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Most Recent Articles: January 2013

January 31, 2013

60% Think U.S. Society Fair and Decent

41% of Super Bowl Viewers Say Beyonce Good Choice For Halftime Show

46% Think Tougher Border Control Unlikely If New Immigration Law Passes

 Benghazi Hearings: Capitol Hill's Angry Little Men Keep Making Hillary Bigger By Joe Conason

51% See More Corruption in Companies That Do Most of Their Business With Gov't

January 30, 2013

39% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Worker Confidence Slips in January

Only 32% Think Their Member of Congress Deserves Reelection

46% Say Obama Policies Too Hostile Toward Small Business

Obama Is Not King By John Stossel

January 29, 2013

63% Feel Confident About Nutritional Information On Menus

9% Rate Congress’ Job Performance Good or Excellent

59% Favor Stricter Regulation of Companies Mostly Dependent on Government

44% Give Obama Positive Marks on Gun Control

Let's Stop Arguing About Birth Control: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

January 28, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 45%, Republicans 37%

57% Dine Out At Least Once A Week

59% Favor Full Combat Roles for Women

Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely by Michael Barone

54% Expect Costs to Rise Under Health Care Law

January 27, 2013

36% Say They Are Pro-Life, 54% Pro-Choice

48% Think Federal Budget Can Be Balanced Without Tax Hikes

January 26, 2013

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

62% Favor Smaller Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes

January 25, 2013

42% Give Obama Positive Marks for Job Creation

45% Favor Replacing Income Tax with National Sales Tax

59% Still Favor Building the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Obama Inaugural: Full of Audacity, but Little Hope By Michael Barone

Politicians Need to Catch Up When It Comes to the People's Money By Scott Rasmussen

The Thinking Gets Better, the Second Term Around : A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Echoes of FDR: Obama's Inspiring Address Links Freedom With Security and Dignity By Joe Conason

January 24, 2013

Just 18% Back Government Assistance For Struggling Homeowners

68% Support Five-Year Lobbying Ban for Congress

Americans Oppose A National Sales Tax – Unless Social Security’s At Stake

79% Expect A Woman President In Next 25 Years

January 23, 2013

35% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

45% Say Bailouts of Financial Industry Bad for U.S.

29% Expect Home's Value To Go Up Over Next Year

31% Favor Eliminating A State’s Income Tax In Exchange for Higher Sales Taxes

Shopping Around for a Better Life By John Stossel

52% Believe Most Get Rich By Working Hard

January 22, 2013

36% View Marco Rubio Favorably

80% Think Lower Tuition Costs Would Help Students More Than Easier Loan Access

53% Favor Background Checks for Existing Gun Owners

81% Think Congress Should Take Big Pay Cut Until Budget is Balanced

Only 32% Are Aware If Their State Is Establishing A Health Care Exchange

More Thoughts on Aaron Swartz By Froma Harrop

January 21, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44%, Republicans 39%

54% Think State, Local Governments Should Have Property Insurance

53% Say Economic Growth More Important Than Economic Fairness

41% Think U.S. President Most Powerful Person in the World, 44% Disagree

GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats By Michael Barone

80% View Martin Luther King, Jr. Favorably

January 20, 2013

57% Think Enforcing Current Gun Laws More Important Than Creating New Laws

64% Are More Likely to Watch a Movie at Home

January 19, 2013

Fans Pick Adrian Peterson, RG3 for NFL Awards

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

January 18, 2013

“Lincoln” Is the Oscar Favorite

38% Pick Patriots to Win Super Bowl

65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny

Searching for Answers After Newtown By Scott Rasmussen

Aaron Swartz Was Accused of Real Crimes By Froma Harrop

January 17, 2013

49% Think U.S. Should Withdraw Troops from Europe

49% Are Not Willing To Pay More to Fight Global Warming

58% Plan to Watch At Least Some of Obama Inauguration Live

44% Say It’s Too Hard to Adopt A Child in the U.S.

Before Default, Let Republicans Bump Up Hard Against The Debt Ceiling By Joe Conason

Ivory-tower Obama Can't Abide Views He Doesn't Share By Michael Barone

January 16, 2013

36% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

31% Say Race Relations Getting Better, 32% Say Worse

53% Still Think Neither Party Represents the American People

First, the Bad News: A Commentary by John Stossel

40% Think U.S. Spends Too Much on National Security

January 15, 2013

44% Favor Limits on Violent Movies and Video Games

52% Got A Flu Shot This Year

63% of GOP Voters Think Republicans in Congress Out of Touch

30% Think More Tax Hikes Needed

From "Downton" to Golden Globes, It's All Downhill By Froma Harrop

January 14, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43%, Republicans 37%

52% Think It's Possible To Watch Mentally Ill Closer Without Violating Their Rights

55% Want Obama, Congress To Stop March 1 Spending Cuts

History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down By Michael Barone

Voters Strongly Favor More Health Insurance Choices

January 13, 2013

26% Owe More Money Than Last Year

Most Voters Think U.S. Economy Fair to Women, Blacks, Hispanics

January 12, 2013

68% Say Cutting Government Spending Solution To Economic Problems

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

January 11, 2013

72% Expect to Pay More for Groceries A Year From Now

Voters Have Mixed Feelings About More Money for Schools

75% Think Debt Ceiling Deal Is Likely

Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters By Scott Rasmussen

Can Hillary Pace Herself? By Froma Harrop

January 10, 2013

52% Are Confident in Stability of U.S. Banking Industry

75% Don’t Know Much About Likely Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

Voters Still Think Economy Fairer to Lower Income Americans Than to Middle Class

 'Most Antagonistic' Toward Israel? That Would Be Ronald Reagan's Defense Secretary By Joe Conason

Obama Lurches Left With Pick of Hagel for Defense By Michael Barone

44% Are Fiscally Conservative

January 9, 2013

33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

74% Think Americans Have Constitutional Right To Own A Gun

47% For, 38% Against Hagel Nomination When Told He Has Called for Defense Cuts

43% Think Auto Bailouts Good for America, 41% Disagree

A Man's Home Is His Subsidy By John Stossel

January 8, 2013

Democrats Now Trusted More on Economy

Americans Strongly Support Tougher Requirements for Gun Owners

36% Say Government Did Good Job Responding to Hurricane Sandy

11% Are Very Likely To Buy or Lease A Car This Year

The Hagel Defense: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

January 7, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44%, Republicans 38%

Ford Remains Most Popular ‘Big Three’ Automaker

Dodd-Frank's Problems -- and Potential Solutions By Michael Barone

Just 8% Now Say They Are Tea Party Members

43% Give Obama Positive Marks for Energy Development

January 6, 2013

69% Now Describe Themselves as Middle Class

January 5, 2013

 55% Consider Obama Good or Excellent Leader

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

January 4, 2013

20% Are Looking For Job Outside Current Company

39% View EPA Favorably

On Jobs and Guns, Neither Party Has an Advantage

Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be a Bad Deal for Official Washington By Scott Rasmussen

Left Should Know, Obama Did Good By Froma Harrop

January 3, 2013

Obama Earns Best Full-Month Ratings Since Mid-2009

Most Voters Oppose Lower Tax Rate for Capital Gains

Public Evenly Divided on Fiscal Cliff Deal

New High: 51% Think U.S. Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

Fiscal Deal Passes as House GOP Clown Car Crashes, Again By Joe Conason

If Demography Is Destiny, Good News for Texas, D.C. By Michael Barone

January 2, 2013

33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

54% Say It’s Possible To Find Work These Days

Rasmussen Employment Index Caps Year At Five-Year High

Most Feel Safer with Armed Security Guard at Child's School

62% Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts, But 57% Think They’re Unlikely

No Regulation? No Problem By John Stossel

The Wrong Republicans By Froma Harrop

January 1, 2013

Americans Rank New Year's Day Low on the List of Holidays


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