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Most Recent Articles: May 2009

 May 31, 2009  

 Just 21% Favor GM Bailout Plan, 67% Oppose   

 May 30, 2009  

 42% Expect Housing Market Will Take More Than Three Years To Recover   

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

 Little Green Cars By Lawrence Kudlow      

 May 29, 2009  

 57% Say New Korean War Likely in Near Future   

 Congress Receives Highest Ratings in Two Years   

 18% Favor National Sales Tax, 68% Oppose   

 Short-Term, Long-Term Confidence in Economy Remains Unchanged   

 Will Sotomayor's Style Blunt Her Liberal Views? By Michael Barone         

 For GOP's Sake, Texas Better Not Secede By Rhodes Cook   

 Making Law By Susan Estrich   

 May 28, 2009  

 Only 20% of Air Travelers Willing To Pay More for On-Time Take-off   

 NJ GOP Primary: Christie 46%, Lonegan 35%   

 Ford’s The Favorite Among Big Three, But GM, Chrysler Rebound    

 87% Expect Sotomayor To Be Confirmed, 45% Say She Should Be   

 Sotomayor and Condescending Identity Politics By Froma Harrop   

 Empathy and Impartiality By Debra J. Saunders   

 Why Obama's Court Pick is Already a Winner By Joe Conason      

 May 27, 2009  

 37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction   

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

 83% Still See Need for Postal Service in 10 Years, Even If They Use It Much Less    

 61% Say Ford More Likely To Survive Than GM or Chrysler    

 48% Favor Government-Mandated Paid Vacation, 42% Say it Will Hurt The Economy   

 The People's Right! to Self-Governance By Debra J. Saunders   

 Economic Reality of 5 Million Green Jobs By Tony Blankley   

 No Time for Tea-and-Crumpet Interrogations By Michael Barone   

 May 26, 2009  

 Democrats Up Three on Generic Congressional Ballot    

 Small Business Owners Report Longer Days, Longer Weeks on the Job   

 74% Say $1 Postage Stamp Likely in Next 10 Years   

 49% Oppose Closing Guantanamo Prison Camp   

 58% Say Economy Forcing Cuts in Their Summer Vacation Spending      

 When Navigating the Health Care Desert, Choose a Camel By Senator Mike Enzi   

 Obama's War on Talk Radio By Dick Morris         

 Obama's Halfway Change on Stem Cell Research By Froma Harrop      

 May 25, 2009  

 44% Rank Memorial Day As One of Nation's Most Important Holidays   

 53% Believe Intelligent Life Is Likely On Other Planets      

 The Death of Israel By Dick Morris   

 May 24, 2009  

 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day   

 A Naked Million By Debra J. Saunders      

 May 23, 2009  

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

 May 22, 2009  

 Democrats Grow Less Sure About Bipartisanship in Washington   

 77% See Politicians Unwillingness to Cut Government Spending as Bigger Problem Than Voter Resistance to Tax Hikes   

 Just 24% Favor Federal Bailout for California   

 Cheney and the Iraq-Torture Link By Joe Conason      

 Dick Cheney? By Susan Estrich   

 No Home for Savage By Debra J. Saunders   

 May 21, 2009  

 Only 29% in Minnesota Say Vikings Should Sign Brett Favre   

 75% Say New Energy Sources More Critical Than Fuel Efficient Cars   

  31% Say Healthy Should Be Required to Buy Health Insurance     

 55% Back Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards – Even If Car Costs More   

 Surprise Winner of “American Idol” Fooled Most of Our Predictors, Too   

 39% Say U.S. Legal System Too Worried About Individual Rights Over National Security         

 Why the U.S. Should Listen to India's Voters By Michael Barone      

 Cars: What We Need vs. What We Want By Froma Harrop   

 May 20, 2009  

 38% Say Country Heading in Right Direction   

 47% Say Hubble Space Telescope Worth The Cost   

 59% of Minnesota Voters Expect Pawlenty to Run For President   

 50% Support More Taxes on Alcohol To Help Fund Universal Health Care   

 52% Predict Lambert Will Be Crowned 'American Idol'      

 The Michelle of It All By Susan Estrich      

 How About Reality-Based Diplomacy? By Tony Blankley         

 Audit The Fed By Howard Rich   

 May 19, 2009  

 Democrats Regain Small Lead on Congressional Ballot   

 41% Favor Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana   

 54% in Minnesota Say Coleman Should Concede Senate Race to Franken         

 40% of Catholics Say Priests Should Be Allowed To Marry, 39% Disagree   

 69% Say College Degree Still a Good Investment      

 Political War Vets By Debra J. Saunders   

 May 18, 2009  

 50% Favor Building More Nuke Plants in U.S.   

 42% Favor Free Health Care For All Americans – Unless Their Own Coverage Has To Change   

 Michelle Obama Is Popular On Campus, Still Popular With Most Voters      

 54% Say Illegal Drug Use Is Primarily A Criminal Problem, Not Health Issue   

 43% Say CIA May Have Misled Pelosi, 41% Disagree   

 Obama Changes Course on Antiterrorism By Michael Barone   

 May 17, 2009  

 Now the Lady Doth Protest Too Much: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders   

 56% of Uninsured Rate U.S. Health Care System as Poor, 26% Receive Poor Care   

 May 16, 2009  

 Time for a Choice, Not an Echo: A Commentary by Bill Wilson   

 Kevin Cooper Is Guilty: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders   

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

 May 15, 2009  

 32% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Provide Health Insurance for All   

 Only 37% of GOP Voters Now Say Party Is Leaderless   

 Public Backs Military Tribunals for Suspected Terrorists   

 35% Rate U.S. Health Care Good or Excellent   

 The Speaker Speaks By Susan Estrich         

 Obama's 'Public' Health Plan Will Bankrupt the Nation By Lawrence Kudlow         

 Hot House 2010 By Larry J. Sabato, Isaac Wood and Paul Wiley   

 May 14, 2009  

 NJ Governor: Christie Leads Corzine by Nine   

 84% Say English Should Be America’s Official Language   

 70% of Insured Rate Health Insurance Coverage As Good or Excellent   

 Only 38% Agree With Cheney That Obama Has Hurt National Security   

 Just 24% Correctly Predicted Gokey's Elimination on 'American Idol'   

 California Voters Say Cut Government Spending, Don’t Raise Taxes   

 Republicans Wonder How To Sell a Toxic Brand By Joe Conason   

 Obama Offers Security at the Expense of Liberty By Michael Barone   

 Illegal Immigration in Tough Times By Froma Harrop   

 May 13, 2009  

 NJ GOP Primary: Christie 39%, Lonegan 29%   

 Confidence Keeps Climbing: 40% Say U.S. Going In Right Direction   

 23% Likely To Miss A Credit Card Payment In Next Six Months   

 42% Support Major Lifestyle Changes To Save The Planet, 44% Disagree   

 53% Say Allen Next to Fall on 'American Idol'   

 Congress Comes In Dead Last In Voter Trust         

 Funny and Not Funny By Susan Estrich   

 Arabs Pressure Obama for Quick Peace Accord By Tony Blankley   

 May 12, 2009  

 Republicans Hang On To One-Point Lead in Generic Ballot    

 Confidence in Conduct of War on Terror Rebounds   

 45% Say Legal Skills Are Top Factor For Next Supreme Court Nominee   

 58% in Arizona Say Tough Sheriff Has Been Good for the State’s Image   

 65% Say Daily Papers Will Be Gone In Ten Years   

 The United Fiefdoms of America By Howard Rich   

 Oversharing, Exhibitionism, Loneliness By Froma Harrop   

 To Edwards and Palin: Cork it By Debra J. Saunders   

 May 11, 2009  

 Voters Put Democrats, GOP In Dead Heat Over Economy   

 50% of GOP Voters in Arizona Say McCain Is Out of Touch   

 Just 49% Now Say Home Worth More Than Mortgage   

 Congress Pushes Cap and Trade, But Just 24% Know What It Is   

 81% Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars   

 On Guns and Climate, the Elites Are Out of Touch By Michael Barone   

 May 10, 2009  

 66% Say Being a Mother Is A Woman's Most Important Role   

 The Democrats' Dictionary By Debra J. Saunders      

 May 9, 2009  

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

 A Mother's Job By Susan Estrich   

 May 8, 2009  

 42% Like Congress’ ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Car Plan   

 40% Say Israelis, Palestinians Can Peacefully Coexist   

 57% Expect Government Will Give GM, Chrysler Unfair Advantages   

 Huge Crack in System of Drug Prosecution By Debra J. Saunders      

 Health Care: Will Democrats Ride Camel or Horse? By Froma Harrop   

 Presidency 2012: The Invisible Primary Begins By Larry J. Sabato   

 May 7, 2009  

 Texas Governor’s Primary A Toss-Up   

 80% Say Life Experiences Teach More Than College   

 If Israel Attacks Iran, 49% Say U.S. Should Help   

 34% Predicted Iraheta Would Be Eliminated from ‘American Idol’   

 Jack Kemp's Big Ideas By Lawrence Kudlow   

 Those Brand-New Humble Republicans By Joe Conason   

 White House Puts UAW Ahead of Property Rights By Michael Barone   

 May 6, 2009  

 38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction, Five Year High   

 56% Say Every American Should Attend College      

 75% Say Business Better at Customer Service Than Government   

 38% Predict Allen to Be Eliminated from This Week’s ‘American Idol’      

 Without Preparation, Explanation or Response By Tony Blankley   

 A Different Life By Susan Estrich   

 May 5, 2009  

 Generic Ballot: Republicans 40% Democrats 39%   

 Just 35% Say Free Market Economy is Same as Capitalist Economy   

 More Hand Washing Is Americans’ Chief Response To Swine Flu   

 52% Say Notre Dame Made a Mistake Honoring Obama         

 64% Say 17-Year-Olds Need to Talk to Parents Before Taking ‘Morning-After’ Pill      

 Better Service in Bad Times?: A Commentary by Froma Harrop      

 News Biz: Unbiased and Out of Business By Debra J. Saunders   

 May 4, 2009  

 National Security Is More Important to Voters This Month    

 Only 18% Say UAW, Government Will Do Good Job Running GM, Chrysler   

 87% Worried About Security of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons   

 63% Say Border with Mexico Should Be Closed Until Swine Flu Is Under Control   

 Beware of Mandatory Arbitration in Card Check By Michael Barone   

 May 3, 2009  

 90% Say They’ve Lived In Same State For Last Five Years   

 May 2, 2009  

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

 Wash Your Hands: A Commentary by Susan Estrich   

 New Jersey Governor Showdown: A Commentary by Joseph Figueroa   

 May 1, 2009  

 42% Say Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Will Be Too Liberal, 41% Say About Right   

 Number of Republicans Down, Democrats Hold Steady, Unaffiliateds Grow   

 69% of GOP Voters Say Republicans in Congress Out of Touch With The Party Base   

 42% Say Specter’s Switch to Democrat Will Have Big Impact   

 The Obama Generation By Alan Abramowitz      

 Man and His Self-Interest By Froma Harrop   

 Pelosi's Tortured Explanation By Debra J. Saunders       


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