must Convince Supporters to Vote

By: Friday August 15, 2014 10:39 am

If the Congressional election were held today Democrats would have a seven-point edge according to a new Fox News poll. In the generic ballot Democrats lead 46 percent to 39 percent among registered voters. As always, though, the big problem for Democrats remains convincing their potential supporters to vote. When you look only at voters [...]

Obama Leading Outside the Margin of Error

By: Friday August 10, 2012 12:16 pm

Two new national polls by major TV networks were released yesterday showing that President Obama leads Mitt Romney by more than the polls’ margins of error. The CNN poll found Obama with a seven point lead over Romney, the margin of error is ±3%. Similarly the Fox New poll found Obama with a nine point [...]

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 [...]

Santorum Surging Nationally

By: Friday February 10, 2012 2:01 pm

Rick Santorum’s surprisingly strong triple win in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri on Tuesday dramatically improved his national polling. For the first time Santorum has definitively moved into second place, according to a Gallup tracking poll, supplanting Newt Gingrich. Since Tuesday, Santorum’s polling numbers jumped up 6 points. On Tuesday he was at 16 percent and [...]

Lessons from Libya: For Obama, There is No Pleasing Republican Base

By: Monday March 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Over at Slate, David Weigel found something interesting in the polling about President Obama’s handling of Libya: Sixty-three percent of Republicans disapprove of Obama’s handling of Libya, to 27 percent who approve. Seventy-six percent of Tea Party “supporters” disapprove of Obama’s handling of it. But 73 percent of Tea Partiers and 78 percent of Republicans [...]

How Much Does Fox News’ Parent Company Love the Republican Party? Apparently A Lot

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 1:34 pm

How much does Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., owner of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, love the Republican Party? The answer turns out to be a lot.

You Chose a Good Day to Resign, Mark Souder

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 12:04 pm

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN-3) is resigning from office because of an affair with a female staffer, according to Fox News. Having Souder’s unseemly sex scandal story lightly reported and quickly replaced by bigger news is the best the GOP can hope for.

So Much for That Health Care “Bounce”

By: Monday April 19, 2010 5:00 pm

There was some talk among Democratic operatives that there would be a “health care bounce” after the reform bill was passed. The idea was that, once it became law and the media stopped talking about the day-to-day political fighting over the issue, opinions about the law would improve. Well, the operatives’ talk was just that–polling [...]

Old Whine in New Bottles: Profile of Tea Party Shows Traditional GOP Voters with Familiar Complaints

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 6:36 pm

The New York Times/CBS News poll that focused on the opinions of self-identified tea party members paints an interesting picture of people who choose the label. We know they are very white, basically 86% of the them in the pool were white non-Hispanics. As a group, they tend to be financially better off and have [...]

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