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Most Recent Articles: June 2011

June 30, 2011

Most Americans Give Constitution High Marks, Say Don't Change It

65% Believe Americans Should Have Right to Pick Own Social Security Retirement Age

10% Would Base Their Vote On A Candidate’s Religion

Exactly Why Are the Kids Coming Home? By Froma Harrop

Democrats Need a 12-Step Recovery Program on Taxes By Lawrence Kudlow

46% Think America’s Best Days Are in The Past

Why the Civil Service Is No Way to Run a Business By Michael Barone

June 29, 2011

24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Most Americans Fear A Government That Is Too Powerful

63% Say Medicare Costs Can Be Reduced Without Hurting Quality of Care

75% Say U.S. Not Doing Enough To Develop Its Gas And Oil Resources

When It Comes to Oil, Where's the Beef? By Tony Blankley  

Go Michele By Susan Estrich

63% Favor Death Penalty, 47% Say It Deters Crime

June 28, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 46%, Obama 42%

66% Say U.S. Society Fair and Decent

42% View Retiring Defense Secretary Gates Favorably

30% Favor Tax Hikes To Keep Social Security, Medicare Solvent

How to Sell Successfully on eBay ... Advice From the Pros: A Commentary by Cliff Ennico

Yes, Let Government Control Medical Costs: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

47% See U.S. Justice System As Fair To Most Americans, 34% Don't

June 27, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 37%

41% See Higher Crime Over Past Year, 84% Predict Economy Will Cause More

Like Chauncey Gardiner, Obama Is Profoundly Aloof By Michael Barone

73% Say Woman President Likely in Next 10 Years

55% Favor Health Care Repeal, Just 17% Say It Will Improve Quality of Care

65% Say Current Taxes Not Enough to Fund Medicare, Social Security Promises

June 26, 2011

The Ruinous Rant of John McCain By Joe Conason 

48% Say Al Qaeda Weaker Now Than Before 9/11

June 25, 2011

Did the IEA Just Deliver a QE3 Quick Fix to Save Obama's Skin? By Lawrence Kudlow

46% Say Obama Doing Poor Job on the Economy

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

June 24, 2011

29% Say Legal System Puts Individual Rights Over National Security

35% Say Supreme Court Doing Good or Excellent Job, 18% Say Poor

51% Want All U.S. Troops Out of Afghanistan Within A Year

One-in-Three Voters View Social Security, Medicare Unfavorably

The Comeback Kids: Senate Second Acts By Isaac Wood

Feds Crack Down on Campus Flirting and Sex Jokes By Michael Barone

There He Goes Again By Susan Estrich

June 23, 2011

49% Blame Team Owners In NFL Labor Dispute

Just 18% Think Graphic Warning Labels Will Reduce Smoking

51% Now Recognize Most Federal Spending Goes to Defense, Medicare and Social Security

Democrats Blue As Senate Acquires a Reddish Tinge By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

The Mormon Question By Susan Estrich  

61% Are Still Angry At The Media

Why Tim Pawlenty Is No Reagan By Froma Harrop

Country Financial Security Index: Has the Retirement Nest Egg Cracked?

June 22, 2011

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

46% Say Average Reporter Is More Liberal Than They Are

25% Favor Abolishing EPA, 61% Oppose

Just 8% Approve of Job Congress Is Doing

GOP Not Isolationist By Tony Blankley

Most Favor Immigration Police Checks, Tough Sanctions on Those Who Hire or Rent to Illegal Immigrants

June 21, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 45%, Obama 43%

44% Give Obama Positive Marks On Leadership

Most Americans Put Deficit Reduction Ahead of Increasing Food Safety Inspections

The Right Way to Advertise Your Securities? Don't!: A Commentary By Cliff Ennico

High-Tech, High-Touch: Back to the Future: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Mixed Reviews for EPA—47% Favorable, 45% Unfavorable

47% See Buying A Home As Family’s Best Investment

June 20, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 37%

Confidence in Housing Values Plummets

70% Say Default is Bad for Economy, 56% Say Failure to Cut Spending is Worse

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 49% Say Measure Bad For Country

Government Looks to Past, Free Enterprise to Future By Michael Barone

64% Say Border Control Top Immigration Priority

June 19, 2011

49% Say Mother Was Most Influential Parent, 33% Name Father

73% Say Being a Father is Most Important Role for Men in Today’s World

June 18, 2011

45% Likely To Purchase Alternative Fuel Car During Next Decade

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

June 17, 2011

77% Say Two-Parent Home Very Important for Children

61% Oppose Online State Lottery Sales

Just 11% Say U.S. Should Be World’s Policeman

You Make Me Feel So Young: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

Washington's Deeper Immorality: A Commentary By Joe Conason

83% of GOP Voters Intend to Vote Republican No Matter Who’s The Nominee

June 16, 2011

Economy, Health Care, Taxes Continue to Be Top Issues for Voters

46% Are Okay With Keeping U.S. Troops in Iraq Past End of Year

45% of GOP Primary Voters Say It’s Bad for Party If Palin Enters Presidential Race

Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters

The Right Question for the Defense Budget By Froma Harrop

Romney in Front as Feisty Bachmann Gains on Pawlenty By Michael Barone

Feinstein vs. Coburn-Feinstein By Debra J. Saunders

June 15, 2011

27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Americans Are Most Willing To Help Costa Rica, Dominican Republic On Latest List of Defense Partners

46% Expect GM To Fully Repay Bailout, 44% Don't

Support for State-Run Lotteries Is Declining

RomneyCare By Susan Estrich

'Brother, Can You Spare a Regulation?' By Tony Blankley

45% See Gap Between Governed and Those Who Govern As Comparable to American Revolution

June 14, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 46%, Obama 44%

49% Blame Bad Economy on Bush's Recession, 44% on Obama's Policies

Ford Still The Favorite Among Big Three Automakers

Only 49% Think U.S. Still Needs to Belong to NATO

California's Choice: Clarity or Gridlock: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

36% Give Positive Marks to Obama Administration’s Libya Policy

Finding 'Satisfaction' As an Entrepreneur Even Though 'You Can't Always Get What You Want': A Commentary By Cliff Ennico

June 13, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%

49% Expect To Pay Higher Interest Rates Next Year

Just 26% Favor Continued Military Action in Libya

54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 46% Think Repeal Likely

The End of a Surprisingly Good Political Career By Michael Barone

30% Like Third-Party Option Given Current 2012 Presidential Candidate

June 12, 2011

83% Say One Person’s Vote Really Matters

At Least 4 Good Reasons To End the War on Drugs By Debra J. Saunders

June 11, 2011

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

58% Want English-Only Ballots

Pawlenty's 5 Percent Growth Vision By Lawrence Kudlow

Slow Down By Susan Estrich

June 10, 2011

88% Are Paying More for Groceries Now Than A Year Ago

66% Expect D.C. Politics To Become Even More Partisan

Three Way Race: Democrat 40% Republican 21% Tea Party 18%

The Party of Righteous Indignation: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Police State Brutality: On The Rise: A Commentary By Howard Rich

Voters Grow Pessimistic Again About Afghanistan

Let Weiner Be Weiner: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

June 9, 2011

48% Are Confident In U.S. Banks, 47% Aren't

Confidence Is Still High That U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

75% Support Showing Photo ID At The Polls

Anthony Weiner's Viral Adventure By Susan Estrich

54% Say Men and Women Don’t Receive Equal Pay For Equal Work

Free Market, Not Government Policy, Drives Energy Boom By Michael Barone

The Sad Politics Over a Cancer Drug By Froma Harrop

June 8, 2011

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

49% of Workers Plan To Use All Their Vacation Time This Year

44% Say It's Still Possible To Work Up From Poverty, 38% Disagree

66% Say Private Sector Employees Work Harder Than Government Workers

Conservatives Insuperable If Inseparable By Tony Blankley

Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

June 7, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 45%, Obama 42%

Economic Optimism At Lowest Levels In Over Two Years

44% Say They’re Conservative on Fiscal Issues, 39% Moderate, 14% Liberal

Six Sneaky Ways States Are Raising Small-Business Taxes: A Commentary By Cliff Ennico

Voters Now See GOP in Congress Nearly As Extreme As Democrats

Mr. Weiner, Put Up That Wall!: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

54% Say Obama Qualified To Be President, 47% Say Biden Is Not

John Edwards, Campaign Reformer: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

June 6, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 37%

47% Worry Government Will Do Too Much To Help Economy

49% See Romney As Qualified to Be President, Less Confident of Other GOP Candidates

54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 56% Say Law Will Increase Deficit

Obama Tunes Out, and Business Goes on Hiring Strike By Michael Barone

34% Say It’s Good for the Economy If Government Hires More

June 5, 2011

America's Long Slide from 9/11 to Crown Beach: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

Playing With Default: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Pelosi Is Still Least Popular Congressional Leader

June 4, 2011

Obama's Jobs Recession: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

89% Say New Graduates Will Have Tough Time Finding a Job

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

June 3, 2011

Most Voters Still Think Tax Cuts, Spending Decreases Benefit Economy

Why Politics? 43% Say for Positive Change, 43% to Fend Off Government

31% Expect Unemployment Rate To Be Even Higher A Year From Now

For-Profit "Charter" Schools By Susan Estrich

53% View Government As Threat To Individual Rights

Circumcision and the Special City By Debra J. Saunders

June 2, 2011

57% Would Rather Be Called Good Citizen Than A Patriot

21% Say States Have Right To Secede

53% Say Major Cyberattack Should Be Viewed As Act of War

Boneheaded Stimulus Never Works By Lawrence Kudlow

"News" That Frees up Time By Froma Harrop

Obama’s Full-Month Rating Increases Four Points in May

Gates' Verdict: Pentagon's Biggest Enemy Is Itself By Michael Barone

June 1, 2011

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

66% Worry Government Will Run Out of Money

Partisan Trends: 35.6% Are Republicans, 34.0% Democrats, 30.4% Unaffiliated

64% Say Government Hasn’t Been Tough Enough On Wall Street

The (Political) Rules: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

65% Say Those Who Hire Illegal Immigrants Bigger Problem Than Immigrants Themselves

Out of Deficit, More Democracy: A Commentary By Tony Blankley