Independents Turn Away From Romney

By: Thursday April 5, 2012 1:33 pm

Now that Mitt Romney has all but secured the GOP nomination, focus turns to the general election where currently Romney has some serious problems. Over the past six months independents living in swing states have turned sharply away from Romney and toward President Obama, according to Gallup. Looking at the internals, the biggest swing from [...]

Disapproval of Congress Reaches New Record High

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 9:54 am

An overwhelming 84 percent of Americans disapprove of how Congress is holding its job. That is the highest level of disapproval ever found in Gallup polling. The poll found only 13 percent actually approve of Congress’s job performance which is ties the record low set in December of 2010. From Gallup: Independents have the lowest [...]

Ugly Debt Ceiling Fight Causes Independents to Sour on Everyone

By: Wednesday August 3, 2011 1:08 pm

The debt ceiling fight was definitely not one of our government’s finest hours and the ugliness of the fight managed to make Independents less happy with everyone in Washington according to Pew polling. President Obama fared slightly less bad than Speaker John Boehner among independents but that is not much of a silver lining for [...]

Hands Off My Medicare, Says… Everyone

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Just in case the incredible political success Republicans experienced in 2010 after they were able to frame Democrats’ health care law as cutting Medicare didn’t make the point abundantly clear, a new Gallup poll reminds us that Americans really want their Medicare left alone. From Gallup: It isn’t just a majority of Democrats and independents [...]

Number Who Identify as Democrats Down Big in 2010

By: Friday January 7, 2011 6:21 pm

While the Obama administration is thinking about ways to win over independents in anticipation of the 2012 election, they actually should be worried that a large segment of former Democrats are no longer choosing to identify themselves with the party. From Gallup: In 2010, 31% of Americans identified as Democrats, down five percentage points from [...]

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