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Most Recent Articles: September 2011

September 30, 2011

Only 35% Believe America’s Best Days Are Still to Come

  Romney 44%, Obama 42%

Obama 44%, Christie 43%

Democrats’ House Hopes Hinge on Obama By Kyle Kondik

Virginia Senate:Kaine 46%, Allen 45%

50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

September 29, 2011

46% Plan To Get Flu Shot This Year, 48% Don't

Pelosi, Reid Still Least Favorable Congressional Leaders

52% Regard Vladimir Putin Unfavorably

Ford Enjoys Best Public Perception Among Big Three Auto Companies

Mitch Daniels Dares GOP Candidates to Be Grown-ups By Michael Barone

Saving Civic Culture From Online Mayhem By Froma Harrop

September 28, 2011

17% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

56% Favor Balanced Budget Amendment

Obama 39% Cain 34%

Plurality Says Romney Qualified To Be President, Voters Divided on Cain

President's Foreign Policy Failures Increase: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

If Taxes Hiked to Reduce Deficit, 62% Think It Will Be Spent on New Programs

September 27, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 46%, Obama 43%

Only 9% Give Congress Positive Marks  

Obama 44%, Paul 34%

71% Favor Term Limits for Congress

60% Still Favor Death Penalty

The Middle Class and Its Entitlements By Froma Harrop

September 26, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 40%

39% See 'Pro-Gun' As Positive Label, 27% Say It's A Negative

Obama 44%, Perry 38%

59% Oppose Government Loan Help for Alternative Energy Company Like Solyndra

Still Looking for a Candidate to Replace Obama: A Commentary By Michael Barone

73% See Significant Deficit-Cutting Agreement As Unlikely Before 2012 Election

September 25, 2011

35% Say Legal System Places Individual Rights Over Public Safety

September 24, 2011

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

Just 22% Support Government-Assisted Mortgage Payments

September 23, 2011

Phillies Are Favorite To Win World Series, Most Fans Rooting Against Yankees

Obama 48%, Bachmann 32%

50% Favor Mix of Cuts, Taxes To Reduce Deficit, But 64% Oppose Paying Higher Taxes

New Hampshire GOP Primary: Romney 39%, Perry 18%, Paul 13%

September 22, 2011

33% Give Supreme Court Positive Ratings

GOP Voters Strongly Believe Perry, Romney Can Beat Obama in 2012

What 'Developing' Countries Can Teach the U.S.: A Commentary By Michael Barone

The Housing Bust Has a Good Side: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

37% Favor Obama’s Deficit Reduction Plan, 42% Oppose

Voters Trust Republicans More Than Democrats on Economy

September 21, 2011

19% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

48% See Home-Buying As Family’s Best Investment

National GOP Primary: Perry 28%, Romney 24%

Most Voters Think Democrats Led By the Left, GOP Led by the Right

Double-Dip Learning Curve By Tony Blankley

September 20, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 42%

59% View Hillary Clinton Favorably

Obama 44%, Romney 41%

Obama Has It Right in Deficit Plan: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Obama’s Bizarre Tax Attack: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

49% Think Neither Party in Congress Represents the People

New High: 37% Say Their Home Is Worth Less Than Remaining Mortgage Payments

September 19, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%  

Obama 43%, Huntsman 35%

New High: 40% Expect Their Home’s Value To Decrease Over Next Year

56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 52% Say Law Is Bad for the Country

Among Undecided Voters, 64% Disapprove of Obama

As President, Obama Acts as Shop Steward in Chief By Michael Barone

September 18, 2011

44% Conservative, 40% Moderate, 11% Liberal on Fiscal Issues

September 17, 2011

Mike Bloomberg’s Irresponsible Riot Tactic By Lawrence Kudlow

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

New Low: 23% Say They Owe More Money Than A Year Ago

September 16, 2011

65% Put Border Control Ahead of Legalizing Illegal Immigrants

39% Give Obama Good Marks on Libya

Obama 46%, Perry 39%

48% See No Further Need for Labor Unions, 30% Disagree

Preserving Life (Except the Uninsured) by Joe Conason

The Downturn Scenario By Lawrence Kudlow

September 15, 2011

83% Are Worried About Inflation

Threshold Editions to Publish New Book By Pollster Scott Rasmussen

Bachmann Now Trails Obama by Double Digits

64% Say Boeing Should Be Allowed to Operate Plant in South Carolina

59% Say U.S. Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

Obama Tainted by Loan Guarantees to Solar Firms By Michael Barone

Global Warming Is Here, All Right By Froma Harrop

September 14, 2011

17% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

50% Say Obama’s Policies Have Hurt the Economy

47% Confident in U.S. Banking System

26% Support Elevated Status of Palestine, 38% Say It Will Hurt Israeli Peace Talks

Is It Still Good to be the King?: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

The King Dollar Frontrunners: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

Pressure for Third-Party Candidate Comes From Those Who Want Less Federal Spending  

September 13, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 42%

Voters Remain Pessimistic About Iraq, Afghanistan

Romney 43%, Obama 40%

53% See Third-Party Candidate As Likely President in Next 10 to 12 Years

41% Say America's Allies Put It In Greater Danger

Disapproval, of Course, Is a Relative Thing By Froma Harrop

September 12, 2011

Voters See Congressional GOP as More Partisan Than Democrats

50% Say U.S. Safer Today Than Before 9/11

38% Favor Obama Jobs Plan, 36% Oppose

Obama Buys the Drinks That Other Guys Pay For: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Just 21% Say 9/11-Driven Mission in Afghanistan Has Been Accomplished    

September 11, 2011

34% Say 9/11 Directly Impacted Their Family or Friends  

66% Think America Has Changed for the Worse Since 9/11

September 10, 2011

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

10 Years After 9/11: 50% See al Qaeda as Weaker, But 61% Think Another Attack Likely

Tiny, Targeted, and Temporary That won’t do it, Mr. President By Lawrence Kudlow

September 9, 2011

60% Expect Government Spending To Go Up Under Obama

Only 10% Now Say They Are the Working Poor

73% Say Media More Interested in Controversy Than Where Candidates Stand on the Issues

64% Favor Looking for Spending Cuts Throughout the Federal Government

For the Campaigns, It’s Already About Electoral College Math By Larry J. Sabato

No Exit From the Realities of Sept. 11 By Froma Harrop

September 8, 2011

38% See Better Job In Their Future

18% Say Today’s Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents

Partisan Economics: Democrats Less Pessimistic About Economy Than Republicans

44% Say Obama’s Views Are Mainstream, 44% Say Extreme

One-on-One with Mitt Romney: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

GOP Needs a Front-runner Stronger Than Candidate X: A Commentary By Michael Barone

24% Consider Al Gore An Expert On Global Warming

September 7, 2011

18% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

10% Trust America’s Political Leaders More Than Public on Key Issues

Discover (R) Consumer Spending Monitor (SM): Consumer Confidence Falls For Third Straight Month in August

41% Think Primary Process Is Good Way To Choose a Presidential Nominee

43% Favor Offsetting Irene Disaster Aid With Spending Cuts

Politics Turns Dangerously Rougher By Tony Blankley

September 6, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 49%, Obama 41%

66% Say U.S. Society Fair and Decent

New High: 52% Predict Economy Will Be Weaker A Year From Now

48% Give Positive Marks to Government Response to Irene

Beware Easy 'Fixes' for Entitlement Programs: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Voters See Sun As Global Warming Factor But Blame Humans More

September 5, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 37%

57% Favor Health Care Repeal, 54% Say Repeal Likely

Iowa Caucus: Iowa GOP: Perry 29%, Bachmann 18%, Romney 17%, Paul 14%

For 17%, Labor Day Is One of the Top Holidays

Obama Speech Fiasco Shows 'Audacity of Weakness' By Michael Barone

September 4, 2011

72% Went to a Cookout This Summer

Just 33% Took A Summer Vacation This Year

September 3, 2011

62% Prefer Minimum Wage States Jobs As An Alternative To Welfare

  Obama 47%,Palin 35%

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

A Reagan Moment - Stop Our Economic Decline By Lawrence Kudlow

September 2, 2011

Just 34% Say America’s Best Days in the Future

60% Say Palin Run Would Hurt the GOP

Obama Full-Month Approval in August Falls to Lowest of His Presidency

How To Honor the True Spirit of 9/11: First, Ignore Limbaugh By Joe Conason

One Year From Convention, What Does Obama Say? By Thomas F. Schaller

September 1, 2011

Rasmussen Reports Launching New Subscription Service

42% Give Obama Positive Marks on Leadership, 40% Give Poor Rating

51% See Being Compared to Reagan As A Positive for a Candidate

The Progressives' Freedom Agenda: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

11% Think Government Should Provide Basic Income Grant for All

Perry 44% Obama 41%; President Leads Other GOP Hopefuls

Is Ths Senate The Republicans' To Lose? Fourteen Months Out, a Tentative "Yes": A Commentaruy by Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik