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April 15, 2014

84% Consider the Level of Prom Spending Too High

54% Think Increased Reliance on Internet Makes U.S. Economy More Vulnerable

88% Plan to File Income Taxes by Today; 53% Question Fairness of Tax System

Dems Play Politics With Bogus 77-cent Differential in Male-Female Pay By Michael Barone

Just 16% Think Most in Congress Pay All Their Taxes

April 14, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 38%

Election 2014: Illinois Governor

12% Expect Quicker Fixes to Health Care Law with Sebelius Gone

82% Rate the Health Care They Receive As Good or Excellent

April 13, 2014

72% Think It Would Be Better if Most in Congress Are Not Reelected

April 12, 2014

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

April 11, 2014

19% Think Federal Government Has Consent of the Governed

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

59% of GOP Voters Say Republicans in Congress Out of Touch with Party’s Base

56% Say American Society is Fair and Decent

If You Think the Sky is Falling, Check out the Prophecies of the 1970s by Michael Barone

April 10, 2014

68% Say Frivolous Lawsuits Are Driving Up Health Care, Insurance Costs

78% View Politicians As Less Ethical Than Those in Other Professions

63% Think Members of Congress Are Overpaid

48% Think America’s Best Days Are in the Past

Is the Republican Presidential Vote Inefficiently Distributed? By Sean Trende

Let There Be Light on Health Spending By Froma Harrop

April 9, 2014

30% Say U.S. is Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks About Obamacare: More Sign-Ups, More Unpopular

Nebraska Senate: Sasse (R) 52%, Domina (D) 27%

Ukrainians, and Americans, are the Children of History By Michael Barone

Taxing Life Away By John Stossel

31% Believe U.S. Has Crony Capitalist System

April 8, 2014

56% Think There Are Too Many Lawyers in U.S.

Ellen, Colbert Are Leading Favorites for Letterman Job

US and Canada: Together at Last? - A Commentary By Froma Harrop

23% Rate Obamacare A Success; 62% Think GOP Repeal Likely

47% Blame Humans for Global Warming

April 7, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 39%

50% Are Less Likely To Vote for Another Bush in the White House

73% View Girl Scouts Favorably

54% Say Government Should Regulate Campaign Contributions

53% Expect Quality of Care To Suffer Under Health Care Law

April 6, 2014

Dodgers, Red Sox Top Fans' 2014 World Series Picks

April 5, 2014

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

April 4, 2014

13% Think They’ll Be Earning Less Money in a Year

Florida is The Favorite to Win Men’s NCAA Championship

Favorables for Boy Scouts Fall to 59%

Millennials Choose the Path of Least Resistance - A Commentary By Michael Barone

60% Favor Plan to Offer Citizenship In Exchange for Military Service

April 3, 2014

40% Say Their Current Job Offers Better Advancement Opportunities

32% Favor Release of Israeli Spy Pollard to Help Peace Talks

47% in New Jersey Now Less Likely to Vote for Christie for President

51% Are Concerned About the Safety of Vaccinations for Children

April 2, 2014

28% Say U.S. is Heading in Right Direction

 24% Support Amnesty for Edward Snowden

What America Thinks About Big-Time College Athletics and the NCAA

65% Think IRS Should Stay Focused on Taxes, Not Obamacare

Gambling and Government by John Stossel

24% Give NCAA High Marks for Policing College Athletics

April 1, 2014

Rasmussen Employment Index Reaches Six-Year High

Obama’s Job Approval Rating Drops Two Points in March

25% Favor Allowing College Athletes to Unionize

39% See More Awareness and Detection As Reason for Rise in Autism Cases

Dems Shouldn't Run Away From Obamacare By Froma Harrop

Obama's Top-and-Bottom Coalition Shows Signs of Strain By Michael Barone


March 31, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 38%

53% Oppose Stricter Gun Control Laws

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

46% Oppose Health Care Law’s Individual Insurance Mandate

March 30, 2014

47% Think It Will Take More Than Three Years For Housing Prices to Recover

March 29, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

44% View Secretary of State Kerry Favorably

New Low: Just 24% Think Economy Will Be Stronger in a Year

What America Thinks: The 2014 U.S. Senate Races … So Far

65% Favor Continued U.S. Involvement in NATO

Obama's 'Flexibility' Leads to a Dangerous World By Michael Barone

20% See Obama’s Leadership Style As Too Confrontational

March 27, 2014

18% Think U.S. Public Schools Provide World-Class Education

Americans Still Like Ford Better Than Chrysler, GM

Iowa Senate: Braley (D) 41%, Jacobs (R) 38%

Two-Track Minds on Security and Privacy By Froma Harrop

Putting Their Eggs in the Wrong Midterm Basket By Geoffrey Skelley

32% Say It’s a Good Time to Sell a Home

March 26, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks About the Missing Plane and Air Travel

43% Say U.S. Justice System Unfair to Most Americans

49% Support Religious Exemption from Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate

55% View Vladimir Putin Very Unfavorably

March 25, 2014

13% Are Very Likely To Buy or Lease a Car This Year

78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote

Just 11% Think Economic Sanctions Likely to Make Russia Give Up Crimea

The Impossible Case of Sandoval-Perez By Froma Harrop

Hillary Clinton Won't Have an Easy Ride to Presidency By Michael Barone

20% Expect to Travel Less in 2014

March 24, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 37%

Alaska Senate: Treadwell (R) 47%, Begich (D) 43%

54% Think Real Cause of Malaysian Plane's Disappearance May Never Be Known

Voters Still Strongly Favor Health Insurance Choice Based on Costs

March 23, 2014

New Low: 18% Say Their Home Worth Less Than When They Bought It

March 22, 2014

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

March 21, 2014

45% Rate Obama Positively on National Security

36% Expect Their Home’s Value To Go Up In Next Year

Incumbents, Beware: Just 29% Think You Deserve Reelection to Congress

Having a Venerable Name Can Be a Key to Upward Mobility by Michael Barone

69% Think Middle Class Pays Larger Share in Taxes Than Wealthy Do

March 20, 2014

24% Say They Are Paying Higher Interest Rates Than A Year Ago

51% Have Filed Their Income Taxes

61% Oppose U.S. Giving Up Control Over Internet

69% Say Arrival of Spring Puts Them in a Better Mood

Yawning at Anonymous Posts By Froma Harrop

2016 Republican Presidential Update: A New, Familiar Name at the Top By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

March 19, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: GOP, Democrats Don't See Eye-to-Eye on Taxes, Spending

Montana Senate: Daines (R) 51%, Walsh (D) 37%

Spring Clean Government By John Stossel

41% Say Expanding Overtime Pay Will Hurt Businesses

84% Are Paying More For Groceries Than a Year Ago

March 18, 2014

52% Think U.S. Economy Unfair to Those Willing to Work Hard

63% Oppose Adding Members to the House of Representatives

Democratic Strategists in 2014 Are Like French Generals in 1940 A Commentary By Michael Barone

52% Support U.S. Diplomatic Action Against Russia Over Crimea

People Sin, Not Music Festivals - A Commentary by Froma Harrop

51% Remain Confident in U.S. Banking System

March 17, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 38%, Republicans 39%

6% Consider St. Patrick’s Day One of the Most Important Holidays

New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 50%, Brown (R) 41%

53% Expect Health System To Get Worse Under Obamacare

March 16, 2014

New Low: 47% Say Tax Cuts Help The Economy

Senate Update: Domino Effects By Kyle Kondik

March 15, 2014

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

March 14, 2014

What America Thinks: Parental Control

56% Say Any Good Student Who Wants to Go to College Can Find a Way

43% Favor Gay Marriage, 43% Oppose

67% Think CIA May Have Undercut Senate Investigation

62% Say It’s Very Important For Children to Grow Up in Two-Parent Home

March 13, 2014

20% Rate the News Media As Very Trustworthy

Just 27% Think SATs Should Be a Major Factor in College Admission

60% Say Air Travel Can Never Be Made Completely Safe from Terrorism

41% in Wisconsin Would Vote for Walker for President

The Limited Meaning of Florida’s Special House Election By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

Hipsters Have Children, Too By Froma Harrop

March 12, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Is College These Days Worth the Cost?

Election 2014: Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 45%, Burke (D) 45%

7% Think Parents Should Be Required to Support Children Over 18

War on Women By John Stossel

60% Think More Government Spending, Higher Taxes Hurt the Economy

March 11, 2014

61% See Shale Oil Development As Likely to End U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil

Election 2014 - Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D) Leads Top GOP Challengers

For Good Highways, Use Tolls and Ditch the Gasoline Tax -- A Commentary By Michael Barone

Size of State Governments Not Washington's Business - A Commentary By Froma Harrop

66% Favor Taking Sexual Assault Cases Away From Military Commanders

Americans Still Think Government Workers Have It Better

March 10, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 39%

Colorado Senate: Udall (D) 42%, Gardner (R) 41%

50% Think Obama Has Raised Spending Too Much

58% Expect Health Care Costs to Go Up Under Obamacare

March 9, 2014

37% Say More Government Hiring Would Be Good For Economy

March 8, 2014

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

March 7, 2014

Just 33% See the Purpose of Daylight Saving Time

46% Know Someone Who Has Given Up Looking for A Job

What America Thinks: Is America Watching What It’s Eating?

36% Favor Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags in Their State

Lying Again? Scholars Detect Deception in Ryan's Poverty Report by Jone Conason

Obama's Mistaken Belief That Others See the World as He Sees It By Michael Barone

New High: 56% View Boehner Unfavorably

March 6, 2014

Americans Rank Cancer As Nation's Worst Disease

Only 26% Think U.S. Spends Too Much on Defense

2016? Hillary Clinton 47%, Jeb Bush 33%

Who Belongs Downtown? By Froma Harrop

55% in Texas Like Job Rick Perry Is Doing As Governor

March 5, 2014

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Is U.S. Getting Cold War Jitters?

Texas Governor: Abbott (R) 53%, Davis (D) 41%

22% Expect a Cure for Alzheimer’s in Next 10 Years

Budget Baloney By John Stossel

Only 12% Rarely or Never Check Food Nutrition Labels

March 4, 2014

67% Consider Themselves Healthy Eaters

Rasmussen Employment Index Gains Two Points in February

16% Think Young Blacks Better Off Under Obama

Where Anyone Can Act -- A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Don't Write Those Tea Party Obituaries Just Yet -- A Commentary By Michael Barone

Just 23% Think Government Spending Cuts Likely Over Next Few Years

March 3, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 36%

Obama's Job Approval Is Up by One in February

37% Favor Diplomatic Action Against Russia Over Ukraine

33% Say They’ve Been Personally Hurt by Health Care Law

To Defeat GOP's Restrictive Voting Laws, Debunk 'Voter Fraud' By Joe Conason

March 2, 2014

25% Think High School Graduates Have Skills Needed For A Job

March 1, 2014

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


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