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Most Recent Articles: August 2010

August 31, 2010

37% Say Government Does Less Than Adequate Job Ensuring Restaurants are Clean and Sanitary  

Moviegoers Pick “Inception,” “Toy Story 3” as Summer’s Best Films  

Rasmussen Employment Index Shows Little Change in August

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) 45% Sestak (D) 39% 

75% Say Congress Should Cut Its Own Pay Until Budget is Balanced

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) 44% Fisher (D) 39%

Balance of Power: Ohio Senate Race Moves to Toss-Up From Leans GOP

Colorado Governor: All Candidates Losing Ground While Hickenlooper (D) Still Leads

August 30, 2010

Colorado Senate: Buck (R) 47% Bennet (D) 44%

38% Say Most Judges Too Liberal, 18% Say Too Conservative

58% Favor Repeal of the Health Care Law, 36% Are Opposed

Boehner's Pro-Growth Message by Lawrence Kudlow

Arizona Governor: Brewer 57% Goddard 38%

August 29, 2010

Viewers Pick 'Glee,' 'The Good Wife' for Top Emmy Honors

Oklahoma Senate: Coburn (R) 67%, Rogers (D) 24%

65% in Illinois Are Angry at Federal Government’s Policies   

August 28, 2010

61% Say Finding New Energy Sources More Important Than Conservation

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

52% in California Say Most Members of Congress Would Sell Their Vote   

South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) 63%, Greene (D) 19%

August 27, 2010

Oklahoma Governor: Fallin (R) 52%, Askins (D) 37%  

57% Oppose Taxpayer Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Republican Hopefuls Barely Ahead in Wisconsin Governor's Race  

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 41%, Sink (D) 36%, Chiles (I) 8%   

Ready, Fire, Aim by Susan Estrich

August 26, 2010

New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) 48%, Denish (D) 43%

Most Americans Favor Law Against Those Who Falsely Claim Military Honors

North Korea, Iran Still Head The List of U.S. Enemies

Voters Now Trust Republicans More On All 10 Key Issues

Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 40%, Crist (I) 30%, Meek (D) 21%

Incumbent Defeats By The Numbers By Larry J. Sabato

The Mosque and the 'American Street' by Froma Harrop

Utah Senate: Lee (R) 54%, Granato (D) 29%

California Governor: Whitman (R) 48%, Brown (D) 40%

Redistricting Could Prolong the Democrats' Pain By Michael Barone

August 25, 2010

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction 

Wisconsin Senate:  Johnson (R) 47%, Feingold (D) 46% 

California Senate: Boxer (D) 44%, Fiorina (R) 43%

26% Say They’re Part of Tea Party Movement Or Know Someone Who Is

Prelude to Appeasement by Tony Blankley

Leaving Home by Susan Estrich

Illinois Senate: Giannoulias (D) 42%, Kirk (R) 40%

August 24, 2010

54% View Michelle Obama Favorably

79% Trust Their Doctor

Illinois Governor:  Brady (R) 46%, Quinn (D) 37%   

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 51%, Carnahan (D) 40%

Americans Still Say Canada, Great Britain Are U.S.’s Top Allies

Oregon Governor: Dudley (R) 45%, Kitzhaber 44%

38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt 

August 23, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 47%, Democrats 38%

75% Say They Have Returned A Lost Wallet

48% Say Obama’s Views Are Extreme; 51% Say Hillary Is Mainstream

Texas Governor:  Perry (R) 49%, White (D) 41% 

56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law; 54% Say Law Is Bad for Country  

Stimulus and Health Care Have Democrats on Defensive By Michael Barone

Many More Now Following Mosque Controversy – And Don’t Like It

August 22, 2010

A Federal Law Against Lying By Debra J. Saunders

62% in Ohio Favor Extension of Bush Tax Cuts

Colts, Cowboys Top Picks for Super Bowl

Alabama Senate: Shelby (R) 60%, Barnes (D) 28%

August 21, 2010

61% in Pennsylvania Favor Extension of Bush Tax Cuts 

Barney Frank Comes Home to the Facts By Lawrence Kudlow

Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) 53%, Keet (R) 33%

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

August 20, 2010

52% Believe Americans are Basically Honest 

Maryland Senate: Mikulski (D) 55%, Wargotz (R) 39% 

52% Concerned About Safety of Vaccines

Alabama Governor: Bentley (R) 58%, Sparks (D) 34% 

Reid Now Nearly Tied With Pelosi In Terms of Unfavorability 

Ground Zero on the Tolerance Issue by Debra J. Saunders

Wyoming Governor: Mead (R) 58%, Petersen (D) 24% 

The Senate: All Classes Aren't Equal By Larry J. Sabato 

Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 65%, Lincoln (D) 27% 

“What’s good for the GOP goose…” By Howard Rich

August 19, 2010

Rhode Island Governor: Caprio (D) Pulls Ahead 

57% Say Economy has Caused Family Stress

Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) 52% Reid (D) 36%

82% Say Voters Should Be Required to Show Photo ID

51% Say U.S. Should Help Israel If It Attacks Iran

Washington Senate: Murray (D) 48% Rossi (R) 44% 

Washington Saved Our Economic Hide By Froma Harrop

Big Government Forgets How to Build Big Projects By Michael Barone

Maryland Governor: O’Malley (D) 45%, Ehrlich (R) 44%

Courage and Lower Manhattan By Joe Conason

August 18, 2010

44% Say Teachers Should Not Be Paid For Summer Vacation

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction   

60% of Voters Say Most in Congress Don't Care What They Think

Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) 49%, Conway (D) 40%

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) 48%, Onorato (D) 38%

Nevada Senate: Reid (D) 47%, Angle (R) 47%

Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 48%, Strickland (D) 40%   

Summertime 2010 By Tony Blankley

Arnold and Jerry Take a Legal Holiday By Debra J. Saunders

August 17, 2010

69% Say Americans are Becoming More Rude, Less Civilized

56% Say Government Should Keep Out of Housing Market

Voters Less Critical of Response to Gulf Oil Leak by Obama, Oil Companies

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) 46% Sestak (D) 37% 

Lessons of the Summer Swoon by Lawrence Kudlow

Just 37% Say Their Congress Member Deserves Reelection 

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) 45%, Fisher (D) 37%

The Real JetBlue Heroes By Froma Harrop

58% Favor English-Only Election Ballots

Flaws Aside, Rosty and Stevens Put Public First By Michael Barone

August 16, 2010

48% Say It’s Too Easy To Get An Abortion in America

Generic Ballot: Republican 48%, Democrat 36% 

Only 18% Expect Their Home’s Value To Increase Over the Next Year 

Connecticut Governor: Malloy (D) 48%, Foley (R) 33% 

Maine Governor: LePage (R) 38%, Mitchell (D) 30%, Cutler (I) 16% 

65% of Voters Are Angry At Federal Government’s Policies 

60% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 50% Say Repeal Would Benefit Economy 

North Dakota House: Berg (R) 53%, Pomeroy (D) 44% 

August 15, 2010

Real Tax Increases, Real Consequences: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders 

54% in Illinois Say No To Abolishing Death Penalty 

14% Say Job Market Better Than Year Ago, 46% Say Worse 

North Dakota Senate: Hoeven (R) 69%, Potter (D) 25% 

August 14, 2010

The Working Poor: 16% of All Workers 

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

Georgia Senate: Isakson (R) 55%, Thurmond (D) 41% 

60% in Florida Favor Arizona-Like Immigration Law in Their State 

August 13, 2010 

Georgia Governor: Deal (R) 51%, Barnes (D) 42%

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) 47% McMahon (R) 40%

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D) 45%, Emmer 36%, Horner (I) 10%

Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D) 43%, Maes (R) 31%, Tancredo (ACP) 18%

Most Oppose Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Obama’s Transparency Charade Continues By Howard Rich   

Birth Days, Death Days By Susan Estrich

Blood Diamonds Meet U.N. Swells By Debra J. Saunders

August 12, 2010

34% Say U.S.-Israel Relationship Will Get Worse

70% Say D.C. Politics Will Be More Partisan Over Next Year 

77% Think U.S. Nuclear Weapons Arsenal is Important to National Security 

Colorado Senate: Buck (R) 46%, Bennet (D) 41% 

Illinois Governor: Brady (R) 48%, Quinn (D) 35% 

Most Voters Say Obama, Congressional Democrats More Liberal Than They Are 

The Racists Return: A Commentary By Joe Conason 

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 49%, Barrett (D) 41% 

Obama's State Capitalism: A Failure of Modesty: A Commentary By Michael Barone 

Regulation Made Canada Fat and Happy: A Commentary By Froma Harrop 

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 50%, Carnahan (D) 43% 

August 11, 2010

49% Say Elections are Fair to Voters 

Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) 47%, Feingold (D) 46% 

30% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction 

'We Socialists' vs. 'We the People': A Commentary By Tony Blankley 

27% Looking For Job Outside Current Company 

57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme

Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 38% Crist (I) 33% Meek (D) 21%

Illinois Senate: Kirk (R) 40%, Giannoulias (D) 40%

Coffee, Tea or Me By Susan Estrich   

August 10, 2010

Tennessee Governor: Haslam (R) 56%, McWherter (D) 31%  

Only 4% Have Gambled on the Internet; 44% Think It Should Be Illegal

Just 28% of California Voters Now Have Favorable View of Waters

59% Say A-Bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Was A Good Decision

New Hampshire Governor: Lynch (D) 50%, Stephen (R) 39%

Scorecard Ratings: Governor's Races in 13 States Now Seen As Toss-Ups

Voters Strongly Believe Most in Congress Are For Sale 

Indiana Senate: Coats (R) 50%, Ellsworth (D) 29% 

A Question of Citizenship By Debra J. Saunders

Iowa Senate: Grassley (R) 55%, Conlin (D) 35% 

August 9, 2010

Generic Ballot: Republican 46%, Democrat 39%

16% Say Congress Doing A Good or Excellent Job; 56% Say Poor

Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 52%, Culver (D) 36% 

58% Oppose Federal Mortgage Forgiveness Plan for Troubled Homeowners 

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law 

Republicans Ask 'What Do I Do Now?' By Michael Barone 

New Hampshire Senate: Ayotte (R) 51%, Hodes (D) 38% 

August 8, 2010

Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 57%, Holland (D) 34%

44% of Adults Eating Out Less Than Six Months Ago

Why Voters Should Tell Sacramento To Bag It By Debra J. Saunders   

A Democratic Panic Attack? By Lawrence Kudlow  

August 7, 2010

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

South Dakota Governor: Daugaard (R) 59%, Heidepriem (D) 27%

62% Favor Sales Tax Holidays for School Shopping

Voters in California Evenly Divided over Affirmative Action Programs 

The Washington War on Investment By Lawrence Kudlow

August 6, 2010

84% of North Carolina Voters View John Edwards Unfavorably  

Delaware Senate: Castle (R) 49%, Coons (D) 37% 

South Dakota House: Noem (R) 51%, Herseth-Sandlin (D) 42%

California Governor: Brown (D) 43%, Whitman (R) 41% 

North Carolina Senate: Burr (R) 49%, Marshall (D) 40% 

Just 9% Want No Limits on What Federal Government Can Do 

The Record-Setting Midterm of 2010 By Larry J. Sabato 

Rangel Scandal Reveals Extent of Capitol Corruption By Howard Rich 

August 5, 2010

Kansas Senate: Moran (R) 61%, Johnston (D) 28% 

Americans Still Regard Congress As Least Respected Profession 

64% Support Offshore Oil Drilling, 55% Favor Deepwater Drilling 

46% Expect Situation in Afghanistan to Get Worse in Next Six Months 

54% Oppose Health Insurance Requirement in New Health Law 

November Congressional Elections Could Be Replay of 1966 Midterms By Michael Barone

The Judge Has Spoken -- Whether You Like It or Not By Debra J. Saunders 

California Senate: Boxer (D) 45%, Fiorina (R) 40% 

Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 45%, Strickland (D) 42% 

Defending the Mosque By Joe Conason 

August 4, 2010

55% Express 'Sticker Shock' Over Tax Credits for Electric Cars 

How Rasmussen Reports Determines Balance of Power Rankings 

Ohio Senate: Portman (R) 44%, Fisher (D) 40% 

54% Favor Extension of Bush Tax Cuts 

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 35% Sink (D) 31% Chiles (I) 16%

The Rangel Center for Public Service By Debra J. Saunders 

Does He Get It? By Susan Estrich

60% Say Most in Congress Can’t Be Trusted With Top Secret Information

Discover(R) U.S. Spending MonitorSM Drops 1.9 Points in July

Wiki Espionage By Tony Blankley

August 3, 2010

55% Favor FCC Regulation of TV and Radio

New York Senate: Gillibrand Still Faces Little Threat From GOP Challengers   

Colorado Governor: Tancredo’s Entry Splits GOP Vote

Americans Are More Open to Buying an Electric Car - Until They Know the Cost

67% Say Disclosure of Afghanistan War Secrets Hurts U.S. National Security   

South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) 62%, Greene (D) 20%  

67% of Political Class Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction, 84% of Mainstream Disagrees

South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) 62%, Greene (D) 20%

Voters Want Super-sized Government to Crash Diet By Michael Barone

The Real Illegal Immigration Story By Froma Harrop

August 2, 2010

Arizona Senate: McCain (R) 53%, Glassman (D) 34%

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 38% 

Partisan Trends: 35.4% Democrat, 31.8% Republican

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month

57% Say Health Care Plan Bad For the Country, 59% Favor Repeal

48% Blame Obama for Bad Economy, 47% Blame Bush

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) 50%, Onorato (D) 39%

South Carolina Governor: Haley (R) 49%, Sheheen (D) 35% 

August 1, 2010

56% in New York Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill 

44% Expect A Tax Increase Under Obama

65% Say New Sources of Energy More Important Than Conservation