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Most Recent Articles: August 2014

August 31, 2014

Arizona Governor: Ducey (R) 40%, DuVal (D) 40%

August 30, 2014

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

August 29, 2014

42% of Americans Took A Summer Vacation This Year

Vermont Governor: Shumlin (D) 48%, Milne (R) 36%

Do Americans Think Their Water Supply Is Safe?

Obama's Segue From Constructive Tax Proposals to Low-Grade Demagoguery: A Commentary by Michael Barone

What America Thinks: Election Update - Week of 8/28/14

Voters Won't Back Their Global Warming Worries With Cash

August 28, 2014

Americans Looking Forward To Taking a Sales Tax Holiday

Arkansas Governor: Ross (D) 46%, Hutchinson (R) 44%

South Carolina Governor: Haley (R) 51%, Sheheen (D) 36%

Voters Think Justice Department Motivated Mostly by Politics

Should School Start Before or After Labor Day?

The Smallness of Being in Economy Class by Froma Harrop

Off to the Races By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

August 27, 2014

23% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Americans Think Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised Awareness, Funds for ALS

Arkansas Senate: Pryor (D) 44%, Cotton (R) 43%

What America Thinks: Media Covers News In Black and White

Boehner Is Congress’ Least Liked Leader Again This Month

Green Monster: A Commentary by John Stossel

A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They're Damned Fools and Ought to Stop: A Commentary By Michael Barone

66% Think Most Christians Treated Unfairly in Muslim World

August 26, 2014

51% Expect Higher Interest Rates in a Year

Alaska Governor: Parnell (R) 47%, Mallott (D) 36%

What About That VA Hospital Scandal? by Froma Harrop

44% Blame U.S. Policies for Worsening Relations with Islamic World

A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They're Damned Fools and Ought to Stop By Michael Barone

Voters Want Lots of Spending Cuts But Think They're Unlikely

August 25, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 40%, Democrats 39%

Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 47%, Begich (D) 45%

Voters Strongly Support Death Penalty for Foley’s Killer

More Say Obamacare Forcing Them to Change their Insurance

August 24, 2014

Americans Still Wonder if Fed Can Handle Inflation

August 23, 2014

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

August 22, 2014

Wyoming Governor: Mead (R) 55%, Gosar (D) 34%

53% Are Confident in U.S. Banking Industry

Wyoming Senate: Enzi (R) 63%, Hardy (D) 27%

What America Thinks: Election Update – Week of 8/22/14

Voters Question International Trial for Israel

Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Still Think A Home is Family’s Best Investment

August 21, 2014

38% Think the Economy Is Fair

Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 45%, Malloy (D) 38%

West Virginia Senate: Capito (R) 50%, Tennant (D) 33%

Is Ferguson a Social Media Victim? By Froma Harrop

Should Local Schools Admit the Latest Illegal Immigrants?

Voters Pass On Chance to Tell Congress What They Think

August 20, 2014

24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Most Still Don’t Support Government Help on Mortgage Payments

Montana Senate: Daines (R) 55%, Curtis (D) 35%

Despite Justice Department Challenges, Most Still Favor Voter ID Laws

Policing a Riot: A Commentary By John Stossel

Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson's Inferno Is No Surprise: Commentary By Joe Conason

Voters, Feds Have Competing Immigration Agendas

August 19, 2014

New High: 43% Say U.S. Doesn’t Spend Enough on National Security

Confidence in Short-Term Housing Market Slips to 2014 Low

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D) 49%, Johnson (R) 41%

What America Thinks: Cops - Problem or Solution

How Would the Media React If the Cop Was Black and the Victim Was White?

Racing Through Nature: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Hillary Clinton Not Campaigning Much for her Party in 2014, Unlike Richard Nixon in 1966: A Commentary by Michael Barone

47% Say A Family Member Has Been Diagnosed with Depression

August 18, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 39%

Minnesota Senate: Franken (D) 50%, McFadden (R) 42%

A Tale of Two Cities? Blacks, Whites Sharply Disagree About Ferguson

Business Is Steadily Growing At New Health Insurance Exchanges

August 17, 2014

Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 52%, Hatch (D) 35%

August 16, 2014

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

August 15, 2014

Tennessee Governor: Haslam (R) 55%, Brown (D) 30%

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 48%, Burke (D) 47%

What America Thinks 2014 Election Update - Week of 8/15/14

Fidelity to Principle Can Make Needed Flexibility Impossible By Michael Barone

Americans Say Their Favorite Robin Williams Movie Is…

Ranting About Robin Williams, Limbaugh Exposes a Hole in His Own Soul By Joe Conason

Who Still Needs A Newspaper Subscription?

August 14, 2014

Americans Need a Vacation

Tennessee Senate: Alexander (R) 47%, Ball (D) 32%

Voters Think Obama, Congress Are Slackers

Should More Americans Be Bilingual?

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is a Nice Man By Froma Harrop

2014: More Than a Backlash From 2008 By Sean Trende

August 13, 2014

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Americans Overwhelmingly Put English First

Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 43%, Braley (D) 43%

Voters Think Americans More Supportive of Israel than Obama, Media Are

Mindless Drones: A Commentary By John Stossel

Voters Reject A Spoonful of Taxes on Their Sugar

August 12, 2014

Most Think Feds Too Big a Presence in Their Lives

When It Comes to Government, Voters Opt for Small

What America Thinks: Will Democrats Pay a Price For ‘Transforming America’?

Kansas Governor: Davis (D) 51%, Brownback (R) 41%

Jury's Out on Whether Megan's Law Is Protecting Children

Are Women Smarter Than Men?

Three Hundred Years Later, Americans Owe a Debt to King George I By Michael Barone

Who Cares What Ideology Drives the High-Speed Train? by Froma Harrop

August 11, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 40%, Democrats 39%

Kansas Senate: Roberts (R) 44%, Taylor (D) 40% 

Voters Think Iraq May Already Be Lost

Ebola's Message: Foreign Aid and Science Funding in a Time of Global Peril: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Voters Want Health Care Choices When Their Money's At Stake

August 10, 2014

America Is Losing the War on Drugs

August 9, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

 Voters Think Parents Need More School Options

Texas Governor: Abbott (R) 48%, Davis (D) 40%

51% Think CIA’s Interrogations Helped War on Terror

Obama vs. Congress: Voters Say It’s Politics, Not Policy

Primaries Show Republican Voters Wary of Tea Party Candidates, Skeptical of Party Establishment by Michael Barone

August 7, 2014

Voters Bank on Green Energy Over Fossil Fuels

Reefer Gladness?

North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

Perry for Prez? What Do Texans Think?

House 2014: Handicapping The “Drive to 245” - A Commentary By Kyle Kondik

Selling to 'Minimalists' Is Surprisingly Easy - A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Is There A Driverless Car in Your Future?

August 6, 2014

23% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 47%, Alameel (D) 29%

Are States, National Guard the Answer to Illegal Immigration?

Just A Few Are Attracted to Internet Giving

Patrolmen Without Borders By John Stossel

August 5, 2014

44% View Kerry Favorably

6% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job

Immigration? Obama’s Negatives Jump

Voters Oppose Obama Acting Alone But Don’t Think House Can Stop Him

Blue vs. Blue Does Not Equal Red by Froma Harrop

Big Government Worked Better in the Industrial Age; Not so Much in Digital Era By Michael Barone

Americans Feel More Charitable - But Not Toward Politics

August 4, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 38%

Few Voters See Post-Gadhafi Libya As Good for America

What If? Americans Worry About Ebola in U.S.

Voters Still Fear The Worst Under New Health Care Law

From Clinton to Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable By Joe Conason

August 3, 2014

Americans Like the Look of Their Next Job

August 2, 2014

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

August 1, 2014

Obama's Full-Month Approval Hits 2014 Low in July

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 42%, Crist (D) 41% 

Illinois Governor: Rauner (R) 44%, Quinn (D) 39%

Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House By Michael Barone

Voters See Illegal Immigration As Bigger National Security Worry Than Russia, Gaza 


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