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Most Recent Articles: April 2012

April 30, 2012

Radio Update: 11% Believe War on Terror Is Over

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 40%

Americans Prefer Coke Over Pepsi

66% Prefer Reading Print Newspaper To Online Version

Only 11% Think War on Terror Is Over

Obama Losing Rock-star Status Among Young Voters By Michael Barone

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law; 56% Expect Costs to Rise

April 29, 2012

43% Are Conservative on Money Issues, 13% Liberal

53% View Hillary Clinton Favorably

April 28, 2012

Radio Update: America Evenly Divided On Obama's Approval Rating

Radio Update: Romney Needs To Win All 'Core Four' States, Obama Just Two

58% in Virginia Approve of Governor McDonnell’s Performance

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

April 27, 2012

Radio Update: The Challenging Generation Gap On Medicare

Majority Says GM Ownership Should Have Been Left to Private Sector

Florida: Romney 46%, Obama 45%

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 36%

Condi for Veep? 66% View Former Secretary of State Favorably

Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't By Scott Rasmussen

Partisan Gender Gap Not Just About Women By Alfred J. Tuchfarber

Will GOP Exploit Secret Service and GSA Scandals? By Joe Conason

April 26, 2012

Radio Update: Majority Believes GM Should Have Gone Through Regular Bankruptcy Procedures

Radio Update: Were the Auto Bailouts a Success or a Failure?

Radio Update: The Unsettling News About Consumer Confidence

Most NYC Voters View Firefighters, Police Favorably

41% Think Medicare is a Good Deal for Working Americans

60% Say Focus of Immigration Policy Should Be Border Control

59% View Money-Losing Auto Bailouts As a Failure

77% Say Most Politicians Don’t Keep Campaign Promises

Shrinking Problem: Illegal Immigration From Mexico By Michael Barone

Plan of Attack: Obama, Romney & The Electoral College By Kyle Kondik, Larry J. Sabato and Geoffrey Skelley

Immigration Becomes a New Story By Froma Harrop

April 25, 2012

Radio Update: Control of the Senate is Up For Grabs

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

60% in New York City Approve of Mayor Bloomberg

48% Believe Availability of Student Loans Has Driven Up Tuition Costs

Virginia: Romney 45%, Obama 44%

The Assault on Food: A Commentary by John Stossel

87% Think Media More Interested in Candidate Controversy Than in the Issues

Radio Update: 70 percent Say Working Through College Better Than Student Loans

Radio Update: For Postal Service, Voters Prefer Service Cuts to Government Subsidies

50% Think More Government Regulation Means Less Fairness

April 24, 2012

Manning Most Popular Quarterback in NYC

Radio Update: Romney Holds Slight Edge Over Obama

62% Favor Government Loans for Good Students From Poor Households

Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 45%

 66% Think Most Government Contracts Go To Those With Political Connections

Radio Update: Voters Believe More Government Leads to Less Fairness

Education Replaces Housing as the Bubble Machine By Froma Harrop

Radio Update: Most Voters Support Welcoming Immigration Policy

Most Prefer Cutting Mail Delivery to More Subsidies for the Postal Service

April 23, 2012

44% Blame Government Regulations for Higher Gas Prices

59% Favor Automatic Immigration Checks During All Traffic Stops

Voters See Free Market, Not Government, As What Made America Great

17% Favor Government Regulation of All Executive Pay

Liberal Nostalgiacs Don't Understand Jobs of the Future By Michael Barone

April 22, 2012

23% Will Do Something Special To Celebrate Earth Day

60% Rate U.S. Society as Fair and Decent

April 21, 2012

49% Say Tax Cuts Help The Economy

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

April 20, 2012

Ohio: Obama 46%, Romney 42%

New Low: 47% View Abortion As Morally Wrong Most of the Time

What Mitt Romney Seems to Believe (and Why He's so Disliked): A Commentary By Joe Conason

81% Are Still Confident in Secret Service’s Protection of the First Family

Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 44%, Mandel (R) 41%

The Housing Market Is Depressing America: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

April 19, 2012

18% Say Now’s a Good Time To Sell A Home

65% Trust Jury More Than a Judge

Missouri: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

55% Think Hate Is Growing In America

Dreaming of a New 'Norm' for Executive Pay By Froma Harrop

To Win Burbs, Romney May Pick 'Double-vanilla' Veep By Michael Barone

Missouri Senate: Steelman (R) 49%, McCaskill (D) 42%

April 18, 2012

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

39% Say Community Watch Officers Should Be Allowed To Carry A Gun

Only 49% Say Their Home Is Worth More Now Than When They Bought It

92% Favor Strict Limits on Government To Protect the Individual

Most Favor Stricter Regulation of Coal Plant Emissions But Recognize Energy Will Cost More

The Economy Needs No Conductor By John Stossel

April 17, 2012

35% Say America's Best Days Are in the Future

46% Worry Government Will Do Too Much Trying To Help Economy

55% Say Wealthy Americans Pay Less Than Fair Share in Taxes

21% Expect Home’s Value To Go Up Over Next Year

Radio Update: If You Haven’t Filed Your Taxes Yet, You’re Not Alone

43% Fear IRS More Than TSA

Women, Work, Jobs and Time: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

April 16, 2012

Radio Update: Are Americans Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago?

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 36%

39% Think Media Has Done Poor Job Covering Trayvon Martin Death

Radio Update: Voters Trust Romney More Than Obama On Economy

19% Haven’t Filed Their Income Taxes

73% Think Photo ID Requirement Before Voting Does Not Discriminate

Radio Update: There's A Financial Gender Gap, Too

56% Favor Repeal of National Health Care Law

April 15, 2012

47% Think Interest Rates Will Be Higher A Year From Now

Boehner Is Most Liked Congressional Leader, Pelosi Still Least-Liked

April 14, 2012

46% in Massachusetts Want Supreme Court to Overturn Health Care Law

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

April 13, 2012

31% Favor Getting Rid of the Penny

North Carolina: Romney 46%, Obama 44%

33% Expect Zimmerman To Be Convicted of Murder in Trayvon Martin Case

Christie, Santorum Are Early Veep Favorites

Obama and Romney at the Starting Gate: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

April 12, 2012

58% Have Favorable Opinion of Mike Wallace

47% Say Office Betting Pools Good for the Workplace

Confidence in Fed to Control Inflation Falls Back Below 40%

49% Trust Romney Over Obama on Economy; 39% Trust President More

WOR Radio Network to Launch Daily Updates Hosted by Noted Pollster Scott Rasmussen

36% Say U.S. Spends Too Much on Military and National Security

Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way By Michael Barone

What's in a Name? George W. Regrets Dubbing Those 'Bush Tax Cuts' By Joe Conason

April 11, 2012

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Massachusetts: Obama 51%, Romney 40%

North Carolina Governor: McCrory (R) 45%, Dalton (D) 36%

43% Have Gone Through A Week Without Paying Cash

Can Government Do Anything Well?: A Commentary by John Stossel

44% Now See Auto Bailouts As Good for America

April 10, 2012

48% Still Question Stability of U.S. Banks

New Mexico: Obama 52%, Romney 36%

Massachusetts Senate: Warren (D) 46%, Brown (R) 45%

44% Think EPA Actions Hurt The Economy

Being in a Disaster as It Unfolds By Froma Harrop

36% Say There Are Too Many Competing State Lotteries

April 9, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 40%

44% See More Government Hiring of Unemployed As Bad, 38% Say Good

36% Say Better to Invest in Fossil Fuels Than in Alternative Energy

Supreme Court’s Ratings Jump Following Health Care Hearings

Most Voters Trust Their Own Economic Judgment More than Obama, Romney

Can Romney Show Voters That Obama Is Out of Date? By Michael Barone

April 8, 2012

48% Believe Easter One of Most Important Holidays

April 7, 2012

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

77% Believe Jesus Rose From the Dead

April 6, 2012

56% Still Have Unfavorable Opinion of Tiger Woods

Obama Leads Romney, Santorum By Three in Core Four States (FL, NC, OH, VA)

Only 15% Think Supreme Court Limits Government Too Much

Americans Still Think Government Employees Work Less, Earn More

Colleges Skimp on Science, Spend Big on Diversity By Michael Barone

And They Wonder Why Voters Are Angry By Scott Rasmussen

April 5, 2012

74% Have Unfavorable Opinion of Lindsay Lohan

20% of Football Fans Say Punishment For Saints Coaches Too Severe

53% Say Obama is Governing Like a Partisan Democrat

48% Know Someone Who Has Given Up Looking for Work

Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

The High Court's Supremely Unethical Activists: A Commentary By Joe Conason

The Car the Right Wing Can't Kill: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

60% View Al Sharpton Unfavorably

April 4, 2012

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Montana: Romney, Santorum Still Lead Obama

New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 46%, Wilson (R) 42%

53% of Republicans See Tea Party As Political Plus; 32% of Democrats Say Same of Occupy

Americans Are More Skeptical Than Ever About Fairness of Tax System

Let's Give the Fed Some Competition By John Stossel

April 3, 2012

59% Say Pete Rose Should Be in Hall of Fame

35% Still Haven’t Filed Their Taxes

Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 47%, Tester (D) 44%

Rasmussen Employment Index Dips Following Recent High

Obama Full-Month Approval Index Slips in March 

6% Rate Congress’ Job Performance As Good or Excellent

April 2, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 39%

52% in Wisconsin Support Recall of Governor Walker

Partisan Trends: Republicans 36.4% Democrats 33.4%

55% Favor Creation of U.S. Anti-Missile System

Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again: A Commentary By Michael Barone

New High: 61% See Repeal of Health Care Law As Likely

Voters See Romney As Leader of GOP, Boehner Second

April 1, 2012

76% of Football Fans Have Favorable Opinion of Tebow

49% Trust Republicans on Economy, 38% Trust Democrats More 


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