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August 19, 2014

New High: 43% Say U.S. Doesn’t Spend Enough on National Security

Confidence in Short-Term Housing Market Slips to 2014 Low

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D) 49%, Johnson (R) 41% What America Thinks: Cops - Problem or Solution

How Would the Media React If the Cop Was Black and the Victim Was White?

Racing Through Nature: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Hillary Clinton Not Campaigning Much for her Party in 2014, Unlike Richard Nixon in 1966: A Commentary by Michael Barone

47% Say A Family Member Has Been Diagnosed with Depression

August 18, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 39%

Minnesota Senate: Franken (D) 50%, McFadden (R) 42%

A Tale of Two Cities? Blacks, Whites Sharply Disagree About Ferguson

Business Is Steadily Growing At New Health Insurance Exchanges

August 17, 2014

Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 52%, Hatch (D) 35%

August 16, 2014

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

August 15, 2014

Tennessee Governor: Haslam (R) 55%, Brown (D) 30%

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 48%, Burke (D) 47%

What America Thinks 2014 Election Update - Week of 8/15/14

Fidelity to Principle Can Make Needed Flexibility Impossible By Michael Barone

Americans Say Their Favorite Robin Williams Movie Is…

Ranting About Robin Williams, Limbaugh Exposes a Hole in His Own Soul By Joe Conason

Who Still Needs A Newspaper Subscription?

August 14, 2014

Americans Need a Vacation

Tennessee Senate: Alexander (R) 47%, Ball (D) 32%

Voters Think Obama, Congress Are Slackers

Should More Americans Be Bilingual?

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is a Nice Man By Froma Harrop

2014: More Than a Backlash From 2008 By Sean Trende

August 13, 2014

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Americans Overwhelmingly Put English First

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

Voters Think Americans More Supportive of Israel than Obama, Media Are

Mindless Drones: A Commentary By John Stossel

Voters Reject A Spoonful of Taxes on Their Sugar

August 12, 2014

Most Think Feds Too Big a Presence in Their Lives

When It Comes to Government, Voters Opt for Small

What America Thinks: Will Democrats Pay a Price For ‘Transforming America’?

Kansas Governor: Davis (D) 51%, Brownback (R) 41%

Jury's Out on Whether Megan's Law Is Protecting Children

Are Women Smarter Than Men?

Three Hundred Years Later, Americans Owe a Debt to King George I By Michael Barone

Who Cares What Ideology Drives the High-Speed Train? by Froma Harrop

August 11, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 40%, Democrats 39%

Kansas Senate: Roberts (R) 44%, Taylor (D) 40%  

Voters Think Iraq May Already Be Lost

Ebola's Message: Foreign Aid and Science Funding in a Time of Global Peril: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Voters Want Health Care Choices When Their Money's At Stake

August 10, 2014

America Is Losing the War on Drugs

August 9, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

Voters Think Parents Need More School Options

Texas Governor: Abbott (R) 48%, Davis (D) 40%

51% Think CIA’s Interrogations Helped War on Terror

Obama vs. Congress: Voters Say It’s Politics, Not Policy

Primaries Show Republican Voters Wary of Tea Party Candidates, Skeptical of Party Establishment by Michael Barone

August 7, 2014

Voters Bank on Green Energy Over Fossil Fuels

Reefer Gladness?

North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

Perry for Prez? What Do Texans Think?

House 2014: Handicapping The “Drive to 245” - A Commentary By Kyle Kondik

Selling to 'Minimalists' Is Surprisingly Easy - A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Is There A Driverless Car in Your Future?

August 6, 2014

23% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 47%, Alameel (D) 29%

Are States, National Guard the Answer to Illegal Immigration?

Just A Few Are Attracted to Internet Giving

Patrolmen Without Borders By John Stossel

August 5, 2014

44% View Kerry Favorably

6% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job

Immigration? Obama’s Negatives Jump

Voters Oppose Obama Acting Alone But Don’t Think House Can Stop Him

Blue vs. Blue Does Not Equal Red by Froma Harrop

Big Government Worked Better in the Industrial Age; Not so Much in Digital Era By Michael Barone

Americans Feel More Charitable - But Not Toward Politics

August 4, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 38%

Few Voters See Post-Gadhafi Libya As Good for America

What If? Americans Worry About Ebola in U.S.

Voters Still Fear The Worst Under New Health Care Law

From Clinton to Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable By Joe Conason

August 3, 2014

Americans Like the Look of Their Next Job

August 2, 2014

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

August 1, 2014

Obama's Full-Month Approval Hits 2014 Low in July

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 42%, Crist (D) 41%  

Illinois Governor: Rauner (R) 44%, Quinn (D) 39%

Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House By Michael Barone

Voters See Illegal Immigration As Bigger National Security Worry Than Russia, Gaza  


July 31, 2014

51% Attribute Rise in Food Stamps to Tough Economy

Michigan Governor: Snyder (R) 45%, Schauer (D) 42%

54% Believe Obama Wants Most New Illegals to Stay

Doing Well by Doing Good -- but Better by Doing Bad: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

What’s the Matter With Kansas — And Hawaii? A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Americans See More Money Coming Their Way

July 30, 2014

24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Michigan Senate: Peters (D) 45%, Land (R) 39%

What America Thinks: Stay Out of the Gaza Conflict

Belief U.S. Is Winning War on Terror Falls to 10-Year Low

49% Believe Government Programs Increase Poverty in America

Healthy Profits? By John Stossel

July 29, 2014

Number of Fiscal Conservatives Up to Highest Level in Past Year

Rasmussen Employment Index Down One Point in July

What Helps Voters Decide - Looks? Sex? Race? Issues?

What Scares Americans About the Child Migrants By Froma Harrop

Fighting Parasitic Bureaucracies and Crony Capitalism by Michael Barone

78% Consider Marriage Important to Society

July 28, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 39%

New Mexico Senate: Udall (D) 54%, Weh (R) 33%

Voters Are Less Wary of U.S. Involvement in Middle East

57% View Health Care Law Unfavorably

July 27, 2014

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

July 26, 2014

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

Kansas Experiment Blows Up Laboratory of Democracy by Joe Conason

July 25, 2014

Voters Trust GOP More on Economy, Immigration and Government Spending

Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 40%

Most Voters See Another Cold War Coming

38% Rate Obama Positively on National Security

Obama Democrats Lose Their Big Bet on Health Exchanges by Michael Barone

July 24, 2014

51% Say There Aren't Enough Cops in America

New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) 43%, King (D) 43%

Americans Favor Nighttime Curfews for Teens

47% Rate Obama's Handling of Health Care As Poor

To Share Is Not Always to Share Alike by Froma Harrop

Senate: 2014 a Year All Its Own by Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

July 23, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Russia Involved In Passenger Jet Shoot Down

Voters Favor Cutting U.S. Aid to Israel, Palestinians to Force Peace

Policing America: A Commentary by John Stossel

Americans View Poverty As A Bigger Trap Than Ever

July 22, 2014

Americans Don’t Want Feds in Their Shopping Carts

Most Say Airliner Shootdown Won’t Scare Them Out of Flying

Voters See A More Divided Nation; GOPers More Enthusiastic to Vote

44% Believe Economy Will Be Weaker A Year From Now

Obama Dragged Down by Chaos at Home and Abroad, not by the Economy by Michael Barone

Will the Blabbermouths Wake Democrats Up? by Froma Harrop

July 21, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 39%

Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?

Airliner Shootdown? U.S. Voters Think Russia Did It

Voters Are Less Hot for Obamacare Repeal But Still Think It May Be Coming  

Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith -- and Some Fail Badly by Joe Conason

July 20, 2014

Oklahoma Senate: Inhofe (R) 58%, Silverstein (D) 27%

July 19, 2014

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

July 18, 2014

Voters Still Put Economic Growth Ahead of Economic Fairness

New High: 34% Owe More Money Than They Did A Year Ago

Oklahoma Governor: Fallin (R) 45%, Dorman (D) 40%

Americans Still Strongly Fear Inflation and Expect to Pay for It

How Obama is Turning Liberalism Into an Instrument of Coercion by Michael Barone

July 17, 2014

36% Say Now’s a Good Time to Sell a House

What America Thinks Should Be Done to Stop Illegal Immigration

Voters Still Down on Financial Bailouts

Suing Obamacare Is Washington's Summer Rerun: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

The Hidden Barrier to A Republican Senate Majority by Kyle Klondik

Most Voters Want to Send Latest Illegal Immigrants Home ASAP

50% Have Confidence in Nation’s Banks

July 16, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Number Who Say Their Home Worth More Now Is At Three-Year High

Americans Question Motown’s Chances for Recovery

48% Favor Gay Marriage, 41% Oppose

Who'll Build the Roads? By John Stossel

July 15, 2014

Most Adults Still Prefer A Traditional Book to an E-Reader

New High: 64% Say Their Home Worth More Than What They Owe

Voters React to Booker-Paul Plan to Reduce Prison Overcrowding, Restore Felons' Voting Rights

Obama Pays Price for Inaction on Immigration Law by Michael Barone

Voters to Holder: Racism Is Not the Reason for Opposition to Obama

Hippies Under the Bed by Froma Harrop

Maryland Voters Are Less Than Enthusiastic About An O’Malley Presidency

July 14, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 38%

South Carolina Special Senate Election: Scott (R) 53%, Dickerson (D) 31%

There’s Support for Impeachment, But Most Like Electing A New Congress Better

Favorables for Obamacare Tie Low for the Year

July 13, 2014

68% Think Election Rules Rigged for Incumbents

July 12, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

Maryland Governor: Brown (D) 48%, Hogan (R) 35%

South Carolina Senate: Graham (R) 49%, Hutto (D) 30%

  34% Think U.S. Support for Israel Hurts America With Other Nations

Obama Skitters, Scampers and Scuttles Away From Failure by Michael Barone

51% Give Obama Poor Marks on Government Spending

July 10, 2014

58% Think American Society is Fair and Decent

Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 46%, Cassidy (R) 43%

Americans See Limits on Citizenship for Children of Illegals As Best Way to Stop Illegal Immigration

Where Goes Jazz as the Greats Move On? By Froma Harrop

Americans Are Politically Divided and Our Feelings Toward the Parties Show It: A Commentary By Alan I. Abramowitz

New Low: 29% Think America’s Best Days Still Lie Ahead

July 9, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Is the NSA Spying on You?

Only 20% Think Debate About Global Warming Is Over

Important Slow News: A Commentary By John Stossel

38% Say Their Doctor Has Recommended a Lifestyle Change

July 8, 2014

66% Rate Their Health As Good or Excellent

On July 4, a Message for Patriots of all Persuasions by Joe Conason

54% Think GOP Takeover of Senate Likely

Everyone May Now Board, Except You By Froma Harrop

36% Rate Obama Positively on the Economy

July 7, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 38%

55% Think Women Should Be Allowed to Fight on the Front Lines

46% Believe Obama Administration Has Encouraged Young Illegal Immigrants To Come

51% Remain Opposed to Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

July 6, 2014

48% Are Pro-Choice, 44% Pro-Life

July 5, 2014

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

July 4, 2014

58% Consider Fourth of July One of Nation’s Most Important Holidays

Supreme Court Slaps Down the Obama Administration By Michael Barone

July 3, 2014

What America Thinks: Happy 25th Anniversary, Seinfeld!

46% Say U.S. Nation With Liberty and Justice For All

Just 23% Think Unemployment Rate Will Be Lower Next Year

Is the Medium the Menace? By Froma Harrop

78% Know Why We Celebrate Independence Day

July 2, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

86% Are Proud to Be American

"Crapitalism!" By John Stossel

49% Favor Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, 39% Oppose

Obama’s Monthly Job Approval Rating Drops A Point in June

July 1, 2014

Rasmussen Employment Index Slips One Point in June

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

44% Think Obama Less Faithful to U.S. Constitution Than Most Other Presidents

68% Think U.S. Needs Stricter Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws

Why Government Isn't Working and How to Make it Better by Michael Barone

Was Cochran's Win Good for Blue America? By Froma Harrop


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