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Most Recent Articles: December 2012

December 31, 2012

Generic Ballot: Democrats 46% Republicans 35%

60% Think Most Members of Congress Are Willing to Sell Their Vote

Americans Will Ring in 2013 With Prayers, Drinks and Kisses

December 30, 2012

5% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job

64% Believe in God of the Bible

December 29, 2012

Most Americans Are Happy with Their Lives

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

December 28, 2012

U.S. Economic Expectations Remain Stable

 54% Favor 20% Cap on Income Tax

47% Think Health Care System Will Worsen Over Next Two Years

The Politics of Threat By Froma Harrop

Tax Reform Works for Voters, Not for Political Class By Scott Rasmussen

December 27, 2012

Only 25% Think Medicare Costs Can Be Reduced By Changing Medicare Alone

47% Have Favorable Opinion of John Kerry

No ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal? 44% Blame GOP, 36% Obama

Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote By Michael Barone

Veterans Denounce Neoconservative 'Swiftboating' of Chuck Hagel By Joe Conason

43% Think U.S. Safer Today Than Before 9/11

December 26, 2012

35% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

38% Favor More Regulation of U.S. Financial System

52% Favor Reducing or Eliminating Tax Deductions for Wealthier Americans

Getting More for Less in Health Care: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Charity Begins With Wealth Creation: A Commentary By John Stossel

Most Expect 2013 Recession With Or Without 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal

December 25, 2012

60% Celebrate Christmas As Religious Holiday

December 24, 2012

Here Comes the Cliff By Michael Barone

Generic Ballot: Democrats 44% Republicans 38%

42% Waited Till Final Weekend to Finish Holiday Shopping

December 23, 2012

17% Say There Is Too Much Individual Freedom In America

Just 52% Now Want to Avoid Going Over Fiscal Cliff

December 22, 2012

71% Think Mentally Ill Should Be Under Stricter Observation

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

December 21, 2012

46% Think America Overtaxed, 42% Disagree

55% Favor Assault Weapons Ban, But 62% Oppose Complete Gun Ban

Boehner Is Now Less Popular Than Pelosi

Boehner’s Plan B Hurt the GOP: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

December 20, 2012

46% Consider the Holiday Season Joyous, 42% Stressful

59% Believe Tougher Gun Control Laws Are Coming

21% Think Now Is A Good Time to Sell A House Where They Live

59% Think Tax Hikes on Millionaires Not Enough

Tim Scott and Daniel Inouye Show a Better America By Michael Barone

Online and in Your Face By Froma Harrop

December 19, 2012

 37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

33% Say Supreme Court Doing Good or Excellent Job

Following School Shooting, 86% Want More Action to Identify and Treat Mental Illness

It's the Spending, Stupid! By John Stossel

Three-Year High: 60% Think Their Home Worth More Than Mortgage

December 18, 2012

41% Think a Child Born in the U.S. to an Illegal Immigrant Should Be a Citizen

Voters Divided Over Tax Pledge, Republicans Want It Honored

41% Believe Economy is Fair to Middle Class, 56% Say It’s Not

Real "Realism" on Gun Control: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Confidence in Fiscal Cliff Deal Slips to 49%

December 17, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 46%, Republicans 38%

63% Have Made Donation to Help People in Need

47% Say U.S. Economy is Fair, 49% Disagree

40% Favor Single-Payer Health Care System, 44% Oppose

While Feds Dawdle, States Tackle Fiscal Problems By Michael Barone

December 16, 2012

Most Will Send Cards, Go to a Party This Christmas Season

December 15, 2012

South Carolina Doubles Down on 2014 By Geoffrey Skelley

46% Predict Higher Interest Rates A Year From Today

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

December 14, 2012

Just 37% Now Call Themselves Fiscal Conservatives

45% Think Right-to-Work Laws Good for a State’s Economy

New High: 73% Say Government Should Cut Spending to Help Economy

Health Care Law Is Still Fighting For Its Life By Scott Rasmussen

House 2014: A Narrowing Battlefield? By Kyle Kondik

December 13, 2012

46% Have a Positive Outlook About 2013

29% Have Finished Their Holiday Shopping

46% Favor A Health Care Exchange in Their State, 35% Don’t

34% Prefer a Government With More Services, Higher Taxes

Fiscal Cliff Creates Problems That Don't Faze Obama By Michael Barone

December 12, 2012

38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

68% Expect To Pay More for Groceries A Year From Now

73% Think Health Care Law Likely to Cost More Than Projected

Government Gone Bad By John Stossel

46% See Federal Gov't As Threat to Their Rights, 45% As A Protector

December 11, 2012

Debt-ceiling Nonsense Once Again By Froma Harrop

56% Say American Society is Generally Fair and Decent

49% Confident In Stability of U.S. Banking Industry

Freedoms of Speech, Religion Top Freedoms of Press, Right to Bear Arms

52% Think Auto Bailouts Were A Good Idea

December 10, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 46%, Republicans 36%

37% Thinks U.S. Spends Too Much on Defense

45% Think U.S. Should Help Rebels if Syrian Government Resorts to Chemical Weapons

34% Favor Federal Control of Online Gambling

Mexican Migration May Be Over By Michael Barone

December 9, 2012

76% Think Christmas Should Be About Jesus, Not Santa

Most Still Think Government Workers Better Off

December 8, 2012

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

49% Support Dropping the Penny

December 7, 2012

Only 17% Are Very Confident They'll Get Their Full Social Security Benefits

Most Americans Willing To Switch to One-Dollar Coin to Reduce Deficit

54% Put Economic Growth Ahead of Economic Fairness

Arithmetic For Republicans: Why Boehner's 'Offer' Just Doesn't Add Up By Joe Conason

Republicans Miss the Point on 'Fiscal Cliff' Debate By Scott Rasmussen

December 6, 2012

52% Rate Obama as a Good or Excellent Leader

10% Think Congress is Doing a Good or Excellent Job

19% Favor New Government Spending to Stimulate Economy

Higher Tax Rates Won't Support Entitlement State By Michael Barone

Feds Subsidize Risk on Farms as Well as Beaches By Froma Harrop

15% Plan to Give More to Charity This Holiday Season

December 5, 2012

41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

52% Support Candidate Who Promises To Raise Taxes On Wealthy

15% Have Finished Their Holiday Shopping

46% Favor Allowing Religious Exemption for Contraceptive Mandate, 41% Oppose

39% Say Government Should Do Nothing For Long-Term Unemployed

December 4, 2012

82% Favor Celebrating At Least Some Religious Holidays in School

Rasmussen Employment Index Slips A Point in November

Voters Strongly Support Individual Choice When It Comes to Health Insurance

60% Think Middle-Class Tax Increases Likely in Any Budget Deal

Meet the Undressed: Newswomen on TV: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

December 3, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 47%, Republicans 36%

53% Worry About Toy Safety This Holiday Season

New High: 43% Expect Higher Unemployment Next Year

Voters Think Obama More Willing to Deal on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Than GOP

Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability By Michael Barone

48% Recognize Need to Cut Entitlements, Defense to Reduce Federal Deficit

December 2, 2012

Football Is The Clear Favorite For Sports Fans

December 1, 2012

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

15% Talk About Sports Every Day


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