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Most Recent Articles: August 2012

August 31, 2012

27% Are Conservative on Both Fiscal and Social Issues, 15% Liberal

44% Give Obama Poor Marks on His Handling of Economy

Most Think Next President Likely to Be Republican

88% View Neil Armstrong Favorably; 5% Think Moon Landing A Fake

Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

Foreign Affairs: How Romney's Millions Went Tax-Free Overseas By Joe Conason

August 30, 2012

44% Say Obama Very Liberal, 30% See Romney Very Conservative

41% Say U.S. Should Resume Manned Missions to Moon

61% View Michelle Obama Favorably, 54% Say Same of Ann Romney

Bad Immigration Ideas From All Directions: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Romney Pins Hopes on Being Different From Obama: A Commentary by Michael Barone

48% Trust Romney More on Economy; 44% Trust Obama More

August 29, 2012

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

53% Think This Summer Has Been Hotter Than Recent Summers

68% Say They Are Paying More for Gas Compared to Six Months Ago

53% Think Obama Will Win, 33% Predict Romney

The Star of Last Night Was Ann Romney By Lawrence Kudlow

The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well ... By John Stossel

44% See Political Conventions As Waste of Time and Money

August 28, 2012

43% Like Candidate Who’ll Tax the Rich; 41% Prefer One Against All Tax Hikes

Bush Is Not in Tampa, but His Ideas Are By Froma Harrop

54% Now Excited About Choice Between Obama and Romney

73% Concerned About Spread of West Nile Virus

76% Say Drought Is Driving Up Food Prices

Just 16% See A Better Future for Today's Children

August 27, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 42%

52% Think Housing Market Will Take More Than Three Years to Fully Recover

8% Think Congress Is Doing A Good Job

Most Voters Won’t Be Seeing Much of the Political Conventions

GOP Convention: No Suspense, Little Drama, Lots of Show: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Most Favor Health Care Repeal, Expect Law to Increase Costs

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August 26, 2012

51% See A Home As A Family’s Best Investment

69% Say They Have Returned A Lost Wallet

August 25, 2012

16% Have Favorable Opinion of Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson

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

August 24, 2012

Romney, Obama Both Struggle to Connect By Scott Rasmussen

Missouri: Obama 47%, Romney 46%

The Wrong Kind of Experience: Paul Ryan's Big Foreign Policy Credential By Joe Conason

Virginia: Romney 47%, Obama 47%

41% Say Situation in Afghanistan Will Get Worse in Near Future

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

August 23, 2012

36% Say Economy Will Be Weaker A Year From Now

69% Think Most Politicians Break the Rules for Big Contributors

New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 48%, Wilson (R) 41%

Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 48%, Akin (R) 38%

Akin's Consistency Is GOP's Real Problem: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

GM Goes From Bad to Worse Despite Obama Bailout: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Connecticut: Obama 51%, Romney 43%

August 22, 2012

Montana: Romney 55%, Obama 38%

47% Fear Health Care Law More Than Ryan’s Medicare Reform Plan

Connecticut Senate: McMahon (R) 49%, Murphy (D) 46%

New Mexico: Obama 52%, Romney 38%

26% Say Their Home Worth Less Than When They Bought It

29% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

August 21, 2012

66% Say Americans Less Honest Than They Used to Be

24% Think Their House Will Be Worth Less Five Years From Now

Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 47%, Tester (D) 43%

Americans More Optimistic About Their Financial Security In August

47% Say Media Bias Bigger Problem Than Campaign Contributions, 42% Disagree

Voters Still See Cuts in Taxes, Spending As Better for Economy

The Delusions in Ryan's Medicare Vision By Froma Harrop

August 20, 2012

44% Fear Government Won’t Do Enough For Troubled Economy

Among Entrepreneurs, Romney Leads By 20

63% Oppose Driver’s Licenses, Public Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Who Get Work Permits

52% Call for Repeal of Health Care Law

August 19, 2012

52% Plan To Spend More On School Shopping Than Last Year

Just 15% Are Paying Higher Interest Rates Than A Year Ago

August 18, 2012

Better Qualified To Serve As President? 42% Say Ryan, 40% Biden

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

August 17, 2012

Most Americans Underestimate the Tax Burden

47% Say Public Schools Best Option For Students, 39% Rate Them The Worst

Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 54%, Baldwin (D) 43%

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

Reaction to Ryan: A Gap Between Mainstream America and Official Washington By Scott Rasmussen

Ryan's Hope: Voodoo Economics Still Isn't a Plan By Joe Conason

August 16, 2012

40% Have Unfavorable View of Janet Napolitano

On Economy, 45% Trust Republicans, 40% Democrats

Most Voters Don’t Expect Tax, Spending Cuts From Obama or Romney

Florida: Romney 45%, Obama 43%

Wisconsin: Romney 48%, Obama 47%

The Mixed Legacy of Helen Gurley Brown: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

64% Favor Use of Surveillance Cameras in Public Places

August 15, 2012

54% Say Most School Textbooks More Concerned With Political Correctness Than Accuracy

29% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

83% Are Confident Their Power Company Can Handle High Demand

51% Expect Most Reporters To Help Obama; 9% Predict Most Will Help Romney

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

There Ought Not to Be a Law By John Stossel

August 14, 2012

37% Are Confident in Fed To Keep Inflation Under Control

 Majority of Adults Believe Parents Should Have Choices About Children's Schools

Ohio: Obama 45%, Romney 45%

50% Now View Paul Ryan Favorably; 43% Say He Was Right Choice

Ohio: 51% Have Favorable Opinion of Paul Ryan

Spending We Can Believe In by Froma Harrop

43% Think Extension of Bush Tax Cuts Likely, 46% Disagree

August 13, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

23% Give U.S. Public Education Positive Marks

44% Are Confident in Stability of U.S. Banking Industry

Voters Put Spending Cuts Ahead of Deficit Reduction But See Those Cuts as Unlikely

56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Romney-Ryan Ticket Puts Entitlement Crisis at Center of Campaign: A Commentary by Michael Barone

August 12, 2012

56% Say Bailouts Of Financial Industry Bad For U.S.

56% Put Border Control First

August 11, 2012

39% Have Favorable Opinion of Paul Ryan, 25% Unfavorable

53% in Colorado Oppose Tougher Gun Control Laws

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

August 10, 2012

Iowa: Romney 46%, Obama 44%

36% Support U.S. Manned Mission To Mars

Only 27% Say It's Appropriate for Government to Invest in Private Industry

Akin Favored In Missouri by Kyle Kondik

Government Has No Business Dabbling in Business By Scott Rasmussen

August 9, 2012

 49% Say America’s Best Days Are in the Past

49% Say Federal Government Shouldn’t Hire More People

58% Say Bombing Hiroshima, Nagasaki Was Good Decision

87% Oppose Letting Government Officials Play Politics In the Marketplace

Conservatives Outsource Moralizing to Liberals by Froma Harrop

More Scared of History Than Destined To Repeat It by Michael Barone

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

August 8, 2012

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Americans Dramatically Underestimate Cost of Employer Payroll Taxes

Virginia: Obama 48%, Romney 46%

61% Hold Favorable Opinion of Chick-fil-A

Wars To End War by John Stossel

What America Thinks, Nationally Syndicated TV Show, to Launch One Month from Today

27% Favor Extending School Year to All 12 Months

August 7, 2012

 Voters Are Less Insistent That Immigrants Adopt U.S. Culture

44% Say Jobs Market Worse Than A Year Ago

Colorado: Romney, Obama Tied At 47% Each

56% Think Loan Guarantees for Solyndra Were A Bad Idea

The Grand Old Party's Breaking Up By Froma Harrop

48% Think Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2016

August 6, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

Our View of the Third Party Option in Presidential Polling

Most Americans Favor More School Spending Until The Price Tag Is Attached

Only 32% Think Bill Clinton, Obama See Eye-to-Eye on Economy

The President's Monthly Approval Numbers Hold Steady In July

Opposition to Repeal of Health Care Law Hits New High: 44%

Supporters of Ted Cruz and Chick-fil-A Break News by Michael Barone

August 5, 2012

 New High: 52% Are Pro-Choice

Romney Up Big in Indiana

August 4, 2012

Gap Narrows in North Carolina Governor Race

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

August 3, 2012

28% Conservative on Both Fiscal, Social Issues

66% Say Formal Education Key to Success in Life, Not Street Smarts

'Kiss My Ass': Fear and Loathing in the Romney Campaign by Joe Conason

Indiana Senate: Mourdock (R) 42%, Donnelly (D) 40%

Tight National Race Freezes Electoral College Map By Kyle Kondik and Larry J. Sabato

The Heavy Burden of Government By Scott Rasmussen

August 2, 2012

45% Say Medicare is a Good Deal for Working Americans

68% Are Confident About Nutritional Info on Restaurant Menus

North Carolina: Romney 49%, Obama 44%

Voters Split on Whether Romney or Obama Would Make Better Foreign Policy Leader

37% Consider Romney’s Views Extreme, 47% Say Same of Obama’s

Politically and Otherwise, the Mountain West Swings by Froma Harrop

Partisan Divide: Eggheads Get What They Wished For By Michael Barone

August 1, 2012

 29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

41% Dining Out Less Often Than They Were Six Months Ago

GOP Edge in Partisan ID Slips to 2012 Low

Missouri: McCaskill Still Trails, But Closes Gap

Myths We Live By By John Stossel

34% Say Supreme Court Doing Good or Excellent Job


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