The November Rasmussen Public Trust Numbers.
I had actually put this together on Sunday, but: well, new baby. Rasmussen’s new trust numbers are out. The short version is: eight for ten for the GOP, and the Democrats’ free-fall from last month have been mostly reset back to September’s numbers… Nov-09 Oct-09 Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift Health Care 42% 44% (2) 40% 46% (6) 4 Education 41% 39% | Read More »
Rasmussen: 54/42 against Pelosi’s health care rationing bill.
Give House Democrats credit: their latest version of the health care rationing bill actually moved the numbers a little. Just not in the way that they hoped. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the House version of health care reform legislation last week, but most voters are still opposed to the effort. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% now favor the health | Read More »
The October Rasmussen Trust numbers. (Ten for ten)
Rasmussen hasn’t written the article yet – but they put the new numbers on their BY THE NUMBERS page. And it’s not pretty for Democrats: October 2009 September 2009 Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift Health Care 40% 46% (6) 44% 44% – (6) Education 38% 43% (5) 45% 40% 5 (10) Social Security 37% 45% (8) 43% 41% 2 (10) Abortion 35% | Read More »
Rasmussen: 54/42 against health care rationing.
It would seem that finally putting out all the various versions, alternates, and fevered mutterings of what the Democrats are trying to call ‘health care reform’ has helped to clarify matters for voters some more. It’s just not clarifying matters in a fashion that will make the current ruling party happy. Rasmussen’s latest snapshot: Now that the Senate Finance Committee has passed its version of | Read More »
DNC preparing to cut Creigh Deeds loose?
(Via The Campaign Spot) Not that they would ever, ever come out and say so – but when the one truly hopeful poll that one’s had in months for a particular campaign reverses itself the next time it’s taken again, well. Let’s just say that a handy excuse would be… handy. The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic | Read More »
Mickey Kaus & the Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot Poll.
Mickey’s asking why it went down to R+1 (41/40) this week, after being R+5 to R+7 for the last few weeks month, more or less. While I can easily see le affaire Joe Wilson causing a point or two for the bounce among Democrats, I’m going to speculate (read: ‘guess’) that the main reason is due to the intersection of two factors: Rasmussen’s Generic Congressional | Read More »
Rasmussen: Obamacare support drops six points overnight.
..Actually, we call this “a really, really good one-day result falls gets cycled out of the three-day average” – but going from 51/46 to 45/52 is still a pretty dramatic event. Also, funny. Moe Lane PS: Hey! Why doesn’t the President make some more speeches? That should perk things right up. PPS: Rasmussen is also noting that the President’s favorable ratings (50%) are at pre-speech | Read More »
It’s pretty much just “Reaganesque” at this point.
(Via AoSHQ Headlines) Political identifiers are taking a beating these days. A comparison between this month’s survey by Rasmussen and November’s shows that the public is getting sick of pretty much all of us. Well, all of us except Ronald Reagan. Positive Negative In-Between Epithet Now Nov Now Nov Now Nov Liberal 15% 19% 41% 36% 42% 41% Progressive 32% 40% 27% 16% 36% 40% | Read More »
Rasmussen: modest gain in support for health care rationing.
The first of what will be a daily series of Rasmussen polls charting post-speech opinions on the health care rationing bill is in: as expected, the numbers have shifted in the Democrats’ favor (from 44/53 for/against to 46/51). If that the increase in support is sustained today, we’ll see those numbers increase to a statistical tie (which is what Rasmussen reported the numbers being right | Read More »
The September Rasmussen Public Trust Numbers.
The Democrats may simply have to accept the fact that they no longer can automatically count on the trust of the American people on any topic. September 2009 August 2009 Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift Health Care 44% 44% – 41% 44% (3) 3 Education 45% 40% 5 38% 41% (3) 8 Social Security 43% 41% 2 39% 43% (4) 6 Abortion | Read More »
I would like to thank the pro-health care rationing folks for their help.
Thanks in large part to your activities – and according to Rasmussen: 49% “have a favorable opinion of those opposing the health care reforms at town hall meetings” (41% last month). 59% “say the town hall protesters are citizens reflecting the concerns of their neighbors (49% last month). 56% “say that it’s more important for Congressmen to hear the view of their constituents rather than | Read More »
Rasmussen: 24% of voters want Democrats to go it alone.
You can say a lot of things about this Rasmussen poll on health care rationing (and, if you’re a Democratic politician, most of them will probably be scatalogical): If Democrats agree on a health care reform bill that is opposed by all Republicans in Congress, 24% of voters nationwide say the Democrats should pass that bill. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds | Read More »
Half of the country wants out of Social Security.
49% want the chance to opt out, 37% don’t. This was the sentence that jumped out at me: A majority of voters under 50 say workers should be allowed to opt out. A plurality of those over 50 disagree. Speaking as a voter under 50, let me say that both the under-50 and the over-50 positions make perfect sense. I’ve been putting money into Social | Read More »
The August Rasmussen Public Trust Numbers.
I think that this is going to sting the Democrats a little. August 2009 July 2009 Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift Health Care 41% 44% (3) 46% 42% 4 (7) Education 38% 41% (3) 41% 38% 3 (6) Social Security 39% 43% (4) 37% 42% (5) 1 Abortion 36% 46% (10) 39% 46% (7) (3) Economy 40% 46% (6) 41% 46% (5) | Read More »
‘Hmm, let me see what Rasmussen’s put up today…’ Toomey 48%, Specter 36%
:sound effect of mouthful of coffee being sprayed across the monitor: Uncomfortable town hall meetings are just the tip of the iceberg for Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter. He now trails Republican Pat Toomey by double digits in his bid for reelection next year and is viewed unfavorably by a majority of the state’s voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Pennsylvania voters shows 48% | Read More »
When you’re losing NPR…
There is – some – good news for the administration in this latest NPR poll (via Political Wire, h/t Soren Dayton), but when you’re a Democrat getting these kinds of results among registered* voters**: Those are the chief findings of the latest NPR poll of registered voters conducted nationwide Wednesday through Sunday by a bipartisan team. The pollsters found 53 percent approving of the president’s | Read More »
Forty-nine percent approval rating on Rasmussen.
Forty-nine percent. You ain’t so tough, Barack Obama. Oh, don’t get me wrong. Beating you is going to be tough for us to do. You have the executive branch of government – and nominally, the legislative as well. We have over a year to go before the 2010 elections, and things will improve for you and your party. So we will have to work for | Read More »
The July Rasmussen Public Trust numbers.
[UPDATE] Rasmussen finally put up an article. Short version: the public trusts the GOP over the Democrats 8-for-10 at this point, and we flipped the Abortion and Social Security categories. That being said, the numbers readjusted themselves in the Democrats’ favor 5-for-10 as compared to last month‘s. July 2009 June 2009 Issue Dem GOP Diff Issue Democrats GOP Diff Shift Health Care 46% 42% 4 | Read More »
Happy Father’s Day. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. That’s the President’s lowest rating to date and the first time the Presidential Approval Index has fallen | Read More »
June’s Rasmussen trust numbers versus May’s.
So, last month I posted Rasmussen’s report that the Republicans were back to being trusted more than Democrats on four critical topics, and trusted more and/or tied on five. It got a surprising amount of play, given that I hadn’t really thought all that much about it when I wrote it. Besides, it was one month, compared to a very, very, very bad month for | Read More »