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Most Recent Articles: July 2009

July 31, 2009

48% Say Obama Is Very Liberal

50% Favor Cutting Mail Delivery Over Government Subsidies for Postal Service

58% Concerned About Fall Outbreak of Swine Flu  

41% Like Obama's Handling of National Security  

Lieutenant Governor Mania By Larry Sabato  

No Thin Line Between Murder and Hate By Debra J. Saunders

July 30, 2009

32% of Women Have Read At Least One Harry Potter Book  

41% For, 37% Against Sotomayor’s Confirmation to Supreme Court  

30% Give Obama Good Marks for Handling of Gates Incident

35% Favor Vick’s Return To NFL, 39% Oppose

Are Republicans the Economic Pessimists? By Lawrence Kudlow

A Time, Again, for Bill Clinton By Joe Conason  

Obama Has Aura but Doesn't Know How To Legislate By Michael Barone

July 29, 2009

34% Say U.S. Headed in Right Direction  

52% Like Bernanke’s Public Outreach, but Fed Chairman’s Favorables Are Down  

75% Favor Auditing The Fed

49% Now Say America’s Best Days Are In The Past

Lily Burk, 17 By Susan Estrich

A Pocketful of Miracles By Tony Blankley

July 28, 2009

Republicans Remain Ahead on Generic Ballot

Most Voters Still Don’t Like Pelosi

Just 23% Believe Health Care Costs Will Go Down if Reform Passes Congress

54% Expect Interest Rates To Rise In Next Year

51% Lack Confidence In U.S. Banking System  

Pot Could Be Gold for California By Froma Harrop  

All-American Kooks By Debra J. Saunders

July 27, 2009

Voters Give Supreme Court Highest Rating in Over Two Years  

Ford Favorables Hold Steady, GM, Chrysler Down

46% More Likely To Buy Ford ‘Cause It Didn’t Get A Bailout

Most Arizona Voters Put Immigration Over Health Care as More Important Reform Goal  

Arizona Voters Give Legislature, Governor Poor Marks on Budget Crisis  

Stumbling Governors Signal Trouble for Dems By Michael Barone

July 26, 2009

26% Say Obama Response Good or Excellent on Cambridge Cop Question

It Won't Cost Anything! -- And It Won't Change Anything By Debra Saunders

July 25, 2009

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

54% Still Blame Bush for Nation’s Economic Woes

Help Wanted. Not. By Susan Estrich

July 24, 2009

Obama's Dwindling Power By Dick Morris

Stocks Surge as Obamacare Implodes By Lawrence Kudlow

47% in California Favor Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana

31% Say Biden Will Be Obama’s Running Mate in 2012, 31% Disagree

52% of Twitter Users Concerned about Safety of Personal Information

40% Say Obama Has Too Many Press Conferences, 47% Say Number Is Right  

2010 California Senate: Boxer 45%, Fiorina 41%  

Blue Dogs: The Special Interest Pets By Joe Conason  

Boxer and Feinstein Play Military Hawks By Debra J. Saunders  

The Virginia Gubernatorial Election: Clues from the Past By Rhodes Cook

July 23, 2009

64% of California Voters Say Illegal Immigrants Are Major Strain on State Budget

72% Don’t Want Feds Changing Their Light Bulbs

55% of California Voters Oppose State Budget Deal  

Just 25% Now Say Stimulus Has Helped The Economy, 31% Say it Hurt  

35% of Minnesotans See the Vikings Improving if Favre Joins Team  

53% Say Obama is ‘Partisan Democrat’  

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Health Reform By Froma Harrop  

A Month of Gloomy Thursdays for Health Care Plan By Michael Barone

July 22, 2009

31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

46% Say TV News More Reliable Than Internet, 35% Disagree

Just 20% Say Health Care Is Obama’s Top Priority  

53% Now Oppose Congressional Health Care Reform  

Beware of Comprehensive Health Care Reform By Tony Blankley  

Mother Knows Best By Susan Estrich

July 21, 2009

Republicans Take Four-Point Lead on Generic Ballot  

Cronkite Far Better Liked Than Current Crew of TV Anchors  

44% Expect to Stay With Same Employer for More Than Five Years  

64% Say Baseball Players Today Are More Skilled Than 50 Years Ago

51% Oppose U.S. Manned Mission to Mars  

The Logic of a Locavore By Froma Harrop  

Truly Greasing the State Budget By Debra J. Saunders

July 20, 2009

Most Texas Voters Say Economy is Bad, Getting Worse

Americans Less Sure If Changing Jobs Will Be Their Decision

2012 Match-ups: Obama, Romney Tied at 45%; Obama 48%, Palin 42%

62% of Minnesota Voters Rate Economy as Poor

Most Baseball Fans Say Steroid Use Hasn’t Caused Them to Follow the Sport Less

Britain and United States Go in Different Directions By Michael Barone

July 19, 2009

Only 18% Say Those With Chronic Conditions Should Pay More in Health Insurance

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot -- Period By Debra J. Saunders

July 18, 2009

Cost, Not Universal Coverage, is Top Health Care Concern for Voters

Following Hearings, Sotomayor Gains in Court of Public Opinion

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

July 17, 2009

Pujols Heavy Favorite For NL MVP, AL Race Too Close To Call

80% Say Wall Street, Not Taxpayers, Benefited More From Bailout - As Goldman Sachs Announces Record Profit

Sotomayor Gets Bounce in the Polls

50% Oppose Government Health Insurance Company

70% Believe Number of Homeless Families Will Increase Over Next Year

The Price of Leaving the Details to Congress By Michael Barone

Summer in Washington By Susan Estrich  

July 16, 2009

2010 NY Governors Race: Giuliani Beats Paterson, Cuomo Beats Rudy  

20% Pick Boston to Win World Series, Red Sox Fans Most Confident Their Team Will Win  

Plurality of NY Voters Says State Senate More Dangerous In Session Than Out

Confirmation Hearings Have No Impact on Public Views of Sotomayor

78% Say Health Care Reform Likely to Mean Higher Taxes for the Middle Class

2010 Texas GOP Governor Primary: Perry 46%, Hutchison 36%

New York Senate Primary: Maloney 33% Gillibrand 27%

Pelosi's Toothless "Commission" By Joe Conason

The Audacity of Self-defense By Debra J. Saunders

July 15, 2009

2010 New York Democratic Gubernatorial Primary: Cuomo 61%, Paterson 27%

2009 Virginia Governor: McDonnell 44%, Deeds 41%  

Following Two Days of Hearings, 90% Expect Sotomayor to Be Confirmed  

Number Who Says U.S. Heading in Right Direction Slips to Lowest Level Since February  

44% of Baseball Fans Give Commissioner Bud Selig Positive Marks

20% Say Home Value Will Go Up in Year, 29% Expect It to Fall

48% View Labor Unions Favorably, 42% Don’t  

Stock Markets Are Up Again By Lawrence Kudlow  

'Freeing Tibet' By Tony Blankley  

July 14, 2009

Republicans Remain Ahead on Generic Ballot for Third Straight Week

45% Say Economy Will Be Stronger in a Year, 36% Say Weaker

44% Oppose Sotomayor’s Confirmation, but Support Grows After First Day of Hearings  

41% of Americans Say They Are Overweight  

70% Say Media Coverage of Michael Jackson's Death Was Too Much  

BAM's Slipping Grip On The Public By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann  

The State Budget Mess -- Continued By Debra J. Saunders  

Immigration Reform Is Quietly Here By Froma Harrop

July 13, 2009

Voters Still Rank Economy As Top Issue, But Interest in Health Care Rebounds

49% Oppose Health Care Reform Plan, 46% Favor It

30% Say It’s Okay To Form A Union Without A Secret Vote, 52% Disagree

Numbers Run Sotomayor’s Way So Far

Chaos on Capitol Hill: All Politics Is Loco By Michael Barone  

July 12, 2009

It's Getting Cold Out There By Debra J. Saunders  

July 11, 2009

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

July 10, 2009

71% Say Housing Market Will Improve Only When Economy Does

62% Oppose Federal Bailouts for State Budget Problems  

56% Favor Regulation of Campaign Contributions, But 88% Say Special Interests Likely To Get Around It

Will National Issues Impact NJ Gov Race?

Party of Franken, Party of Palin By Joe Conason  

Michelle's Purse By Susan Estrich

July 9, 2009

59% Reject Pope’s Call for More International Regulation of Economy

43% Say Mortgage Assistance Program Should Be Ended, 35% Want It Expanded

Immigration Reform Gets White House Boost, Still Faces Strong Opposition from Voters  

Are Latinos Ethnics or a Racial Minority? By Froma Harrop  

Legislature Should Fix What It Broke Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

Getting Cold Feet Over Democratic Proposals By Michael Barone

July 8, 2009

Discover® U.S. Spending Monitors (SM) Falls For First Time in Four Months  

New Jersey Governor: Christie Still Leads NJ Gov Race  

34% Say Nation Heading in Right Direction  

54% Don’t Trust Russians To Honor New Arms Control Agreement

Romney Leads Among GOP Voters With Fiscal Concerns  

44% Say Government Tries to Do Too Much, 31% Not Enough

What Mothers Know By Susan Estrich

Sarah Agonistes By Tony Blankley

July 7, 2009

Republicans Remain Ahead on Generic Ballot

Palin At The Top – And Bottom – for GOP Voters in 2012

40% of GOP Voters Say Resignation Hurts Palin’s Chances in 2012

43% Expect No Change in U.S.-Muslim Relations

Palin's Ship in the Harbor By Debra J. Saunders  

Cities Are Back -- but for How Long? By Froma Harrop

July 6, 2009

Voters Say North Korea Biggest Threat to U.S.

Just 27% Favor Second Stimulus Plan This Year, 60% Oppose

Only 44% Say Their Own Congressman Thinks Like They Do

We Need a Systemic Risk Advisor, Not a Regulator By Michael Barone    

July 5, 2009

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month

Partisan Economics: Democrats, GOP See Different Economy

July 4, 2009

62% Agree Fourth of July Is One of America’s Most Important Holidays

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

July 3, 2009

Americans Still Embrace Ideals from Declaration of Independence  

Plans for General Motors Might Run Afoul of Public Opinion

36% Say Road Rage Is Growing in America

June Jobs Tell a Bad Story -- and Obama's Policies Won't Make It Any Better By Lawrence Kudlow

July 2, 2009

On America’s Birthday, Plurality Says Best Days Are in the Past

45% of Voters Say One-Party Rule Bad for U.S., 27% Disagree

44% Nationwide Have Unfavorable View of Franken

Party Affiliation: Little Change As Democrats Maintain 7-Point Advantage

Suddenly, A Trillion Dollars Is Too Expensive? By Joe Conason    

A Health-Care Greeting: Welcome to Wal-Mart By Froma Harrop    

Firefighter Case Shows Seamy Side of Racial Politics By Michael Barone

July 1, 2009

37% Say Nation Heading in Right Direction

Public Support for Sotomayor Falls After Supreme Court Reversal

64% Say War in Iraq Is Not Over Yet

56% Don’t Want To Pay More To Fight Global Warming  

Thriller By Susan Estrich  

California : The “Furloughing” Of Common Sense By Howard Rich


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