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Most Recent Articles: May 2011

May 31, 2011

Generic Republican Candidate 45%, Obama 43%

Employment Index Makes Small Gain in May

68% Say Bank Bailout Money Went To Those Who Caused Meltdown

61% Favor A State Law That Would Shut Down Repeat Offenders Who Hire Illegal Immigrants

NJ Voters Like Christie’s Budget Performance Better Than Obama’s

A Securities Law Primer For Startups (Part 2 of 2) By Cliff Ennico

May 30, 2011

The Answer, My Friend, Is … 37% Have No Opinion of Bob Dylan

Pro-Obama Media Always Shocked by Bad Economic News By Michael Barone

Support for GOP Down From Earlier in the Year

51% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 47% Say Measure Bad for the Country

49% Consider Memorial Day One of Nation's Most Important Holidays

May 29, 2011

35% Say America’s Best Days Lie Ahead, 47% Disagree

Soft-on-Crime Cycle Repeats By Debra J. Saunders

May 28, 2011

31% Say Bad Economy Has Brought Their Families Closer Together, 28% Say Opposite

Eric Cantor's 5 Percent Growth Strategy By Lawrence Kudlow 

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

Baby's Fall By Susan Estrich

In Cyberspace, Everyone's a Critic; Business Laments By Froma Harrop

May 27, 2011

63% Say U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

53% Say Politics Involved in Government Response to Specific Disasters

In New Jersey, It’s Obama 49%, Christie 44%

On To The Senate, With A Detour In The House: A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato

Where Are The Obama Scandals?: A Commentary By Brendan Nyhan

Will Obama Need To Find His Inner "Wilson"?: A Commentary By Rhodes Cook

60% Plan to Honor Memorial Day

May 26, 2011

38% Plan to Take a Summer Vacation This Year

49% Consider Themselves Pro-Choice, 41% Pro-Life

50% Expect U.S. Government To Go Bankrupt Before Budget Is Balanced

Are Voters As Stupid As Insiders Think? By Debra J. Saunders

All Eyes on the Storm By Froma Harrop

GOP Voters Still More Critical of Their Congressmen Than Democrats Are

Obama Skirts Rule of Law to Reward Pals, Punish Enemies By Michael Barone

May 25, 2011

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

46% Rate Obama’s Leadership Style As Good or Excellent

56% Favor Spending Cap Tied to Population Growth and Inflation

85% of Americans View Their Marriages Positively

Mideast Communications Chaos By Tony Blankley

May 24, 2011

Obama 45%, Generic Republican 44%

40% Say Scotty McCreery Will Win 'American Idol'

63% Say Japanese Earthquake Will Hurt U.S. Economy

47% See Major Changes in Defense, Social Security, Medicare As Necessary to Big Budget Cuts, 36% Don’t

Supreme Court's Scary Power Grab: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

Playing Chicken With Full Faith and Credit: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

74% Favor Banning Regulators From Working For Those They Regulate For At Least Five Years

May 23, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 40%

50% Say Congress Doing A Poor Job

51% Think It’s Bribery When A Company Offers A Government Regulator A Job

Support for Phasing Out U.S. Nuclear Plants Down to 29%

51% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 42% Think Repeal Is Likely

Obama Channels W. Except on Israel and Palestinians By Michael Barone

May 22, 2011

Only 8% Rate National Security as Top Voting Issue

May 21, 2011

75% Say Oprah Has Been Influential in Shaping Public Perceptions

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

Women on Trial By Susan Estrich

May 20, 2011

68% View Schwarzenegger Unfavorably

60% Say Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

71% Say Middle East Peace Agreement Must Recognize Israel’s Right to Exist

The Gingrich Style: A Commentary by Joe Conason

Fix the IMF, Go for Growth, End Bailout Nation: A Commentary By Lawrence Kudlow

May 19, 2011

64% Still Put Border Security Ahead of Legalizing Illegals Already Here

Election 2012: Obama 43%, Christie 35%

55% Think Arab World Protests Make Israel Less Safe

Racial Voting Surge: Obama's Re-election and the Democrats' 2006 Senate Class By Thomas F. Schaller  

Housing: A Healthy Bust By Froma Harrop

Gingrich and Romney Run Against Their Own Party By Michael Barone

33% Say Internet Good for American Culture

May 18, 2011

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

52% See Home-Buying As Family’s Best Investment

54% Blame Bush Recession For Current Economic Problems, 39% Blame Obama

Voters Uncertain Who’s Primarily Behind Military Operation In Libya

The Girl with the Politician Problem: A Commentary By Susan Estrich

Middle East Muddle: A Commentary By Tony Blankley

Americans Still See Local Newspaper Reporting As a Bit More Reliable Than Internet Sources

The Tale of the Governator and the Baby: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

May 17, 2011

Election 2012: Generic Republican 45% Obama 43%

On Economy, 46% Trust Republicans 42% Democrats

Just 51% of Homeowners Believe Their Home is Worth More Than Mortgage

63% Think It’s Likely Gaddafi Will Be Removed From Power

Ensign Disgraced Himself and Senate By Debra J. Saunders

Just 27% Regularly Buy Print Version of Newspapers

A 'Rich Guy' Speaks Out Against Higher Taxes (Part 2 of 2) By Cliff Ennico

May 16, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 37%

Just 15% of Homeowners Expect Value of Home to Go Up This Year

Mixed Reviews for Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Following Bin Laden News

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 53% Believe It Will Increase Deficit

Obama's Hypocritical Rhetoric on Immigration Reform By Michael Barone

Only 35% Say It’s Possible To End Illegal Immigration

May 15, 2011

Sarah Palin's Birther Baptism by Fire By Debra J. Saunders

64% Say Recent Severe Weather Will Hurt The Economy

May 14, 2011

Obama's National Security Positives Fall Slightly From Last Week's High

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

May 13, 2011

Just 23% Have A Favorable Opinion of Napolitano

Only 30% Say U.S.-Mexico Border Secure, 64% Say It’s Not

51% Blame Extreme Weather on Long-Term Planetary Trends, 19% Blame Human Activity

Billionaire Babies: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

The Return of the Real McCain: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Just 23% Say Federal Government Has Consent of the Governed

Are You On Obama’s “Enemies List?”: A Commentary By Howard Rich

May 12, 2011

64% of GOP Voters See Divide Between Public and Government As Biggest Since the American Revolution

50% Give Government Positive Marks for Response to Weather Disasters

53% Say Elections Are Rigged To Help Incumbents in Congress

54% Expect Higher Interest Rates A Year From Now

History Weeps at the Partition of India and Pakistan By Michael Barone

The Naked and the Red: Republicans Exposed By Froma Harrop

Immigration Flight Clutters the Path By Debra J. Saunders

May 11, 2011

Americans Spending More On Groceries Than Ever Before

Newt and Callista By Susan Estrich

65% Want U.S. To Stay Out of Syrian Crisis

Conditions of Anonymity By Tony Blankley

Bailouts Remain Popular With Just 25% of Voters

May 10, 2011

50% Are At Least Somewhat Confident in U.S. Banking System

Obama 45%, Generic Republican 43%

72% of Working Adults Say Leaving Their Current Job Will Be Their Choice

59% Favor Cutoff of Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities

Voters Express More Confidence About War in Afghanistan

A 'Rich Guy' Speaks Out Against Higher Taxes (Part 1 of 2): A Commentary By Cliff Ennico

Obama Values: Kill But Don't Waterboard: A Commentary By Debra J. Saunders

GOP: Try Again on Medicare: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

May 9, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 38%

39% Say Obama Governing in a Bipartisan Way, 44% Disagree

20% Classify Themselves As the Working Poor

56% Favor Bringing Troops Home From Afghanistan Within A Year

57% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

What the GOP Can Learn From Canada's Conservatives By Michael Barone

May 8, 2011

Most Mothers Should Expect A Call or A Visit Today

Brown Wants To Cut Prison Population by a Fifth: A Commentary by Debra J. Saunders

May 7, 2011

The Right Loses Its Fight: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

Tough Enough: A Commentary by Joe Conason

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

57% Believe America Has Changed for the Worse Since 9/11

May 6, 2011

43% Say High Gas Prices Have Big Impact on Their Lifestyle

84% Think It’s Likely Pakistan Knew Where Osama Was Hiding

Republican Senate Majority On The Way? By Harry Enten

The President and the Democrats, Post-bin Laden By Kyle Kondik

Insecure Communities By Debra J. Saunders

Just One-in-Five Think They Share The Ideology of the Average Democrat or Republican in Congress

May 5, 2011

Confidence U.S. Winning War on Terror Jumps Following bin Laden Killing

35% Want Drinking Age Lowered to 18

44% Favor Eliminating Federal Gas Tax For Now

Just 15% Believe Trump is Seriously Seeking Presidency

Bin Laden Death Hasn’t Raised Terrorism Fears in U.S.

Bin Laden Was Already Stopped By Froma Harrop

Are We done in Afghanistan? By Lawrence Kudlow

To Get Bin Laden, Obama Relied on Policies He Decried By Michael Barone

May 4, 2011

Consumer Confidence Volatile Throughout April but Remains at 89.4

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

42% Say President Has Bigger Impact on Economy Than Fed Chairman, 41% Disagree

50% Oppose Obama Budget, 54% Say It Doesn’t Cut Enough

86% Approve of Obama’s Decision to Kill bin Laden

'Going Like a Child into the Dark' By Tony Blankley

The Other Big News About Osama By Susan Estrich

51% See Free Market As Better Way To Reduce Health Care Costs

May 3, 2011

When Americans Drink Beer, They Go Domestic

72% Say $5-A-Gallon Gas Likely By July 1

Christie Leads, Trump Loses When GOP Voters Asked Who They’d Definitely Vote For or Against

Opposition to Ryan Budget Plan Grows

19% of Workers Report Their Firm is Hiring, 25% Laying Off

More Than 100,000 Now Follow Rasmussen Reports on Twitter

Osama Gone, but Not Terrorism By Froma Harrop

May 2, 2011

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%

In 2003, Capture of Saddam Hussein Boosted Consumer, Investor Confidence

Partisan Trends: Number of Unaffiliated Voters Up for Fourth Straight Month

Obama’s Full-Month Rating Down Two Points in March

On Foreign Policy, Obama Leads From Behind: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Americans Celebrate Following bin Laden Death

Support for Repeal of Health Care Law Falls to New Low at 47%

May 1, 2011

Intolerant Left Strikes Again By Debra J. Saunders  

Favorable Ratings For Speaker Boehner Slip