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Most Recent Articles: January 2011

January 31, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 38%

GOP Voters Want Presidential Candidate With Private Sector Experience

53% Support Decision to Abandon Color-Coded Threat Alerts

Politics by the Numbers: Good Omens for the GOP in 2012: A Commentary By Michael Barone

58% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, But Confidence in Repeal Is Down

Most Americans Fear Fallout From Egypt Crisis But Want America To Stay Out of It

January 30, 2011

Where Judicial Activism Morphs into Disregard By Debra J. Saunders

46% of GOP Primary Voters Who Favor Palin Might Back Third-Party Option If She Isn’t Nominated

For Many Adults, Driving is Strictly for Getting Around

January 29, 2011

Americans Are Far More Likely To Watch A Movie At Home Than In A Theater

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

Food Riots: Is Bernanke Partially to Blame? By Lawrence Kudlow

January 28, 2011

Voters Continue To Favor Lower Taxes, Less Spending

Americans See Brighter Employment Picture

Just 38% Think Major Spending Cuts by Congress Likely In The Next Year

Freshman Stress By Susan Estrich

Boomers' 'Second Adolescence' Goes on Hold By Froma Harrop

Majority of Voters Oppose Federal Bailouts for States

January 27, 2011

A Week in the Life of America

Most Voters Oppose Letting States Declare Bankruptcy

50% Now Oppose President’s New Spending Proposals

The Early Line: 2012 House Races: A Commentary By Isaac T. Wood

Obama Changes the Narrative: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Obama's Take on U.S. Innovation: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

56% Say Arizona Shooter Should Receive Death Penalty

January 26, 2011

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

33% of GOP Voters Hope Palin Isn’t 2012 Nominee

Voters Less Critical of Obama’s Leadership

60% Trust Business Leaders More Than Government To Create Job

Mr. ‘Investment’ By Lawrence Kudlow

Regulations and Rhetoric By Tony Blankley

Voters Not Cutting New Congress Any Slack

Government’s “Other” Gluttony By Howard Rich

January 25, 2011

Fewer Voters Blame Obama Policies for Nation's Economic Problems

27% Likely To Buy An Electric Car in Next 10 Years

Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out

Voters Wary of State of the Union Spending Proposals

SUCCEEDING IN YOUR BUSINESS: Raising Capital Is Tough When You've Got Nothing To Lose By Cliff Ennico

Deficits as Far as the States Can See By Froma Harrop

Just 22% Say Obama Likely to Meet 2009 Goal of Cutting Deficit in Half

Stopping the Obama Surge By Dick Morris

January 24, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 39%

Ford's The Favorite Among the Likeliest of Car Buyers

Romney Holds Slight Edge Over Huckabee and Palin

Shriver and Lieberman Take JFK Link With Them By Michael Barone

53% Favor Health Care Repeal, But Voters Worry Less About Being Forced To Change Coverage

Obama Ties Super Bowl in Battle for Voters’ Attention

January 23, 2011

50% Now View Biden Favorably

Wendy’s Is the Winner in Battle of the Top Burger Chains

Jerry Brown Takes on Redevelopment By Debra J. Saunders

January 22, 2011

GE's Immelt on the Hot Seat By Lawrence Kudlow

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

The Law School Game By Susan Estrich

January 21, 2011

68% Prefer A Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes

No Tears for Joe Lieberman By Froma Harrop

Voters View Boehner More Favorably, Still Down on Pelosi

Many Voters Say State of the Union Speeches Don't Lead To Much

43% Are Eating Out Less Than Six Months Ago

GOP House Right To Vote To Repeal By Debra J. Saunders

States of Insolvency By Howard Rich

January 20, 2011

Those Who Eat Fast Food Go For Convenience and Cost, Not Quality

47% Fear Government Will Help Economy Too Much

Voters Still See Some Obama Foreign Policy Views As Different Than Their Own

41% Like Boycotts to Protest Bailouts

High-speed Rail Is a Fast Way to Waste Taxpayer Money: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Fudging the Facts on Health Care and Deficits: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Presidential Possibilities - A First Line-Up of 2012: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato

Gas Prices Up for Nearly All; 70% Expect $4-A-Gallon Gas by July

January 19, 2011

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Only 51% Say Home Worth More Than When They Bought It

Americans View Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Unfavorably

53% Say Bailouts Have Been Bad for the Country

Sick People By Susan Estrich

How to Combat an Arrogant China? By Lawrence Kudlow

Voters Think Congress Is Listening A Bit More

Avoid GOP Timidity in 2011 By Tony Blankley

January 18, 2011

Majority Think Government Should Help Only Those Who Can Afford Their Mortgages

50% Say Government Puts Wall Street Ahead of Main Street

56% Say Media Put Too Much Emphasis on Politics in Arizona Shooting Coverage

Most Think Congress Doesn’t Read What It Votes On, Favor Putting Bills Online Well In Advance

Stocks Say We’re Healing; Prices Say Look Out By Lawrence Kudlow

The Orphaned Left By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Voters Now Trust GOP More On All 10 Key Issues

January 17, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 38%

Voters Tend To See Health Care Repeal As a Deficit Reducer

Voters Give Obama Good Marks for Arizona Response, See No Lasting Political Change

Most Still Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, Say It Will Increase Deficit 

A Sigh of Relief When Mad and Evil People Are Foiled By Michael Barone  

82% Hold Favorable View of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2011

Undecided Is The Leader Among Golden Globe Watchers

Voters Hold Less Fear of Government Health Care Decisions

What Makes Brown Think He Can Get a Tax Increase? By Debra J. Saunders 

January 15, 2011

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

Americans Show Little Confidence in U.S. Race Relations

January 14, 2011

Just 33% of Football Fans Following NFL Labor Negotiations Closely

Patriots Still Favored to Win Super Bowl

75% Want Health Care Law Changed

55% Say America Is Not Yet A Land of Equal Opportunity

Going Down in an Up Economy: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

How We Enable Crimes of Insanity: A Commentary By Joe Conason

January 13, 2011

Voters Continue To Believe Congress Can Always Make Things Worse

Most Voters Still See Congressional Democrats As More Liberal Than They Are

Most Say Stricter Gun Laws Would Not Help Prevent Shootings

Systematic Assassinations Not Part of Our Politics By Michael Barone

Just 29% Believe Health Care Repeal Will Increase Deficit 

No Off Button on Sarah Palin By Debra J. Saunders

January 12, 2011

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

One-Third of Americans Have or Will Contribute To Haiti Earthquake Relief

57% Expect Higher Interest Rates A Year From Now

The Blame Game By Susan Estrich 

Most Voters View Arizona Shootings As Random Act of Violence, Not Politics

Making the World Safe for Targets of Lunatics By Tony Blankley

75% Think Health Care Law May Cost More Than Estimated

January 11, 2011

Support for Renewable Energy Resources Reaches Highest Level Yet

Who Says There's No Inflation? Grocery Shoppers Think Otherwise

Many Favor Cutting Pay, Benefits of State Employees

Voters Still See Democratic Agenda in Congress As More Extreme than GOP’s

The First Casualty Is Not Partisanship By Debra J. Saunders

Crazy Gunman, but a Political Attack By Froma Harrop

45% Worry That Obama Opponents Will Turn To Violence

January 10, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 47%, Democrats 36%

Americans Still Lack Confidence in U.S. Banking Industry

Support for Public Employee Unions Declines

Deal-maker Daley: Obama's Emissary to Boehner? By Michael Barone

Most Still Support Repeal of Health Care Bill; 49% Say It’s Likely

January 9, 2011

Most Say No to Government Regulation of Search Engines 

January 8, 2011

Most Web Users Say Internet Better Value Than Cable TV

Bill Daley By Susan Estrich  

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

Washington Goes Supply-Side By Lawrence Kudlow

January 7, 2011

Voters See Obama's Leadership As A Mixed Bag

Positives Hold Steady for Supreme Court, Negatives Are Down

Only 29% Say Congress Must Fund A Law It’s Unable To Repeal

Governator Flubbed His Exit, Won't Be Back By Debra J. Saunders

Immigration Reform No Place for Games By Froma Harrop

Most Internet Users Have Privacy Concerns About Their Online Searches

2011: A Fiscal Reckoning That Cannot Be Avoided By Howard Rich

January 6, 2011

Plans for Winter Vacation Are Up Slightly

Americans Slightly More Confident In A Home As A Family Investment

U.S. Internet Users Give High Marks to Search Engines

Uniforms By Susan Estrich

Voters Continue To Fret Over War in Afghanistan

Wily Old Dems Take on Whippersnapper Republicans By Michael Barone

Initial Rating For All 2012 Senate Seats By Larry J. Sabato

January 5, 2011

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Rasmussen Employment Index Slides in December

One-Third of Homeowners Still Say They Owe More Than Their House is Worth

Confidence in War on Terror Is Still Shaky

“Tea Party” Is Seen Less Negatively As a Political Label

How to Defeat Obama By Dick Morris

More Loud Voices, Please By Tony Blankley

Voters See Tax Hikes, More Spending and A Higher Deficit Over Next Two Years

Supply-Side Obama? Trust but Verify By Lawrence Kudlow

January 4, 2011

Most Voters Continue to View Michelle Obama Favorably

Big Storms Yes, Global Warming No

Homeowners Still Hold Little Optimism For Short-Term Housing Market

More Voters Expect To Be Unhappy With the New Congress

Sacramento -- Can Jerry Brown Do It? By Debra J. Saunders  

SUCCEEDING IN YOUR BUSINESS: Memo to the Incoming Congress (Part 1 of 2) By Cliff Ennico

Voter Concern About Economy Hits Highest Level In Over Two Years

Mystery of the Missing Millionaires By Froma Harrop

January 3, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 35%

New Congress Has An Uphill Struggle In Voters’ Minds

Number of Republicans Reaches Highest Level Since December 2004

Insured Voters Still Divided Whether Health Care Law Is Likely To Make Them Change Coverage

Personal Well-being Overshadows Income Inequality By Michael Barone

Obama’s Month-by-Month Numbers Remain Steady

January 2, 2011

Obama More Popular Among Some Democrats Than Others

January 1, 2011

Important or Not, Have A Happy New Year!

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