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Most Recent Articles: December 2010

December 31, 2010

Most Americans Rely on Local TV News for Weather Reports

Americans Say Where They'll Be, What They'll Do On New Year's Day

37% Already Say This Winter Worse Than Others in Recent Years

The Death Penalty Debacle By Susan Estrich

What Americans Will Be Doing to Bring in the New Year

December 30, 2010

Optimism About the Upcoming Year Hits A Seven-Year Low

Tax Cut Bill Makes Headlines, But Many Still Not Sure How Their Congressman Voted On It

For All Americans, Oil Leak Was Tops In Interest

New Soldiers in the Fight Against the Drug War: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Is Hacking Your Spouse's E-Mail Truly a Crime?: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

December 29, 2010

31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Most Will Be Home to Ring in the New Year

Voters See Obama As Less Partisan Than Those in Congress

Voters See GOP As Winner of New Census Findings

No Comeback for New Comeback Kid By Tony Blankley

Zachary Furnish-John By Susan Estrich

Unemployment, Jobs, Gulf Oil Leak Were Year’s Most Closely Watched Stories

December 28, 2010

Most Americans Will Skip New Year's Eve Parties But Not Drinks

19% Get Regular News Updates Via Phone or Other Devices

Voters Still Pin Bad Economy More On Bush Than Obama

Just 21% Want FCC to Regulate Internet, Most Fear Regulation Would Promote Political Agenda

Libya and Oil Spell Commercial Warfare By Debra J. Saunders  

How the Kardashians Can Really Shock Us By Froma Harrop

December 27, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38% 

Fewer Voters Expect Tax Hikes Under Obama Following Deal

73% Fear Terrorists More Than Nuclear Attack

Even After Shellacking, Obama Looks OK in 2012 By Michael Barone

Support for Health Care Repeal At 60%

December 26, 2010

The Silliest Stories of 2010 By Debra J. Saunders

Current Session of Congress Died As It Lived

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

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

December 24, 2010

Christmas Is the Number One Holiday Again This Year

Americans Agree A Credit Card Can Be A Dangerous Thing

Obama the Genius By Susan Estrich

Americans Strongly Believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ

The Right GOP Immigration Package By Debra J. Saunders

Census: Fast Growth in States With No Income Tax By Michael Barone

December 23, 2010

Most Voters Say U.S. Still Not on Right Economic Course

63% Have Finished Holiday Shopping

Credit Card Theft Up, but Americans Are Still More Confident About Charging Online

Slow-Growing Population? Great!: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Sept. 11 Heroes Disdained on the Right: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Stopping the Descent: A Commentary By Howard Rich

Voters Question Whether Russia Will Honor New START Treaty

December 22, 2010

23% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Awards Don't Determine What Most Americans Watch or Listen To

Fewer Americans Expect To Miss A Credit Card Payment In Next Six Months

Tea Party at Year's End

The American Miracle By Tony Blankley

It Never Rains in California By Susan Estrich

Majority of Voters Say Protecting Individual Rights Is Government’s Chief Role

December 21, 2010

45% Are Having Difficulty Getting In the Holiday Spirit, 49% Are Not

Voters Still Give Lukewarm Marks to Stimulus Plan

Most Voters View Pelosi, Reid Unfavorably, Give Mixed Marks to Boehner, McConnell

Voters Say Businesses Should Spend To Create Jobs But Don’t Want Government To Force Them

SUCCEEDING IN YOUR BUSINESS: Oh, Ben Turpin, Where Art Thou?

Can We Break the China Habit? By Froma Harrop

Most Oppose Voting Suggestions from Religious Leaders

President Obama Governs as Bush 44 By Debra J. Saunders  

December 20, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 38%

43% Have Finished Their Holiday Shopping

Voters Give Mixed Marks to Influence of Religion on Government Policy

41% Expect Tea Party To Play Bigger Role in 2012

For First Time Ever, Most Voters Think Health Care Repeal Likely

Reid and Pelosi Finally Get Mugged by Public Opinion By Michael Barone

December 19, 2010

A Majority of Football Fans Favor New Safety Rules

Football Fans Weigh In On Vick, Favre 

The Democrats' New Pork: Trains to Nowhere By Debra J. Saunders

December 18, 2010

Patriots Favored to Win Super Bowl XLV

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

Reaganomics 2.0 in the Driver’s Seat By Lawrence Kudlow  

December 17, 2010

40% Say Food Stamps Too Hard to Get 

Fewer Voters Than Ever Say Obama Thinks Society is Fair and Decent

Most Tea Party Members Think Those They Elected Won’t Sell Out, Others Aren’t So Sure

Most Americans Like To Give Gifts

Most Americans Balk at Federal Control of Public School Nutrition

Birthdays By Susan Estrich

December 16, 2010

Santa Will Find More Adults on His Nice List This Year

Obama Still Earns Low Marks on Economy

How A Health Care Defeat Might Help Obama's Reelection Chances: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

Most Americans Balk at Federal Control of Public School Nutrition

So You Thought Health Care Was Fixed ...: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Larding the Path to Economic Recovery: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

Most Voters Aren’t Happy With Level of Cooperation Between Obama, GOP

The GOP Strategic Advantage: A Commentary By Bill Connelly

December 15, 2010

23% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

29% Expect U.S.-Israeli Relations To Worsen

Voters Trust GOP More on Seven of 10 Key Issues

Support for Tax Cut Deal Down

Real Academic Accountability Requires Real Choices By Howard Rich

"Jackals Snarling Over a Dried Well" By Tony Blankley

Most Voters Worry That Closing Guantanamo Will Set Dangerous Terrorists Free

Holbrooke's Blessing By Susan Estrich

December 14, 2010

Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Whether Holidays Are Joyous or Stressful

More Americans Plan on Giving to Charity This Year

SUCCEEDING IN YOUR BUSINESS: Minority Owners Don't Get Mad, They (Sometimes) Get Even By Cliff Ennico

Voters Still Favor Military Tribunals, Keeping Terror Suspects Outside U.S.

22% Now Say They're Done Shopping for the Holidays

Madoff's Saddest Victim By Froma Harrop

Voters Still Put Border Control Well Ahead of Legalizing Those Here Illegally

Kevin Cooper Is Guilty of Murder By Debra J. Saunders

December 13, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 39% 

Americans Still Favor Religious Symbols on Public Land, Religious Holidays in the Schools

51% Concerned About Toy Safety This Holiday Season

Voters Have Mixed Feelings About Legalizing Young People Brought Here Illegally

Obama Riles Dems by Spurning New Deal Complacency By Michael Barone

Support for Health Care Repeal Hits Highest Point Since September

December 12, 2010

Look for More Holiday Travelers This Year

December 11, 2010

Americans Worry About Personal Information On Social Networking Sites

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

A Guy on a Bike By Susan Estrich

December 10, 2010

41% Now Say Global Warming is Caused By Human Activity, More Say Planetary Trends

Americans Are Still Gloomy About the U.S. Job Market

Voters Put Spending Cuts Ahead of Deficit Reduction

Sell Bonds, Buy Stocks By Lawrence Kudlow

GOP Makes Historic State Legislative Gains in 2010 By Tim Storey

Americans Still Strongly Favor Audit of the Fed

December 9, 2010

37% Predict U.S.-Muslim Relations Will Be Worse A Year From Now

Only 17% Say Today's Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents

Americans Still Worry Whether Fed Can Keep Inflation, Interest Rates Down

Most Voters Favor the Tax Cut Deal

Most Celebrate Christmas as a Religious Holiday

The Blue-State Tax Blues By Froma Harrop

While His Base Rages, Obama Faces Tax-cut Reality By Michael Barone

December 8, 2010

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

17% Have Finished Their Holiday Shopping

Most Americans Hold Less Confidence in Obama’s Economic Advisers

Discover(R) U.S. Spending Monitor(SM) Reaches 3-Year High, Jumping 4.3 Points in November

Voters Send Mixed Signals on Obama's Leadership Style

President Obama's Next Two Years By Tony Blankley

What a Dame By Susan Estrich

Americans Question Goals of War in Afghanistan

December 7, 2010

Americans See Long Road to Recovery for Stock Market, Home Prices

Americans Like ‘Merry Christmas’ More But Say It Less

Majority of Americans Don't Expect Economic Recovery Anytime Soon

Voter Faith in Afghan Victory Hits New Low

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Care By Froma Harrop

Most Still Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, Fear It Will Drive Up Deficit

December 6, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 40%

Confidence in U.S. Success in War on Terror Drops To Low for the Year

Government Employees Remain Most Confident About Economy

Most Say Continuing Offshore Ban Will Hurt Economy

Most Voters Doubt That Obama and GOP House Can Work Together

December 5, 2010

Most Voters Expect Increased Partisanship in Washington

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on the Way Out By Debra J. Saunders 

December 4, 2010

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

27% Favor a Government-Managed Economy

Shock Therapy for Jobs By Lawrence Kudlow

December 3, 2010

Most Voters Don't Expect Big Spending Cuts From New Congress

Americans Question Whether Extended Unemployment Benefits Do More Harm Than Good

Most Voters Believe Congress Likely to Extend Bush Tax Cuts For All

Most Favor Hike In Social Security Tax Level

That Uneven GOP Wave By Larry J. Sabato

December 2, 2010

Most Americans Plan to Have A Christmas Tree

Voters Still Expect More Spending By Obama

Consumer Confidence Highest Since February 2008

Americans Give Mixed Marks To Limits On Mortgage Tax Deduction

51% Say Leaking U.S. Secrets Is Treason

The American Dream Is Not All About Money By Froma Harrop

December 1, 2010

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Partisan Trends: Republicans 36.0%, Democrats 34.7%, First GOP Lead Ever

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Down Slightly in November

Voters Question U.S. Protection of Secrets Following WikiLeaks’ Disclosure

Entrapment By Susan Estrich

The Great American Funk By Tony Blankley

Americans Slow to Start Their Holiday Decorating