On that potentially troublesome Cook County poll.
The Daily Caller reported on a poll today that gave a rather remarkable result: it showed Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 49 to 37… in Cook County, Illinois: which of course includes the City of Chicago. Being under 50% in what can be considered the ultimate Democratic stronghold is not good news for the President. In 2008 Cook County went for Obama over McCain | Read More »
Hill poll: American electorate apparently *not* addicted to soaking rich.
The most immediate thing to take away from this Hill poll is what the article on the subject leads with: which is, that something like three-fourths of the American electorate thinks that that the tax rate for the wealthy should be lower than it actually is (about the same proportion has a similar attitude towards similar tax rates for corporations). So far, so good – | Read More »
Administration on wrong side of CNN freedom of conscience poll.
Here is something that needs to be pointed out (as Hot Air did): this poll on the public reaction to the Obama’s administration’s attack on freedom of conscience is skewed toward the liberal position in at least two ways. First, it polls adults, which traditionally skews things a couple points towards the Democrats; second, it took place after the administration/mainstream media blitz touting Obama’s compromise. | Read More »
QotD, Presidential Candidates Take Note edition.
The Polling Company did a survey of Iowa Republican voters for Independent Women’s Voice* to determine what those voters are looking for. Click the link for the actual numbers (although I will note that possibly the most eyebrow-raising one is that “[n]o GOP hopeful has locked up more than 9% of Iowa caucus-goers”), but here’s the executive summary: At this point it’s impossible to predict | Read More »
FORTY-SIX, TWENTY-NINE, FOUR. If you’re wondering what that is, it’s the D/R/I breakdown of the AP poll of adults that ‘shows’ the President at a 60% approval level. Hot Air doesn’t say, but I will: that’s roughly the same ratio that this AP poll was reporting in May of 2009… which is to say, before Barack Obama and the Democrats put on big hob-nailed boots | Read More »
So, DSCC: which candidate will you abandon…
…to firewall Connecticut? Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is closing in on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, and now trails just 49 – 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 51 – 45 percent Blumenthal lead in a September 14 | Read More »
June Democracy Corps poll results: DOOM.
This is the sexiest title of a political poll survey that you’re going to read all year: “Democracy Corps June Survey: Grim Stability Will Require Race-by-Race Fight” …and the bad news continues for page after page. Six point gap on generic Congressional ballot, dissatisfaction with the way the country’s going now at 2006 levels and rising, Democrats now on the wrong side (or right side, | Read More »
Clinton in 2016?
That’s what the Telegraph thinks, at least. Hard to say whether the British paper’s distance from the situation help or hurts its judgment, but they’ve found an interesting poll: A recent poll by the Clarus Research Group found that Hillary Clinton had a 75 per cent approval rating compared to 51 per cent for the man who defeated her in their epic battle for the | Read More »
President Obama finally has a chance to show his mettle.
Now that it’s come out that the President’s stance on Gitmo is deeply, deeply unpopular with the American people (via @BrianFaughnan): WASHINGTON — Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to closing the detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and moving some of the detainees to prisons on U.S. soil, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. By more than 2-1, those surveyed say Guantanamo shouldn’t be closed. | Read More »
Zogby to report a 50% approval rating for Obama tomorrow.
Although there is a fairly massive caveat there: The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal tomorrow as President Obama’s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy. The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes – one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the | Read More »
Meanwhile, back at the polling ranch… [Updated]
[UPDATE: Right on schedule, +2 Obama from Gallup. Good: now I can go vacuum the rug.] Reuters/Zogby reports +2 Obama (no crosstabs yet), while Rasmussen is steady-as-she-goes with McCain +1. Based on language in yesterday’s Gallup, expect a shift towards Obama in their tracking today – which should no doubt relieve our Democratic colleagues, and even possibly make them decide to stop playing Concerned Christian | Read More »
Rasmussen continues to show a tie.
Dead even on registered, +1 Obama on likely. This is the fourth day in a row where the results have been tied within margin of error for likely voters, and the sixth for registered. What does it mean? Not much, particularly: but if it was McCain +1 on that poll somebody would report it, so we might as well note it when it goes the | Read More »
Decent Gallup bounce for Obama.
48 – 42 (+6 Obama) on the Gallup Poll; Rasmussen’s currently tied at 47/47, but the explanatory text suggests that tomorrow’s numbers are going to be more Obama-friendly (they float the concept of a possible ‘modest lead,’ which means… I have no idea). While this technically represents Monday through Wednesday, today’s numbers probably are not taking into account the Wednesday lineup of speakers, which means | Read More »