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October 22, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction


Half of Americans Still Expect Interest Rates to Rise

Wisconsin Governor: Burke (D) 49%, Walker (R) 48%

Voters Less Sour Toward Government Work

Federal Persecutors: A Commentary by John Stossel

Voters Say Economy Unfair to Middle Class

October 21, 2014

Are Inflation Worries Lessening?

Arizona Governor: Ducey (R) 47%, DuVal (D) 42%

Americans Losing Confidence in Feds, Public Health System to Handle Ebola

What America Thinks: Are Americans Over the Two-Party System?

Voters Stand Up for Religious Leaders Defending Their Faith

53% Confident in U.S. Banking System

Does the End of History Result in Political Decay? by Michael Barone

'Death with Dignity' Law Is Least Slippery Slope by Froma Harrop

October 20, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 41%

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 47%, Crist (D) 47%

Massachusetts Voters Are Cool to Elizabeth Warren for President

Americans Aren’t Panicking Over Ebola

Fewer Voters Expect GOP-Controlled Congress to Repeal Obamacare

October 19, 2014

Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 50%, Malloy (D) 43%

October 18, 2014

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

October 17, 2014

53% Say Buying a Home is a Family's Best Investment

Arkansas Governor: Hutchinson (R) 49%, Ross (D) 47%

Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

What America Thinks: Election Update - Week of 10/17

Voters Worry ISIS Is Winning in Iraq

Let Obama and Frieden Do Their Jobs: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Homeowners Say No To Government Help on Mortgage Payments

October 16, 2014

40% Think U.S. Elections Are Fair

34% Think America’s Best Days are in the Future

Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 44%

Why Millennials Don't Drive So Much: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

2014: A Tale of Two Elections: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

50% Expect Their Home’s Value To Go Up in Next Five Years

Massachusetts Governor: Baker (R) 48%, Coakley (D) 46%

October 15, 2014

Right Direction

Alaska Governor: Walker (I) 50%, Parnell (R) 41%

Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 41%, Cassidy (R) 38%, Maness (R) 14%

Tea Party Is Still Most Toxic Political Label

Crumbling Constitution: A Commetnary by John Stossel

48% Won’t Pay More For Fast Food To Raise Minimum Wage

October 14, 2014

43% Think Raising Minimum Wage Will Help Economy

TV's Still Tops for Voters When It Comes to Political News

Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 48%, Begich (D) 45%

Voters Say State Electoral Debates Are Important, But Don’t Change Their Mind

What America Thinks: Is America Ready for Ebola

Americans Endorse Euthanasia – and A Life Beyond

Will Independent Candidates' Support Dissipate in Kansas and South Dakota? By Michael Barone

Castrating Conservative Principles in Iowa By Froma Harrop

October 13, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 40%

Should We Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 48%, Braley (D) 45%

Voters Report Hurtful Insurance Changes Under Health Care Law

October 11, 2014

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

October 10, 2014

Maine Governor: LePage (R) 41%, Michaud (D) 40%, Cutler (I) 16%

Most Say Negative Campaign Ads Have Negative Effect on Voting

Americans Say Candidates Don’t Need Negativity to Win

Ebola and the 41 Million Uninsured Americans: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Democrats on Defensive Over Role of Government: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Want Era of Big Government To End

October 9, 2014

Americans Say Life is Good

Voters Question Whether Either Major Party Has A Plan for the Future

What Ebola Can Teach Us: A Commentary By Joe Conason

The State of the Governors: A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato

Americans Say Obama No Longer Deserves His Nobel Prize

October 8, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Voters Think China’s Economic Power Lets It Get Away With Abuses

North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 48%, Tillis (R) 46%

70% Oppose Police Seizure of Property Without A Criminal Conviction

Few Think High School Grads Have Skills for College, Workforce

Poverty By John Stossel

October 7, 2014

87% Exercise At Least Once a Week

More Americans Than Ever Plan to Get a Flu Shot This Year

What America Thinks: Can College Campuses Ever Be Completely Safe From Assault?

Voters to Government: Keep Your Hands Off My Property

Voters Think Secret Service Mistakes Happen More Often Than We Know

It's Not Unnatural for Republicans to Want the President Protected: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Oh, for a Table to Eat On:A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Voters More Favorable Toward Women, Gays in Military

October 6, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 39%

12% Consider Themselves the Working Poor

Georgia Governor: Deal (R) 49%, Carter (D) 43%

Americans Favor Temporary Flight Ban From Ebola-Affected Areas in Africa

48% Still Oppose Individual Insurance Mandate, 40% Favor

October 5, 2014

Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 50%, Alameel (D) 29%

October 4, 2014

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

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D) 50%, Johnson (R) 40%

October 3, 2014

Texas Governor: Abbott (R) 51%, Davis (D) 40%

Most Think Americans Should Be Proud of U.S. History

Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 42%

One Year Later, 82% Say Government Shutdown Has Had Little Impact on Them

It Looks Like a GOP Wave; the Question is How Far it Goes: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Say Current Job Offers Better Career Advancement

October 2, 2014

West Virginia Senate: Capito (R) 50%, Tennant (D) 39%

Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D) 50%, Beauprez (R) 46%

Minnesota Senate: Franken (D) 49%, McFadden (R) 41%

Americans Are Concerned But Confident Health System Can Beat Enterovirus

Republican Chances of Senate Takeover Are Improving: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

Beyond Marijuana: Legalize All Drugs: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Americans Don’t Think Incumbents Deserve Reelection

October 1, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 48%, Udall (D) 47%

Voters Strongly Oppose Legal Rights, Government Benefits for Illegal Immigrants

It's Better Now: A Commentary by John Stossel

Fewer Americans Know Someone Who Joined Military to Secure a Job

September 30, 2014

Illinois Governor: Quinn (D) 44%, Rauner (R) 42%

Arkansas Governor: Hutchinson (R) 46%, Ross (D) 42%

Rasmussen Employment Index Slips A Point in September

Democrats Should Be Nicer to the South by Froma Harrop

Obama Stands Aloof From America's Four Foreign Policy Traditions By Michael Barone

47% Think Holder More Interested in Politics Than in Justice

Will “Yes Means Yes” Mean Fewer Sexual Assaults on College Campuses?

September 29, 2014

  Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 39%

Illinois Senate: Durbin (D) 51%, Oberweis (R) 37%

Alaska Governor: Walker (I) 47%, Parnell (R) 42%

Voters Favor More Action Against ISIS, but How Will Muslims Feel?

Voters Still Vote ‘No’ on Obamacare

September 28, 2014

New Mexico Senate: Udall (D) 52%, Weh (R) 39%

Rhode Island Senate: Reed (D) 61%, Zaccaria (R) 26%  

September 27, 2014

Rhode Island Governor: Raimondo (D) 42%, Fung (R) 37%

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

September 26, 2014

29% Owe More Money Than Last Year

What America Thinks: Election Update – Week of 9/26/14

New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) 50%, King (D) 37%

Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 40%

Americans Have Their Doubts About College Campus Safety

Scots Vote Against Independence, but Controversy Continues in Britain By Michael Barone

Sitcoms, Dramas, News Top the List for TV Watchers

September 25, 2014

Most Americans Think Current TV Rating System is Effective

42% Think Romney Would Be Doing A Better Job Than Obama

Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 48%, Begich (D) 43%

Obama and Hillary: Friends or Foes?

New York Governor: Cuomo (D) 49%, Astorino (R) 32%

Kids Who Don't Go to College Also Matter by Froma Harrop

House 2014: Generic Movement, Specific Standstill By Kyle Kondik

September 24, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in the Right Direction

Voters Worry About Safety of Nuclear Plants, Torn Over Building More

Michigan Governor: Snyder (R) 47%, Schauer (D) 41%

GOP Voters Think Republicans in Congress Out of Touch

What the Republicans Chasing Hillary Should Learn From Wile E. Coyote: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Two Anti-Choice Parties: A Commentary By John Stossel

Americans Expect Higher Grocery Bills Next Year

September 23, 2014

35% See Catastrophe Coming Without UN Action on Global Warming

50% Are Confident in U.S. Banking Industry

Michigan Senate: Peters (D) 41%, Land (R) 39%

What America Thinks: The Spending Squabble

Ending Life on Your Terms By Froma Harrop

48% See Immediate Need to Fight Global Warming

Why has Immigration Shifted? By Michael Barone

Voters See Less Economic Fairness for Those Who Work Hard

September 22, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 40%

Kansas Governor: Davis (D) 47%, Brownback (R) 43%

Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 46%, Hatch (D) 40%

Voters See Obama As More Hurt Than Help in Upcoming Elections

Voters Still Expect Health Care System to Suffer Under Obamacare

September 21, 2014

Massachusetts Governor: Baker (R) 42%, Coakley (D) 42%

September 20, 2014

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

September 19, 2014

Georgia Governor: Deal (R) 45%, Carter (D) 44%

Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 43%, Braley (D) 43%

What America Thinks: Election Update – Week of 9/19/2014

Kansas Senate: Orman (I) 45%, Roberts (R) 40%

Voters Think Overworked U.S. Troops Will Soon Be Fighting In Iraq

Which Is the Weaker Party? Your Call By Michael Barone

American Amnesia: Why the GOP Leads on National Security By Joe Conason

Americans Say Buying House is Best Investment

September 18, 2014

Massachusetts Senate: Markey (D) 49%, Herr (R) 31%

Americans Prefer a Homemade Cheeseburger

Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 41%

Only 33% of Americans Can Find Scotland On a Map?

A Rough Month in America for Women: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Senate Ratings Changes: North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Minnesota: A Commentary By Kyle Kondik

Voters See ‘War on Women’ As Politics, Not Reality

September 17, 2014

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Voters Trust Republicans More Than Democrats on Nine Out of 15 Major Issues

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 48%, Burke (D) 46%

What America Thinks: Obamacare’s Role in the National Election    

Voters Still Say No to D.C. Statehood

Immigration Is American: A Commentary By John Stossel

63% Say Their Home’s Worth More Now Than When They Bought It

September 16, 2014

Most Give U.S. Hospitals Positive Marks

37% Expect Their Home’s Value to Go Up Next Year

New Hampshire Governor: Hassan (D) 51%, Havenstein (R) 40%

Americans Worry Less About Ebola Threat to U.S.

Most Voters Still Want Government to Cut Spending to Boost Economy

How Not to Get Your Country Back By Froma Harrop

Obama Forced by Events to Reverse Course --- and Disillusion Base by Michael Barone

September 15, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 38%

Hawaii Senate: Schatz (D) 60%, Cavasso (R) 28%

New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 48%, Brown (R) 42%  

Voters Agree with Obama’s Plans to Fight ISIS

Republican Reaction to Obama Speech Reveals Much -- About Them: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Voters Still Think Cost, Quality of Care Will Worsen Under Obamacare

September 14, 2014

Delaware Senate: Coons (D) 49%, Wade (R) 34%

September 13, 2014

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

September 12, 2014

Americans Frown on Athletes As Role Models

Hawaii Governor: Ige (D) 40%, Aiona (R) 39%, Hannemann (I) 14%

What America Thinks: Election Update – Week of 9/12/14

Florida Governor: Crist (D) 42%, Scott (R) 40%

Most Say Ray Rice Should Be Banned from Football

Large Government Out of Place in a Society Based on Small Technology by Michael Barone

Voters Oppose Tax, Spending Hikes But Think Obama Disagrees

September 11, 2014

Bullying - School Problem or One for Parents to Deal With?

Kershaw, Trout Favorites for Baseball MVP’s

North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 45%, Tillis (R) 39%

Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate

Do Americans Remember 9/11?

Do We Need a Place Called Home? By Froma Harrop

What Is a Wave in the Senate? By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

September 10, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 50%, FitzGerald (D) 30%

Americans Feel More Certain Another 9/11 is Looming

What America Thinks - School's In Session

Americans Say Legal Authorities Need to Tackle Domestic Violence Harder

Hold On, Mr. President: A Commentary by John Stossel

Most Parents Think Winning More Important Than Just Playing the Game

September 9, 2014

Americans See Too Much Computer, Not Enough Exercise in Kids' Lives

World Series 2014: Will It Come Down to Los Angeles?

Maine Governor: Michaud (D) 43%, LePage (R) 39%, Cutler (I) 15%

Democrats Are More Likely to Vote Early

Americans Think Government Workers Have It Made

Obama's Delusions Dispelled? Well, we Can Hope for Change by Michael Barone

Casinos Just Aren't the Answer By From Harrop

September 8, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 39%

Fans Back NFL's Domestic Abuse Crackdown

Colorado Governor: Beauprez (R) 45%, Hickenlooper (D) 44%

Voters Say More Sanctions Yes, Military Aid No in Ukraine

56% Still Don’t Like Health Care Law

September 7, 2014

Oregon Governor: Kitzhaber (D) 48%, Richardson (R) 38%

Fans Pick Denver Broncos to Win Super Bowl

September 6, 2014

Maine Senate: Collins (R) 59%, Bellows (D) 31%

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week's Polls

September 5, 2014

Americans Are Conflicted Over Corporate Taxes

Oregon Senate: Merkley (D) 48%, Wehby (R) 35%

Colorado Senate: Udall (D) 44%, Gardner (R) 42%

What America Thinks: Election Update – Week of 9/5/14

Voters Don’t Want U.S. Troops Fighting ISIS Without International Help

Democrats Look Increasingly Like the Party of the Past by Michael Barone

How Important Is It on Election Day if A Congressman Voted for Obamacare?

September 4, 2014

Americans Are More Optimistic About Job Market

Americans Say Schools Can't Make All Students Top Achievers

Louisiana Senate: Cassidy (R) 44%, Landrieu (D) 41%

Celebs Nix Nude Pix: Whose Problem? By Froma Harrop

Voters Strongly Oppose Obama's Amnesty Plan for Illegal Immigrants

2016 Presidential Update: For Republicans, a Vacancy at the Top By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

42% Say More Money Won't Improve Student Achievement

September 3, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 46%, Grimes (D) 41%

What America Thinks: Ready for School - Or Not?

Most Parents Oppose Tying Federal School Funds to Common Core

“Whopper” of a Deal: Americans Weigh in on Burger King Move

Voters Think Congress Cheats to Get Reelected

The 'Spiral of Silence' by Froma Harrop

September 2, 2014

Americans Like Mowing Their Lawns

Rasmussen Employment Index Reaches New High in August

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Remains at 2014 Low

73% Worry About Obama’s Lack of Strategy for ISIS

Obama's Segue From Constructive Tax Proposals to Low-Grade Demagoguery: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Is the Internet Killing Public Libraries?

September 1, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 40%

Oklahoma Special Senate: Lankford (R) 58%, Johnson (D) 29%

For Most Americans, Labor Day Means Summer's Over

  Voters Favor Piece-by-Piece Changes in Obamacare Over Repeal


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