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Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

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A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

Scott Walker Set To Enter Presidential Race On July 13th

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be entering the race for President later this month, but it’s unclear if his recent turn to the hard right will help him or hurt him.

Despite A Storm Of Negative Coverage, Donald Trump Keeps Rising In The Polls

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Donald Trump has gotten almost nothing but negative press since entering the race for President, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting him very much just yet.

Majority Supports SCOTUS Decisions On Obamacare And Marriage, According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.

How Seriously Should We Take The Polls Showing Bernie Sanders Surging?

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Bernie Sanders is closing in the polls, but it still seems as though it doesn’t mean as much as some political pundits will try to tell you it does.

Donald Trump Is Surging In Yet Another Poll

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Republicans aren’t going to like this one.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

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Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

Bobby Jindal Is Running For President For Some Reason

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal enters the Presidential race today, but it’s hard to see how he even manages to become a plausible candidate.

Chris Christie Set To Run For President As His Job Approval Numbers Crater

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Chris Christie appears set to enter the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, but voters back home in New Jersey don’t seem to think very highly of him anymore.

Donald Trump Surges In New New Hampshire Poll

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A new poll of the Republican race in New Hampshire puts Donald Trump just below the head of the pack: He’s dismissed by the political professionals, but there is no denying that the appetite forDonald Trump among Republican primary voters is real. The New York developer and reality television star is second among 2016 presidential […]

Jeb Bush Up, Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Down In Latest GOP Poll

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Jeb Bush’s campaign launch seems to be going well so far, while Rand Paul and Ted Cruz (and Donald Trump) seem to be slipping.

The Return of the Liberals

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More Democrats are calling themselves “liberal” than they have in years. Republicans, too.

Whether Republicans Are Ready Or Not, Hurricane Trump Is Coming

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Whether Republicans are ready or not, Donald Trump is coming.

Obama And Republicans Battle As Both Sides Await Another Obamacare Decision

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Before the end of the month, the Supreme Court could issue a ruling that ends subsidies for the vast majority of people who bought insurance under the PPACA, and the political battles are already starting.

Americans Say Civil Liberties Trump Terror Threats, Politicians Don’t Care

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The American people don’t believe that liberty should be sacrificed in the name of security, but their leaders largely don’t care.

Terminator, Darth Vader, And Shark From Jaws More Popular Than Candidates For President

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Another poll shows that the candidate for the nation’s highest office are less popular than some of film’s greatest villains:  Think about all the things you look for in a presidential candidate: a solid economic plan. Maybe some foreign policy experience. And how about insatiable bloodlust and multiple rows of serrated teeth? As it turns out, […]

Slowly But Surely, Republicans Seem To Becoming Less Socially Conservative

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It will be some time before sanity prevails in the GOP, but slowly but surely Republicans seem to be becoming less socially conservative.

Americans Becoming Vastly More Accepting of Homosexuality

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Americans are growing more tolerant of gays and gay marriage, with irrelevant exceptions.

Reports Of Hillary Clinton’s Impending Political Demise Are Mostly Just Wishful Thinking

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Even with a recent negative downturn in the polls, the reports of Hillary Clinton’s impending political demise are largely wishful thinking on the part of conservatives.

Most Americans, Including Republicans, Support A Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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Yet another poll shows that most Americans support a path to citizenship, and that a majority of Republican agree with them.

The Politics Of Income Inequality

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Most Americans think that income inequality is a problem, but they don’t all agree on what to do about it.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

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A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

New Iowa Poll Shows Why 2016 Isn’t 2008 For Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton remains as much the inevitable Democratic nominee as she always has been.

More Americans Identify As “Pro-Choice,” But That’s Only Half The Story

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In a new poll, a majority of Americans identify as “pro-choice,” but a deeper look at the numbers reveals that abortion politics remains as complicated as ever.

Scott Walker Surges In New Iowa Poll

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker isn’t officially a candidate for President yet, but he’s doing quite well in Iowa anyway.

FCC May Ban Robocalls, Including Polling

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The FCC appears set to “encourage” telephone companies to install robocall blocking technology. Pollsters are panicking. POLITICO (“New ‘robocall’ rules could leave Americans in the dark“): For many Americans, the idea of technology that can block automated telephone calls sounds like a solution to all those annoying “robocalls” and interrupted family dinners.But to the nation’s […]

Vast Majority Of Americans Support Physician-Assisted Suicide

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A new poll shows that nearly seven in ten Americans believe that people who are terminally ill should be allowed to end their lives with the help of a doctor.

Republican Presidential Race A Dead Heat

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The race for the Republican nomination is as tight as ever, and so far nobody seems to be emerging as a clear front-runner.

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Record High In New Poll

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A new Gallup poll puts support for same-sex marriage above 60% for the first time ever.

What Went Wrong With The Polls In The British Election?

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Pollsters on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to figure out why the polls released right up until the eve of the British General Election were so wrong. Here’s one theory, and it’s very compelling.

Polls Show Little Damage To Clinton From Reports About The Clinton Foundation

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So far at least, there’s little evidence in the polls that Hillary Clinton has been hurt by the news reports about the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

Jeb Bush Isn’t Doing So Well In Iowa, So Maybe He Should Skip It

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A new poll has some bad news for Jeb Bush in the Hawkeye State, which leads to the idea that maybe he shouldn’t waste too much time there to begin with.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Would Support SCOTUS Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

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A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that a majority of Americans believe the Supreme Court should legalize same-sex marriage nationwide: Nearly three in five Americans want to see the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage throughout the United States, according to a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll. A total of 58 percent […]

Republicans Largely Out of Step With The Rest Of America On ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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Another poll shows that Republicans are largely out of step with public opinion on the question of whether businesses should be free to refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Marco Rubio Rises To The Top Of The GOP Field In New Poll

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Less than two weeks after entering the race, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is at the top of the GOP field in a new poll.

61% Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage, According To A New Poll

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As oral argument in the Supreme Court gets closer, a new poll finds public support for same-sex marriage at it’s highest level yet.

Republican Race Remains Tight, Clinton Continues To Dominate General Election Polling

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The GOP race remains tight, but some candidates have benefited from their entry into the race more than others. Overall, though, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate.

Mike Pence Takes A Hit In The Polls In The Wake Of RFRA Controversy

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence has taken a fairly significant political hit in the wake of last month’s controversy over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act: The “religious freedom” law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has taken a toll on the potential presidential candidate’s image in his home state, according to a new poll released Thursday […]

Uninsured Americans Drop Below 12% Of The Population

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A new survey suggests that fewer Americans lack health insurance than at any time since that number was first measured.

Majority Of Americans Oppose ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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A new poll suggests that the American public does not support laws that give religious exemptions to businesses that want to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Facing An Uphill Battle, Rand Paul Enters The Race For President

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Rand Paul is the latest Republican to enter the race, but his path to even becoming a contender is a difficult one at best.

Most Voters Not Even Paying Attention To 2016 Race At This Point

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The political media is breathlessly reporting on every event in a campaign that is just beginning, and voters aren’t really paying attention to it at this point.

Jeb Bush Tops Latest Poll Of Republican 2016 Candidates

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Jeb Bush is leading the latest poll of the 2016 Republican race and Ted Cruz has surged since he entered the race, but the race is just beginning.

Most Cuban-Americans Support Obama’s Opening To Cuba

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New polling on President Obama’s opening to Cuba is likely to surprise some, and disappoint others.

Marco Rubio To Enter The Race For President, But His Star Has Dimmed

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio is getting ready to jump into the race for President, but he has an uphill fight ahead of him.

Obama Less Popular Than Fictional Presidents, More Popular Than Putin

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A new poll indicates that most fictional Presidents are more popular than the real thing: Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54 […]

Hot Air Remains, Balloon No Longer Aloft

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A brutal assessment of Chris Christie’s presidential chances.

After Two Month Stand Off, House Passes Clean DHS Funding Bill

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As expected, Republicans have caved in the showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll: A Family Tradition

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Rand Paul is carrying on a family tradition, winning the CPAC straw poll won many times by his father Ron.

Will The GOP Pay A Political Price For The DHS Shutdown Showdown?

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Polling indicates that the American public opposes the GOP position on DHS funding, but that’s unlikely to change many minds on Capitol Hill.

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