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Most Recent Articles: March 2010

March 31, 2010

Idaho Governor: GOP’s Otter 60%, Allred 28%

35% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

65% Say Middle Class Pays Bigger Share of Income In Taxes Than Wealthy

Idaho Senate: Crapo Starting Strong in Reelection Bid

31% Trust Russia to Honor Nuclear Arms Agreement

Media Meters for Coverage of President Obama

Rejection Season: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

New York Governor: Cuomo Still Posts Big Leads

Frustrating, Stubborn Facts: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

March 30, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 39%

National Sales Tax Still Unpopular  

36% Haven't Filed Their Income Taxes Yet  

53% Undecided in Michigan’s Democratic Gubernatorial Race  

South Dakota Governor: GOP’s Daugaard 49%, Heidepriem 32%  

Clowns to the Left, Jokers on the Right By Debra J. Saunders  

Down With Political Prognostications By Froma Harrop  

Actually, Deficits Don’t Drive Up Rates By Lawrence Kudlow

March 29, 2010

Voters Have Mixed Feelings on Obama’s Leadership Skills

South Dakota House: Herseth Sandlin 44%, GOP’s Nelson 42%

Media Meter: Whitman Getting More Favorable Coverage than Brown in California

53% Worry Opposition to Obama’s Policies Will Lead To Violence

Rhode Island Governor: Chafee Still Leads

Crist-Rubio Media Coverage Fairly Even

Texas Media Coverage Favors White Over Perry

One Week Later, 54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

Obama Slights Our Friends, Kowtows to Our Enemies: A Commentary By Michael Barone

March 28, 2010

Most Say Tea Party Has Better Understanding of Issues than Congress  

Only 27% Say U.S. Will Remain Most Powerful Nation  

The Power of Meg's Money By Debra J. Saunders

March 27, 2010

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

Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854, Redux By Tony Blankley  

Bond Markets Reflect the True Cost of Obamacare By Michael Barone  

New Mexico Governor: Denish Tops Five GOP Hopefuls  

19% Say Their Health Is Worse Now Than A Year Ago  

March 26, 2010

Hawaii Senate: Inouye 65%, Lingle 25%

Hawaii Governor: Two Top Democrats Well Ahead of GOP’s Aiona

19% Say Now Is A Good Time To Sell A House

31% Say They Owe More on Mortgage Than Their House Is Worth

North Dakota Senate: GOP’s Hoeven 68%, Potter 25%

49% Support More Government Oversight of Credit Card Industry  

What Really Matters By Susan Estrich

Hamstrung By Health Care?: A Commentary By Rhodes Cook

Straddling the Party Line: Health Care and the Tenuous Twenty: A Commentary by Isaac Wood

March 25, 2010

88% Expect To Pay More for Gas in Six Months  

70% Say U.S. Society Is Fair and Decent

North Dakota House: GOP’s Berg 51%, Pomeroy 44%

25% Now Say China Is Biggest Threat to United States

Florida Governor: McCollum 47%, Sink 36%  

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill  

The Wingers Who Cried Wolf By Joe Conason  

Take Student-Loan Companies Off Welfare By Froma Harrop  

Springtime for Libya and Terrorism By Debra J. Saunders

March 24, 2010

Tennessee Governor: Republicans Hold Early Advantage

26% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

54% of Florida Voters Favor Suing Federal Government Over Health Care

North Carolina Senate: GOP’s Burr Feels Little Heat For Now

Just 35% Say U.S. Safer Today Than Before 9/11

Iowa Governor: Branstad 52%, Culver 36%

Sunday's Socialist Triumph: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

Florida Senate: Rubio, Crist Remain Ahead of Meek

Guts and Glory: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

Obamacare: "The Bigger The Lie": A Commentary By Howard Rich

March 23, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 35%

16% Likely To Miss A Credit Card Payment In Next Six Months

Arizona Governor: GOP's Martin, Mills Lead Goddard  

49% Support State Lawsuits Against Health Care Plan  

Florida Senate GOP Primary: Rubio 56%, Crist 34%

Indiana Senate: Ellsworth Trails GOP Hopefuls – Before Health Care Vote  

This Time, a Real Immigration Fix By Froma Harrop  

ObamaCare Means: Don't Look Behind the Curtain By Debra J. Saunders

March 22, 2010

Iowa Senate: Grassley Remains Well Ahead

Vermont Senate: Leahy 58%, Generic Republican 33%

Florida Senate: Rubio 45%, Meek 25%, Crist 22%

43% Say Cost of Prescription Drugs Will Go Up If Health Plan Becomes Law

64% Say Congress Is Doing A Poor Job

Health Plan Means Bigger Deficits and Higher Taxes: A Commentary By Michael Barone

March 21, 2010

Georgia Senate: Isakson 52%, Generic Democrat 31%

54% Say Cost Is Biggest Problem With Health Care

52% in California Say Public Employee Unions Significantly Strain Budget

Crack Versus Powder Cocaine Should Not Be Black and White: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

It’s Time to Decide, and 54% of Voters Oppose the Health Care Plan

March 20, 2010

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

50% Say States Should Have Right to Opt Out of Health Care Reform Plan

62% in California Oppose Education Budget Cuts

March 19, 2010

Georgia Governor's Race A Toss-Up

Pennsylvania Governor: GOP’s Corbett Still Leads

Three Bunch At The Top of Arizona GOP Governor Primary Race

Only 20% Say Most in Congress Will Understand Health Care Plan Before They Vote On It

Catholic Wars By Susan Estrich

56% Oppose Medicare Cuts in Health Care Proposal

What's Good for House Leaders Is Bad for Members By Michael Barone

Conyers Is the Wrong Guy To Chair Judiciary Committee By Debra J. Saunders

56% Oppose ‘Sin Taxes’ on Junk Food and Soft Drinks

March 18, 2010

Wisconsin Governor: GOP’s Walker, Neumann Still Slightly Ahead

Wisconsin Senate: Feingold, Thompson Neck-and-Neck

34% Say Health Care Reform Is Goal Obama Most Likely To Achieve

50% Less Likely To Vote For Congress Member Who Supports Health Care Plan  

Arizona GOP Senate: McCain 48%, Hayworth 41%  

59% Say U.S. Should Continue To Build Fence on U.S.-Mexico Border

Right Wing Gone Wild By Joe Conason  

Governorships 2010: The Changing of the Guard By Larry J. Sabato  

Is Dodd Ending Too Big to Fail? By Lawrence Kudlow

March 17, 2010

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Only 25% Think Census Count Is Accurate

Voters Take Global Warming Less Seriously

49% Say Israel Should Stop Building Settlements As Part of Peace Deal

Constitutional Law 101: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

California Governor: Brown 40%, Whitman 40%

The Sestak Scandal: This is "Draining the Swamp?": A Commentary by Howard Rich

The Last Lap: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

20% Will Drink To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2010

Republicans Lead Democrats by 10 in Generic Ballot, Highest Lead Yet

Americans Split Over Post-Recession Nest Egg

Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Primary: Specter 48%, Sestak 37%

44% Less Likely To Buy A Toyota, But It’s Still More Popular Than Chrysler

Obama Evokes Fear, Calls for Courage By Debra J. Saunders

California Senate: Boxer 43%, Campbell 41%

Jihad Jane: Terror by Reason of Insanity By Froma Harrop

March 15, 2010

38% Give Supreme Court Positive Ratings  

Three-Way Ballot: Democrats 36%, GOP 27%, Tea Party 21%  

55% View Michelle Obama Favorably

Just 13% Say It’s Illegal Not To Answer Census Questions

43% Favor Health Care Plan, 53% Oppose

Tea Party Brings Energy, Change and Tumult to GOP By Michael Barone  

March 14, 2010

81% Say People Learn More Outside The Classroom Than Inside

March 13, 2010

47% Don’t Think Daylight Saving Time Worth the Hassle

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

Yellen Is Spellin' Future Inflation By Lawrence Kudlow

March 12, 2010

56% Say Their Employer Typically Promotes From Within  

38% in Minnesota for Pawlenty If He Runs for President  

64% Say Spring Puts Them in a Better Mood  

Negatives for Pelosi, Reid, Boehner Hit Record Highs  

Louisiana Senate: Vitter 57%, Melancon 34%  

Coming Between You and Your Doctor By Froma Harrop

Real Genius By Susan Estrich

March 11, 2010

Minnesota Governor: Anything Goes At This Point

Missouri Senate: Blunt 47%, Carnahan 41%

Voters Say Economy, Government Ethics Are Most Important Issues  

Only 15% Think War in Iraq Is Over

New Hampshire Governor: Lynch Still Running Strongly  

45% Say Parents Less Involved Now In Their Children’s Education

The New McCarthyism By Joe Conason

Dems Are Stuck With a Mess of Their Own Making By Michael Barone

Meg Whitman Can Run a Company, but Can She Govern? By Debra J. Saunders

March 10, 2010

Illinois Senate: Giannoulias 44%, Kirk 41%

25% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

New Hampshire Senate: Two Republicans Enjoy Double Digit Lead

Washington Senate: Murray Still Tops All GOP Foes Except Rossi

34% Say U.S. Unemployment Rate Will Be Higher A Year From Now

An American Obsession with Freedom: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

And the Winner Is...: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Rockefeller: Stopping Obama’s Environmental “End-Around”: A Commentary By Howard Rich

Massachusetts Governor: Patrick Holds Slim Lead In Three-Way Match-ups

March 9, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 37%

60% Say Their Kids’ Textbooks Place Political Correctness Above Accuracy

70% in Massachusetts Approve of Scott Brown’s Job Performance

Illinois Governor: Brady 47%, Quinn 37%  

57% Predict Health Care Plan Will Hurt The Economy

No Clear Leader Yet In SC Democratic Race for Governor

Low-Tax Texas Beats Big-Government California By Michael Barone    

March Forth Means: Pearls Before Swine By Debra J. Saunders

March 8, 2010

SC's GOP Governor's Race Is A Close One

Colorado Governor: McInnis 48%, Hickenlooper 42%

Ohio Governor: Kasich 49%, Strickland 38%

55% Say Government Doesn’t Spend Enough on Public Education

Ohio Senate: Little Change, Portman Holds Slight Lead

53% Remain Opposed to Health Care Plan

March 7, 2010

Nevada Governor: Rory Reid Now Trails Two GOP Hopefuls

Could Washington Threats Spell Double-Dip? By Lawrence Kudlow  

March 6, 2010

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

Nebraska Governor: Heineman Strong In Reelection Bid  

The Courage of His Convictions By Susan Estrich

March 5, 2010

Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues  

Nevada Senate: Two GOP Hopefuls Take Longer Lead on Reid  

55% Say Congress Should Start Over On Health Care  

Colorado Senate: GOP’s Norton 44%, Romanoff 42%

69% Say Cities Don’t Have Right To Ban Handguns  

Appointments Are the President's Prerogative By Debra J. Saunders  

GOP: “Contractually-Bound?” By Howard Rich

More On “One Giant Government Leap Backwards” By Lawrence Kudlow  

2010 Primaries: Gauging Anti-Incumbent Sentiment By Rhodes Cook  

Will Senate Say Aloha to Racial Discrimination? By Michael Barone

March 4, 2010

Texas Governor: Perry 49%, White 43%

23% Favor Government with More Services, Higher Taxes

Kentucky Senate: GOP’s Paul, Grayson Hold Double-Digit Leads  

Obama Not Gutless After All By Froma Harrop

The Politics of Earthquakes By Joe Conason

58% Support Postal Service’s Plan To End Saturday Delivery

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Still Far Ahead of Top Republicans

Just 48% Say It’s Possible for Anyone To Work Their Way Out of Poverty

Stark, Raving, Maryland By Debra J. Saunders

March 3, 2010

Oklahoma Governor: GOP’s Fallin Is Early Front-Runner

25% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction, Lowest Since Obama Took Office  

67% Say Illegal Immigrants Are Major Strain on U.S. Budget  

Kansas Senate: Both GOP Hopefuls Have It For Now  

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month

New York Senate: Gillibrand 44%, Pataki 42%  

28% in New York Say Governor Should Resign, 53% Disagree

My Toyota By Susan Estrich

Placing Our Faith in Economic Oracles By Tony Blankley

March 2, 2010

New York Governor: Cuomo 55%, Lazio 30%

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 36%

Arkansas Senate: Halter and Lincoln Both Trail Top GOP Prospects

Confidence In Economy's Future Is At Lowest Point of Obama's Presidency

Why Americans Hate Washington: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

The Terrified American Shopper By Froma Harrop

Chafee Leads In Rhode Island Governor Match-ups

March 1, 2010

Oklahoma Senate: Coburn 52%, Henry 40%

Partisan Trends: Number of Unaffiliated Voters Up, Both Major Parties Down

Kansas Governor: Brownback 55%, Holland 33%

58% Say Economy Causing More Family Stress

65% Expect More Partisanship in Washington

44% Favor Health Care Plan, 52% Oppose

Dems' Health Strategy Doesn't Add Up to a Win: A Commentary By Michael Barone
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