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Most Recent Articles: February 2013

February 28, 2013

Americans See Honesty, Good Parenting As Tops When It Comes to Success

34% Say Promotions, Pay Raises Given To Best Workers

Only 6% Rate News Media As Very Trustworthy

49% Rate Free Market Polices More Important Than Closing Income Gap

Discord and Disarray Won't Help Obama Legacy By Michael Barone

While Republicans Warn Against 'Greece,' That Is Exactly Where Austerity Budgeting Will Lead U.S. By Joe Conason

February 27, 2013

34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

86% Think Fair Employers Attract Best Workers

54% Say Raising Taxes More Likely To Hurt Economy Than Spending Cuts

Only 41% View Economy As Fair to Those Willing to Work Hard

Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows By John Stossel

48% Think Health Care Law Will Hurt Economy More Than Spending Cuts, 29% Disagree

February 26, 2013

46% Think Obama's Policies Are Too Hostile Toward Small Business

86% Believe Individuals Make Their Own Success

67% Think Private Companies, Not Government Help, Will Lead to Non-Gas Cars

45% Think Deficit Should Be Reduced By Spending Cuts Alone

Price-gouging in 'Free Market' Medicine By Froma Harrop

Most Voters Still Understand Sequester Cuts Aren’t Cuts in Current Spending

February 25, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43%, Republicans 38%

43% Rate Obama’s Handling of Gun Control as Good or Excellent

19% Say Today’s Electric Cars Are Practical For Most Drivers

40% Want Congress, President to Stop Sequester Cuts, 32% Don’t

Video: Rand Paul Not Worried About Sequester Cuts on Defense

75% Think Health Care Law Likely to Cost More Than Projected

February 24, 2013

54% Think Their Home Is Worth More Now

50% Think Medicare Costs Can Be Cut Without Hurting Quality of Care

February 23, 2013

40% Give Obama Positive Marks for Job Creation

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

February 22, 2013

When It Comes to Taxes, Americans Put Income Ahead of Marriage & Children

22% Think Now Is A Good Time To Sell A House

27% Think It's Too Easy to Vote in America

Sequester Puts Elected Washington on Trial By Scott Rasmussen

February 21, 2013

59% Think Most School Textbooks Put Political Correctness Ahead of Accuracy

61% Think State Governments Should Give Out Jobs, Not Welfare

New High: 36% Think Their Home’s Value Will Go Up In the Next Year

27% Say Calling Someone 'Illegal Immigrant' is Offensive

Staying Stupid: Why the 'Hip' Young Republicans Can't Change Their Party (or Themselves) By Joe Conason

GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win By Michael Barone

February 20, 2013

38% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

42% Have Favorable Opinion of Rubio, 35% of Rand Paul

Just 21% Say High School Grads Have Skills Needed for Work Force

48% Think Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants Will Encourage More to Come

To Government, Every Penny Is Sacred By John Stossel

73% Oppose Taxing Health Care Benefits Provided by Employers

February 19, 2013

44% Say Tax Deductions Help Upper-Income Americans The Most

25% Say Americans Are Selfish For Putting Economy Ahead of Global Warming

54% Favor Raising Minimum Wage to $9 An Hour

Amazon Rules the Sales-tax Jungle: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

44% Give Obama Positive Marks on Health Care, 42% Poor

February 18, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43%, Republicans 37%

Beyond Family, 35% Say Personal Allegiance is to Church; 31% Say Country First

Lincoln, Washington Both Viewed Favorably This Presidents' Day

VIDEO: Corker Won't Rule Out 2016 Prez Bid

43% Support Hagel Confirmation, 37% Oppose

VIDEO: Howard Dean to Middle Class: Taxes Go Up or Programs Get Cut

47% Favor A Health Care Exchange in Their State

February 17, 2013

85% Think Parents Are Biggest Factor in A Child’s Success

Only 11% Say Congress is Good Reflection of Americans’ Views

February 16, 2013

42% Owe Less Money Than A Year Ago

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

February 15, 2013

Economy, Government Spending Top the List of Important Issues

On U.S. Population Growth, 47% Think Too Fast Is Worse Than Too Slow

56% Think Harder, Smarter Workers Make More Money

Republicans Plagued by Good News: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

For GOP, There's Plenty of Learning to Go Around: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

February 14, 2013

37% Are Very Concerned About Inflation

Lower-Income Americans Want Opportunity for All

55% Favor Cuts Over More Spending on Education, Clean Energy, Infrastructure

Dismal Indeed: Why Dick Cheney Disdains The 'Second-Rate' Obama Team By Joe Conason

Obama's Gangster Government Operates Above the Law By Michael Barone

26% Look Forward to Valentine’s Day, 19% Dread It

February 13, 2013

38% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

48% Are Confident In U.S. Banking System, 45% Are Not

63% of U.S. Catholics View Pope Benedict XVI Favorably

A Real State of the Union: A Commentary by John Stossel

51% Fear Government Won’t Help Economy; 64% Want Spending Cuts

February 12, 2013

22% See More Gun Control As Best Curb to Mass Murders

40% Think Major Energy Legislation Likely to Reduce Global Warming

Where The President Stands with Voters – Issue by Issue

Voters Think Obama Should Emphasize Economy in State of the Union Speech

On Valentine's Day -- Women Try; Men Don't By Froma Harrop

60% Believe Letting Entrepreneurs Get Rich is Good for Economy

VIDEO: Scott Rasmussen Offers His Assessment of the SOTU

VIDEO: Scott Rasmussen Sits Down with Henry Aaron and Michael Tanner To Discuss Health Care

February 11, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 42%, Republicans 39%

46% Say Deficit Should Be Reduced By Spending Cuts Alone

59% Still Think Tougher Gun Control Laws Likely

21% Think President Should Have Sole Authority To Order Drone Killings

Congressional Hearings Show Obama Treading Dangerous Global Path By Michael Barone

Voters Strongly Favor Individual Choice When It Comes to Health Insurance

VIDEO: Scott Rasmussen and Sean Trende Preview the President's SOTU Speech

February 10, 2013

44% Rate Obama’s Deficit Reduction Efforts As Poor

Most Want Dinner With Someone Special For Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2013

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

59% Have Favorable Opinion of Social Security

February 8, 2013

67% Say Private Sector Employees Work Harder Than Government Workers

49% Consider U.S. Economy Unfair

Only 36% Think President, Congress Should Stop March 1 Spending Cuts

After 20 Years, Success of Family and Medical Leave Act Should Humble the Far Right By Joe Conason

For Obama, It's Chiefly About Firing up His Base By Scott Rasmussen

February 7, 2013

30% Think More Government Hiring Good for the Economy

Voters Have Long Been Okay with Five-Day-A-Week Mail Service

Voters Blame Humans More Than Sun for Global Warming

Voters Want Foreign Policy Focused on Protecting America First

Voters Rate Spending, Job Creation Higher in Importance Than Gun Control

Tough Times for California Bashers By Froma Harrop

At last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street By Michael Barone

February 6, 2013

39% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

34% Expect Lower Unemployment in a Year

Obama Earns Mixed Marks on Taxes, Spending

43% View Sales Tax As Fairest Kind of Tax

Most Believe Political Leaders Put U.S. Troops At Risk Too Often

Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That! By John Stossel

February 5, 2013

Just 15% Think Today’s Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents

56% Support Right to Choose Your Own Social Security and Medicare Retirement Age

11% Say U.S. Should Be World’s Policeman

49% Think They Personally Pay More Than Their Fair Share in Taxes

'Baby Bust' Baloney: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

70% Want Navy to Protect U.S., Not Be 'Global Force for Good'

February 4, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44%, Republicans 38%

49% Say Wealthy Americans Pay Less Than Fair Share in Taxes

57% Say Economic Concerns Bigger Threat Than Terrorists, Military Attack

75% View Hagel’s Confirmation As Likely

Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs By Michael Barone

80% Rate Their Health Care As Good or Excellent

February 3, 2013

Game Day: Fans Pick 49ers to Win

53% Expect Housing Market to Take More Than Three Years to Recover

February 2, 2013

42% Think U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

February 1, 2013

35% of Super Bowl Watchers Find the Ads Better Than The Game

New Low: 39% Expect Stronger Economy Five Years From Now

43% Think U.S. Is Too Involved in the Middle East

Real Border Control Has to Come First in Any Immigration Deal By Scott Rasmussen