CNN Announces Criteria For Next Republican Debate

Different criteria than in the past, but there may not be much of a change in the participants.

The Battle Of The 2016 Narratives

To a large degree, the narrative you believe will govern the 2016 elections depend on which party you want to see win. But what’s the most likely outcome?

Majority of Americans Oppose Ground Troops In Syria And Iraq

In the wake of President Obama’s to send Special Forces to Syria, a new poll finds the public doesn’t like the idea very much.

Americans Continue To Hate Congress, Will Still Re-Elect That Same Congress

A new Gallup poll shows public approval of Congress once again approaching historic lows, but it means far less than anyone thinks.

Ted Cruz: Atheists Aren’t Fit To Be President

Meet Ted Cruz: Religious Bigot

Tea Party Support At All-Time Low, Even Among Republicans And Conservatives

A new poll shows that the Tea Party movement is more unpopular than it has ever been before, even among Republicans and conservatives.

Two New Polls Provide Another Dose Of Political Reality For Gun Control Advocates

Two new polls show that political efforts to enact more stringent gun control at the national level are not likely to succeed.

New Poll Shows Support For Marijuana Legalization Continues To Rise

Public support for marijuana legalization continues to rise. As with the marriage equality movement, it’s obvious where this will end, The only question is how long it will take to get there.

Gun Control Advocates May Not Like Political Reality, But They Can’t Ignore It

A new poll shows an up-tick in public support for some gun control measures, but gun control advocates can’t ignore the political reality that says those restrictions are unlikely to ever become law.

Gallup Won’t Be Polling The 2016 Presidential Primary Races

One of the nation’s preeminent polling firms is sitting out the 2016 primaries.

California’s Governor Signs Right To Die Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide, making California the fifth state to legalize the practice and possibly giving real political momentum to the Right To Die movement.

Public Opinion About The Supreme Court Nears New Lows

Thanks mostly to Republicans unhappy with the Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, public disapproval of the Supreme Court is nearing a new high.

California Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide

California’s legislature has approved a bill that would legalize physician assisted suicide in the nation’s largest state.

Everybody Hates Congress

Another poll confirms the fact that Americans of all political stripes continue to hold Congress is disdain.

Hispanics Hate Trump, Love Hillary, Indifferent to Rest of Republican Field

Trump is at -51 net favorability and Clinton at +40. The rest of the field is at “Who?”

Most Americans Support A Pathway To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

Another poll shows that most Americans, and even most Republicans, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Democrats Not Exactly Eager For Joe Biden To Run For President

Based on a recent poll, it doesn’t appear that Democrats are all that eager for Vice-President Biden to challenge Hillary Clinton.

Trump as Perot 2.0

In 1992, an eccentric billionaire ran an independent campaign against a Bush and a Clinton. It could happen again.

Drop In Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Numbers May Not Be A Big Deal

Hillary Clinton has suffered drops in her favorability numbers lately, but that may not mean much for 2016.

Bad News For Hillary Clinton, Or Much Ado About Nothing In New Battleground Polls?

Polling in three battleground states shows Hillary Clinton slightly trailing three top Republicans, but it means far less than you might think.

Bobby Jindal Is Running For President For Some Reason

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

The Return of the Liberals

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

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

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

Slowly But Surely, Republicans Seem To Becoming Less Socially Conservative

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

2016 And The Politics Of Same-Sex Marriage

Republicans running for President need to tread carefully in their responses if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

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

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

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.

Vast Majority Of Americans Support Physician-Assisted Suicide

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.

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

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

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

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.

Norway Phasing Out FM Radio By 2017

Norway is moving to all-digital radio.

Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?

Five years after it became law, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be over.

Uninsured Americans Drop Below 12% Of The Population

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

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Suggest Email Scandal May Have No Lasting Impact

Despite the ongoing email controversy, Hillary Clinton remains well positioned heading into 2016.

Why Clintons Beat The Press

What reporters see as stonewalling may be shrewd clock management.

Republican Support For Same-Sex Marriage On The Rise

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.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans Are Ready For Nationwide Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Ginsburg acknowledges the fact that, over the past nineteen years, same-sex marriage has gone from something that most Americans oppose to something that most Americans are willing to accept.

Jeb Bush Running for President

The former Florida Governor announced that he’s taking the first step towards running for president in 2016.

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

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.

Majority Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization, 64% For Americans 18-34

Support for legalizing marijuana continues to grow slowly but surely.

Gun Control Has Completely Faded As An Issue Voters Care About

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

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

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

Democrats Starting To Worry About Turnout In The Midterms

Democrats are starting to worry that low turnout could turn a good year for the GOP into a very good year.

A Cautionary Note About Polling Between Now And Election Day

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

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

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

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

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

Americans Divided On Israel’s Actions In Gaza

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.