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Americans View Both Major Parties Equally, Which Probably Helps The GOP

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The GOP has bounced back significantly from the lows it experienced after last year’s government shutdown.

Good News For GOP, Bad News For Obama In Latest CBS/New York Times Poll

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President Obama hits new job approval lows, while the GOP seems poised for success in November,

A Contrarian Analysis Of The 2014 Midterms

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One analyst thinks that the predictions of a Republican Senate in 2014 are wildly optimistic.

Republicans Still Have A Problem With Female Voters

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Two prominent Republican groups point out the blindingly obvious.

What Republican Wave?

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So far at least, there is no evidence that 2014 will be a “wave election.”

Public Opinion On Ferguson Shows Deep Racial Divisions

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What you think about the events in Ferguson depends quite a lot on whether you’re black or white.

Could The House Lawsuit Against Obama Cost The GOP The Senate?

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In what would be a classic bit of political irony, polling indicates that the House lawsuit against the President could make Democrats more likely to vote in November.

Alaskans Don’t Think Much Of Sarah Palin

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There ought to be no set of voters in the country who know Sarah Palin better than Alaskans. She was, after all, their Governor for just over two years before deciding to quit her job to become a star in reality television and political media, and she’s been something of a force in the Alaska […]

McConnell Has A Small Lead In Kentucky

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A new Public Policy Polling poll has Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a small lead over his Democratic challenger in what looks to be one of the few 2014 races where the GOP has to worry about defending a seat: PPP’s newest Kentucky poll finds Mitch McConnell taking a small lead, with 44% to […]

Public Trust In Government Hits New Lows

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Americans have become deeply cynical about government. To some extent that is a good thing, but it’s reaching unhealthy levels.

Americans Still Hate Congress, But Incumbents Don’t Have Anything To Worry About

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There’s an old adage in American politics that Americans hate Congress, but love their Congressman. Historically, this has always seemed to be an accurate assessment of politics given the fact that re-election rates for both the House and the Senate are consistently high notwithstanding the fact that public approval of Congress as an institution continues […]

Hobby Lobby Is Not An Issue That Will Bring Voters To The Polls In November

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Once again, we are reminded that the fact that people feel strongly about an issue does not mean it’s one that will cause them to get out and vote.

Republicans Dismiss Impeachment As A Democratic Ploy, But May Still Face A Dilemma

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Republicans are dismissing talk of impeachment as a Democratic fundraising ploy, but it may be they are protesting just a bit too much.

Majority Of Americans Say Children Who Have Crossed The Border Should Be Treated As Refugees

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The American people don’t want to turn those migrant children from Central America away after all.

Majority of Florida Voters Supports Marijuana Legalization

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In November, voters in Florida will be voting on a referendum on whether or not to legalize marijuana for medicinal uses, but a new poll indicates that a majority of Floridians support full legalization already: A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 […]

Hobby Lobby Could Be Creating New Gender Gap Problems For Republicans

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The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.

Americans Divided On Israel’s Actions In Gaza

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A new poll shows that Americans are divided over Israel’s actions in Gaza, but this most likely will not impact relations between the two countries.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Both Impeachment And The House’s Lawsuit Against Obama

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Once again the GOP finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion.

Scott Walker In Dead Heat For Re-Election

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A new poll shows that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is looking to have a tough re-election bid on his hands after a spring and summer in which he was in the headlines over an investigation involving campaign finance improprieties: Dead heat. That’s what Wisconsin is staring at in the race for governor, with Gov. Scott Walker and […]

Oregon Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization On November Ballot

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This November, Oregonians will have a chance to vote on an initiative that would legalize marijuana for recreational use: (CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed. More than […]

Darth Vader More Popular Than Anyone Who Might Run For President In 2016

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  The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham looks at some recent polling and finds that a Dark Lord of the Sith is apparently more popular than the people who will possibly run for President in 2016: On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans’ opinions on the “Star Wars” universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is […]

David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Primary Runoff In Georgia

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A somewhat surprising win in Georgia.

Despite A Plethora Of World Crises, Americans Oppose Greater Foreign Intervention

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Crisis seems to be brewing all over the world, but the American people aren’t persuaded that it’s necessary for the United States to act.

A Partisan Divide Over Israel? Not Really.

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Recent polls notwithstanding, Republicans and Democrats remain largely in lockstep when it comes to U.S. policy toward Israel.

Russians Really, Really Like Vladimir Putin, And That Makes Ending The Ukraine Crisis Harder

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Vladimir Putin has become immensely popular in Russia again, and its not hard to figure out why.

Majority Of Republicans Support Obama’s Impeachment

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A lot of Republicans dislike the President enough to think that he should be removed from office, but will that make impeachment more likely to happen?

Americans Basically Want Sarah Palin To Go Away

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While Sarah Palin continues to pontificate about politics on a mostly regular basis, most recently calling for President Obama’s impeachment, Sean Sullivan notes that most Americans have no desire to hear what she has to say: More than half of voters say they have heard enough from Sarah Palin and would rather she not wade into […]

Belief In ‘American Exceptionalism’ Is Declining, And That’s a Good Thing

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A new poll shows that Americans don’t buy into the idea of “American exceptionalism” as much as they used to. That’s a positive development rather than a negative one.

Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Iraq, And Of The Idea of Intervening In Iraq

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Americans disapprove of how the President is handling Iraq, but they don’t like what his critics are proposing either.

Millennials: Less Patriotic, Or Just Differently Patriotic?

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Some surveys suggest that younger Americans are less patriotic than older generations.

Do Conservatives Think The Poor ‘Have It Easy?’

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Coming across as uncaring doesn’t help advance your political arguments.

Obama Ranked Worst President Since World War II In Mostly Worthless Poll

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Obama is the worst President since FDR died? Only if you believe a mostly worthless poll.

Americans Have Almost Totally Lost Faith In Government

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Public faith in government institutions is at all all time low.

Democrats Have A 2014 Voter Enthusiasm Problem

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If current trends holds, Democratic candidates are going to have a problem turning out voters in November.

GOP Losing Cuban-American Vote Too

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A new poll suggests that Republicans could be losing a constituency that is very key for them in the nation’s third most populous state.

On Many Issues, The Tea Party Is Out Of Step With The American Public

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The people with the biggest voices in the GOP seem to be leading it to positions that most Americans disagree with.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In President Obama On Foreign Policy

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The evidence is clear. When it comes to the ability to handle foreign crises, the President has lost the public’s confidence.

Same-Sex Marriage Gains Not Likely To Be Reversed

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Social conservatives hoping for a backlash against same-sex marriage should probably give up the ghost: The Human Rights Campaign is welcoming the National Organization for Marriage to Washington Thursday with a poll conducted by Mitt Romney’s former data director showing just how far the majority of Americans are now from their anti-gay marriage views. The poll […]

American Public Skeptical About The Way Forward In Iraq

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A new CNN/ORC poll shows the American public almost evenly divided on how the United States should respond to the ongoing crisis in Iraq: Half of the American public doesn’t think that the U.S. has a responsibility to act in the deteriorating situation in Iraq, a new poll says. According to a CBS News/New York […]

Mitt’s Still The Man In New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Republicans still like Mitt Romney.

Public Has Little Confidence In Obama’s Foreign Policy Or Leadership, New Poll Shows

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More bad poll numbers for the President.

Voters Like Clinton Better Than Obama On The Issues

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A new CNN/ORC poll shows that voters prefer Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama on pretty much every issue: Voters believe Hillary Clinton would do a better job on both foreign and domestic policy issues than President Barack Obama, according to a new poll. In a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday, those polled were asked to rank whether […]

Obama Hits New Job Approval Lows

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Some bad news for the President.

Scott Walker Equivocates On Previous Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

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Wisconsin’s Republican Governor isn’t very eager to talk about same-sex marriage these days.

American Politics Is More Polarized Than Ever

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The left-right divide is worse than it has been in decades, and we’re paying the price.

Florida Governor’s Race A Dead Heat

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Since he entered the race last year, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, had been maintaining a strong lead in the polls over Rick Scott, his Republican successor. Crist’s lead was so substantial that many had begin to write Scott off along with other vulnerable Republican Governors such as Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett. Over […]

Public Skeptical Of Bergdahl Deal

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Thanks largely to Administration mistakes, the Bergdahl deal is not going over well.

Majority Supports Constitutional Right To Same-Sex Marriage

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The people are ready. Is the Supreme Court?

Majority Supports Life Without Parole Over Death Penalty For Murder

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A turning point in public opinion?

Hillary Remains At The Top, But Benghazi Is A Vulnerability

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Hillary Clinton remains at the top of the polls, but she’s got at least one big vulnerability.

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