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Most Recent Articles: August 2009

August 31, 2009

Most Voters Say War in Afghanistan Will Worsen In Next Six Months  

Climate Change Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

Americans More Confident About Money They Have In The Bank  

29% Confident That Congress Knows What It’s Doing on Economy  

The End of America's Experiment With Royalty By Michael Barone

August 30, 2009

President Obama Should Pardon CIA Interrogators By Debra J. Saunders

57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress

August 29, 2009

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

August 28, 2009

52% Oppose Plan to Sell Beer Cans With School Colors  

51% Rate Alcohol More Dangerous Than Marijuana

62% Like Tax Cuts Over More Government Spending

39% Like “Cash for Clunkers” Program for Appliances

Law, Not Torture, Protects National Security By Joe Conason

August 27, 2009

Support for Health Care Legislation Has Stopped Falling, But Most Still Opposed

60% Say Media Covers Obama’s Personal Life Too Much

49% Oppose Justice Department Probe of Bush-era CIA  

New Jersey: Christie Still Leads, But It’s Getting Closer  

The Liberal Lion, With Asterisks By Froma Harrop  

Obama's Lyrical Left Struggles With Liberalism By Michael Barone  

The Senator By Susan Estrich

August 26, 2009

19% Say House Prices Will Go Up In Next Year, 27% Expect Them To Go Down  

34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

70% Prefer Government That Provides Fewer Services With Lower Taxes

24% Say Democrats Should Pass Health Care Reform Without GOP Votes  

Americans Rate Government, Self-Employment as Top Job Choices  

Command Decision By Tony Blankley

August 25, 2009

Republicans Maintain Steady Lead on Generic Ballot  

18% Right About "Transformers" Storming the First-Weekend Box Office

Voters Say They Know Health Care Bill Better Than Congress

75% Worried That Gitmo Closing Will Set Dangerous Terrorists Free

50% in Michigan Oppose Housing Gitmo Prisoners in the State

79% Know Someone Out of Work and Looking for Employment  

Children Should Not Be Props on Reality TV By Froma Harrop  

The Mysterious Case of Scottish Justice By Debra J. Saunders

August 24, 2009

82% Oppose Decision To Release Lockerbie Terrorist

63% in Michigan Predict Ford Will Be Most Successful Automaker

53% of Massachusetts Voters Favor Congressional Health Care Plan

In Michigan, 79% Rate Economy as Poor

2010 Massachusetts Governor: Democrat Patrick Loses Ground  

Democrats' Colorado Gold Rush Turns Into a Bust By Michael Barone

August 23, 2009

35% Say 'Cash for Clunkers' Helped Economy, 23% Say It Hurt

Too Big To Vote?: By Debra J. Saunders

August 22, 2009

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

August 21, 2009
This Summer, Cookouts Were Hot, Concerts Were Not

52% in Massachusetts Favor Kennedy’s Request for Interim Replacement

49% Say Workers Should Be Able To Opt Out of Social Security

Georgia GOP Primary: Oxendine Leads By 20, but 31% are Undecided

Georgia 2010 Democratic Primary: Barnes Still Far Ahead for Governor

Georgia: 40% Favor Congressional Health Care Plan

The Netroots Put Winning Ahead of Convictions By Michael Barone

Uncle Al By Susan Estrich

August 20, 2009

Confidence in Stimulus Plan Is Up to 33%

40% Say Cutting Deficit Is Top Priority  

82% Say Their Bank Account Information is Secure  

54% Fear Government Will Do Too Much To Fix Economy  

Middle-aged Rant By Debra J. Saunders  

Obama's Enforcer: Not Really Tough Enough By Joe Conason  

Democrats Must Fix Health Care Alone By Froma Harrop  

August 19, 2009

2010 Florida Senate: Crist 48%, Meek, 29%

34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Without Public Option, Enthusiasm for Health Care Reform, Especially Among Democrats, Collapses

Health Care Rises In Importance But More for Democrats Than Others  

2010 Florida GOP Primary: Crist 53%, Rubio 31%  

Finally, Change We Can Believe In By Tony Blankley  

The Prince By Susan Estrich

August 18, 2009

Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot  

46% Say Colleges Don’t Monitor Student Behavior Enough  

33% Expect U.S. Troops To Be Out of Afghanistan By 2013   39% Blame Obama Policies for Bad Economy  

80% Expect Bad Economy To Lead To More Crime  

Obama in Paradise By Debra J. Saunders

Free-Market Death Panels By Froma Harrop

August 17, 2009

6% Expect Tax Cut During Obama Years

44% Say Admission to National Parks Should Be Free

Election 2010: Illinois Senate Race a Toss-Up

Voters Skeptical About Health Care Reform Claims Made By Pelosi and Hoyer

Only 39% Say Woodstock Could Occur Peacefully Today

Young Voters Should Take Another Look at Obama By Michael Barone

August 16, 2009

The Flight 2816 Fiasco By Debra J. Saunders

August 15, 2009

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

54% Say Passing No Healthcare Reform Better Than Passing Congressional Plan

Two Problems By Susan Estrich

August 14, 2009

17% Say 'American Idol' Will Be Worse Without Abdul

67% Expect DC to Become Even More Partisan

20% Would Buy New Car Online

Voters Say Carter Is Best of Living Ex-Presidents  

Congress Jet-sets Further into the Red By Debra J. Saunders

August 13, 2009

45% of Internet Users Say Charging for Content Will Hurt Newspapers

Voters Give GOP First-Time Lead on Health Care

Most Voters Say Immigration Reform Not Likely to Pass

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey 48%, Specter 36%

Health Reformers Need Not Fear Mob Scenes By Froma Harrop  

The Real Death Panels By Joe Conason  

When Liberal Leaders Confront a Centrist Nation By Michael Barone

August 12, 2009

Pennsylvania Democratic Primary: Specter 47% Sestak 34%

Pennsylvania: 42% Favor Health Care Plan, 53% Opposed  

35% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction  

Support for Congressional Health Care Reform Falls to New Low

66% Oppose Mexican Trucks On U.S. Highways

26% Have Higher Opinion of Bill Clinton Since He Left Office  

North Korea, Iran Rank One, Two on U.S. Enemies List  

Empower the Local Afghan Tribal Chiefs By Tony Blankley

Eunice By Susan Estrich

August 11, 2009

Virginia Governor: McDonnell (R) 47% Deeds (D) 38%  

Republicans Maintain Lead Over Democrats on Generic Ballot  

Canada, Great Britain Seen As America’s Best Friends  

Support for Congressional Health Care Reform Falls to New Low

65% Say They’re Likely to Get Swine Flu Vaccine  

Elderly Swing Against Obama Plan By Dick Morris

Is Crowding Criminogenic? By Debra J. Saunders  

Greedy Geezers Are Not Nice People By Froma Harrop

August 10, 2009

45% Rate Obama Good or Excellent As A Leader, Down 19 Points From January

32% Favor Single-Payer Health Care, 57% Oppose

Americans Still See More Enemies Than Friends In Middle East  

On Health Care, 51% Fear Government More Than Insurance Companies  

Government Health Care in Stealth Mode By Michael Barone  

August 9, 2009

21% Say Vietnam Still An Enemy of U.S., 21% Say Ally  

Rally Round the Flag By Debra J. Saunders  

August 8, 2009

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

August 7, 2009

25% Agree With Pelosi That Health Insurers are ‘Villains’  

As Congress Begins Recess, Voters Give It Weakest Ratings Since Early February

41% View Town Hall Protesters Favorably, 35% Don’t

71% See Book Learning As Key To Success  

Chief Bratton By Susan Estrich

What Are the Birthers Really After? By Joe Conason  

Hazardous to America's Health By Debra J. Saunders  

August 6, 2009

40% Likely To Buy An All-Electric Car In Next 10 Years  

Just 36% Confident Stimulus Money Will Be Used for Roads and Bridges

Krugman Disses Rasmussen Poll - But Forgets to Fact-Check

55% Oppose Commission To Keep News Industry Going  

No, Red States Are Not Better Than Blue States By Froma Harrop  

Vote for the Clunkers By Lawrence Kudlow  

Obama Would Stifle Military and Medical Creativity By Michael Barone

August 5, 2009

33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

71% Say Obama’s Policies Have Driven Up Deficit

54% Favor Middle Class Tax Cuts Over New Health Care Spending

68% Oppose Year-Round Schooling  

Health Politics Quagmire By Tony Blankley  

Happy Endings By Susan Estrich

August 4, 2009

Clinton 51%, Palin 39%  

53% Have Favorable Opinion of Clinton

Generic Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%

54% Oppose More Money for ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program

71% Oppose Teacher Pay Cuts and Furloughs To Help Budgets

Cash for Clunkers Means 'Ca-Ching' for Detroit By Froma Harrop

August 3, 2009

Only 22% Expect Things To Improve in Afghanistan

28% Say U.S. Will Be Number One At End of Century, 37% Disagree

54% Say Tax Hikes Bad for the Economy  

Confidence in U.S. Health Care System Has Grown in Recent Months

Beware the High Cost of Unintended Consequences By Michael Barone  

August 2, 2009

Keep Life Without Parole, Life After Death By Debra J. Saunders  

August 1, 2009

Partisan Trends: Democrats Down Two Points in July

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

Are The Top Journalists Insiders Or Outsiders?: A Commentary By Larry Sabato

Most Oppose Cash for Clunkers, but Many Willing to Take the Money if Offered


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