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Most Recent Articles: February 2011

February 28, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 39%

45% Favor Candidate Who Promises to Only Raise Taxes on Wealthy, Highest Level In Over Two Years

Confidence Holds Steady Among Small Business Owners  

32% Expect Higher Unemployment a Year From Now, 27% Hold Opposite View

58% Favor Government Shutdown Until Spending Cuts Are Agreed Upon

Voting for the National Interest, Not Self-Interest By Michael Barone

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, But Voters Less Confident in Benefits of Repeal

February 27, 2011

Americans Agree Public Schools Are Good Investment But Say Their Quality Has Fallen

The Cheesehead Rubicon By Debra J. Saunders 

February 26, 2011

89% Think Arab Unrest Likely To Cause A Jump in Gas Prices

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

February 25, 2011

Voters Continue to Give Obama Low Marks on the Economy

Voters Are A Bit Less Critical of Congress

46% View Unionized Teachers As a Bad Thing, 37% Disagree

Most Voters Favor End To U.S. Foreign Aid To Middle East, Except Israel

Laying Blame By Susan Estrich

Sutter Brown -- Unleashed By Debra J. Saunders

February 24, 2011

Voters Are Closely Divided on Obama's Handling of National Security

58% Worry That Arab Unrest Will Get America Into A War

67% Disapprove of Legislators Fleeing Wisconsin to Avoid Vote

Yes, America Still Needs Unions: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Budgeting for Dummies: A Commentary by Howard Rich

Just 9% Agree U.S. Has World’s Best Tax System

Public Unions Force Taxpayers to Fund Dems: A Commentary By Michael Barone

February 23, 2011

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Obama’s Leadership Ratings Fall To A New Low

Americans Question Fairness of Tax System

67% Say U.S. Should Steer Clear of Political Unrest in Arab Nations

Voters Still Think Bush To Blame for Bad Economy

February 22, 2011

Favorability Ratings Up for Boehner, Down for Pelosi, Reid, McConnell

Most Voters Say It’s Better to Enforce Existing Immigration Laws Than Create New Ones

29% Have Already Filed Their Income Taxes

47% Say GOP Has Plan for Future, 41% Say Same of Democrats

Overall Economic Growth vs. Personal Finances

February 21, 2011

Daniels and Christie Light Fuse Under GOP Lawmakers: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 37%

Most Americans Are Still Buying Books at the Store

48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions

56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Plan

Americans Like Washington, Lincoln A Lot More Than Their Holiday

February 20, 2011

Oscar Watchers Want Bridges, Portman to Win Best Actor Awards

37% Consider Reagan Most Influential President of the Last 50 Years 

Human Nature and D.C.-backed Loans By Debra J. Saunders

February 19, 2011

55% Say America's Allies Should Do What We Want More Often

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

Endangered Women By Susan Estrich

February 18, 2011

48% Say America’s Best Days Are in the Past

67% Say States Should Be Able To Enforce Immigration Laws If Feds Are Not

27% Say Reagan Most Deserving of a Federal Holiday, 20% Say JFK

28% Say There Are Too Many Federal Holidays

Entitlements: A Debate Deferred By Howard Rich

Profits Squeeze By Lawrence Kudlow

Birthers, Truthers and Spreaders By Debra J. Saunders

February 17, 2011

Half of Americans are Pro-Choice, But 53% Say Abortion's Usually Morally Wrong

Just One-in-Four Voters Have Favorable Opinion of Geithner, Holder

Voters Think They’re Far More Eager To Cut Spending Than Politicians Are

Don't Buy Simple Talk on Budget: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Why Do They Hate Social Security?: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Only 39% Expect Federal Spending to Exceed $4 Trillion in Near Future

Obama Budget Offers Inertia, Not Hope and Change By Michael Barone

February 16, 2011

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Just 28% Say Federal Government Has Consent of Governed

55% Say Obama’s Budget Doesn’t Cut Enough

It's the Deficits That Are Draconian, Not Their Cuts By Tony Blankley

44% Less Likely To Buy GM Because of Bailout

Judicial Politics By Susan Estrich

February 15, 2011

Americans Want to Keep Postal Service Public But Cut Delivery to Five Days

Just 33% Want Amtrak Subsidies to Continue

52% Say GM Somewhat Likely to Repay Taxpayers

Thankfully, the Egyptians Did It Without Us By Froma Harrop

Americans Ring in New Year with Improved Financial Security Sentiments

NPR, PBS Federal Subsidies Should Go By Debra J. Saunders

57% Still Believe Bailouts Were Bad for US

SUCCEEDING IN YOUR BUSINESS: A Surefire Way To Manage Your E-Mail Traffic By Cliff Ennico

February 14, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 39%

41% Favor High-Speed Rail Plan, 46% Oppose

U.S. Voters More Optimistic About Egypt Following Mubarak’s Exit

57% of Voters Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 38% Opposed

29% Look Forward to Valentine’s Day, 22% Dread It

February 13, 2011

68% Want Dinner with Someone Special on Valentine’s Day

Economy, Health Care Still Top Voters’ List of Important Issues

Berkeley Does Guantanamo By Debra J. Saunders

February 12, 2011

76% Say It’s Good for America When Dictators Replaced by Leaders Chosen in Free Elections

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

Obama Equal Reagan? So Far, It Ain't Even Close By Lawrence Kudlow

February 11, 2011

65% of Americans Favor Prayer in Public Schools

Just 25% Recognize That Most Americans Are Investors

Homeowners Remain Wary About Short-Term Housing Recovery, Confident About Long-Term Market Values

How Clinton Balanced the Budget By Joe Conason

60% Have Favorable Opinion of Hillary Clinton

The Shirtless Congressman By Susan Estrich

February 10, 2011

Coffee Drinkers Buy Starbucks More But Like Dunkin’ Better

43% Say Government Policy Mistakes Created Great Depression of 1930s, 26% Disagree

62% Still Favor Death Penalty for Fort Hood Killer

Going Gingrich: A Commentary By Howard Rich

Lieberman, Harman and Vanishing Democratic Moderates: A Commentary by Michael Barone

48% Say Shifting Military Money To Border Security Would Make America Safer

AOL/HuffPo Meet Corporate Greed: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

February 9, 2011

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

15% Say U.S. Needs A New National Anthem

Just 45% Know That U.S. Has World’s Biggest Economy

35% Say Their Home Is Worth Less Than What They Still Owe

Egyptian Army Is West's Best Hope By Tony Blankley

Romantic Revolutions By Susan Estrich

January's Unemployment Report Was a Snow Job By Lawrence Kudlow

80% Say Terrorists Are Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Traditional Wars

February 8, 2011

45% Intend To Honor Black History Month, 42% Do Not

Most Voters Still Put Reducing Health Care Costs Ahead of Universal Coverage

60% Recognize That Government Spending Has Increased Every Year Since 1954

Voters Still Wary of Changes in Egypt, But 68% Say U.S. Should Not Get Involved

Where Spanish Is a Threatened Language By Froma Harrop

SUCCEEDING IN YOUR BUSINESS: "Allocating the Purchase Price" When Selling or Buying a Business by Cliff Ennico

27% See UN As U.S. Ally, 15% As An Enemy

February 7, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 38%

68% Believe Government and Big Business Work Together Against the Rest of Us

More Voters Still Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

Just Over Half Aware U.S. Spends Six Times as Much on Defense As Any Other Nation

63% Say It’s Too Hard To Get Rid of Bad Teachers

58% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law; Most Still Expect Costs To Rise and Quality To Suffer

As With Other Fallen Allies, Egypt Will Vex the U.S. By Michael Barone

February 6, 2011

Most Americans Go for Girl Scout Cookies  

Game Day: 62% Will Watch Super Bowl XLV

Romney, Huckabee Even With Obama, Other GOP Hopefuls Trail

Snow Job By Lawrence Kudlow

February 5, 2011

Military Aid to Iceland? Most Americans Say Yes

Viewers Pick Packers to Win Super Bowl XLV

Missing Moderate Republicans By Froma Harrop  

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

That Scene By Susan Estrich 

February 4, 2011

35% of Super Bowl Watchers Find The Ads Better Than The Game

Half Want Troops Out of Europe, Japan, But South Korea's Another Story

54% Say States Should Have Right To Opt Out of Health Care Law

32% of Voters Are Both Fiscal and Social Conservatives

Our Continuing Focus on State Legislatures By Larry J. Sabato

ElBaradei a Bad Guy? Don't Listen to the American Right By Joe Conason

February 3, 2011

When It Comes to Military Strategy, Voters Put American Interests Ahead of World Peace

Most Adults Think Movies Hurt Society, Lead To More Violence

Health Care Law Makes Sebelius A Power, But Many Voters Seem Unaware of Her

39% Say U.S. Winning War on Terror

Do-gooders Mobilize Against Free Speech: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

“Winning the Future” Requires Real Choice: A Commentary By Howard Rich

81% Worry Egypt’s Problems Will Push Up Price of Gas

Obama and Reelection: One Term or Two?: A Commentary by Rhodes Cook

February 2, 2011

32% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Discover (R) U.S. Spending Monitor (SM) Consumer Confidence Jumps 5.6 Points in January to Three-Year High

65% Say U.S. Has World's Most Powerful Military

41% Give Obama Good Marks On Response to Crisis in Egypt

Obamacare: D.O.A. By Dick Morris

Obama’s Full-Month Rating Improves in January

Bernanke and Ethanol Sink Egypt By Lawrence Kudlow

Most Americans View Mandela Favorably

Support Mubarak: Down the Revolution, Up Orderly Progress! By Tony Blankley 

February 1, 2011

Rasmussen Employment Index Up Slightly in January

51% Say Politics in D.C. Will Become More Partisan

Partisan Trends: Republicans 35.4%, Democrats 35.0%

Americans Put U.S. Security Ahead of Free Elections When It Comes To Choosing Allies

Voters Underestimate How Much U.S. Spends on Defense

From Psycho to Tourist Draw By Froma Harrop

A Spending Problem and a Debt Problem By Debra J. Saunders

Majority of Voters Still Question Health Care Waivers, Think They Should Be Given To All


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