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Most Recent Articles: July 2010

July 31, 2010

32% in Illinois Say Blagojevich Is About As Ethical As Most Politicians

Oklahoma Senate:  Coburn (R) 65%, Rogers (D) 31%

65% in Alabama Support Offshore Oil Drilling, 59% Favor Deepwater Drilling

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

July 30, 2010

57% Say There's Too Much Inappropriate Content on TV

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 50%, Barrett (D) 43%

Arizona Voters Still Support Immigration Law, Favor Brewer’s Appeal

59% Support Arizona Law; 53% Trust States More than Feds To Enforce Immigration Law

56% in Colorado Favor Justice Department Action Against Sanctuary Cities

Voters Remain Divided Over Kagan Confirmation, But 87% Say It’s Likely

Washington Senate: Murray (D) 49% Rossi (R) 47%

Chelsea's Wedding: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) 45%, Sestak (D) 39%

July 29, 2010

Oklahoma Governor: Fallin (R) 57%, Askins (D) 36%

Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) 50%, Reid (D) 40%

Voters See Cutting Spending and Deficits as Good for the Economy, Political Class Disagrees

Support for Mexican Border Fence Up to 68%

Dr. Donald Berwick, Taxpayer Hero: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Illinois Governor: Brady (R) 44%, Quinn (D) 37%

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 49%, Carnahan (D) 43%

House Democrats Head for a Thumping at the Polls: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Leaking to Avert Disaster: A Commentary By Joe Conason

July 28, 2010

Oregon Senate: Wyden (D) 51%, Huffman (R) 35%

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction   

60% in Montana Disagree with Legal Challenge of Arizona Law

42% Say No Jobs Available in America, 42% Disagree

Balance of Power: Nevada Shifts to Leans Democratic

Nevada Senate: Reid (D) 45%, Angle (R) 43%

Florida Voters Divided Over Constitutional Ban on Offshore Drilling  

42% Say Government Would Have Done Worse Job Than BP Responding To Oil Leak

Cry Racism! and Let Slip the Dogs of Politics By Tony Blankley

Alabama Governor: Bentley (R) 55%, Sparks (D) 35%

Liberal Tax Revolt Game-Changer? By Lawrence Kudlow

Illinois Senate: Giannoulias (D) 43%, Kirk (R) 41%

Her First Demonstration By Susan Estrich

July 27, 2010

Oregon Governor: Dudley (R) 47%, Kitzhaber (D) 44%  

Adults See Alcohol, Cigarettes Riskier Than Marijuana

Colorado Senate: GOP’s Buck, Norton Still Hold Modest Leads

45% Expect U.S. Economy To Be Weaker in One Year

64% in Virginia Approve of Governor McDonnell’s Performance

54% Favor Justice Department Action Against Sanctuary Cities

Tasing Arizona By Debra J. Saunders

Alabama Senate: Shelby (R) 59%, Barnes (D) 29%

47% Still Undecided in Arizona Democratic Senate Race

Raise Taxes To Cut Government? By Froma Harrop   

July 26, 2010

Massachusetts Governor: Patrick (D) 38%, Baker (R) 32%, Cahill (I) 17%

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 36%

North Dakota Senate: Hoeven (R) 69%, Potter (D) 22%

43% Say Marijuana Should Be Legalized, 42% Disagree

87% Say America Likely To Elect Woman President in Next 25 Years

58% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill, But 48% Say It’s Unlikely

Arizona Republican Primary: McCain 54%, Hayworth 34%

Discover (R) Small Business Watch (SM): Confidence Falls Again in July

Some Welcome Signs of Life From Private Sector: A Commentary by Michael Barone

July 25, 2010

41% in Florida More Likely to Vote For Independent This Election, 30% Less Likely

Taxes Jumps In Importance, But Economy Still The Main Issue on Voters’ Minds

70% Say Concert Tickets Cost Too Much

July 24, 2010

Twitter Users A Little Less Concerned About Security of Personal Info

North Dakota House: Berg (R) 49%, Pomeroy (D) 46%

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

July 23, 2010

Ohio Voters Evenly Divided Over Stimulus Plan

West Virginia Special Senate Election: Manchin (D) 51% Raese (35%)

Legislature Lowdown: State Legislatures in Play As Redistricting Looms: A Commentary by Tim Storey

75% Say Free Markets Better Than Government Management of Economy, Political Class Disagrees

Arizona Governor: Brewer (R) 56% Goddard (D) 37%

Winners and Losers in the Game of Political Life: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato

Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I) Holds Slight Lead

It's a Fiscal Problem, Not a Fed Problem: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

58% in New York Oppose Mosque Near Ground Zero

July 22, 2010

20% Favor Mosque Near Ground Zero, 54% Oppose

63% Oppose Full-Year School Calendar

Georgia Governor: Early Polls Show Close Race

Florida Senate: Crist-Rubio Still a Toss-Up

50% in Pennsylvania Have Voted For An Independent Candidate

38% Support One-Year Moratorium on New Government Regulations, 34% Oppose

"2010: A Space Odyssey" Updated By Froma Harrop  

Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) 50%, Keet (R) 40%

Our Secret Leviathan By Joe Conason

Rising Speculation About Bombing Iran's Nukes By Michael Barone

New York Governor: No Contest for Cuomo (D) Again This Month

July 21, 2010

Idaho Governor: Otter (R) 53%, Allred (D) 36%

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

89% Concerned About Economic Impact of Gulf Oil Leak

Voters Slightly Less Critical of Obama, Oil Companies For Gulf Leak

Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) 49% Conway (D) 41%

The Obama Paradox: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

In Georgia, Barnes (D) vs. Handel or Deal (R)

Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 48%, Strickland (D) 43%

Is It Enough for the GOP To Just Say No?: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

Minnesota Governor: DFL’s Dayton, Kelliher Edge Ahead

July 20, 2010

Nebraska Governor: Heineman (R) 71%, Meister (D) 18%

47% Confident in U.S. Banking System

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) 45%, Fisher (D) 39%

Balance of Power: West Virginia Added As a Solid Democratic State

Voters Still Think Bailouts Were A Bad Idea    

56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too 

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) 53%, McMahon (R) 40%

Idaho Senate: Crapo (R) 64%, Sullivan (D) 27%    

Love for Labor Lost By Debra J. Saunders  

July 19, 2010

Maine Governor:  LePage (R) 39%,  Mitchell (D) 31%,  Cutler (I) 15%  

Generic Congressional Ballot:  Republicans 45%, Democrats 36%

52% Favor School Ban on Sales of Sugary Snacks and Soft Drinks

Consumer, Investor Confidence Shows Little Change on Monday

Alaska Governor:  Parnell (R) 53%,  Berkowitz (D) 34%  

California Voters Divided Over Stimulus Plan

36% Favor Lifting U.S. Embargo on Cuba, 35% Disagree

61% Expect Rise in Health Care Costs Under New Law, 56% Favor Repeal   

Just 29% Want Congress to Consider Major Legislation During Lame Duck Session

Balance of Power Ratings: Pennsylvania Shifts from Toss-Up to Leans GOP

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) 45%, Sestak (D) 38%

July 18, 2010

22% in Ohio Say They’re Tea Party Members

87% Feel Media Covers Celebrities Too Much

70% in Mississippi Approve of Job Barbour Is Doing As Governor

July 17, 2010

Betty White's In, Lindsay Lohan's Out

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

Wisconsin Governor:  Walker (R) 48%, Barrett (D) 44%  

Business Knows More than Obama By Lawrence Kudlow

70% in Texas Favor Offshore Oil Drilling; 66% Support Deepwater Drilling

July 16, 2010

Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor: Barnes 59%, Baker 16%

36% Say Government Doesn't Regulate Food Enough

Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D) 45%, McInnis (R) 43%

47% Say GOP Takeover of Congress Would Bring ‘Noticeable Change’

Washington Senate: Murray Falls Behind Two GOP Challengers

MIDTERM MORSELS: WV Senate and AL Governor By Larry J. Sabato

Republican's Regional Recipe By Thomas F. Schaller

23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) 48%, Onorato (D) 38%

As Obama Kowtows, Unions Eye the Private Sector By Michael Barone   

July 15, 2010

76% in Mississippi Support Offshore Oil Drilling

60% in Colorado Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona’s; 61% Disagree With Challenge of Law

California Governor:  Whitman (R) 47%, Brown (D) 46%

Wisconsin Senate: Johnson 47%, Feingold 46%

68% Say Political Class Doesn’t Care What Most Americans Think

Democrats Can Avoid Rout -- It's Up to Them By Froma Harrop  

Texas Governor: Perry (R) 50%, White (D) 41%

A Change Election -- In Wrong Direction by Joe Conason  

Investor Confidence Falls to New 2010 Low

Georgia Republican Primary for Governor: Deal, Handel Tied For Lead At 25% Apiece

Gillard's Personal Life Not the Prime Issue By Debra J. Saunders  

July 14, 2010

Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) 57%, Reid (D) 36%

31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

New Hampshire Senate: All Four GOP Candidates Now Outpace Hodes    

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 47% Carnahan (D) 45%

Voters Are Much More Embarrassed by Political Class Than By Arizona

California Senate: Boxer (D) 49%, Fiorina (R) 42%

Voters Evenly Divided Over Whether Kagan Should Be Confirmed

Lincoln or Kagan By Tony Blankley  

Women on Top By Susan Estrich  

July 13, 2010

37% of E-Mail users Would Stop Sending Them If It Cost Money

68% Favor Cut in Mail Delivery To Keep Stamp Prices Down  

65% Feel U.S. is Fair and Decent

27% In Florida Say Stimulus Plan Helped the Economy, 35% Say It Hurt

Nevada Senate: Angle (R) 46%, Reid (D) 43%

32% Favor Affirmative Action, 46% Oppose It

Should the U.S. Adopt Compulsory Voting? By Debra J. Saunders

Colorado Senate: GOP Hopefuls Remain Slightly Ahead

Maryland Senate: Mikulski (D) 58%, Wargotz (R) 33%

For Some, Manufacturing Can Be a Marvelous Career By Froma Harrop

July 12, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38 %  

31% Expect U.S.-Israeli Relations To Worsen Over The Next Year

Indiana Senate: Coats (R) 51% Ellsworth (D) 30%

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Maryland Governor: Ehrlich 47%, O’Malley 46%

65% Confident In U.S. Ability To Catch Spies

59% In Pennsylvania Favor Offshore Oil Drilling, 49% Support Deepwater Drilling

Obama Economy Sends Americans to Their Mattresses By Michael Barone

July 11, 2010

44% in Illinois Say Stimulus Package Helped Economy But 50% Say No New Jobs Created

14% Likely To Miss Or Be Late On A Mortgage Payment In Near Future

50% Rate Obama’s Economic Performance As Poor

July 10, 2010

60% in Florida Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Immigration Law

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

South Dakota Governor:  Daugaard (R) 52%, Heidepriem (D) 35%

July 9, 2010

85% Say Keep the All-Star Game   

66% Expect More Partisanship In Washington

57% in Pennsylvania Favor Arizona-Like Immigration Law

35% Say They Owe More on Mortgage Than Their Home Is Worth

South Dakota House: Noem (R) 49%, Herseth-Sandlin (D) 44%

Investor Confidence Falls to 2010 Low

Inadequate Spending? By Howard Rich

Illinois Governor: Brady (R) 43%, Quinn (D) 40%

Midterm Morsels: House Ratings Changes By Isaac Wood  

West Virginia Senate: Manchin (D) 53%, Capito (R) 39%

Those Stubborn Toss-Ups By Larry J. Sabato

July 8, 2010

Older Americans More Supportive of Higher Taxes To Help Social Security Than Those Who Are Younger

Jeter, Mauer Are American League All-Star Favorites   

40% in Pennsylvania Approve of Governor, 60% Disapprove

Illinois Senate: Giannoulias 40%, Kirk 39%

Thomas' Principled Jurisprudence in Arms Case By Michael Barone

Obama Should Leave Arizona Alone By Froma Harrop

59% of West Virginia Voters Want Special Election to Replace Byrd

56% Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Law; 61% Favor Similar Law In Their State

75% Blame State Budget Problems on Politicians’ Unwillingness to Cut Spending

Florida Senate: Rubio 36%, Crist 34%, Meek 15%

Show Us the Money By Joe Conason

July 7, 2010

Kansas Senate: Republican Candidates Still Far Ahead

Pujols is National League Favorite for All-Star Game

Most Americans Not Willing To Pay Higher Taxes For Public Employees, Entitlement Programs  

Balance of Power Ratings: NC Shifts to GOP Column

NC Senate: Burr (R) 52%  Marshall (D) 37%  

The Anatomy of Defeat By Tony Blankley

Oklahoma Governor: Fallin (R) 48%, Edmonson (D) 39%

22% Say U.S. Would Be Safer If Saddam Was Still In Power

Stunt Season By Susan Estrich

July 6, 2010

Oklahoma Senate: Coburn Outdistances His Democratic Foes

Yankees Still Favored to Win 2010 World Series

Only 20% Say Situation in Afghanistan Will Improve in Next Six Months

Just 33% Believe U.S. Combat Role In Iraq Likely To End Next Month

Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 59%, Holland (D) 31%

Ten States Are Toss-Ups As Rasmussen Reports Launches Senate Balance of Power Rankings

How Much Cyber-Parenting Must Schools Do? By Froma Harrop

July 5, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) 49%, Onorato (D) 39%

Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 47% Strickland (D) 40%

64% in Arizona Say Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Automatically Become U.S. Citizens

60% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, Just 41% See Repeal as Likely

July 4, 2010

63% Consider Fourth of July One of Nation’s Most Important Holidays

Americans Strongly Support Ideals from Declaration of Independence

Kagan's Harvard Policy Was Vapid and Hollow By Debra J. Saunders 

July 3, 2010

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

54% Agree That U.S. Is Nation with Liberty & Justice for All

The Verdict Is in: TV Watchers Miss ‘Law & Order’ The Most    

Business-Power Neglect By Lawrence Kudlow  

July 2, 2010

Voters Still Trust GOP More on Most Key Issues    

Americans Not Sure on Financial Reform Bill, But Don’t Think Some Banks are Too Big to Fail

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month  

29% Say Stimulus Plan Helped the Economy, 43% Say It Hurt

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) 43% Fisher (D) 39%

July 1, 2010

62% Say Constitution Should Be Left Alone

Partisan Trends: 35.4% Democrat 33.0% Republican

48% Oppose U.N. Involvement in Offshore Drilling Debate

42% Still Oppose Kagan’s Confirmation, but 87% Expect Her to Be Confirmed

Lafayette, We Are Embarrassed by Froma Harrop

Robert Byrd's Life -- Good, Bad and All American By Michael Barone

Arizona Governor: Brewer (R) 53%, Goddard (D) 35%

Justice for Oakland ... and for Oscar Grant By Debra J. Saunders