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Most Recent Articles: May 2010

May 31, 2010

Kagan Running Stronger Than Bush’s Nominees 

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 37%

60% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law 

New Hampshire Governor: Lynch (D) 47%, Stephen (R) 35%

Oil Spill Tars Dems' Reputation for Competence by Michael Barone 

May 30, 2010

50% Say Memorial Day Nation’s Most Important Holiday 

40% Blame Global Warming On Human Activity, 44% Blame Long-Term Trends 

I Read the Candidates' Books ... so You Won't Have To By Debra J. Saunders 

May 29, 2010

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

74% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military 

Ban the Burqa By Froma Harrop 

May 28, 2010

Alabama Governor: Race Still Wide Open

67% Say Military Should Be Used On Border To Stop Illegal Immigration

42% Say U.S. Will Not Be Number One At End of Century

What Rand Really Believes By Joe Conason

The Obama Mantra: Bill, Baby, Bill By Debra J. Saunders

Washington Senate: Murray 48%, Rossi 47%

May 27, 2010

80% Favor Auditing the Federal Reserve

Most Pennsylvania Voters Don’t Think Their Members of Congress Represent Their Best Interests

Alabama Senate: Shelby 58%, Barnes 31%

New Mexico Governor: Denish 43%, Martinez 42%

Down in the Polls, Dems at War With Themselves: A Commentary by Michael Barone

46% Oppose More Government Regulation of Financial System, 37% Favor

Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 48%, Barrett (D) 41%

May House Update: A Commentary by Isaac Wood

Greece Comes to Washington, Again: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

Wisconsin Senate: Feingold 46%, Johnson 44%

May 26, 2010

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction   

Oregon Senate: Wyden 51%, Huffman 38%  

California Governor: Brown 43%, Poizner 42%

47% Say U.S. Should Aid South Korea Militarily

Minnesota Governor: Three-Way Race Finds GOP, DFL Neck-and-Neck

47% Now Hold Unfavorable View of Kagan   

Kath By Susan Estrich

West of the Potomac, GOP Hopes Rise by Tony Blankley

May 25, 2010

Bowersox Is The Favorite Among 'American Idol' Watchers

48% Blame Bush for Bad Economy, 43% Blame Obama

Oregon Governor: Dudley 45%, Kitzhaber 44%

65% Oppose Nationalization of U.S. Oil Industry

What Were They (Politicians) Thinking? by Froma Harrop

Arkansas Governor: Beebe 53% Keet 38%

Georgia Senate: Isakson 57%, Thurmond 30%

May 24, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 36%

Georgia Governor: Top GOP Hopefuls Still Edge Barnes

52% Say U.S. Not Safer Today Than Before 9/11 Attacks, Highest Level Yet

41% Say U.S. Can Win War in Afghanistan, 36% Disagree

63% Favor Repeal of National Health Care Plan

The Gathering Revolt Against Government Spending: A Commentary by Michael Barone

North Dakota Senate: Hoeven 72%, Potter 23%

May 23, 2010

65% in Texas Still Support Offshore Drilling

Mexico City, Washington Gang up on Phoenix: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

Favorables For Pelosi, Reid and Boehner Fall Again

May 22, 2010

Oil Rules: A Commentary by Joe Conason

28% in California Approve of Schwarzenegger’s Performance

A Plan to Save Europe and World Economic Recovery: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

72% Are Not Confident Congress Knows What It’s Doing When It Comes to The Economy

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

May 21, 2010

42% Say They Will Be Earning More Money A Year From Today

Arkansas Senate: GOP’s Boozman Far Ahead of Lincoln and Halter 

Grim Milestones in War's Headstones: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders 

Primary Politics: A Commentary by Susan Estrich 

America’s Repudiation of the Obama Agenda Continues: A Commentary By Howard Rich 

South Carolina Democratic Primary for Governor: Sheheen 30%, Rex 22%, Ford 4% 

Arizona Governor: Brewer 52%, Goddard 39% 

May 20, 2010

68% Oppose Boycotts of Arizona Over New Immigration Law 

41% Say Random Selection From Phone Book Would Do A Better Job Than Current Congress

71% in Arizona Now Support State’s New Immigration Law

Pennsylvania Senate: Sestak 46% Toomey 42%

Kentucky Senate: Paul 59%, Conway 34%

Arizona GOP Primary for Governor: Support for Brewer Soars

The Golden Age of Centrism Wasn't So Golden By Michael Barone

Senate Shakeup Moving Through Primary Season By Larry J. Sabato

South Carolina GOP Primary for Governor: Haley Jumps Ahead

Superb Tuesday: The Right People Won By Froma Harrop

May 19, 2010

31% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

67% Say Mexico Does Not Want To Stop Illegal Immigration

Arizona Senate: Republicans Remain Ahead of Glassman

49% Say Bush Chiefly To Blame for Big Deficit, 43% Blame Obama

Arizona Senate GOP Primary: McCain 52%, Hayworth 40%

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points

May 18, 2010

70% Say Women in America Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago

64% Favor Offshore Oil Drilling

78% Say Athletes Not Held To Same Standards As Other Students

39% Favor Kagan’s Confirmation to Supreme Court, 39% Oppose

New York Senate: Gillibrand Far Outpaces GOP Challengers 

Florida Governor: Newcomer Scott Mixes Up The Race 

Taxpayers and Housing Need a Divorce By Froma Harrop

Starving for Attention at UC Berkeley By Debra J. Saunders

May 17, 2010

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%

69% of Facebook Users Concerned About Security of Personal Information

55% Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona’s For Their State

64% in Pennsylvania Support Offshore Oil Drilling

Florida Senate: Rubio 39%, Crist 31%, Meek 18%

56% Still Want to Repeal Health Care Law, Political Class Disagrees

Texas Governor: Perry 51%, White 38%

An Obvious but Muzzled Truth: Islamist Terrorism By Michael Barone

May 16, 2010

58% in Pennsylvania Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona's

Tom Campbell's Fire, Steve Poizner's Discipline By Debra J. Saunders

51% Say United States Is Last Best Hope of Mankind

May 15, 2010

44% in California Favor Law Like Arizona’s, 48% Oppose

49% in Colorado Favor Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana

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

May 14, 2010  

37% Give Supreme Court Positive Ratings

Idaho Senate: Crapo 66%, Sullivan 22%

Idaho Governor: Otter 54%, Allred 32%

71% Say U.S. More Positive Force in World Than UN, Political Class Not So Sure

California Senate: Boxer 42%, Campbell 41%

Harvard Law's Profile in Courage By Debra J. Saunders

The Silly Season By Susan Estrich

May 13, 2010  

Immigration Jumps In Importance, But Economy, Corruption Still Top Voter Issues 

New Hampshire Senate: Ayotte 50%, Hodes 38%

Kansas Governor: Brownback 58%, Holland 27%

47% Oppose Open-Carry Gun Laws, 41% Favor

67% in Colorado Concerned Other U.S. Citizens Will Attempt Terrorist Acts

44% Say Change America Needs Will Come from Volunteers, Not Government

Kansas Senate: Moran, Tiahrt Hold Healthy Leads Over Democratic Opponents

Obama and Kagan Whisper in the Faculty Lounge By Michael Barone

Obama's Feminist Touch By Joe Conason

Gulf Shrimpers Had Economic Interests, Too By Froma Harrop

May 12, 2010  

Colorado Governor: McInnis 47%, Hickenlooper 41%

30% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

38% Say Aiding Low Income Students Most Important Role for Government

Alaska Governor: Parnell Well Ahead of Democratic Rivals

40% Say Being a Good Citizen is Different From Being a Patriot

Cut Spending Today To Save Tomorrow: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

70% in Massachusetts Favor Ban on Public Benefits For Illegal Immigrants

A Supreme Choice: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Massachusetts Governor: Patrick 45%, Baker 31%, Cahill 14%

May 11, 2010  

73% Say Being A Teacher is One of the Most Important Jobs

Just 41% in Alaska Would Vote for Palin for President

Bennett Feels Brunt of Club for Growth: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

63% Expect Health Care Law To Increase Deficit, 56% Favor Repeal

Who Are You Calling Racist?: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

82% Think Kagan Likely To Be Confirmed for Supreme Court

In Britain, a Cautionary Tale for U.S. Parties: A Commentary By Michael Barone

87% Say English Should Be U.S. Official Language

May 10, 2010  

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

79% Worry Europe’s Economic Crisis Will Cause Problems for U.S.

60% Give Positive Ratings to Government’s Response To Times Square Attempt

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary:   Sestak 47%,   Specter 42%

Pennsylvania Democratic Primary for Governor: Onorato Outpaces Three Rivals

May 9, 2010  

64% Still Rate Being A Mother As A Woman’s Most Important Role

Arizona Law Also Happens To Be Good Politics By Debra J. Saunders

May 8, 2010  

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

42% Say United-Continental Merger Will Increase Airline Prices

55% of Colorado Voters Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona's

May 7, 2010 

Voters Divided on Which Party to Trust More on Immigration

Indiana Senate:   Coats (R) 51%,   Ellsworth (D) 36%

Ohio Senate:   Fisher (D) 43%,   Portman (R) 42%

Ohio Governor: Kasich 46%, Strickland 45%

78% Describe Their Workplace As Positive

Stopping the Streak By Isaac T. Wood

Lessons from the Times Square Dud By Debra J. Saunders

In Downcast Britain, a Pox on All Three Parties By Michael Barone  

May 6, 2010 

Connecticut Governor: Democrats Edge Ahead of GOP Rivals

55% in New York Blame Budget Crisis on State Legislators

28% Say They Could Do A Better Job Than Their Boss

North Carolina Senate: Burr 48%, Marshall 40%

North Carolina Democratic Senate Primary: Marshall 42%, Cunningham 37%

58% Still Support Offshore Oil Drilling

Only 48% in Florida Now Support Offshore Drilling

Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Still Holds Big Lead Against Top Republicans

WI-7: David Obey’s Departure: A Commentary by Isaac Wood

What We Learned from Times Square By Joe Conason

Preparing for the Bomb That Goes Off: A Commentary By Froma Harro

May 5, 2010 

33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Only 7% Say New York Politicians Less Corrupt Than Politicians In Other States

62% in Florida Favor Arizona-style Law On Illegal Immigration

37% Say Economy Will Be Stronger A Year From Now, 37% Say Weaker

Americans Still Think Government Workers Earn More, Have More Job Security

Washington Senate: Murray Reaches 50% Support Against Two GOP Opponents 

Michigan Voters Rate Their Elected Officials

Colorado Senate: GOP Hopefuls Still Hold Slight Edge

Russia and America: Turning the World Upside Down By Howard Rich

Smaller Government, Anyone? By Susan Estrich

Boot the Boot Metaphor By Tony Blankley

May 4, 2010 

Americans More Optimistic About Stock Market's Recovery

42% in New York Oppose State Funding of Charter Schools, 38% Favor It

Missouri Senate: Blunt 50%, Carnahan 42%

Florida Senate: Crist 38%, Rubio 34%, Meek 17%

20% of Illinois Democrats Say Party Should Pick A New Candidate For Senate

25% Have Favorable Opinion of Immigration Rights Protesters, 50% Unfavorable

53% Favor Public Employee Unions

Latino Giant to Change U.S. Politics By Froma Harrop

Whitman Can Spend, but Can She Govern? By Debra J. Saunders

May 3, 2010 

Voters Say Republicans in Congress More Partisan than Democrats

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republican 44%, Democrat 37%

Iowa Governor: Branstad 53%, Culver 38%

Iowa Senate: Grassley 53%, Conlin 40%

38% in New York Approve of Governor Paterson's Job Performance

55% Rate U.S. Health Care System Good or Excellent

52% View Health Care Bill As Bad for Country, 54% Favor Repeal

Kentucky Senate: Grayson, Paul Lose Ground But Still Ahead

May 2, 2010 

Obamacon Doves vs. Hard-Money Heartland Hawks: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

A Year for Desperate Measures: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month

69% Oppose Higher Taxes To Lower Deficit

 May 1, 2010 

Michigan Voters Like Ford Best, Say Chrysler Likeliest To Fail

Partisan Trends: R's Fall To Lowest Point In Nearly Two Years

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


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