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Most Recent Articles: September 2009

September 30, 2009

Virginia Governor: McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%  

83% Say Congress Should Post Bills Online For All To Read Before Voting On Them  

33% Say Country Heading in Right Direction  

Only 22% Say Most in Congress Will Understand Health Care Plan Before They Vote  

30% Confident In U.N. To Fight Terrorism  

Roman the Rapist By Susan Estrich

Cut and Walk From Afghanistan? By Tony Blankley

September 29, 2009

Democrats Trail Republicans By Two On Generic Ballot

51% Say Obama Not Tough Enough on Iran

37% Favor Sending More Troops to Afghanistan, 40% Oppose

26% Say Their Firms Laying People Off, Lowest Since November

Liberals -- Choose You Friends Wisely By Froma Harrop

61% of Arizona Republicans Say McCain Out of Touch With Party Base

L.A. Is Not 'Chinatown' By Debra J. Saunders

September 28, 2009

2010 California Governor: Brown, Not Newsom, Leads All Republicans

12% Say U.S. Should Be World's Policeman

Support for Health Care Plan Hits New Low

Americans Still Say Local Solutions Better for Economy Than G-20

With Obama, Too Much Nuance, Not Enough Power By Michael Barone

35% of Adults Rate Their Personal Finances Good or Excellent

September 26, 2009

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

September 25, 2009

2010 Ohio Governor: Kasich 46%, Strickland 45%

29% Say Americans Selfish For Putting Economy Ahead of Global Warming

FDA: Kiss Those Kiddie-Flavored Cigarettes Goodbye: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Congressional Democrats: From Minority to Majority...and Back Again?: A Commentary By Rhodes Cook

2010 Ohio Senate: Portman, Lee, Brunner in Virtual Tie

Only 16% Like The Job Congress Is Doing

2010 California Senate: Boxer Beats Fiorina, DeVore

September 24, 2009

29% See United Nations as U.S. Ally, 15% As An Enemy

New York Senate: Gillibrand Narrowly Leads Pataki  

2010 Iowa: Ex-Governor Branstad Has Big Lead Over Incumbent Governor Culver  

63% Say Housing Market Will Improve Only When Economy Does  

The Racist Truth About Beck and Limbaugh By Joe Conason  

Obama's Time Warp: The U.S. Is Still the Bad Guy By Michael Barone

Lindsay Lohan and the Crash of Fashion By Froma Harrop

September 23, 2009

2010 Iowa Senate: Grassley 56%, Krause 30%

33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

36% Say Stimulus Plan Has Helped Economy

51% Worry Government Will ‘Help’ Economy Too Much

Most Like Tax Credits for First-Time Home Buyers, But 47% Oppose Continuing Them

2010 Missouri Senate: Blunt 46%, Carnahan 46%

End the Coarsening of Civic Discourse: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

Dear John: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

September 22, 2009

New Jersey Governor: Christie 48%, Corzine 41%

59% Say Americans Angrier Now Than Under Bush  

Republicans Jump to Four-Point Lead on Generic Ballot

GM, Ford, Toyota Are Cars Americans Plan To Buy Next  

66% Angry at Government Policies, 60% Say Neither Party Has Answers

75% Say Americans Are Getting Ruder

Canada and France Also Have Health Care Debates By Froma Harrop

September 21, 2009

Most in Texas Give Public Health Agencies Positive Marks on Swine Flu Response  

41% of Minnesota Voters Give Franken Positive Ratings

31% Agree With Decision To Halt Anti-Missile Shield, 38% Disagree  

Democrats See Health Care as Top Priority, Others Say Deficit Reduction  

Americans Now View Congress As Least Respected Job  

Strangers to Dissent, Liberals Try to Stifle It By Michael Barone

September 20, 2009

Among the Uninsured, 58% Favor President’s Health Care Plan  

Democrats' Quest for Balance in 2009 By Debra J. Saunders  

September 19, 2009

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

B.A. in Anchorage By Susan Estrich

September 18, 2009

57% Say GM Will Need More Bailout Funds  

Opposition to Health Care Plan Hits New High of 56%  

Economy Still Tops List of Voter Concerns  

51% Say Congress Should Stop Funding ACORN  

The Presidential Jinx By Larry J. Sabato

What Americans Really Want Is Health Care Reform By Froma Harrop

Job-Killing Policies Could Doom Democrat Hopes By Michael Barone

September 17, 2009

Virginia Governor’s Race Now a Toss-up  

Hutchison Catches Perry to Make Texas GOP Gov Race a Toss-Up

48% Want Abortion Coverage Banned in Health Care Plan  

53% Oppose More Regulation of U.S. Financial System  

Support for Health Care Reform Hasn’t Budged Since July  

2010 North Carolina Senate: GOP’s Burr Tops Foes by 10 Or More

Joe Wilson's Dixie Partisans By Joe Conason

Inside the Glorious Nation of ACORN By Debra J. Saunders  

Consumers Can Read The Writing On the Wall, Why Can't Government? By Howard Rich  

September 16, 2009

Democrats’ Lynch Has Little To Fear So Far in 2010 New Hampshire Governor’s Race

35% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

12% Say Most Opponents of Obama Health Care Plan Are Racist  

Opposition to Health Care Reform Reaches New High at 55%  

Ayotte Leads Hodes 46% to 38% in 2010 New Hampshire Senate Match-Up  

2010 Colorado Senate: Norton 45%, Bennet 36%  

37% of 'American Idol' Watchers Say DeGeneres Will Improve The Show  

Administration Downsizes Our Diplomatic Muscle By Tony Blankley  

Enough Is Enough By Susan Estrich

September 15, 2009

Generic Ballot: Republicans 41% Democrats 40%  

Harry Reid Trails Republican Challengers in 2010 Election

39% Say They Are Likely To Watch Sawyer On ABC Evening News  

53% Confident That Swine Flu Vaccine Has Been Tested Enough  

Support for Health Care Plan Falls Back To Pre-Speech Levels  

57% View Pelosi Unfavorably, But That’s An Improvement  

40% Name Health Care Debate As This Summer’s Biggest News

At Least Spanky Had Grace To Leave Quietly By Debra J. Saunders  

'Heads I Win, Tails I'm Bailed Out' By Froma Harrop

September 14, 2009

51% Say Michelle Obama Involved in Policy Decisions

Consumer, Investor Confidence Lower than Year Ago When Lehman Brothers Collapsed

14% Are More Likely To Buy GM Because of Money-Back Guarantee

56% Still Blame Bush For Economic Problems

Support for Health Care Reform Jumps to 51%, Highest Total Yet  

58% Expect More Partisanship in Washington  

Tom Friedman Hails China's One-Party Autocracy By Michael Barone  

September 13, 2009

Character and Care By Debra J. Saunders  

September 12, 2009

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

September 11, 2009

Beatlemania, It’s Not, But It’s Not Bad  

Connecticut's Dodd Trails Potential GOP Foe by 10  

Voters Turn Negative On All Political Labels Except Reagan  

49% Say Impact of 9/11 Attacks Forgotten By Most Americans  

Following Speech, Support for Health Care Reform Up to 46%  

Is the GOP On the Cusp of Another 1994? By Isaac T. Wood  

The Government-Insurance Option Is Dead By Lawrence Kudlow

GOP Revival for 2010 House? By Isaac T. Wood and Larry J. Sabato

September 10, 2009

Colorado Senate: Bennet in Close Race with Two Potential Challengers  

Ritter Struggles in 2010 Colorado Governor Match-ups

There Are Just Some Countries Most Americans Don’t Want To Defend

NJ Governor: Christie Leads Corzine by Eight  

44% Favor President’s Health Care Plan, 53% Oppose

Massachusetts Voters Not Ready for Senator Schilling  

The Convenient Fantasies of President Obama By Michael Barone

September 9, 2009

A Review of Public Opinion on Health Care Reform Prior to the President's Speech  

Massachusetts Voters Now Divided Over Naming of Interim Senator  

33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Coakley Takes Early Lead In Race To Fill Kennedy’s Senate Seat  

78% Say All Americans Should Be Able To Buy The Health Insurance That Congress Has

Many Americans See Old Enemies As Friends – Defensively Speaking  

Impending Washington Deal on Health Care By Tony Blankley  

You Really Don't Know Jack: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

September 8, 2009

Voters Divided On Which Party To Trust More On Health Care

Support for GOP Reaches New Recent High on Generic Ballot  

52% of Insured Americans Say They’d Have to Switch Coverage if Health Care Reform Passes  

53% Say Limiting Malpractice Awards Would Reduce Health Care Costs  

45% Say Unions Weaken America, 26% Disagree

Holder Should Do Some Remembering By Froma Harrop

September 7, 2009

47% Blame Global Warming on Planetary Trends, Not Humans

Only 13% Rate Labor Day One of the Nation's Most Important Holidays  

83% Say Proof of Citizenship Should Be Required to Get Government Health Aid

Obama Cannot Escape Hard Choices in September By Michael Barone

September 6, 2009

60% Say Obama At Least As Ethical As Most Politicians  

59% Celebrate Labor Day As The End of Summer  

Too Much Gained in Afghanistan To Exit Now By Debra J. Saunders

September 5, 2009

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

The Jobless Recovery By Lawrence Kudlow

September 4, 2009

58% Say Economy Forced Cuts in Their Summer Vacation Spending  

Does Obama Face a 2012 Challenge In His Own Party?

20% Say Pull All Troops Out of Afghanistan Immediately  

Americans Say JFK Had Biggest Impact of the Kennedy Brothers  

Cracked Justice Enabled Girl Rape Case By Froma Harrop

Who Will Run the Free Hot Dog Stand? By Susan Estrich

September 3, 2009

60% Say Tax Hikes Hurt The Economy

Discover (R) Small Business Watch (SM): Small Business Confidence Rises to Highest Level in 18 Months

Patriots and Steelers Top Choices to Win Super Bowl This Year

Most Voters Say Town Hall Meetings Should Be for Congressmen to Listen, Not Speak

51% Say Congress is Too Liberal, 22% Say It’s Too Conservative  

New Facts Undercut Old Positions on Immigration By Michael Barone  

Hey, Conservatives, We're Recovering By Lawrence Kudlow

September 2, 2009

Voters’ Opinions on Nation’s Direction Remain Steady

Virginia Governor: McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%

68% Say Passage of Health Care Reform Will Increase Deficit  

One in Four Baseball Fans Pick the Yankees to Win 2009 World Series  

Democrats See Their Congressmen Holding Similar Views to Democratic Voters

Republican Voters Say GOP Reps in Congress Still Out of Touch  

Waterboarding Policy and Consequences By Tony Blankley  

In Memory of Teddy By Susan Estrich

September 1, 2009

Republicans Widen Lead Over Democrats on Generic Ballot  

42% Say People Randomly Selected from Phone Book Better Than Current Congress  

Partisan Trends: 37.3% of Americans Are Democrats, 32.6% Republican

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month  

Fear of Potential Terrorist Attack Has Declined

Biggest Danger to Democrats By Froma Harrop  

How They Missed Jaycee By Debra J. Saunders

 

 

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