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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


  June 30, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 38%

Colorado Senate: Udall (D) 43%, Gardner (R) 42%  

71% Think IRS Likely to Have Destroyed E-mails to Hide Guilt

Voters Still Strongly Favor Consumer Choice When It Comes to Health Insurance

June 29, 2014

59% Think Summer Camp Important for Young People

June 28, 2014

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

June 27, 2014

69% Think U.S. Public Schools Don’t Provide A World-Class Education

50% Favor a Government College Rating System

Mississippi Senate: Cochran (R) 48%, Childers (D) 31%

Liberals Champion Freedom of Speech -- Except in Politics By Michael Barone

Voters Blame Bush, Obama Equally for Current Problems in Iraq

June 26, 2014

33% Say Government Should Forgive Student Loans After A Certain Period of Time

Just 40% Approve of Presidential Primary Process

What America Thinks: Seal the Border

Common Core Support Among Those with School-Age Kids Plummets

44% Still Think Benghazi Will Hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016

The Right's Mistake Was Waking the Others by Froma Harrop

Republicans: “Thank God for Mississippi!” By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

June 25, 2014

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

54% Say There’s Too Much Emphasis on Standardized Testing in Schools

New Low: Only 25% Think Their Member of Congress Deserves Reelection

Omission Control: A Commentary By John Stossel

56% Think Oil Companies Will Use Iraq Crisis As Excuse to Raise Gas Prices

June 24, 2014

26% Rate Supreme Court’s Performance Positively

Election 2014: Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) 55%, Goodman (D) 28%

56% Oppose Moving Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Trial Out of Boston

Hispanics Sour on Obama as Young Illegals Surge Across Border: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Should Amazon Just Take Over? A Commentary by Froma Harrop

60% Don’t Think Washington Redskins Should Change Their Name

June 23, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 38%

53% Expect Higher Interest Rates in a Year

Paul, Carson Are Now Hillary’s Closest GOP Challengers

Benghazi: What New Details Reveal About 'Scandal' -- and Its Promoters By Joe Conason

35% Rate Health Care System Poor; 51% Expect it To Get Worse

June 22, 2014

Most Still Think Soccer Has A Long Way To Go in U.S.

June 21, 2014

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

June 20, 2014

50% Say Tax Increases Hurt The Economy

51% in New Jersey Approve of Christie’s Performance

64% Favor Death Penalty for Benghazi Killings Suspect

Are the Two Political Parties About to Crack Up? A Commentary By Michael Barone

New High: 44% Say It's A Good Time to Sell A House

June 19, 2014

74% Expect Higher Grocery Bills Next Year

New Jersey Senate: Booker (D) 48%, Bell (R) 35%  

Use Your Hands: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

39% Will Watch World Cup This Year

Picking Your Primary Poison By Sean Trende

21% Think Government Should Help With Mortgage Payments

June 18, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks About Sending Soldiers Back to Iraq

39% Think U.S. Should Welcome All Immigrants Who Are Willing to Work Hard

Here Comes Tomorrow: A Commentary By John Stossel

55% Expect Government Spending to Go Up Under Obama

June 17, 2014

52% Still Trust America's Banks

39% Expect Their Home’s Value to Go Up in Next Year

New High: 67% Think U.S. Economy Unfair to Middle Class

31% Favor Increasing Legal Immigration If Border Is Secured

Obama Follows Polls in Foreign Policy but Public Turns Against Him By Michael Barone

So Mixed Up on Immigration By Froma Harrop

June 16, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 37%

Voters List Economy, Health Care, Spending As Top Issues

46% Favor U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq to Fight al Qaeda

As Iraq Implodes, Hawks Still Have No Plan -- Except 'Blame Obama' By Joe Conason

48% Think Quality of Care Will Suffer Under Obamacare

June 15, 2014

68% Consider Fatherhood A Man’s Most Important Role

June 14, 2014

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

June 13, 2014

Most Think School Children Should Honor the Flag Every Day

Virginia Senate: Warner (D) 53%, Gillespie (R) 36%

63% View Quick Fixes to Obamacare Unlikely

65% Would Rather Be Called A Good Citizen Than A Patriot

June 12, 2014

29% Favor Ban on Hate Speech

Montana Senate: Daines (R) 53%, Walsh (D) 35%

Opposition to Bergdahl POW Swap Rises to 54%

78% Want to Keep ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ As National Anthem

What Lurks in a Child's Online World? By Froma Harrop

Microscope on Magnolias By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

June 11, 2014

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Alabama Governor: Bentley (R) 55%, Griffith (D) 32%

61% Think America is Too Politically Correct

Libertarians Versus Conservatives By John Stossel

37% of GOP Voters Say Tea Party Will Hurt Their Party in 2014 Elections

June 10, 2014

48% Expect to Earn More Money Next Year

California Governor: Brown (D) 52%, Kashkari (R) 33%

Most Like New EPA Emissions Controls But Say Congress Needs to OK First

85% Express Major Privacy Concerns About Google Glass

Uber Is the Future By Froma Harrop

June 9, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 37%

39% Would Take a Commercial Space Flight

South Dakota Senate: Rounds (R) 44%, Weiland (D) 29%, Pressler (I) 18%

  In Bergdahl Case, 'Conservatives' Ignore Basic American Principles By Joe Conason

50% Say Health Care Law Has Not Impacted Them

June 8, 2014

South Dakota Governor: Daugaard (R) 55%, Wismer (D) 35%

June 7, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

56% Want Federal Spending Cuts Across the Board

Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 49%, Hatch (D) 40%

What America Thinks About Negotiating with Terrorists

Iowa Senate Ernst (R) 45%, Braley (D) 44%

21% Think EPA Actions Help the Economy

Veterans Affairs Scandal Further Discredits Obama's Big Government Policies By Michael Barone

June 5, 2014

45% Think Media Coverage Encourages Copycat Killers

42% Think Their Next Job Will Be Better

42% Think Snowden Is A Spy

Mcdaniel’s ‘Friends and Neighbors’: A Commentary By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Not Much to Lose in Move From Coal: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Fewer Americans Will Cut Their Summer Vacation Spending

June 4, 2014

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Idaho Governor: Otter (R) 50%, Balukoff (D) 36%  

40% Approve of POW/Taliban Prisoner Swap, 43% Oppose

Popular Nonsense: A Commentary by John Stossel

Boehner, Pelosi Are Still Most Unpopular Congressional Leaders

June 3, 2014

Most Voters Still Agree School Food Standards Are Not A Federal Issue

Rasmussen Employment Index Hits Six-Year High in May

Massachusetts, Not VA, Is Obamacare's Future By Froma Harrop

52% Think More Help for the Mentally Ill Will Help Deter Mass Killings

Democrats' Nightmare Scenario for 2016 by Michael Barone

Idaho Senate: Risch (R) 54%, Mitchell (D) 29%

June 2, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 38%

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Up Two Points in May

48% Support Keeping Some U.S. Troops in Afghanistan, 44% Oppose

51% Oppose Obamacare Mandate That All Must Be Insured

June 1, 2014

Pennsylvania Governor: Wolf (D) 51%, Corbett (R) 31%


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