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December 21, 2014

Voters Say Taliban Not True to Islam

December 20, 2014

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

December 19, 2014

Debt's Up at Year's End

More Voters View U.S. Economy As Fair

Voters Sour on Taliban But Reluctant to Chase Pakistan School Killers

Most Americans Still Expect Food Prices to Rise

Ending a Policy That's Failed for 50 Years by Joe Conason

December 18, 2014

Half of Adults Trust America's Banks

Americans Still View Home Ownership As Strong Investment

Which Party Do Voters Trust More? Depends on the Issue

Pottersville Goes Online: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Only ~700 Days to Go: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Expect Fewer Christmas Cards This Year

December 17, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Voters Think U.S. Military Should Put America First

Voters to Obama, Congress: Work Together!

Governing vs. Giving by John Stossel

Americans Are Finding More Joy in the Holidays

December 16, 2014

Voters Want Feds to Cut Spending to Boost Economy

Americans Still Have Lots of Holiday Shopping Left

What America Thinks: Americans Are in a Giving Mood This Christmas

Voters See A Sinking America

Homeowners Worry A Bit More About Their Mortgage Payments

Don't Look for Culture War Arguments in Campaign 2016 By Michael Barone

Charity Versus Panhandling by Froma Harrop

December 15, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 40%, Democrats 37%

Confidence in Housing Market Shows Little Change

Voters Want More Drone Strikes on Terrorists Overseas

Most Still Expect Health Care System to Suffer Under Obamacare

December 14, 2014

Young People Are Less Likely to See Voting As Catalyst For Change

December 13, 2014

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

December 12, 2014

Voters Say Spending Cuts Help the Economy

Charity is Up This Christmas

Grand Jury Protests: What Are They Good For?

Voters Put Public Safety Ahead of CIA Disclosures

What 2014 Means for 2016 by Michael Barone

December 11, 2014

Americans Say Violent Video Games Lead to a More Violent Society

Not So Fast, Satan; Other Religious Displays OK on Public Land

Despite Report, Voters Still See Value in CIA Interrogation Tactics

Americans Favor Uniform Cameras, Mostly for Cops' Protection

Do You Vote What You Drink? by Froma Harrop

Crimes Without Punishment by Joe Conason 

Senate 2016: The Republicans’ 2012 Homework by Kyle Kondik

December 10, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

It's Jesus vs. Santa Again This Holiday Season

Are Americans Obsessed With Video Games?

Voters Say Obama Shouldn’t Act on Immigration Without Congress

Climate Catastrophe by John Stossel

December 9, 2014

Voters Still Aren’t Thrilled With Public Schools

What American Thinks: Is the Justice System Fair For Everyone?

36% Favor U.S. Declaring War on ISIS

Americans Strongly Believe Cops Protect and Serve

Don't Look for Much Emphasis on Abortion in the 2016 Campaign

December 8, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 39%

Fewer Americans See Need for Police Profiling

To Sue or Not To Sue Over Obama’s Immigration Plan

Voters Remain Skeptical of Obamacare’s Costs

December 6, 2014

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

December 5, 2014

Election 2014:Louisiana Senate Runoff: Cassidy (R) 56%, Landrieu (D) 40%

Most Voters Think Cyberattack Means War

Clinton's Stock Declining in Futures Market by Michael Barone

Americans Remain Confident They're Getting A Pay Raise

December 4, 2014

That Next Job Doesn't Look Quite As Good

Blacks, Whites Agree Obama Hasn’t Improved Race Relations

36% Give Obama Positive Marks for His Immigration Efforts

Are Americans Turning Post-Materialistic? By Froma Harrop

House 2016: Republicans Start With a Commanding Edge By Kyle Kondik

Most Voters Oppose Only Government Having Guns

December 3, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Illegal Immigrants and Citizenship

Half of Voters Don’t Think Most Blacks Victimized by Cops

More Holiday Shoppers Doing Business Online

Place Your Bets by John Stossel

December 2, 2014

Taking A Closer Look at Black Friday's Sales

Rasmussen Employment Index Hits Six-Year High

Holiday Shopping Kicks In To Overdrive

Democratic Takeover of Senate in 2016 Possible but Not a Slam Dunk by Michael Barone

Obamacare and the Middle Class By Froma Harrop

How Many Are Willing to Renounce Their U.S. Citizenship?

December 1, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 40%

Obama Full-Month Approval Steady for Third Month in a Row

How Should Congress React to Obama's Immigration Plan?

Obamacare – Back from the Brink of Repeal?

November 30, 2014

46% Think Justice System Fair to Blacks, 39% Disagree

November 29, 2014

What They Told Us : Reviewing Last Week's Polls

November 28, 2014

Few Think Founding Fathers Would Consider America A Success

It's a Familiar Holiday Refrain: Charge It!

Pelosi's Grip Seems to Have Weakened By Michael Barone

November 27, 2014

Americans Give Thanks

November 26, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

More Americans Have Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Just 28% Favor Expanded U.S. Combat Role in Afghanistan

Thanks, Property Rights! by John Stossel

Americans Worry About Credit Card Use But Not Their Own

November 25, 2014

Americans Say Wait For Official Charges Before Pulling Cosby Shows

75% Say It’s Very Important to Be a U.S. Citizen

What America Thinks: Black Friday

Clinton Still Leads Democrats, GOP Race Wide Open for 2016

8% Rate Congress Good or Excellent

Loving Uber Less by Froma Harrop

Nobody Is Pushing Thomas Piketty's Policies to Combat Economic Inequality by Michael Barone

November 24, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 39%

Most Expect Violent Protests in Wake of Ferguson Decision

40% Approve of Obama's Immigration Plan

35% Say They’ve Been Hurt By Obamacare

November 23, 2014

Who’s Your Competition on Black Friday?

November 22, 2014

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

November 21, 2014

38% Rate Obama’s Leadership Positively

48% Expect Higher Interest Rates Next Year

Few Expect Ferguson Police Officer To Be Charged

Let's Really Reform Immigration -- To Encourage High-Skill Immigrants by Michael Barone

Voters Think Google, Facebook Spy More Than Government

November 20, 2014

Fix Decaying Pipelines First for Jobs, Health and Safety by Joe Conason

The Democrats' Chronic Depression By Froma Harrop

Pelosi, Reid Are Congress’ Least-Liked Leaders

Louisiana Senate Runoff: Cassidy (R) 56%, Landrieu (D) 41%

When It Comes to NSA, Voters Put Preventing Terrorism Ahead of Privacy

72% Think Stores Start Christmas Season Too Soon

November 19, 2014

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

37% Think Now's A Good Time to Put A Home on the Market

Americans Plan on Spending More This Holiday Season

Control Freaks by John Stossel

Inflation Worries Remain High

November 18, 2014

What America Thinks: Leave My Internet Service Alone

64% Say Their Home is Worth More Than When They Bought It

For Voters, Growth Still Tops Fairness When It Comes to the Economy

Most Voters Still Veto Obama’s Immigration Plan

End the Game on Immigration Reform by Froma Harrop

Where The Polls Were Wrong -- And, Maybe, Why By Michael Barone

54% Are Confident in U.S. Banks

November 17, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 41%

New High: 40% Think Home’s Value Will Go Up In Next Year

Voters Still Support Keystone XL Pipeline

44% Support Health Insurance Individual Mandate

November 15, 2014

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

November 14, 2014

Voters Less Confident in America's Shale Oil Reserves

Voters Favor Putting Health Care Law On Hold Until Court Challenges End

32% Think Americans Are Too Stupid to Understand Obamacare

Is This the Political Map of the Future? by Michael Barone

68% Say It’s Impossible to Keep Internet Searches Private

November 13, 2014

Obama Still Stumbles on Fairness, Deficit Issues

Most Want Major Spending Cuts But Don't Expect to Get Them

61% Oppose Federal Regulation of the Internet

Money Matters When It Comes to Support for Mass Transit

Calling the Bluff on Obamacare by Froma Harrop

November 12, 2014

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Americans Overwhelmingly Say Mass Transit Is Not An Option

Voters Show Tepid Support For Fighting ISIS With Iran

Democracy Delusions by John Stossel

Voters See Election As Rejection of Democrats

November 11, 2014

Americans Drink Domestic Beer, Red Wine and Vodka

Voters Continue To Feel U.S. Doesn't Spend Enough on National Security

Two Hidden Factors in the 2014 Campaign By Michael Barone

There's Something About Paper By Froma Harrop

Voters Say ‘No’ to Lame Duck Congress, ‘Maybe’ on Obama’s Nominees

43% Will Do Something Special to Observe Veterans Day

November 10, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 41%

Just 10% Think It’s Good That bin Laden’s Killer Has Gone Public

Voters Doubt Obama, GOP Congress Can Work Together

Are Voters A Little Less Unhappy with Obamacare?

November 9, 2014

Most Americans Aren’t Fans of Plastic Surgery

November 8, 2014

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

November 7, 2014

Americans Say Private Sector Works Harder Than Government Employees

2014 Midterm Elections: How Did We Do in the Governor’s Races?

Americans Enjoy Their Booze

59% Think New GOP Congress Likely to Be A Disappointment

Most Aren't Willing To Pay More to Keep Medicare Afloat

The Shrinkage of the Obama Majority by Michael Barone

Yup, It Was a Wave By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Beneath the Republican Wave, Voters Still Reject Right-Wing Ideology By Joe Conason

November 6, 2014

New High: 35% Say Job Market Better Than a Year Ago

2014 Midterm Elections: How Did We Do in the Senate Races?

Americans Would Choose to Be Superman

56% of GOP Voters Felt ‘Compelled’ to Vote Vs. 43% of Democrats

58% Own a Pet and Most Consider it a Joy

November 5, 2014

32% Think Doctors Overprescribe Drugs

What’s Next on Obama’s Agenda?

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Grown Children Living With Parents Seen As Bad for Families, Economy

November 4, 2014

Rasmussen Employment Index Down a Point in October

America’s Got the Blues

What America Thinks: Does Your Vote Really Count?

Obama Will Leave the Democrats in Shambles by Michael Barone

Just 4% Say Candidates Keep Their Campaign Promises

The Crystal Ball’s Final 2014 Picks By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Palm Greasing Now Has an App by Froma Harrop

Just 51% Think Most Immigrants Work Hard to Pursue the American Dream

November 3, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 41%

Governor Races Scramble Down to the Wire

GOP Appears on the Brink of Senate Control

78% Say Politicians Play ‘Race Card’ Just to Get Reelected

52% Expect Health Care System To Worsen Under Obamacare

November 2, 2014

Connecticut Governor: Malloy (D) 48%, Foley (R) 47%

Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 55%, Hatch (D) 37%

Obama Full-Month Approval Holds Steady in October

November 1, 2014

New Hampshire Governor: Hassan (D) 51%, Havenstein (R) 42%

Alaska Governor: Walker (I) 50%, Parnell (R) 43%

43% Say There’s No Need for Daylight Saving Time

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


October 31, 2014

New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 52%, Brown (R) 45%

Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 48%, Braley (D) 47%

Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 47%, Begich (D) 42%

62% See GOP Senate Takeover As Likely

25% of Adults Will Get Dressed Up For Halloween

Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking by Michael Barone

October 30, 2014

Americans Favor Halloween Costumes, Candy in School

North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 47%, Tillis (R) 46%

Arkansas Governor: Hutchinson (R) 50%, Ross (D) 43%

Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 51%, Pryor (D) 44%

44% Think Terrorists, Not U.S., Winning War on Terror

Should Obama Campaign in Your State?

Bet on a Republican Senate Majority By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Fannie and Freddie Must Go by Froma Harrop

October 29, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

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

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

South Dakota Senate: Rounds (R) 45%, Weiland (D) 31%, Pressler (I) 20%

Voters Strongly Support Quarantines, State Action to Fight Ebola

Incumbents Always Win By John Stossel

67% Say Colleges Are Better Known For Sports Than Academics

October 28, 2014

8% Think Congress is Doing a Good Job

Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 43%, Cassidy (R) 36%, Maness (R) 13%

Colorado Governor: Beauprez (R) 49%, Hickenlooper (D) 47%

What America Thinks: The Government Won't Give Voters What They Want

Whites Are Much More Likely Than Blacks to See A Divided America

Reagan's Campaign Speech Continues to Reverberate 50 Years Later: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Don't Want to Pay More Taxes for Schools

October 27, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43%, Republicans 41%

Just 15% Think Top-Tier College Athletes Get a Good Education

Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 51%, Udall (D) 45%

Voters Wary of Lone Wolves, Radical Islamic Terrorism

60% Expect Obamacare to Increase Health Care Costs

October 26, 2014

Michigan Senate: Peters (D) 51%, Land (R) 42%

October 25, 2014

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

October 24, 2014

Voters Say Job Creation More Important Than Fighting Global Warming

Kansas Governor: Davis (D) 52%, Brownback (R) 45%

Michigan Governor: Snyder (R) 49%, Schauer (D) 46%

Why the House Will Stay Republican: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Are Arguing Less This Election Cycle

Confidence in U.S. Job Market Jumps

October 23, 2014

54% Think U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

Illinois Governor: Rauner (R) 48%, Quinn (D) 47%

Kansas Senate: Orman (I) 49%, Roberts (R) 44%

Voters Strongly Support Limits on Food Stamp Recipients

Fewer Think U.S. Will Have Another Great Depression

Canada Can Be Tough on Immigration by Froma Harrop

Senate Forecast: Cloudy With a Good Chance of a Republican Majority By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

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

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Up One Point in September

It's Better Now: A Commentary by John Stossel

Fewer Americans Know Someone Who Joined Military to Secure a Job


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