Majority Think Republican Control of the House is Bad for the Country

By: Monday October 21, 2013 11:11 am

More signs the government shutdown has done real political damage to Republicans. The new CNN/ORC poll found 54 percent of Americans think it is a bad thing Republicans control the House of Representatives.

Romney Seen As the Candidate for the Rich by the Rich

By: Friday May 25, 2012 11:08 am

Mitt Romney is firmly viewed as the candidate of the rich and not the middle class according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. A remarkable 65 percent think Romney would do the most to advance the economic interests of the wealthiest Americans. In comparison, less than a quarter of voters think President Obama would [...]

Romney’s Pathetic Polling on the Economy

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:53 am

President Obama is a man whose re-election should be in trouble based on the current state of the economy and perceptions about his handling of it. The economy is still bad and unemployment has remained pretty terrible during the entirety of Obama’s tenure. That is why currently 52 percent of the American people still say [...]

Economic Optimism Drops

By: Friday May 11, 2012 10:28 am

Optimism about the state of the economy dropped since earlier this year, according to a new AP-GfK poll. In February 30 percent of the country called the state of the economy good, now just 20 percent of the country feels that way. Perhaps even more importantly from a political perspective is that there has been [...]

Obama Re-election Poll Numbers Improve Slightly

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 11:34 am

President Obama’s prospects for being able to stay in the White House have improved slightly, according to the most recent NBC/WSJ poll. In their August poll they found that Obama was losing to a generic Republican. At that time 40 percent ofregisteredd voters said they would vote for Obama, while 44 percent said they would [...]

New Poll Shows Most Americans Think Economy Still in Ditch

By: Tuesday June 7, 2011 10:22 am

The most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll (PDF) found that 57 % of Americans based, on their own personal experience, don’t think the economy has began to recover. Only 42 % feeling it has began to recover and among that group 81% feel the recovery has been weak.

The fact that so few Americans actually feel the economy has recovered highlights the point Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has been making about the serious failure of Obama messaging over the past few years

Center-Right? Yeah, Right: Americans Favor Progressive Taxation, Socialism

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 11:46 am

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that, despite the oft-repeated conservative mantra, we are not a center-right nation. To begin with, the poll found a small majority (51 percent of Americans) think the government should be doing more to help people, while only 46 percent believe the government does too many things. Drilling down [...]

WA, CA Sen: As Seen Across America, Races Continue to Tighten

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 12:40 pm

As election day fast approaches, almost every contested Senate race seems to be tightening.  There are now currently nine Senate race where at least one public poll has found the race within the margin of error. The trend continues with new polls out of the Washington and California. Washington State McClatchy-Marist (PDF) (10/14-17) Patty Murray [...]

WA, WI, and CO Senate Races All Extremely Close

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 6:45 pm

There are three new polls out this after afternoon about the Washington State, Colorado, and Wisconsin Senate races. The polls found all three races to be within their respective margins of error. WA Sen In Washington State, while recent polls have shown the race to be very close, they have all found Sen. Patty Murray [...]

Pew Finds Landline-Only Polling May Show Small GOP Bias

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 9:13 pm

The Pew Research Center has determined that cell phone-only households are noticeably different–both demographically and politically–than households with landlines. This is important because many pollsters survey only landlines and, as a result, their polls might reflect a slight Republican bias this year. From Pew: In three of four election polls conducted since the spring of [...]

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