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Most Recent Articles: August 2011

August 31, 2011

16% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

41% Say Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather, 43% Disagree

30% Favor Federal Government Temporarily Hiring One Million People

57% Report Paying More For Gas Compared To Six Months Ago

Obama's Last Economic Policy Chance By Tony Blankley

August 30, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 48%, Obama 40%

Ratings For Congress Remain At Record Lows

Rasmussen Employment Index Falls To 2011 Low

Steve Jobs Told Us What We Wanted: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

43% Now View 'Tea Party' Label As A Negative

62% Lack Confidence Government Will Spend New Infrastructure Money the Right Way

August 29, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 36%

69% Concerned About Economic Impact Of Hurricane Irene

38% Agree With Perry’s Goal of Making Washington, DC Inconsequential, 34% Don’t

Voters Express Stronger Enthusiasm for Health Care Repeal

Obama and His Rivals Duck the Entitlement Crisis By Michael Barone

81% Following Hurricane Irene, 63% Like News Coverage

August 28, 2011

35% Say They’re Overweight

August 27, 2011

74% Say Americans Watch Too Much TV

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

August 26, 2011

55% Say Abortion Morally Wrong Most of the Time

26% Say U.S. Public Schools Provide World-Class Education

54% Say States Should Be Able To Opt Out of Federal Programs

New Low: 29% Give Obama Good or Excellent Marks on Economy

August 25, 2011

65% Trust Their Own Economic Judgment Over Obama’s

Economy Still Top Issue on Voters’ Minds

50% Believe Fed Government Has Too Much Influence Over States, 11% Say Not Enough

49% Say Illegal Immigrants Perform Jobs U.S. Citizens Won’t Do

Scott Brown No Shoe-in for Re-election in Mass By Froma Harrop

Traveling Back to the Future on Intercity Buses By Michael Barone

August 24, 2011

14% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

64% Say Primary Objective of Businesses: Create Jobs

Obama 43% Perry 40%

45% Say Government Should Reduce Spending on Roads and Highways Until Budget is Balanced

GOP Voters Put A Bit More Faith in Candidate’s Private Sector Experience

August 23, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 48%, Obama 43%

18% Predict Super Bowl Win For New England Patriots

 Obama 39%, Paul 38%

Most Voters Oppose Public Schooling, Tuition Breaks, Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

'Enforcement' of Immigration Laws Already Here By Froma Harrop

Only 20% Think Government Anti-Poverty Programs Really Work

August 22, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

Obama 50%, Palin 33%

Only 12% Think U.S. Should Step Up Involvement in Syria

Same-Sex Marriage Moving Toward the Mainstream: A Commentary By Michael Barone

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

42% Say U.S. Corporations Don’t Pay Enough in Taxes

August 21, 2011

71% Say Too Many People Get Welfare Who Shouldn't

August 20, 2011

Voters Put Border Control Ahead of Amnesty by 2-1 Margin

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

August 19, 2011

55% Say Their Home Worth More Than What They Owe

Many See Those in 'Poverty' As Not So Poor

Voters Like Government Student Loans, Frown on Pell Grants That Don’t Have To be Repaid

In Iowa, It's Up Close and Personal: A Commentary By Kyle Kondik

The Commentary Pages Are No Tea Party: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

58% of GOP Primary Voters See Tea Party As A Plus for Republicans in 2012

August 18, 2011

Homeowners Remain Pessimistic About Home Values Over Next Year

28% Say They’re Conservative On Both Fiscal and Social Issues

49% Concerned Efforts To Identify Illegal Immigrants Will Violate Civil Rights

68% Expect DC Politics to Become Even More Partisan

The Dirty Thirties By Larry J. Sabato

Harry S. Obama? By Michael Barone

August 17, 2011

15% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction 

New High: 62% Expect To Pay Higher Interest Rates Next Year

20% Now Support U.S. Military Action in Libya

New Low: Only 15% Now Expect Situation in Afghanistan To Improve Over Next Six Months

Perry’s Red-Hot Bernanke Slam: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

More Voters Than Ever Worry the Government Will Not Do Enough to Help the Economy

August 16, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 48%, Obama 42%

GOP Primary: Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%

75% Favor Big Cuts in Mail Delivery Rather Than Give More Money to Postal Service

Perfect Economic Storm Leads to Record-low Sentiments

58% Want to End Small Business Administration Loan Guarantees

Putting England Back Together Again By Froma Harrop

Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government Spending

August 15, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 39%

Most Americans Still Think Those in Private Sector Work Harder, Earn Less Than Government Employees

71% Think Private Sector Better Than Government At Measuring Technology Potential

GOP Has Momentum, Needs Clear Direction: A Commentary By Michael Barone

54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 46% Say Repeal Likely

64% Favor Lower Tax Rates With Fewer Deductions

August 14, 2011

54% See Obama As More Liberal Than They Are

 New High: 93% Say They're Paying More for Groceries Than A Year Ago

August 13, 2011

34% Say London Rioting Could Force Move of 2012 Olympics 

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

August 12, 2011

Voters Favor Tax Cuts Over Government Job Programs

Rasmussen talks GOP debate, Iowa straw poll this Sunday

44% Say U.S. and Allies Winning War on Terror

48% Think Spending Cuts Could Trigger Violence

President Wins Approval from 85% of Liberal Democrats, 67% of Conservative Democrats

Letting States Make Policy By Froma Harrop

Franken Calls for Oversight of Ratings Agencies By Joe Conason

August 11, 2011

58% Favor Sales Tax Holidays for School Shopping

37% Confident in U.S. Banking System

59% Want Troops Home from Afghanistan

24% Say Government Should Hire Long-Term Unemployed

It's Debatable By Larry J. Sabato

Bachmann Shows Why She's the Straw Poll Favorite By Michael Barone

August 10, 2011

16% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

54% Predict Government Spending Will Go Up Under Obama, Lowest Finding of Presidency

Voters Continue to See Congressional Democrats, Republicans as Extreme

Voters Still Express More Confidence in Tea Party Than in Congress

The End of the World Is not Nigh By Tony Blankley

62% Understand That Spending Cuts Really Means Slowing Pace of Spending

August 9, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 46%, Obama 43%

67% Favor Finding Spending Cuts in All Government Programs

50% Say U.S. Job Market Worse Now Than A Year Ago

50% Favor Jobs Tax Credits for Hiring Young Veterans

No Time to Panic This Economy Can Hold Up: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

This Is What Happens When a City Goes Bankrupt: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

What Double Dip? Americans Say the Recession Never Ended

August 8, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 39%

Fewer Voters Than Ever Believe U.S. Elections are Fair

29% Say Tea Party Members Are Terrorists, 55% Disagree 

52% Say Health Care Law Will Increase Deficit, 54% Favor Its Repeal 

Americans Want the Honor of 'Earned Success' By Michael Barone

Iowa Caucus: Bachmann, Romney and Paul on Top

August 7, 2011

New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed

August 6, 2011

67% Say Economy Causing Family Stress 

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

More Obama Spending Won’t Do It. And stocks know it By Lawrence Kudlow

August 5, 2011

62% Think Congress Unlikely to Cut Spending As Promised by One Trillion Dollars Over Next 10 Years

71% Support Five-Year Lobbying Ban For Ex-Members of Congress

54% Think Obama’s Reelection At Least Somewhat Likely

"Safe" To Vote No: Analyzing The Debt Ceilng Vote By Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Isaac Wood

91% Think Emergency Rooms Should Treat Those Without Health Insurance

August 4, 2011

76% Say Americans Becoming More Rude, Less Civilized

39% Say Health Insurance Companies Should Be Required to Cover Contraceptives

Vote for Bailouts Could Hurt Potential GOP Presidential Candidates

29% Favor Automatic Spending Cuts If Congress Doesn’t Reduce Spending By $1.5 Trillion

62% Would Vote to Replace Entire Congress

No Recession: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

August 3, 2011

68% Say U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

14% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction, Lowest Since November 2008

69% Say It’s Likely Scientists Have Falsified Global Warming Research

Just 22% Approve of Debt Ceiling Deal, Most Doubt It Will Cut Spending

72% Favor Inclusion of 9/11 Cross in World Trade Center Memorial

Debt Status Quo Triumphs Over Future -- Again. By Tony Blankley

August 2, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 42%

Only 32% Say America’s Best Days Are In The Future

Rasmussen Employment Index Down Sharply: Just 18% Report Their Firms Are Hiring

Voters Favor Pay Cuts for Congress, President Until Budget Is Balanced

Three-Way Race: Romney 34%, Bachmann 27%, Perry 26%

Democrats Also Need a Presidential Primary in 2012: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

August 1, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 39%

Partisan Trends: 34.8% of Americans are Democrats, 33.1% Republicans

Obama’s Full-Month Approval in July Falls to 2011 Low 

Voters Divided Between Candidate Who Promises Debt Reduction with Only Spending Cuts and One Who Calls for “Balanced Approach” 

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Republicans Win When the Fight Is Over Cuts Not More Taxes By Michael Barone

Romney, Perry, Bachmann Run Close Among GOP Primary Voters


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