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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.

Republican Support For Same-Sex Marriage On The Rise

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A new poll of 2016 primary voters shows that even Republicans are coming to accept that gays and lesbians should have the right to get married.

Most Americans Oppose GOP’s Decision To Invite Netanyahu To Speak Before Congress

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By a wide margin Americans think it was wrong of the GOP to invite Israel’s Prime Minister to speak to Congress.

Scott Walker Surges In Iowa, But How Much Does Iowa Really Matter?

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Scott Walker surged to the top of a new poll of Iowa Republicans, but Iowa is not a very good predictor of success in the race for the GOP nomination.

Hillary Clinton Leads Potential Republican Rivals By Double Digits

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Advantage: Hillary.

More Americans Support Gun Rights Than Gun Control, New Poll Finds

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As the second anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School approaches, a new poll finds that more Americans support gun rights than gun control.

Attitudes on Race (Survey Data)

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There is a reason why one can safely make assumptions about racist attitudes (unfortunately) in much of American society as data from the 2012 American National Elections Study demonstrates (as summarized by political scientist Tobin Grant at his blog, Corner of Church and State:  Poll: Most whites say blacks are lazier or less intelligent than […]

Ben Carson, Not A Serious Candidate, Still Equates America To Nazi Germany

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Ben Carson is not a serious candidate for President, but he’s likely to get a lot of support from the GOP’s Tea Party wing.

Romney Continues To Lead In Polls Of 2016 GOP Candidates, Leading Hillary In Head-To-Head Match

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The numbers don’t lie, Mitt Romney remains popular among Republican voters.

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

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Not surprisingly, a new poll shows that Latino voters overwhelmingly support the President’s executive action on immigration: Latino voters have Obama’s back again. That’s according to a new poll by Latino Decisions, for Presente.org and Mi Familia Vota, the first of Latino voters since Obama announced sweeping executive actions, given to BuzzFeed News ahead of […]

GOP Options In Response To Obama’s Executive Action Are Limited, Perhaps Non-Existent

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In the end, there appears to be very little, if anything, the GOP can do to stop or roll back the executive actions the President will announce Thursday evening.

Public Wants Obama To Wait On Immigration Action

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A new poll shows that Americans would prefer President Obama to wait to act on immigration until after the new Congress has had a chance to act on the issue.

Will Congressional Republicans Listen To Their Base, Or To The American Public?

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Post-election polling shows that the majority of Americans want the new GOP majority in Congress to work together with the President. Republican voters have a very different view.

2014 And The Latino Vote

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Republicans performed better among Latino voters this year than they did in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ve solved their problems.

Americans Astoundingly Ignorant

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Americans have wildly distorted understandings of the society around them.

What to Make of the 2014 Wave Election

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What happened Tuesday? And what does it tell us about 2016?

Many Of The 2014 Polls Were Wrong, Which Is Why We Should Be Skeptical Of Individual Polls

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The results of the 2014 midterms should teach us some lessons about how to handle and evaluate polling.

Gun Control Has Completely Faded As An Issue Voters Care About

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After spiking in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, gun control has faded back into obscurity as an issue voters care about significantly.

Military No Longer Republican Bastion

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Always as many military personnel identify as Independents as with the GOP.

Slipping Support Among Key Groups, And Obama’s Job Approval, Have Democrats Worried

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Important numbers in recent polling suggest big problems for Democrats on Tuesday.

With One Week To Go, The Midterms Are Looking Good For the GOP

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Things are looking good for the GOP to take over the Senate, but there are still several right races that could tip the balance one way or the other.

Voters Still Not Caring Very Much About The Midterms, And That’s No Surprise

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Polls continue to show that most Americans are largely tuning the midterms out.

Obama’s Diminished Standing Among Women Is Hurting Democrats In The Midterms

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To a large degree, the Democratic Party’s supposed advantage among women voters appears to not exist this year.

Most Americans Support Supreme Court Decision, Expansion Of Same-Sex Marriage

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The Supreme Court’s expansion of same-sex marriage seems to be sitting well with the American public.

Americans Still Not Very Worried About Ebola

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It’s been a busy week on the Ebola front with the death of Thomas Eric Duncan and the news that a nurse who was treating him was diagnosed with the disease shortly after his death, not to mention several false alarms of people who were taken to hospitals for “Ebola-like” systems. Nonetheless, as yet Gallup […]

That Des Moines Register 2016 Poll? Yea, It’s Largely Meaningless

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It’s way too early, folks.

A Cautionary Note About Polling Between Now And Election Day

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Individual polls are likely to be volatile, so don’t pay too much attention to them.

A Surprise Brewing In South Dakota’s Senate Race?

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Is former Senator Larry Pressler surging in his Independent bid to win back his old Senate seat?

About That Poll Showing Alison Lundergan Grimes Leading Mitch McConnell

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Could Alison Lundergran Grimes be surging? Maybe, but we’ll need more evidence to be sure.

Americans Aren’t Panicking Over Ebola

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Notwithstanding the incessant news coverage, politicians being politicians, and Internet rumor mongering that I wrote about yesterday, it doesn’t appear that Americans are overly concerned about Ebola at the moment: A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that just 11 percent of Americans are “very worried” about the Ebola virus infecting them or […]

Another Poll Shows Greg Orman Has The Momentum In Kansas

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A new poll in what is fast becoming one of the most interesting, and potentially most crucial, Senate races this year shows Independent Greg Orman leading three-term Senator Pat Roberts by his widest margin yet: Independent candidate Greg Orman has a ten point lead over incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R) with likely and registered voters […]

Americans Support Air Strikes Against ISIS, Oppose Ground Troops

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The American public’s support for the President’s war against ISIS has its limits.

Most Americans Don’t Care Very Much About Who Controls Congress

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A majority of Americans don’t care very much who controls Congress.

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.”

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