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 [...]

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 [...]

Social Issues Barely Register with Voters this Election

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Voters are telling pollsters that the election this year will be all about jobs and the economy. With the economy still in bad shape, the so called “social issues” such as marriage equality and abortion barely even register with voters. The economy is the number one issue for voters, followed by unemployment. Social issues ranked [...]

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 [...]

Obama Tied Against Generic Republican

By: Thursday July 28, 2011 3:18 pm

The latest Pew poll found that President Obama now has only a one point lead over a generic Republican candidate, well within the margin of error. From Pew: This shift is driven by a steep drop-off in support for Obama among independents. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & [...]

Obama Administration Tries to Tempt Congressional Democrats into Political Suicide

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 11:40 am

Apparently the White House is back handing out extremely bad political advice to Congressional Democrats to get their support for a big partisan austerity package that includes Medicare and Social Security benefits cuts. All I simply recommend is that Congressional Democrats remember the last political advice the Obama administration gave before a big vote, when they promised the popularity of corporatist health care reform law would soar after it was passed.

Economy Top Issue With Everyone

By: Friday June 10, 2011 12:37 pm

If President Obama is want to win re-election, he needs the economy to start showing real improvement that regular people actually feel.

What Are They Thinking? Americans Aged 35-44 Swing Toward Democrats

By: Monday May 16, 2011 6:36 pm

Politico is out with its latest Washington battleground poll, and it found a strong trend of support moving back toward Democrats after their big losses in the 2010 election. From the Democratic analysis by Celinda Lake, Daniel Gotoff, and Matt Price: The Democrats lead in the generic Congressional ballot by a single point, 42% to [...]

Jobless Grads Returning to the Nest Could Mean Less “Hope” for Democrats in 2012

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 5:17 pm

A new survey finds a shocking 85 percent of new graduates are moving back in with their parents. From Time: The kids are coming home to roost. Surprise, surprise: Thanks to a high unemployment rate for new grads, many of those with diplomas fresh off the press are making a return to Mom and Dad’s [...]

Obama’s Approval Gets Big Bump from Killing of Bin Laden, But Gains Unlikely to Last

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 10:47 am

The first major poll from CBS News/New York Times taken after Osama Bin Laden’s death shows the event has produced a significant 11-point bump in President Obama’s job approval numbers. From CBS News: The poll found that 57 percent of Americans generally approve of Mr. Obama in the wake of the raid in Pakistan. Two [...]

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