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Most Recent Articles: January 2014

January 31, 2014

Economy, Job Creation Are Still Most Important Voting Issues

Super Sunday

34% Find Super Bowl Commercials More Interesting Than the Game

Most Favor Minimum Wage Hike, Oppose More Jobless Benefits

A Chastened and Weary Obama Reports on State of the Union by Michael Barone

Just 29% in Louisiana Think State Has Fully Recovered from Katrina

January 30, 2014

46% Think Media Overhypes Weather Events

37% Rate Obama Good or Excellent on Economic Issues

Louisiana Senate: Cassidy (R) 44%, Landrieu (D) 40%

Politics vs. Immigration Reform by Froma Harrop

36% Text Rather Than Phone to Reach Someone

January 29, 2014

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Confidence in Home Values on the Wane

63% Say Government Contracts Go To Those With Most Political Connections

69% Think It’s Better for Obama to Work With Congress Than Go Around It

Re-state of the Union by John Stossel

62% Say Winter Has Been Worse This Year

January 28, 2014

25% Will Vacation This Winter

58% Think Americans Need to Cut Back on Cell Phone Use

62% See State of the Union Speech As Just for Show

A Lackluster Year for Obama and His Would-Be Successors by Michael Barone

66% Pick Denver Broncos to Win Super Bowl XLVIII

January 27, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 42%, Republicans 37%

59% Say Less Government, Not More, Would Help Close Income Gap

North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 47%, Hagan (D) 40%

32% Say Health Insurance Changed Because of Obamacare

January 26, 2014

21% Think Federal Government Has Consent of the Governed

January 25, 2014

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

January 24, 2014

41% Think School Performance Would Not Improve With More Funding

51% Approve of Governor McAuliffe’s Performance in Virginia

What America Thinks of Race Relations in 2014

30% Less Likely to Use Postal Service Because of Stamp Price Hike

24% Say Their Home is Worth Less Than When They Bought It

Abortion Defines the Political Parties, 41 Years After Roe V. Wade By Michael Barone

Marriage Matters, in France and in Texas by Froma Harrop

January 23, 2014

50% Still Expect Higher Interest Rates A Year From Now

24% Think Iran Should Be Part of Syria Peace Talks

Virginia Senate: Warner (D) 51%, Gillespie (R) 37%

Chill Out By John Stossel

34% Favor Legal Online Gambling In Their State

January 22, 2014

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

34% Rate U.S. Race Relations Good or Excellent

War on Terror Update: 30% Think Terrorists Are Winning War on Terror

Millennials Unhappy With Obama's War on the Young

54% in Michigan Blame Detroit Bankruptcy on Bad Government

January 21, 2014

35% Expect Their Home's Value To Go Up Over Next Year

45% Trust Fed to Keep Inflation, Interest Rates Under Control

68% Expect NSA Phone Spying To Stay the Same or Increase

Is West Virginia a Cult? by Froma Harrop

58% Oppose GOP Plan for 500,000 Guest Workers Every Year

January 20, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 35%

20% Consider MLK Day One of the Nation's Most Important Holidays

46% Think Benghazi Will Hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016

42% Favor Individual Health Care Mandate, 43% Oppose

January 19, 2014

46% Say America’s Best Days Are in the Past

January 18, 2014

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

January 17, 2014

39% Rate Obama Good, Excellent on Economy

Michigan Senate: Land (R) 37%, Peters (D) 35%

51% Oppose Senate Plan to Triple Legal Immigration

Population Declining in States With Relatively High Dependence on Government -- A Commentary by Michael Barone

Straightforward? Not The Best Description Of Chris Christie -- Or His Pal Karl Rove -- A Commentary By Joe Conason

29% Favor Phasing Out the Penny

January 16, 2014

55% Still Believe U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

49% Have Gone A Week Without Paying Cash

Confidence in U.S. Banking System Climbs to Post-Meltdown High

34% Think Best People Should Work for Government

Liberals, Let the States Do It By Froma Harrop

January 15, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

What America Thinks: Problems for Christie on Road to White House?

77% Think Woman President Likely in Next 10 Years

North Korea Now Seen As Top U.S. Enemy

Bitcoin Revolution By John Stossel

Robert Gates Book Portrays Obama as a Different Kind of President by Michael Barone

January 14, 2014

Most Voters Still See Obama, Biden As Liberal

Britain, Canada, Germany Are Seen As Top U.S. Allies

70% Think It’s Bad for the Country That Most in Congress Are Wealthy

53% Rate Economic Growth As More Important Than Economic Fairness

Single-Payer Is Not Dead by Froma Harrop

January 13, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 37%

46% Believe Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Increase Unemployment

48% Less Likely to Vote for Christie In 2016 If Retaliation Charges Are True

56% Still View Health Care Law Unfavorably

January 12, 2014

10% Think Government Employees Work Harder Than Those in Private Sector

January 11, 2014

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

January 10, 2014

What America Thinks of the Job Market

46% Favor Extending Unemployment Benefits, 39% Oppose

56% in New Jersey Think Christie Should Resign If He Knew About Fort Lee Retaliation

39% Say Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq Have Increased Domestic Terrorist Threat

January 9, 2014

39% Support Building More U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, 37% Oppose

15% Favor Extending Unemployment Benefits Indefinitely

25% Favor U.S. Military Action in Iraq or Syria If Al Qaeda Takes Over

The Downton Diet by Froma Harrop

Some Old Foes Seen As U.S. Allies By Most Americans

January 8, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

New Low: 25% Think Job Market Worse Than a Year Ago

What America Thinks: Colorado and the National Marijuana Debate

8% Think Congress Doing a Good or Excellent Job

72% Say Their Light Bulbs Are None of the Feds’ Business

Equality Versus Liberty by John Stossel

January 7, 2014

47% Say Obama's Too Hostile to Small Business

60% Still Oppose Government's Light Bulb Ban

55% Expect 'Noticeable' Change If Democrats Win Congress; 49% Say Same of GOP Win

Rasmussen Employment Index Hits Highest Level Since June

Right and Left of the Hispanic Vote By Michael Barone

About the People Who Serve Us By Froma Harrop

January 6, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 38%

45% Rate Obama's Handling of Immigration As Poor

56% See Keystone XL Pipeline As Good for the Economy

31% Expect Health Care To Improve Under New Law

January 5, 2014

49% Favor Waiting Period Before Abortion

January 4, 2014

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

January 3, 2014

What America Thinks: New Year, New You?

41% Favor Legalization of Pot in Their State

28% Say Federal Government Should Increase Spending

Rich Catholics Threaten Pope Francis - Because He Frightens Them By Joe Conason

Democracy and Peace Pushed Farther Away by Michael Barone

January 2, 2014

58% Have Favorable Opinion of Michelle Obama

59% Favor Assault Weapons Ban; 18% Want Handgun Ban, Too

Obama Monthly Approval in December Up Two Points From Recent Low

January 1, 2014

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

6% Consider New Year’s Day One of the Most Important Holidays


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