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Most Recent Articles: January 2012

January 31, 2012

69% Say Domestic Animals Are Treated Well In The U.S.

Rasmussen Employment Index Climbs To 15-Month High

5% Say Congress Doing Good or Excellent Job

74% Favor Right-to-Work Law Eliminating Mandatory Union Dues

52% Say Overhaul of All Health Care Costs Needed to Salvage Medicare

Politicians Created Budget Crisis By Pursuing Own Agenda, Ignoring Voters

In Defense of Southern-fried Paula Deen By Froma Harrop

January 30, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 40%

54% of Pet Owners Have A Dog, 24% A Cat

81% Describe Their Workplace As Positive

45% Say Too Many GOP Debates, Mostly Useless

The 2012 Race Takes Shape: A Commentary By Michael Barone

45% Think Free Trade Good for U.S., 28% Disagree

January 29, 2012

Florida GOP Primary: Romney 44%, Gingrich 28%

January 28, 2012

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

Education, Job Make A Difference In How Voters Rate Obama

January 27, 2012

Voters Still Trust GOP More on Economy

55% Say Wealthy Americans Should Pay at Least 30% In Income Taxes

Most Would Choose Foreign Over American If Product Is Better, Cheaper

GOP Voters Grade Gingrich Ethics on a Curve By Scott Rasmussen

42% Are Fiscal Conservatives, 11% Liberal on Money Issues

I Want My Planet Back By Froma Harrop

January 26, 2012

66% Believe Nutritional Information On Menus To Be Accurate

55% Favor Government Subsidizing U.S. Manufacturing

Mitch Daniels: Bombast From the Past: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Unlike Obama, GOP Candidates Talk Seriously About Governing: A Commentary By Michael Barone

35% Say Congressman or Governor Can Be Bought for $10,000 or Less

Florida GOP Primary: Romney 39%, Gingrich 31%, Santorum 12%, Paul 9%

January 25, 2012

26% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

75% Say It's Better for Children to Grow Up In Two-Parent Home

New Low: 15% Say Situation In Iraq Will Get Better

33% of GOP Voters Say It Would Be Good If New Candidate Entered Presidential Race

68% of Republicans Think Gingrich As Ethical as Other Politicians

The Real State of the Union By John Stossel

January 24, 2012

45% Eating Out Less Often Than They Were Six Months Ago

National Poll: Gingrich 35%, Romney 28%, Santorum 16%, Paul 10%

59% Say Creating New Jobs More Important Than Protecting Environment

78% Rate Marriage As Important to U.S. Society

Being Rich Is Not Mitt's Political Problem: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

71% See Government Censorship of Internet As Bigger Threat Than Illegal Downloading

January 23, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

80% Want Full Disclosure of Meetings Between Congressmen, Regulators

52% Still Favor Repeal of National Health Care Law

56% Favor Building Keystone Pipeline, Think It’s Good for Economy

Florida GOP Primary: Gingrich 41%, Romney 32%

A Few Words in Defense of Negative Campaigning By Michael Barone

January 22, 2012

58% Favor Welcoming Immigration Policy

58% Say U.S. Needs New Campaign Finance Laws

January 21, 2012

Romney's Opponents Look for the Spirit of '76 By Geoffrey Skelley

52% See Home Buying As Family’s Best Investment

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

January 20, 2012

47% Favor Candidate Who Would Raise Taxes on Wealthy

47% Support Pulling U.S. Troops Out of Europe

Confidence In Housing Market Improves

Tax Day: Will Romney Make April Fools of Republicans: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Voter Disgust: What Might it Mean for the House Race?: A Commentary By Kyle Kondik

For Romney, Will Free Markets or Crony Capitalism Be on Trial? A Commentay by Scott Rasmussen

70% Prefer Free Market to Government-Managed Economy

January 19, 2012

61% Favor Immigration Checks On Traffic Stops

South Carolina: Gingrich 33%, Romney 31%, Paul 15%

Only 35% Support U.S. Military Action If Sanctions Won’t Stop Iran

44% Worry Government Will Do Too Much To Counter Bad Economy

How "Downton Abbey" Is More Democratic Than We Are By Froma Harrop

South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President By Michael Barone

January 18, 2012

24% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

50% Expect Higher Interest Rates Next Year

39% Say U.S. Has Crony Capitalist System

National GOP Poll: Romney 30%, Gingrich 27%

Obama's Veep? Voters Like Clinton More Than Biden

January 17, 2012

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 42%

South Carolina: Romney 35%, Gingrich 21%, Santorum 16%, Paul 16%

Election 2012: Obama 47%, Gingrich 38%

17% Think Talks with Taliban Could Bring War in Afghanistan To A Satisfactory Close

61% View American Society as Fair and Decent

Obama's Biggest Threat Was Huntsman By Froma Harrop

January 16, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

33% Say Race Relations in America Getting Better, 32% Worse

Who Are The Tea Partiers Now?

48% Think Romney Would Do Better Job With Economy, 39% Trust Obama More

Obama Thumbs Nose at Founders With One-man Rule: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Rate MLK Very Highly, Less Enthusiastic About His Holiday

January 15, 2012

38% Say America's Best Days Are In The Future

24% Will Rely on Internet for Most Political News in 2012

January 14, 2012

54% See Current TV Ratings System As Effective

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

January 13, 2012

55% Say Obama More Liberal Than They Are

64% Favor FCC Regulation of TV and Radio

Election 2012: Obama 43%, Paul 37%

The Missing 'Humanity Clause' at Bain By Froma Harrop

South Carolina Primary: Romney 28%, Gingrich 21%, Santorum 16%, Paul 16%

Tea Party Mitt? By Scott Rasmussen

72% Still Concerned About Inflation

January 12, 2012

37% Give Obama Positive Ratings on Economy

51% Lack Confidence In Stability of U.S. Banking Industry

Favorability Ratings For Top Congressional Leaders Hit Rock Bottom

'Tactical Voters' went to Romney in New Hampshire: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Florida GOP Primary: Romney 41%, Gingrich 19%, Santorum 15%

Ten Days to Stop Romney: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

38% Favor Stricter Gun Control, 50% Oppose

January 11, 2012

48% Still Blame Bush for Bad Economy; 45% Blame Obama’s Policies

24% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Election 2012: Obama 44%, Romney 41%

46% Think Tea Party Will Hurt GOP in 2012 Elections, Most Republicans Disagree

89% Think Higher Gas Prices Likely Six Months From Now

January 10, 2012

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 43%

Election 2012: Obama 46%, Gingrich 38%

New Hampshire: Romney 37%, Paul 17%, Huntsman 15%

32% of New Hampshire Republicans Have Met At Least One of the Candidates

Only 18% Like Iowa, New Hampshire Always Going First in Presidential Process

Video: Scott Rasmussen's Final Thoughts on Today's New Hampshire GOP Primary

Video: What Did Pollsters Miss in Predicting New Hampshire's 2008 Democratic Primary?

Video: Does Retail Politics Really Matter in the 2012 Presidential Election?

Video: Will GOP Voters Ever Fall In Love with Mitt Romney?

Video: Looking Past New Hampshire, Who's Winning South Carolina?

Video: In New Hampshire, Mitt Romney Viewed Most Favorably, Highest Electability

Video: Scott Rasmussen Talks Latest New Hampshire Poll Numbers

Video: On the Ground in New Hampshire with Scott Rasmussen

Consumer Bureau Protects the Prudent, as Well By Froma Harrop

January 9, 2012

68% Oppose Law Requiring High School Students to Apply to College

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

Election 2012: Obama 46%, Santorum 39%

Romney’s Only Republican Most Voters Think Is Likely To Beat Obama

52% Think Repeal of Health Care Law Likely

The Weakness That Saps the Strength of GOP Candidates By Michael Barone

January 8, 2012

66% Say Military Service Is Good For Young People

6% of GOP Voters Ready to Vote Third Party If Their Favorite Isn’t The Nominee

January 7, 2012

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

30% Say Global Warming A Very Serious Problem

January 6, 2012

GOP Voters View Romney As Strongest Obama Opponent, Paul the Weakest

New Hampshire: Romney 42%, Paul 18%, Santorum 13%, Huntsman 12%

South Carolina Primary: Romney 27%, Santorum 24%, Gingrich 18%

Did Reagan Raise Taxes? Let GOP Candidates Answer By Joe Conason

January 5, 2012

New Low: 30% Expect to Earn More A Year From Now

Election 2012: Obama 42%, Romney 42%

National GOP Poll: Romney 29%, Santorum 21%, Gingrich 16%

51% See Occupy Wall Street Protesters As Public Nuisance

49% of Voters Are Pro-Choice, 43% Pro-Life

Romney's Watchwords in Iowa: Divide and Conquer By Michael Barone

The Unbearable Consequence of Iowa By Froma Harrop

January 4, 2012

22% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

47% Say Staying With Current Company Best For Advancement

Election 2012: Obama 49%, Gingrich 39%

55% View Social Security Favorably, But Only 48% Think It’s A Good Deal

57% Say Military Veterans Should Get Preferential Treatment in Hiring

January 3, 2012

Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 43%

Rasmussen Employment Index Ends Year on High Note

Voters See All GOP Hopefuls As Conservative, But Romney, Paul Least So

'Nuts' to Iran: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Romney, Paul on Top, But Read Iowa Caucus Polls With Caution

January 2, 2012

Generic Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%

Partisan Trends: Number of Democrats Falls to All-Time Low

Election 2012: Obama 46%, Huntsman 33%

76% Say Wealthy Like Kim Kardashian Already Pay Enough in State Taxes

Only 32% Favor National Parade Now for Troops Returning from Iraq

Steady in Iowa, Romney Counts on New Hampshire, Florida By Michael Barone

January 1, 2012

Personal Finance Ratings Up in December

30% to Make New Year’s Resolutions

12% View New Year’s Day As Most Important Holiday


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