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 [...]

Voters Are Curious About Romney’s Tax Returns

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:21 pm

While the vast majority of Americans claim they already know enough about Mitt Romney and President Obama, the country is interested in learning more about Romney’s tax returns. According to a new Pew Research survey, next to his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, voters are most curious about Romney’s tax returns. From Pew: With more [...]

An Exhausting, Annoying and Boring Election

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 1:21 pm

The American people are not particularly excited about this Presidential election. The one description most Americans agree fits this election is” exhausting,” followed not far behind by “annoying,” according to a new Pew Research poll. With the campaign currently dominated with a bizarre “how many angels can dance on the head off a pin” argument [...]

The Economy Is All Romney Has

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 2:38 pm

When asked about 10 different issues and traits by Pew Research, voters gave President Obama the edge over Mitt Romney in every category except one: the economy. From Pew: This is an incredible chart. Normally you would think lopsided numbers like this would point to a blowout for Obama, but fortunately for Romney the economy [...]

Federal Government’s Favorable Rating Collapses

By: Friday April 27, 2012 10:59 am

While the favorability rating of local and state governments has only declined slightly in the past decade, Americans’ rating of the federal government has collapsed according to Pew Research polling. Just a third of Americans have a favorable opinion of the federal government, the lowest positive rating in 15 years. Yet opinions about state and [...]

Michigan Was Turning Point for Romney Campaign

By: Monday April 23, 2012 1:26 pm

The real turning point in Mitt Romney’s effort to secure the Republican nomination appears to have been his victory in Michigan, according to analysis by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. After Romney’s tight victory in the Michigan primary on Feb. 28, news coverage about his candidacy became measurably more favorable and the [...]

Obama and Romney Effectively Tied

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 11:38 am

With the general election campaign now unofficially started a string of new national polls shows a close race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. A CBS News/NYT poll has the race completely tied. From CBS News: Mr. Obama and Romney each received support from 46 percent of registered voters when asked who they would vote [...]

GOP Base Accepts that Romney Will Be Their Nominee

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 10:21 am

The bulk of the Republican base has come around to accepting that Mitt Romney will be their nominee. According to Pew Research 74% of Republicans and Republican leaning voters think he will definitely get the nomination. In addition the poll found that a plurality of the GOP base now feels that continuing the primary is [...]

Mitt Romney Equals Rich

By: Friday March 23, 2012 3:51 pm

When people hear the name Mitt Romney the most common real descriptive word that springs to people’s mind is “rich,” just behind “no/no way.” If you treat “rich” and “wealthy” as basically the same response, then it is by far the most common concept people use to describe Romney. This is a big swing from [...]

Romney Struggles With Evangelicals

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 11:48 am

Mitt Romney continues to do poorly with evangelical voters in the Republican primary according to analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: I feel the power of the actual ‘evangelical vote’ is sometimes overstated because it is often used as shorthand to mean all very social conservative voters, including groups with very [...]

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