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Most Recent Articles: July 2011

July 31, 2011

In This Brave New World, 160 Million Girls Are 'Missing' By Debra J. Saunders

30% Say Obama Too Confrontational, Highest Since Health Care Debate

July 30, 2011

Why China is Laughing All the Way to the Bank By Joe Conason

Only 18% Favor Law Prohibiting Employers From Considering Criminal Background When Hiring  

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

July 29, 2011

63% Say College Degree Still A Good Investment, Younger Adults Less Convinced

Congress Still Viewed Least Favorably On List of Professions

Voters View All Top Congressional Leaders More Negatively

The Nazi from Norway: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Why Can't Women Be Comfortable?: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

50% Give Obama Poor Marks On Economy

July 28, 2011

71% Say Formal Education Key to Success in Life, Not Street Smarts

41% Rate U.S. Health Care System Good or Excellent, 28% Say Poor

Voters Expect Debt Ceiling To Be Raised, Doubt Long-Term Spending Will Be Cut

Financially Troubled Homeowners Say No to Government Bailout

The Folly in Obama's 'Grand Bargain' by Debra J. Saunders

Under Obama, Millennials Move Into the Republican Fold By Michael Barone

July 27, 2011

17% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Voters Skeptical About Fairness of Hiring Practices in Business World

53% Oppose Nutritional Information on Restaurant Menus

82% Say Workers Should Be Allowed To Choose Their Own Insurance

Stand by Your Man: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Government by Coup de Theatre or the Constitution?: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

New High: 46% Think Most in Congress Are Corrupt

July 26, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 48%, Obama 42%

47% Are Eating Out Less Often Than They Were Six Months Ago

40% Favor Possible Sale of U.S. Postal Service to Lower the Deficit

New Low: 6% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job

80% Think Any Budget Surplus Should Go To Paying Down the Debt

Norwegian Crime and Punishment By Debra J. Saunders

What the Oslo Killer 'Wanted' Doesn't Matter By Froma Harrop

Spreading out the Taxes on Lottery Winnings By Cliff Ennico

July 25, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

60% Say This Summer Has Been Hotter Than Recent Summers

63% Oppose Giving Women, Minorities Special Treatment When It Comes to Hiring 57% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

To Get a Mandate, GOP Must Win Another Election By Michael Barone

56% Favor A Congressional Candidate Who Endorses Balanced Approach to Debt Debate

July 24, 2011

62% Say Troubled Homeowners Should Buy Cheaper Houses

Pawlenty's Appeal to GOP: I Won't Embarrass You By Debra J. Saunders

Voters Give GOP 10-Point Edge Over Democrats on Economy

July 23, 2011

68% Say School Discipline Is Too Easy These Days

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

"Dysfunctional" Too Polite to Describe Tea Party Congress By Joe Conason

July 22, 2011

Majority Are Unhappy With Both Sides in the Debt Ceiling Debate

Obama 41% Paul 37%

Most Voters Fear Debt Deal Will Raise Taxes Too Much, Cut Spending Too Little

Fundraising: Much Ado Over Not All That Much By Kyle Kondik

Updating The Governors' Races By Larry Sabato & Kyle Kondik

Getting Headaches and Giving Them By Debra J. Saunders

Confidence in Home-Buying As a Family Investment Falls to Record Low

July 21, 2011

56% Say Children Need To Spend More Time in School

  Voters Skeptical About Spending Cuts In Debt Ceiling Debate

Election 2012: Obama Leads Perry, Bachmann by Single Digits

A Pro-Growth Plan from the Gang of Six: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

Confessions of a Recovering Light Bulb Hoarder: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Just 49% Say Home Is Worth More Than Mortgage

Will College Bubble Burst From Public Subsidies?: A Commentary By Michael Barone

July 20, 2011

21% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Most Americans Willing to Defend South Korea

53% Support Automatic Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants

Election 2012: Romney 43% Obama 42%

No More Washington Tricks By Tony Blankley

53% Support Automatic Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants

56% Think Competing State Standards More Likely to Lower Health Care Costs

The Crisis that Wasn't By Susan Estrich

U.S. Default Wouldn't be Carmageddon II By Debra J. Saunders

July 19, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 47%, Obama 41%

Just 11% Expect Their Home’s Value To Go Up Over Next Year

75% Support Tough Penalties Against Employers Who Hire Illegal Immigrants

69% Think Competition Between Health Insurers Better for Consumers Than More Government Regulation

No New Pledges: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

A Good Debt-Ceiling Deal: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

75% See Middle Class Tax Hikes As Likely in Debt Ceiling Deal

July 18, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

67% Believe Consumers Would Buy New Light Bulbs If They Work Even If Traditional Bulbs Are Still Available

48% Think Major Cuts in Defense Spending Won’t Put America At Risk

54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 52% Say Law Will Increase Deficit

What the Debt Limit Battle Is All About By Michael Barone

66% Put Border Control Ahead of Legalizing Status of Those Here Illegally

July 17, 2011

Not Cruel and Unusual, but Costly, Punishment By Debra J. Saunders

Voters Rate Republicans in Congress More Partisan Than Congressional Democrats

July 16, 2011

57% Expect Higher Interest Rates Next Year

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

July 15, 2011

Obama Earns Positive Ratings From 38% On Economy, 51% On National Security

29% Are Conservative on Fiscal and Social Issues, 10% Liberal on Both

67% Oppose Upcoming ‘Ban’ on Traditional Light Bulbs

Just 22% Now Expect Situation In Afghanistan To Improve

Channeling Truman? The Race For The House By Kyle Kondik

Obama's Debt Ceiling 'Grand Bargain' No Such Thing By Debra J. Saunders

Obama Losing Patience as Republicans Panic By Joe Conason

July 14, 2011

Vanilla, Chocolate Top List of Favorite Ice Cream Flavors

79% Are Concerned About Inflation  

58% Trust Jury More To Determine Guilt or Innocence, 27% Trust Judge

55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal

What Happened to the Jobs?: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

New Reality Emerging on Illegal Immigration: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Americans Divided Over Whether Government Will Do Too Much or Not Enough

The Tea Party Is Ceiling the Deal: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

July 13, 2011

25% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

45% Confident In Stability Of U.S. Banking Industry

58% Believe Life Exists On Other Planets

52% Say U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

After the Deluge -- Restoration By Tony Blankley

The American People By Susan Estrich

42% View Chamber of Commerce Favorably; 58% Share Favorable Opinion of AMA

July 12, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 48%, Obama 43%

57% of Working Americans Say They're Middle Class, Lowest Level in Two Years

50% Say Space Shuttle Program Worth What It Cost Taxpayers

Can You Punish Employees For Things They Say on Facebook?: A Commentary By Cliff Ennico

Harry Potter and the Wizardry of Engaging Readers: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

Feeding Average Joe to Wall Street: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Support for Military Action in Libya Is Down to 24%

70% Think Government Regulation Hurts Small Business More Than Big Business

July 11, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

51% Say Children Today Have Worse Quality Of Life Than Those A Generation Ago

61% Believe Casey Anthony Is Guilty Of Murder

53% Oppose Gas Tax Hike, Even If Dedicated Only to Interstate Highways

'Man-cession' Ends as Males Learn New Job Skills By Michael Barone

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

July 10, 2011

Most Voters Think President Obama is More Liberal Than They Are

Bohemian Grove -- Men Only By Debra J. Saunders

July 9, 2011

55% Say Decreased Government Spending Good for the Economy

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

Obama's Raw Deal? By Joe Conason

July 8, 2011

70% Think Banks Should Loan Only To Those Best Able To Repay

Hiring Expectations Peaked Last November

72% Favor Free Market Economy Over One Managed by the Government

Getting Away with Murder: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

U.S. and Europe Listing in the Same Boat: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

18% Favor Military Draft, 30% Support Required Year of Public Service

July 7, 2011

40% See Better Job In Their Future

Plurality Sees Both Republicans, Democrats in Congress as Extreme

Americans Divided On Views of NAACP

75% See Vital U.S. Interests As Only Reason For Committing Military Forces to Overseas Action

What the Strauss-Kahn Case Is Not About By Froma Harrop

Racial Quotas, Speech Codes and the Thought Police By Michael Barone

23% Confident Policymakers Know What They’re Doing About The Economy

July 6, 2011

25% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

52% Say Finding New Sources of Energy More Important Than Reducing Amount Consumed

Most Say They Don't Overuse Their Credit Cards But Think Others Do

42% Give the NEA Positive Marks, 54% Like the NRA

83% Say Kids Spend Too Much Time On Electronic Devices

Newt's Ideas Worth Considering: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

July 5, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 44%, Obama 44%

Rasmussen Employment Index Makes Modest Gain In June

52% Have Favorable Opinion of AARP

The People Want Higher Taxes By Froma Harrop  

67% Say States Should Be Able to Prohibit Sale of Violent Video Games to Children

July 4, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43% Democrats 40%

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law As Expectation of Repeal Hits New High

Replacing Property as a Source of Wealth Creation By Michael Barone

65% Say Fourth of July One of Nation’s Most Important Holidays

July 3, 2011

54% Say U.S. Is Nation of Liberty and Justice for All

Full Month Approval Ratings for President Slip in June

43% See George Washington As Greatest Founding Father

July 2, 2011

Partisan Trends: 34.7% of Americans are Democrats, 34.4% Republicans

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

July 1, 2011

57% View Hillary Clinton Favorably

Americans Under 40 Skeptical About Receiving Promised Social Security Benefits

51% Say Gov't Should Force Oil Companies To Use Profits To Develop Alternative Energy

Big Steps and Baby Steps By Susan Estrich

Four Trillion for War -- and Rising By Joe Conason

Americans Still Agree With Ideals Set Forth in the Declaration of Independence

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