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Most Recent Articles: June 2009

 June 30, 2009 

 57% Say Gun Sales Up Due To Fear of More Gun Control  

 Republicans Lead Again on Congressional Ballot  

 42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy  

 82% Would Choose Living in U.S. Over Anywhere Else  

 For Straying Pols, It's the Hurt That Matters By Froma Harrop  

 June 29, 2009 

 Massachusetts Governor Race So Far Is Referendum on Incumbent Patrick  

 50% Favor Obama Health Reform Plan, 45% Oppose It  

 Voters’ View of Congress Down Again This Month  

 Massachusetts: 26% Consider State’s Health Care Reform a Success  

 Discover(R) Small Business Watch (SM): Small Business Confidence Rises as Cash Flow Issues Decline  

 No Excuse for Dems' Sticker Shock on Health Care By Michael Barone  

 June 28, 2009 

 40% Say Obama Not Aggressive Enough in Supporting Iranian Reformers, 42% Say His Response Has Been Just Right  

 Disability, Inc. By Debra J. Saunders  

 June 27, 2009 

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

 June 26, 2009 

 31% Say Publicly Held Companies Should Disclose When Top Managers Are Ill  

 Only 17% Rate Government A Wiser Spender Than Private Business  

 Most S.C. Voters See Sanford’s Ethics As Norm for Politicians, But 46% Say He Should Resign  

 44% Favor Legalized Online Gambling But Not If It’s Taxable  

 June 25, 2009 

 39% of Adults in Hurricane Areas Say Government Should Bear Most of the Costs  

 Cheerios 87, FDA 4  

 31% Say Stimulus Plan Has Helped Economy, 30% Say It Hurt  

 74% Trust Their Own Economic Judgment More Than Congress’  

 The Adolescent Angst of Barack Obama: A Commentary by Michael Barone  

 The Sickening Addiction That May Kill Reform: A Commentary By Joe Conason  

 GOP’s McCollum Takes Early Lead in Florida’s 2010 Governor Race  

 June 24, 2009 

 Radical Prescription By Peter Weiss    

 2010 Florida Senate Race: Crist Leads Meek or Brown    

 37% Say Country Heading in Right Direction  

 46% Say Fed Chairman Has Too Much Power; Views of Bernanke, Geithner Unchanged    

 The Confused American By Susan Estrich    

 76% Say Government Likely To Waste Stimulus Money    

 More Voters See Their Taxes Increasing Under Obama  

 June 23, 2009 

 Democrats Break Tie on Latest Generic Ballot  

 81% Say Palestinians Must Recognize Israel’s Right To Exist As Part of Any Peace Agreement  

 47% Oppose More Government Regulation of U.S. Financial System  

 Bad Times for Whistle-blowers: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders  

 Act Fast on Health Care, Obama: A Commentary by Froma Harrop  

 54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars  

 50% Say Hate Is Growing in America  

 June 22, 2009 

 2010 Georgia GOP Primary: Oxendine Far Ahead of Other Gubernatorial Hopefuls  

 Georgia 2010 Democratic Primary: Barnes Big Leader in Governor’s Race  

 69% Value Volunteer Service Over Political Activity  

 39% Now Blame Bad Economy on Obama’s Policies  

 June 21, 2009 

 62% Plan To Visit Dad on Father’s Day  

 Oil and Water Mix in Ecuador By Debra J. Saunders  

 June 20, 2009 

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

 June 19, 2009 

 Americans Evenly Divided Over Urgency of Health Care Reform  

 69% in Michigan Say Government Should Sell Shares in GM, Chrysler ASAP  

 On Iran, 43% Say Obama’s Response About Right, 35% Say Not Aggressive Enough  

 Most Agree That Being A Father Is A Man's Most Important Role  

 How To Become a Civil Libertarian By Debra J. Saunders    

 The AMA's Unhealthy Obsession By Joe Conason  

 Gay Rights By Susan Estrich  

 June 18, 2009 

 Voters Closely Divided Over Cause of Global Warming       

 Pennsylvania 2010 Senate Match-ups: Specter, Sestak Top Toomey  

 28% Likely To Feel Impact of Closed GM, Chrysler Dealerships  

 32% See Better U.S. Relationship With Muslim World  

 All Politics Is Turnout -- and Enthusiasm Is Key By Michael Barone  

 Timid Obama Succumbs to Old Politics By Froma Harrop      

 The Fed in Charge of Systemic Risk? What a Mess By Lawrence Kudlow  

 June 17, 2009 

 Pennsylvania Senate Primary: Specter 51% Sestak 32%  

 38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction  

 Little Change in Perceptions of Sotomayor  

 48% Say It’s Too Easy To Sue Doctors, 44% Favor Caps on Jury Awards  

 Just 31% Say America Will Be On Top At End of the Century    

 Healthcare: Obama's Waterloo? By Dick Morris  

 The Fourth Estate By Susan Estrich    

 A Fine Madness in the Washington Air By Tony Blankley  

 June 16, 2009 

 Generic Ballot Remains a Tie for Second Straight Week  

 80% Want Government To Sell Stake In GM, Chrysler Right Now  

 64% Say Comedians Shouldn't Joke about Children of Public Figures  

 Pessimism About Financial Security Might Be Slowing  

 Most Americans Are Concerned About Gas Prices But Not Enough to Stop Taking Their Own Car To Work  

 Deficit Worry Is the Greenest Shoot By Froma Harrop  

 When Detainees Get Rights They Don't Deserve By Michael Barone  

 An Orgy of Indignation By Debra J. Saunders  

 June 15, 2009 

 North Korea Tops List of Threats to U.S. National Security  

 83% Now Say More U.S. Troops Likely in Afghanistan  

 41% Favor Public Sector Health Care Option, 41% Disagree  

 51% Say More Government Regulation Likely To Help Reduce Smoking  

 Defending America’s First Amendment By Howard Rich  

 June 14, 2009 

 Armed and Extreme, but Buried in Briefs By Debra J. Saunders  

 June 13, 2009 

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

 June 12, 2009 

 61% of Illinois Voters Say They Would Definitely Vote Against Roland Burris  

 47% Concerned About Swine Flu, Down 18 Points From April  

 Americans Support Universal Health Coverage, But Not If It Covers Illegal Immigrants  

 Pelosi’s Favorables Unchanged Despite Waterboarding Flap  

 Worrying About Israel By Susan Estrich  

 Sotomayor, the New Yorker By Froma Harrop  

 Back to the Future for Obama By Alan I. Abramowitz    

 June 11, 2009 

 53% Say More Government Spending Hurts the Economy  

 51% Say Cut Everybody’s Taxes To Stimulate the Economy   

 Most Reject Government Control of Executive Compensation If Bailout Is Repaid  

 Virginia Governor: Deeds (D) 47%, McDonnell (R) 41%  

 Inflation Looms: O's Deficit Dilemma By Dick Morris      

 Obama's Centers of Excellence By Debra J. Saunders  

 Qualms and Questions About Obama's Health Plan By Michael Barone  

 Why So Scared of a Public Plan? By Joe Conason    

 June 10, 2009 

 36% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction  

 45% Say Cancel Rest of Stimulus Spending   

 Most Americans Aren’t Counting On A Payback From GM  

 44% Believe Constitution Doesn’t Restrict Government Enough  

 Europe Asks, Does Tomorrow Belong to Us? By Tony Blankley    

 Obama's Vulnerability By Dick Morris  

 June 9, 2009 

 Generic Ballot Finds Democrats, Republicans in a Dead Heat  

 32% Say Cost Has Kept Them From Filling A Prescription  

 62% Say Obama Should Not Meet With Iran Until It Stops Nuclear Weapons Program  

 41% Say Quality of GM Cars Will Suffer Under Government Management  

 Many Think Octomom, Jon and Kate Exploiting Their Children  

 A Texas-Size Medical Lesson By Froma Harrop  

 June 8, 2009 

 Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues  

 Americans Still Like Wal-Mart, Say It’s Good for the Community    

 Just 42% of GM Owners Likely to Buy GM Again  

 32% Say Most Islamic Nations Want Peaceful Relations with America  

 Obama Needs to Brush up on Middle East History By Michael Barone  

 June 7, 2009 

 S .F. Students Earn Their Stripes: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders  

 Imperfect Moments: A Commentary by Susan Estrich  

 June 6, 2009 

 Recall the Stimulus: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow  

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

 June 5, 2009 

  51% Rate Obama’s Leadership Skills Good or Excellent   

 83% Say U.S. Legal System Should Treat All Americans Equally  

 Americans Overwhelmingly Believe Judges of Different Backgrounds Would Reach Same Conclusion      

 CEOs Still Bring Up The Rear in Public’s Opinion  

 Why Do We Talk About Judges This Way? By Dahlia Lithwick  

 Advancing Civil Rights By Overturning Old Laws By Michael Barone      

 June 4, 2009 

 Rasmussen Employment Index Makes Modest Gain in May  

 26% Applaud GM Bailout But 17% Favor Boycott  

 New Jersey Governor: Christie (R) 51% Corzine (D) 38%  

 74% Say Peace between Israel and Palestinians Not Likely in Next 10 Years  

 Headcount Follies By Debra J. Saunders    

 Domestic Terrorism by Any Standard By Joe Conason      

 Motown Wonders: Where Did Our Love Go? By Froma Harrop  

 June 3, 2009 

 Voters’ Opinions on America’s Direction Remain Steady    

 Sotomayor Beats Bush’s Supreme Court Nominees So Far  

 Only 28% See Better U.S. Relationship With Muslim World A Year From Now  

 Sotomayor Support Softens Over Past Week, But 88% Still Say Confirmation Likely  

 46% Want Health Reform Now, 45% Say Wait Until Economy Improves    

 It's Not About Ideology By Susan Estrich      

 Death by Deficit By Tony Blankley  

 The Inevitability of Parental Choice By Howard Rich    

 June 2, 2009 

 Support for Both Major Parties Slips This Week on Generic Ballot      

 77% of Georgia Voters Favor ID Checks Before Voting, Justice Department Disagrees  

 Health Care, National Security Drop in Importance Among Voters   

 Voters Put More Emphasis On Deficit Cutting Over Health Care Reform      

 52% Still Fear Government Will ‘Help’ Economy Too Much  

 Yesterday’s Story By Lawrence Kudlow  

 Murder in Wichita By Debra J. Saunders    

 Toad Hall Madness Fades, but Sadness Lingers By Froma Harrop  

 June 1, 2009 

 Number of Democrats Increases Slightly in May  

 Americans Have Voted ‘No' on GM Bailout From Day One  

 Congressional Consensus on Health Care Gets Mixed Reviews from Public  

 28% Likely To Watch Conan O'Brien on "Tonight Show," But Carson Still King      

 31% Say Stimulus Package Helped, 27% Say It Hurt Economy  

 62% Say Bush, Not Obama, To Blame For Ongoing Economic Problems  

 GOP Should Run Against the Power of the Center By Michael Barone    




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