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Most Recent Articles: May 2009

 May 31, 2009 

 Just 21% Favor GM Bailout Plan, 67% Oppose  

 May 30, 2009 

 42% Expect Housing Market Will Take More Than Three Years To Recover  

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

 Little Green Cars By Lawrence Kudlow    

 May 29, 2009 

 57% Say New Korean War Likely in Near Future  

 Congress Receives Highest Ratings in Two Years  

 18% Favor National Sales Tax, 68% Oppose  

 Short-Term, Long-Term Confidence in Economy Remains Unchanged  

 Will Sotomayor's Style Blunt Her Liberal Views? By Michael Barone      

 For GOP's Sake, Texas Better Not Secede By Rhodes Cook  

 Making Law By Susan Estrich  

 May 28, 2009 

 Only 20% of Air Travelers Willing To Pay More for On-Time Take-off  

 NJ GOP Primary: Christie 46%, Lonegan 35%  

 Ford’s The Favorite Among Big Three, But GM, Chrysler Rebound   

 87% Expect Sotomayor To Be Confirmed, 45% Say She Should Be  

 Sotomayor and Condescending Identity Politics By Froma Harrop  

 Empathy and Impartiality By Debra J. Saunders  

 Why Obama's Court Pick is Already a Winner By Joe Conason    

 May 27, 2009 

 37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction  

 52% Say U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror  

 83% Still See Need for Postal Service in 10 Years, Even If They Use It Much Less   

 61% Say Ford More Likely To Survive Than GM or Chrysler   

 48% Favor Government-Mandated Paid Vacation, 42% Say it Will Hurt The Economy  

 The People's Right! to Self-Governance By Debra J. Saunders  

 Economic Reality of 5 Million Green Jobs By Tony Blankley  

 No Time for Tea-and-Crumpet Interrogations By Michael Barone  

 May 26, 2009 

 Democrats Up Three on Generic Congressional Ballot   

 Small Business Owners Report Longer Days, Longer Weeks on the Job  

 74% Say $1 Postage Stamp Likely in Next 10 Years  

 49% Oppose Closing Guantanamo Prison Camp  

 58% Say Economy Forcing Cuts in Their Summer Vacation Spending    

 When Navigating the Health Care Desert, Choose a Camel By Senator Mike Enzi   

 Obama's War on Talk Radio By Dick Morris      

 Obama's Halfway Change on Stem Cell Research By Froma Harrop    

 May 25, 2009 

 44% Rank Memorial Day As One of Nation's Most Important Holidays  

 53% Believe Intelligent Life Is Likely On Other Planets    

 The Death of Israel By Dick Morris  

 May 24, 2009 

 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day  

 A Naked Million By Debra J. Saunders    

 May 23, 2009 

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

 May 22, 2009 

 Democrats Grow Less Sure About Bipartisanship in Washington  

 77% See Politicians Unwillingness to Cut Government Spending as Bigger Problem Than Voter Resistance to Tax Hikes  

 Just 24% Favor Federal Bailout for California  

 Cheney and the Iraq-Torture Link By Joe Conason    

 Dick Cheney? By Susan Estrich  

 No Home for Savage By Debra J. Saunders  

 May 21, 2009 

 Only 29% in Minnesota Say Vikings Should Sign Brett Favre  

 75% Say New Energy Sources More Critical Than Fuel Efficient Cars  

  31% Say Healthy Should Be Required to Buy Health Insurance   

 55% Back Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards – Even If Car Costs More  

 Surprise Winner of “American Idol” Fooled Most of Our Predictors, Too  

 39% Say U.S. Legal System Too Worried About Individual Rights Over National Security      

 Why the U.S. Should Listen to India's Voters By Michael Barone    

 Cars: What We Need vs. What We Want By Froma Harrop  

 May 20, 2009 

 38% Say Country Heading in Right Direction  

 47% Say Hubble Space Telescope Worth The Cost  

 59% of Minnesota Voters Expect Pawlenty to Run For President  

 50% Support More Taxes on Alcohol To Help Fund Universal Health Care  

 52% Predict Lambert Will Be Crowned 'American Idol'    

 The Michelle of It All By Susan Estrich    

 How About Reality-Based Diplomacy? By Tony Blankley      

 Audit The Fed By Howard Rich  

 May 19, 2009 

 Democrats Regain Small Lead on Congressional Ballot  

 41% Favor Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana  

 54% in Minnesota Say Coleman Should Concede Senate Race to Franken      

 40% of Catholics Say Priests Should Be Allowed To Marry, 39% Disagree  

 69% Say College Degree Still a Good Investment    

 Political War Vets By Debra J. Saunders  

 May 18, 2009 

 50% Favor Building More Nuke Plants in U.S.  

 42% Favor Free Health Care For All Americans – Unless Their Own Coverage Has To Change  

 Michelle Obama Is Popular On Campus, Still Popular With Most Voters    

 54% Say Illegal Drug Use Is Primarily A Criminal Problem, Not Health Issue  

 43% Say CIA May Have Misled Pelosi, 41% Disagree  

 Obama Changes Course on Antiterrorism By Michael Barone  

 May 17, 2009 

 Now the Lady Doth Protest Too Much: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders  

 56% of Uninsured Rate U.S. Health Care System as Poor, 26% Receive Poor Care  

 May 16, 2009 

 Time for a Choice, Not an Echo: A Commentary by Bill Wilson  

 Kevin Cooper Is Guilty: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders  

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

 May 15, 2009 

 32% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Provide Health Insurance for All  

 Only 37% of GOP Voters Now Say Party Is Leaderless  

 Public Backs Military Tribunals for Suspected Terrorists  

 35% Rate U.S. Health Care Good or Excellent  

 The Speaker Speaks By Susan Estrich      

 Obama's 'Public' Health Plan Will Bankrupt the Nation By Lawrence Kudlow      

 Hot House 2010 By Larry J. Sabato, Isaac Wood and Paul Wiley  

 May 14, 2009 

 NJ Governor: Christie Leads Corzine by Nine  

 84% Say English Should Be America’s Official Language  

 70% of Insured Rate Health Insurance Coverage As Good or Excellent  

 Only 38% Agree With Cheney That Obama Has Hurt National Security  

 Just 24% Correctly Predicted Gokey's Elimination on 'American Idol'  

 California Voters Say Cut Government Spending, Don’t Raise Taxes  

 Republicans Wonder How To Sell a Toxic Brand By Joe Conason  

 Obama Offers Security at the Expense of Liberty By Michael Barone  

 Illegal Immigration in Tough Times By Froma Harrop  

 May 13, 2009 

 NJ GOP Primary: Christie 39%, Lonegan 29%  

 Confidence Keeps Climbing: 40% Say U.S. Going In Right Direction  

 23% Likely To Miss A Credit Card Payment In Next Six Months  

 42% Support Major Lifestyle Changes To Save The Planet, 44% Disagree  

 53% Say Allen Next to Fall on 'American Idol'  

 Congress Comes In Dead Last In Voter Trust      

 Funny and Not Funny By Susan Estrich  

 Arabs Pressure Obama for Quick Peace Accord By Tony Blankley  

 May 12, 2009 

 Republicans Hang On To One-Point Lead in Generic Ballot   

 Confidence in Conduct of War on Terror Rebounds  

 45% Say Legal Skills Are Top Factor For Next Supreme Court Nominee  

 58% in Arizona Say Tough Sheriff Has Been Good for the State’s Image  

 65% Say Daily Papers Will Be Gone In Ten Years  

 The United Fiefdoms of America By Howard Rich  

 Oversharing, Exhibitionism, Loneliness By Froma Harrop  

 To Edwards and Palin: Cork it By Debra J. Saunders  

 May 11, 2009 

 Voters Put Democrats, GOP In Dead Heat Over Economy  

 50% of GOP Voters in Arizona Say McCain Is Out of Touch  

 Just 49% Now Say Home Worth More Than Mortgage  

 Congress Pushes Cap and Trade, But Just 24% Know What It Is  

 81% Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars  

 On Guns and Climate, the Elites Are Out of Touch By Michael Barone  

 May 10, 2009 

 66% Say Being a Mother Is A Woman's Most Important Role  

 The Democrats' Dictionary By Debra J. Saunders    

 May 9, 2009 

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

 A Mother's Job By Susan Estrich  

 May 8, 2009 

 42% Like Congress’ ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Car Plan  

 40% Say Israelis, Palestinians Can Peacefully Coexist  

 57% Expect Government Will Give GM, Chrysler Unfair Advantages  

 Huge Crack in System of Drug Prosecution By Debra J. Saunders    

 Health Care: Will Democrats Ride Camel or Horse? By Froma Harrop  

 Presidency 2012: The Invisible Primary Begins By Larry J. Sabato  

 May 7, 2009 

 Texas Governor’s Primary A Toss-Up  

 80% Say Life Experiences Teach More Than College  

 If Israel Attacks Iran, 49% Say U.S. Should Help  

 34% Predicted Iraheta Would Be Eliminated from ‘American Idol’  

 Jack Kemp's Big Ideas By Lawrence Kudlow  

 Those Brand-New Humble Republicans By Joe Conason  

 White House Puts UAW Ahead of Property Rights By Michael Barone  

 May 6, 2009 

 38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction, Five Year High  

 56% Say Every American Should Attend College    

 75% Say Business Better at Customer Service Than Government  

 38% Predict Allen to Be Eliminated from This Week’s ‘American Idol’    

 Without Preparation, Explanation or Response By Tony Blankley  

 A Different Life By Susan Estrich  

 May 5, 2009 

 Generic Ballot: Republicans 40% Democrats 39%  

 Just 35% Say Free Market Economy is Same as Capitalist Economy  

 More Hand Washing Is Americans’ Chief Response To Swine Flu  

 52% Say Notre Dame Made a Mistake Honoring Obama      

 64% Say 17-Year-Olds Need to Talk to Parents Before Taking ‘Morning-After’ Pill    

 Better Service in Bad Times?: A Commentary by Froma Harrop    

 News Biz: Unbiased and Out of Business By Debra J. Saunders  

 May 4, 2009 

 National Security Is More Important to Voters This Month   

 Only 18% Say UAW, Government Will Do Good Job Running GM, Chrysler   

 87% Worried About Security of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons  

 63% Say Border with Mexico Should Be Closed Until Swine Flu Is Under Control  

 Beware of Mandatory Arbitration in Card Check By Michael Barone  

 May 3, 2009 

 90% Say They’ve Lived In Same State For Last Five Years  

 May 2, 2009 

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

 Wash Your Hands: A Commentary by Susan Estrich  

 New Jersey Governor Showdown: A Commentary by Joseph Figueroa  

 May 1, 2009 

 42% Say Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Will Be Too Liberal, 41% Say About Right  

 Number of Republicans Down, Democrats Hold Steady, Unaffiliateds Grow  

 69% of GOP Voters Say Republicans in Congress Out of Touch With The Party Base  

 42% Say Specter’s Switch to Democrat Will Have Big Impact  

 The Obama Generation By Alan Abramowitz    

 Man and His Self-Interest By Froma Harrop  

 Pelosi's Tortured Explanation By Debra J. Saunders     


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