Mitt Romney At The Top Of The GOP Field

Despite the disdain for him on the the hard right, Mitt Romney is the man to beat right now in the race for the GOP nomination.

Reagan’s Question Looms For Obama

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Gary Johnson Excluded From June 13th New Hampshire Debate

Is it appropriate for news organizations to decide that the people don’t need to hear from certain political candidates?

Redistribution: Where You Stand is Where You Sit

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

25% of Americans Gay or Lesbian, Americans Think

A majority of Americans think homosexuals account for at least a fifth of the population.

The Herman Cain Boomlet

Herman Cain: candidate du jour or something more permanent?

After Shakeup, Romney And Palin Lead GOP Field

Gallup takes the first look at the GOP field after Huckabee, Trump, and Daniels dropped out.

Gallup Poll Finds Majority Support For Same-Sex Marriage

We’ve reached a turning point in the debate over same-sex marriage.

Why Obama’s Osama Bounce Didn’t Last

President Obama’s approval numbers shot up after Osama bin Laden was killed two weeks ago. They’ve already settled back to where they were

Majority Of Republicans Support A Third Party

For the first time, a majority of Republicans support creation of a third political party. Does it really mean anything?

Measuring The Bin Laden Bounce, If There Is One

There’s not much movement in the President’s job approval numbers.

Obama Gets A Post Bin Laden Bounce In New Poll

Americans are rallying around the President in the wake of the mission against bin Laden, but it’s likely to be short-lived.

The Politics Of The Death Of Osama bin Laden

The impact of the death of Osama bin Laden on the domestic politics is likely to be minimal at best.

Are Republicans Facing A Backlash Over Ryan Plan And Medicare Changes?

There are signs that the Ryan Plan isn’t playing well with the public.

Everybody Hates Congress

Contempt for Congress is an old American tradition. Unfortunately.

More Cautionary Poll Tales

It is waaay too early to be putting much stock in polling for 2012 (either in terms of X v. Obama or GOP v. GOP).

Obama’s Approval Numbers Down, But He Still Leads All GOP Rivals

President Obama is vulnerable, but he’s facing a GOP field that is underwhelming even for Republicans.

Rand Paul: Both Sides Will Have To Compromise To Reach A Budget Deal

One of the Tea Party movement’s favorite Senators used the dreaded c-word.

Obama Hits All-Time Job Approval Low In Gallup Poll

We’re approaching the point where those job approval numbers start to matter, and President Obama’s are heading down again.

Obama’s Solution To Deficit: Spending Cuts, Tax Increases, Few Specifics, But A Clear Roadmap For 2012

President Obama’s budget speech was light on specifics, but that’s because it was really the opening salvo of the 2012 campaign.

Public Supports Budget Deal, But Not Much Else

Two new polls show that the public supports the budget deal, but has no idea what to do to solve our long term problems.

Obama’s Approval Numbers Back In The Basement

The President’s winter polling bounce is gone, and he’s looking vulnerable again.

Public Still Skeptical Of Libya Intervention

One week in to Operation Odyssey Down, public opinion is, to put it as nicely as possibly, ambivalent.

Your Current GOP 2012 Frontrunner: Mike Huckabee?

Quite improbably, Mike Huckabee seems to be positioned at the top of the GOP field right now. The only question is whether he really wants to run for President again.

Libya And The White House: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

The public, and Congress, are skeptical of the mission in Libya, and the reason for that is because the President has failed to tell us exactly why we’re there and what we’ll be doing.

America The Ignorant

Another survey shows that Americans don’t know much about their own history, but does it really matter?

Does President Obama Apologize For America? The Facts Say No

It’s a Republican meme that President Obama has “apologized” for America repeatedly. The one problem with the meme is that there aren’t any facts to support it.

Obama’s State-Level Job Approval Polls And The 2012 Election

A new set of polls from Gallup show that President Obama is still looking good for re-election.

Poll: Majority Opposes Laws Restricting Public Employee Unions

A new national poll suggests that moves to restrict the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions are not popular with the public at large:

Ronald Reagan America’s Greatest President?

In a new Gallup poll, Americans rank Ronald Reagan as America’s Greatest President.