A Year of Negative Ratings for Obama

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 10:38 am

Today makes a rather problematic anniversary for President Obama. It was one year ago today that Gallup conducted their last tracking poll which actually found Obama with a positive job approval rating. Last September Obama briefly saw his approval ratings go positive, with 47 percent approve to 46 percent approve. Since then Obama’s approval rating [...]

Romney’s Lack of Convention Bounce Indicates His Message Just Isn’t Connecting

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 10:24 am

The “convention bounce” factor indicates that the current Obama messaging can work if people hear it while the current Romney messaging doesn’t seem to connect. This should cause Republicans to seriously examine how they are running this campaign. Even a big cash advantage won’t make a difference if it is being used to promote a message that doesn’t work.

One Point Presidential Race

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 2:47 pm

The race for President at the moment could not be closer. Three national polls in the last  24 hours or so find that only a single point separates President Obama and Mitt Romney. A new CBS News/NYT poll finds Obama with a one point lead, Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent. Both the Gallup [...]

Immigration Issue Gets More Real in Presidential Race

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 12:14 pm

In campaigns much of the policy debate ends up being theoretical and feels detached from real people’s lives. One side puts forward a plan to change something and the other side puts forward their counter proposal. After the election the number of veto points in our legislature often means regardless who won, nothing is passed, [...]

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 [...]

Obama’s Support Among Latinos Reaches a New High

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:24 am

President Obama, who has always done well with Latinos, has seen his level of support from the community pushed to a new high. According to a national poll from Latino Decisions, President Obama is now winning an incredible 70 percent of the Latino vote compared to Romney who is only getting 22 percent. From Latino [...]

Obama Holds Narrowing Lead in Ohio

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 12:02 pm

President Obama still leads in Ohio, but his lead has narrowed to just three points.  According to the last PPP poll, it is Obama 47 percent to Mitt Romney 44 percent. Obama’s small lead falls within the poll’s 3.8 percent margin of error. From PPP: Barack Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in Ohio, 47-44.  [...]

Romney’s Incredible Dishonesty Ignores How the Filibuster Destroys Democracy

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 11:37 am

Mitt Romney has recently dishonestly attacked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration on the grounds it is only “temporary” and political.  Romney’s attack stresses that Obama didn’t pass a permanent legislative solution during his first term, when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and that should prove that Obama is not serious about immigration reform. [...]

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 [...]

Voters Want Less Compromising Leaders

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 3:28 pm

Voters want their political leaders to be less compromising, not more. From Wall Street Journal: Asked whether it is more important to have a president who stands up for his convictions or who seeks common ground, the people surveyed split 56% – 38% in favor of standing for convictions. That compares with a 46%-43% split [...]

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