Does New Polling on Afghanistan Reveal Opportunities for Anti-War Republicans?

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 6:05 pm

The recent Gallup poll found not only that the overwhelming majority of Americans think it is time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, but even among Republicans there is an even split between those who say withdraw and those who think we should stay. Theoretically, this should create a potential opening for an anti-war [...]

Finally, A Moderate Republican Presidential Candidate Who Can Easily Win a Primary

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:23 am

Ezra Klein, as one of President Barack Obama most stalwart “liberal” defenders, is out with a column today admitting that on most important issues, Obama’s position has been that of what until recently would have been considered a moderate Republican. From the column entitled Obama revealed: A moderate Republican: Perhaps this is just the logical [...]

Ryan Medicare Vouchers Even Less Popular Than Individual Mandate

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 8:09 pm

The key Medicare provision in the Paul Ryan budget recently voted for by almost every Republican in the House is profoundly unpopular with the American people, according the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. When simply asked whether they wanted Medicare to remain a defined benefits plan or see it changed into a voucher system to [...]

Big Majorities Feel Rich Individuals and Large Corporations Pay Too Little in Taxes

By: Monday April 18, 2011 5:05 pm

While most Americans feel that middle class and lower income individuals pay their fair share or too much in taxes, overwhelming majorities believe rich people and corporations pay far too little, according to the latest poll from Gallup. A total of 59 percent think upper income Americans are paying less than their fair share of [...]

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 [...]

Kinetic Opinions: Partisan Split over Libya Engagement Grows Sharply After Obama’s Address

By: Tuesday April 5, 2011 7:18 pm

In Pew’s first poll on Libya taken after President Obama’s primetime speech to the American public they found little overall change in support for the conflict but massive partisan movement: Over just the past week, Republican opposition to the air strikes has grown substantially – 41% now say it was the wrong decision, up from [...]

Gallup: Huckabee With Small Lead in Crowded Field

By: Friday March 25, 2011 2:47 pm

Mike Huckabee leads among the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls, but his share of the vote is only 19 percent, according to a new comprehensive Gallup poll of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. From Gallup: Follow up questions found that if just Huckabee or Huckabee and Sarah Palin decided not to run, Mitt Romney would lead the [...]

GOP War on Labor Goes Federal; Bill Will Hamper Unions’ Ability to Strike, Organize

By: Thursday March 24, 2011 2:31 pm

Buried in the law to reform welfare programs, House Republicans have added a provision to make it more difficult for union members to strike. From ThinkProgress: Much of the bill is based upon verifying that those who receive food stamps benefits are meeting the federal requirements for doing so. However, one section buried deep within [...]

By Greater than Two-to-One, Americans Want Jobs, Not Spending Cuts

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 10:16 am

CBS News has released a new poll and, not surprisingly, with official unemployment around nine percent, it found that an overwhelming 51 percent of Americans said jobs/economy is the most important problem facing the country. By comparison, the national debt comes in second with a mere seven percent of Americans saying it is the most [...]

Lessons from Libya: For Obama, There is No Pleasing Republican Base

By: Monday March 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Over at Slate, David Weigel found something interesting in the polling about President Obama’s handling of Libya: Sixty-three percent of Republicans disapprove of Obama’s handling of Libya, to 27 percent who approve. Seventy-six percent of Tea Party “supporters” disapprove of Obama’s handling of it. But 73 percent of Tea Partiers and 78 percent of Republicans [...]

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