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Most Recent Articles: October 2011

October 31, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 40%

Wisconsin: Perry 46%, Obama 42%

Obama 44%, Paul 35%

72% Think Middle-Class Tax Hike Likely In Any Budget-Cutting Deal

In Foreign Affairs, Obama Needs Respect, Not Love: A Commentary By Michael Barone

54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Reform Law

34% Plan To Pass Out Candy on Halloween

October 30, 2011

31% Believe in Ghosts

64% Say U.S. Society Fair and Decent

October 29, 2011

Wisconsin Governor: Walker's Approval Numbers Edge Up Slightly

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

October 28, 2011

37% Say America's Best Days Are in the Future

Obama 45%, Perry 38%

Romney Still Seen as GOP Candidate Most Qualified for White House

Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 49%, Baldwin (D) 42%

Speaking up for That '1 Percent' By Joe Conason

October 27, 2011

50% Prefer Candidate With Political Experience

Pelosi Remains Least Favorable Congressional Leader

New Hampshire: Romney 41% Cain 17% Paul 11%

The Dietary Supplement Scam Continues: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

New Low: 28% Give Obama Good or Excellent Marks on Economy

October 26, 2011

16% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

64% Say Federal Government Has Too Much Power and Money

Romney 44%, Obama 42%

Voters Lukewarm Towards Eliminating Cabinet Departments to Reduce Spending

Just 2% Say Endorsements Top Policies in Voting Booth

The Administration Slithers Away From Reality By Tony Blankley

October 25, 2011

2012: Generic Republican 46%, Obama 41%

49% Oppose Single-Payer Health Care System

Obama 39%, Huntsman 32%

55% Want U.S. Troops Out of Europe

Recalling the Lost Paradise of Budget Surpluses: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

66% Oppose Forgiveness of Student Loans

October 24, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 36%

9% Give Congress Positive Marks for Job Performance

Election 2012: Obama 44%, Cain 38%

61% Favor Simpler Tax Code, But Have Doubts About Flat Tax Plans

41% Say Their Views Closer to Tea Party’s Than to Wall Street Protesters’

Cult of Global Warming Is Losing Influence By Michael Barone

October 23, 2011

71% Say Volunteering Serves Community More Than Entering Politics

27% Say They’re Conservative On Both Fiscal and Social Issues

October 22, 2011

What Romney's Religion Reveals About His Politics By Joe Conason

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

41% Now Agree With Obama’s Decision To Take Military Action in Libya

October 21, 2011

North Korea, Iran Top List of U.S. Enemies

Voters Still See Economy As Top Issue

Fortress Red, Fortress Blue: The Partisan Bedrock Of The New House: A Commentary By Kyle Kondik

Public has Mixed Views of Return to Gold Standard

34% Have Favorable Opinion of the Fed

October 20, 2011

59% Rate Their Own Lives As Good Or Excellent

Obama 44% Perry 36%

Iowa: Cain 28% Romney 21% Paul 10%

New High: 80% Say Now Isn’t Time To Sell Home

Congress Softens Stance on High-skilled Immigrants By Michael Barone

Domestic Misfits and Foreign Terrorists By Froma Harrop

October 19, 2011

15% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Canada, Great Britain Still Top American Allies

38% Think It’s A Plus To Compare A Candidate To Bill Clinton

A Slight September Improvement: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

Washington Considers China Trade War: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

34% Say Their Home Is Worth Less Than What They Still Owe

October 18, 2011

Generic Republican 47%, Obama 43%

59% See Years Before 40 As Best of Their Lives

Obama 43%, Romney 42%

Confidence in Future Home Values Remains Shaky

54% Still See Bailouts As Bad for the Country

Class Warfare: Q&A By Froma Harrop

October 17, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

63% Favor Immigration Checks On All Routine Traffic Stops

Cain 43%, Obama 41%

17% See War with Iran As Very Likely Within Five Years

58% Think Repeal of Health Care Law Likely

Romney Buoyed by Good Luck -- and Hard Experience By Michael Barone

October 16, 2011

63% Put Border Control Ahead Of Legalizing Illegal Immigrants

Americans Like Surveillance Cameras Except at Red Lights

October 15, 2011

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

53% Favor Tax Code That Treats All Taxpayers Equally

The Tax Hikes That Republicans Love By Joe Conason

Cain the Tax-Code Killer By Lawrence Kudlow

October 14, 2011

44% Have Favorable View of Christie, 29% Like Rubio

Election 2012: Obama 49%, Gingrich 34%

New Low: 32% Support Obama’s Decision To Take Military Action in Libya

Primary Madness: Deja Vu All Over Again: A Commentary By Josh Putnam

Primary Madness: A Calendar We Can Believe In: A Commentary by Rhodes Cook

65% Say Politics In D.C. Will Become More Partisan

October 13, 2011

47% Favor Candidate Who Raises Taxes on Wealthy Over One Who Opposes All Tax Increases

59% Lack Confidence In Fed To Keep Inflation, Interest Rates Down

National Poll: Cain 29% Romney 29% Gingrich 10%

51% Say U.S. Economy Can Still Recover Despite Europe’s Troubles

Voters Still Expect Little Improvement In Afghanistan

The Street They Should Occupy By Froma Harrop

Primary Madness: The Eternal Campaign By Larry J. Sabato

October 12, 2011

16% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

62% Say Personal Responsibility for Health More Important Than Health Insurance

Election 2012: Obama 49% Perry 35%

Occupy Wall Street Protesters: 36% Favorable 41% Unfavorable

60% Think Politics Behind Awarding of Nobel Prizes

Euro-Debt Danger: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

October 11, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 41%

New High: 55% Say U.S. Safer Today Than Before 9/11

Obama 43%, Romney 41%

70% Favor Individual Choice Over Government Standards for Health Insurance

Why We Need More Government in Health Care By Froma Harrop

48% Think Apple Will Remain on Cutting Edge Despite Jobs’ Death

October 10, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%

Election 2012: Obama 42%, Cain 39%

Most Still Think Government Workers Better Off Than Those in Private Sector

  56% of GOP Voters Like Cain’s ‘9-9-9’ Tax Reform Plan

61% Still Think U.S. Should Celebrate Columbus Day

October 9, 2011

51% Say Democratic Agenda In Congress Is Extreme, 47% Say Same of GOP's

Most Still Blame Bad Economy on Bush-era Recession

October 8, 2011

72% Think Presidential Campaigns Run Too Long

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

October 7, 2011

Voters Still View U.S. Race Relations As A Mixed Bag

Just 6% Think Most Politicians Keep Their Campaign Promises

11% Think Amanda Knox Is Guilty of Murder

Just 10% Know Government Can Spend Social Security Money Anyway It Wants

October 6, 2011

32% Say Government Should Do Nothing for the Long-Term Unemployed

Obama 42%, Johnson 27%

Only 36% Think GOP Debate Moderators Ask Mostly About Important Issues

Obama Drags Feet to Avoid Offending Political Pals: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Herman Cain and the Non-Politician Politician: A Commentary by Kyle Kondik

60% Oppose Financial Bailouts; 74% Say Wall Street Benefited Most

October 5, 2011

18% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

26% Have Favorable Opinion of Bernanke, 51% Unfavorable

Obama 45%, Santorum 34%

Public Divided on Occupy Wall Street Protesters

36% Expect More Unemployment One Year From Today, 21% Expect Less

Good GOP Flip-Flops By Tony Blankley

October 4, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 41%

61% Say Global Warming Serious Problem

Rasmussen Employment Index Inches Up Slightly In September

Keystone XL Pipeline Not Worth The Risks: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

67% Say Obama Opponents Not Driven by Racism, But Blacks, Whites Disagree

Only 29% Think U.S. Has World's Best Economy

October 3, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%.

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Rating Remains at All-Time Low in September

Obama 43%, Perry 37%

62% Now See China As Threat to America

Is Herman Cain a Contender?: A Commentary By Michael Barone

51% Still Say Bailouts of GM and Chrysler Were A Bad Idea

51% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 57% Say Law Will Drive Up Costs

October 2, 2011

Parity: 33.9% of Americans are Republicans, 33.7% Democrats

October 1, 2011

Rasmussen Reports Launches New Subscription Service

Virginia: Obama Leads Perry by 10, Runs Even with Romney

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

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