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Most Recent Articles: December 2011

December 31, 2011

New High: 48% Say Most Members of Congress Are Corrupt

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

December 30, 2011

27% Give 2011 Positive Ratings, 39% Optimistic About Next Year

47% Expect GOP to Win White House, 39% Think Obama Will Win

5% Think Congress Doing a Good Job: New Low

Voters Want Growth, Not Income Redistribution By Michael Barone

Art for Newt By Lawrence Kudlow

December 29, 2011

Americans Plan To Be Busy New Year's Eve

Iowa Caucus: Romney 23%, Paul 22%, Santorum 16%

Voters Don't Expect Spending Cuts Under Either Party

The Little State That Could?: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Five Days to Iowa: A Commentary By Geoffrey Skelley, Kyle Kondik and Larry J. Sabato

Election 2012: Romney 45%, Obama 39% 

Economy Still Top Voting Issue Heading Into Primaries

December 28, 2011

20% Say Country Heading in Right Direction

32% Give Supreme Court Positive Ratings

53% Still Favor Building Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama's Job Approval Faith Gap

December 27, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 45%, Obama 44%

Election 2012: Obama 47%, Gingrich 37%

60% See Extending Social Security Payroll Tax Cut for Full Year As Good for Economy

60% Still See Government As The Problem, Political Class Disagrees

Middle Class Aided Its Own Decline By Froma Harrop

December 26, 2011

Generic Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 40%

29% Say Home Worth Less Than When They Bought It

To Help Economy, Voters Want Government To Do More Cutting

Obama Succeeds Abroad When He Follows Bush, Clinton: A Commentary By Michael Barone

53% Call for Repeal of Health Care Law

December 25, 2011

Christmas Ranks First Among Holidays

December 24, 2011

Most Americans Believe Jesus Was Son of God

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

December 23, 2011

12% See Change of Leadership in North Korea As Good for the United States

38% Haven’t Finished Their Holiday Shopping; 18% Still Haven’t Started

'Cool' Cities Are Not Necessarily Warm By Froma Harrop

December 22, 2011

One-in-Four Americans Prefers Reading on Electronic Device

Election 2012: Obama 44%, Romney 41%

Just 44% Believe Their Home Worth More Than Mortgage

In Iowa, Romney Tops List for Second Choice Support

Paul Ryan’s Old-Fashioned American Vision By Lawrence Kudlow

The Lethal Fantasies of Dear Old Ron Paul By Joe Conason

New Hampshire Quick to Divorce Candidates, Not Marry Them By Michael Barone

December 21, 2011

22% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Iowa: Romney 25% Paul 20% Gingrich 17%

WHAT AMERICA THINKS with Scott Rasmussen

45% Consider Medicare A Good Deal for Working Americans

34% Oppose Welcoming Immigration Policy

December 20, 2011

Romney, Paul and a Game of Musical Chairs in Iowa By Scott Rasmussen

40% Confident Fed Can Keep Inflation, Interest Rates Down

Election 2012: Obama 48%, Gingrich 37%

69% Say Photo ID Voting Laws Are Not Discriminatory

36% Support Complete Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

Gifts for the Unemployed By Froma Harrop

December 19, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 40%

26% Have Yet To Start Their Holiday Shopping

Election 2012: Obama 47%, Santorum 37%

Just 29% Now Think U.S. Can Win War in Afghanistan

A Democrat Reaches Across the Aisle on Medicare: A Commentary By Michael Barone

New High: 50% Worry Government Won’t Do Enough To Counter Bad Economy

December 18, 2011

41% Are Concerned About Safety of Holiday Toys

51% Say Economic Conditions Make Holiday Travel Less Likely

December 17, 2011

Just 24% Expect Situation in Iraq To Improve In Next Six Months

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

December 16, 2011

Most Voters Still Feel Tax Cuts, Spending Cuts Help The Economy

Election 2012: Romney 43%, Obama 42%

63% Oppose Return of U.S. Troops to Iraq

60% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

The Republican Closet That Won't Stay Closed By Joe Conason

December 15, 2011

Voters View Holder More Negatively Amid Calls For Resignation

40% Giving Less to Charity This Year

Romney Bets on Old Rules as Newt Moves Under Radar: A Commentary By Michael Barone

44% Confident in U.S. Banking Industry, 48% Are Not

Iowa: Romney 23%, Gingrich 20%, Paul 18%

Driving Under the Influence of Cellphones: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

December 14, 2011

19% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

45% Say Democrats, Republicans in Congress Are Extreme

Election 2012: Obama 49%, Gingrich 39%

52% Support Arizona-Like Immigration Law in Their State

New Hampshire: Little Interest in Palin or Daniels Entering Race for GOP Nomination

Newt's Past and Future Leadership By Tony Blankley

December 13, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 42%

New Hampshire: Romney 33%, Gingrich 22%, Paul 18%, Huntsman 10%

Election 2012: Obama 43%, Paul 35%

Voters Like Romney Best, But GOP Voters Give Edge to Gingrich

Obama’s Big Class-Warfare Theme: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

Other Reasons Why French Women Don't Get Fat: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Obama Runs Second to Republicans In Voter Trust On Key Issues

December 12, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

21% Have Finished Their Holiday Shopping; 35% Haven't Begun Yet

Election 2012: Romney 45%, Obama 42%

Voters See Gingrich, Romney As Strongest GOP Opponents for Obama

Obama, Romney Change Tacks in Week of Political Risks By Michael Barone

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

December 11, 2011

48% Rate Obama’s Handling of Economy As Poor

81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

December 10, 2011

58% Say America’s Overseas Alliances Make Country Stronger

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

December 9, 2011

Most Americans Don’t Mind Being Wished “Happy Holidays”

37% Say America's Best Days Are in the Future

44% Favor Tax Credits for Buyers of Alternative-Energy Cars, 38% Oppose

Will Popular Reformer Cuomo's Plan Tax the 1 Percent?: A Commentary By Joe Conason

40% View Biden Favorably, 52% Don’t

December 8, 2011

Americans Still Believe Private Sector Workers Work Harder, Get Less Than Government Workers

Election 2012: Obama 45%, Gingrich 40%

42% Say GOP Candidates Paying Too Much Attention to Trump

26% Prefer Government-Managed Economy

2012 Republican Race: The Field May Not Be Closed By Rhodes Cook

Newt and the Donald A-courting Go By Froma Harrop

December 7, 2011

17% Say Country Heading In Right Direction

38% Say United States Spends Too Much on Defense

38% Are Concerned About Safety of Electric Cars

Secular, Liberal Egypt: We Hardly Knew Ya: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

79% Say Religious Holidays Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools

December 6, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 49%, Obama 41%

37% See Increased Government Hiring As Good for Economy, 41% Say Bad

Election 2012: Obama 46%, Perry 34%

55% Say U.S. Should Never Have Been Involved in Iraq

43% Say 99 Weeks of Benefits Increase The Unemployment Problem

Paper Is More Forever By Froma Harrop

December 5, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%

29% View New Defense Secretary Panetta Favorably

Election 2012: Obama 41%, Huntsman 34%

82% Know Someone Out of Work and Looking For A Job

Newt Keeps Pitching the America of His Imagination: A Commentary By Michael Barone

37% Hold Favorable View of Boehner, 31% Say Same of Pelosi

December 4, 2011

35% Say It’s Still Possible for Anyone in America to Get Rich By Working Hard

December 3, 2011

51% Think Cain Should End Campaign, 28% Disagree

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

Trump? The Republican Primary Is Now Officially A Gong Show By Joe Conason

December 2, 2011

58% Think Airport Security Now About Right

Election 2012: Obama 42%, Romney 40%

77% Say It’s Important Which Party Runs Congress

In the Race for the Senate, Democrats Show Signs of Life: A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Obama Full-Month Approval Index Up in November

December 1, 2011

11% Have Finished Holiday Shopping, 49% Haven’t Started

Untouched by the 60s, 'Romney reflects the Corny '50s: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Hipsters Without Walls: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

59% Want US Troops Home from Afghanistan

National GOP Poll: Gingrich 38% Romney 17% 

Partisan Trends: Democrats Up in November

6% Say Congress Doing Good or Excellent Job, 68% Say Poor


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