Gallup: Americans Becoming More Conservative
According to Gallup, despite the election of Barack Obama and the Democratic strength in Congress (or because of it), Americans say they are becoming more conservative. For those who may not have realized it, this again emphasizes the importance to Republicans of restoring their credibility as the party of conservatism. While the mainstream media continues to ask how Republicans will moderate their views to compete | 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 »
Voters, Spending and Taxes
Last week, Rasmussen Reports released a poll showing that 77% of Americans see government officials’ unwillingness to cut government spending as a bigger problem than voters’ resistance to tax hikes: For nearly four-out-of-five U.S. voters, the problem is not their unwillingness to pay taxes. It’s their elected representatives’ refusal to cut the size of government. Those poll numbers are music to our ears … but | Read More »
Wayward Republicans need to be herded back to civilization
Want to see what is wrong with the Republicans in elected office? Take a look at the following table from Pew. Allahpundit has plenty more. But that table shows where the Republican party has been going wrong for the last 10 years or so. It shows the Republicans have been doing the wrong thing so long it might not be possible to recover. But I | Read More »
Why is Barack Obama So Unpopular?
As Barack Obama reaches the 100 day mark of his term as President, it’s time to pose a question: why is he so unpopular? According to Gallup’s April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to | Read More »
Why Go To a TEA Party? Why Go Now?
Rasmussen blares the reason why the Tea Party movement is important on its poll results. Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism Yes, that’s partly spin and partly obfuscation, but it’s also partly truthful (and lefty ignoramuses at HuffPo love it because it confirms their elitist, socialist illusions). I plan to de-spin it later, but for now let it stand. Folks, there’s good news. If | Read More »
Independents Trending Toward GOP
National Journal takes a look at some recent polls, and despite Democratic protestations to the contrary, they notice a clear trend: Three recent polls show the GOP gaining ground on the generic ballot question, starting with an NPR survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (R) and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) that put the two parties exactly square: 42 percent for each. Independents, however, preferred | Read More »
The Dawn of the Idiocracy
Back in January, someone- no fan of Obama- commissioned a poll by Zogby Polling of unabashed Obama supporters. By supporters, he meant people who voted for Obama. It should be stated from the start that the researcher set out with an agenda. But, the results are no less revealing in my opinion. Critics immediately claimed bias because the poll was not replicated with McCain voters/supporters. | Read More »
Things Looking Up For The GOP?
One may well think so after having read this: Just as the economic news was relentlessly negative until the last few days, poll numbers for Republicans were horrific for months. So the GOP should be heartened by the first encouraging polling news it has received perhaps since Lehman Brothers defaulted in mid-September: Republicans have pulled even with Democrats on the generic congressional ballot test, according | 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 »
President Obama and Governor Strickland’s popularity dropping in Ohio
As voters get to see President Obama and Ohio Governor Strickland respond to the economic tough times their impressions of the two leaders change. Both are seeing their poll numbers drop. The Dayton Daily News had the Strickland story yesterday. And the truth of the matter is that Strickland’s handling of the economy was never that popular. But the Quinnipiac poll has some interesting numbers: | Read More »
The American public discovers that (gasp) Obama is a LIBERAL
Opinion polls ratings for the Prez continue to dive. All the major polling groups are showing a shrinking approval-to-disapproval ratio. Today Pew Research, Gallup and CNN all published new numbers, and all showed significant slips. The Pew polling showed a rather amusing result: Pew attributes Obama’s slippage in its poll to a change in public perception about his political leanings, with respondents saying by 44 | Read More »
Americans: Economy will recover when Obama is defeated
Despite his approval ratings, latest polling data shows most Americans want Obama gone in four years.
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Jim Tedisco Leads by 12 In NY-20 Poll
This is the latest polling in the race to succeed Kirsten Gillibrand: The first independent poll in the special House election to replace now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) shows that Republicans have a strong chance of taking back Gillibrand’s upstate seat.
Mythbusting–Presidential Polls Edition
Can we stop saying that Barack Obama is an especially popular President? Because it’s just not true. Oh, to be sure, the President will receive a boost in the polls thanks to his non-State of the Union address, but said bump will likely be temporary and it does not disguise the fact that the President is not nearly as popular as commentators make him out | Read More »