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Most Recent Articles: October 2012

October 31, 2012

Massachusetts: Obama 59%, Romney 40%

Only 43% Think Halloween Is Just for Kids

Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 50%, Mandel (R) 48%

October 29, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 43%

76% Say U.S. Society is Ruder, Less Civilized

Connecticut Senate: Murphy (D) 51%, McMahon (R) 45%

Ohio: Romney 50%, Obama 48%

54% Favor Repeal of Obama’s Health Care Law

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 49%, Mack (R) 46%

Changing Demographics Won't Mean the End of Republican Party By Michael Barone

October 28, 2012

 60% Say Federal Government Does Not Have the Consent of the Governed

Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 48%, Baldwin (D) 47%

New Hampshire Governor: Lamontagne (R) 48%, Hassan (D) 46%

October 27, 2012

52% Say It’s Too Easy To Get Food Stamps in U.S.

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

North Carolina: Romney 52%, Obama 46%

October 26, 2012

24% Say Today's Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents

Virginia Senate: Kaine (D) 49%, Allen (R) 48%

Florida: Romney 50%, Obama 48%

Massachusetts Senate: Warren (D) 52%, Brown (R) 47%

Wisconsin: Obama 49%, Romney 49%

Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 46%, Smith (R) 45%

Wisconsin May Be the New Ohio By Scott Rasmussen

October 25, 2012

Arizona: Romney 52%, Obama 44%

Britain, Canada Still Seen As Top U.S. Allies

Pennsylvania: Obama 51%, Romney 46%

Virginia: Romney 50%, Obama 47%

'Access' to Birth Control Doesn't Count By Froma Harrop

Who Won the Debates? 49% Say Romney, 41% Obama

Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 50%, Berkley (D) 45%

Affluent Suburbs Swing to Debate-tested Romney By Michael Barone

Arizona Senate: Flake (R) 50%, Carmona (D) 44%

October 24, 2012 

North Dakota Governor: Dalrymple (R) 53%, Taylor (D) 39%

37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 48%, Mandel (R) 44%

Nevada: Obama 50%, Romney 48%

New Hampshire: Romney 50%, Obama 48%

Greed By John Stossel

57% Think U.S. Elections Are Fair

Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 48%

October 23, 2012

Connecticut: Obama 52%, Romney 45%

55% Say Home Is Worth More Than Money Owed

51% Think Government Spends Too Much on Poverty Programs

Minnesota: Obama 51%, Romney 46%

North Dakota Senate: Berg (R) 50%, Heitkamp (D) 45%

From Poor to Cool in 500 Square Feet: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Connecticut Senate: Murphy (D) 48%, McMahon (R) 47%

October 22, 2012

North Dakota: Romney 54%, Obama 40%

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republican 44%, Democrats 43%

47% See Better Economy With Romney, 35% With Obama

Who Will Win? 51% Say Obama, 39% Romney

Iowa: Obama 48%, Romney 48%

Colorado: Romney 50%, Obama 46%

52% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 48%, Baldwin (D) 46%

If Obama Wins, Will He Be Another Woodrow Wilson? By Michael Barone

October 21, 2012

Washington Senate: Cantwell (D) 52%, Baumgartner (R) 37%

Virginia Senate: Kaine (D) 49% Allen (R) 48%

October 20, 2012

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 48%, Mack (R) 43%

North Carolina Governor: McCrory (R) 53%, Dalton (D) 42%

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

October 19, 2012

Missouri Senate: McCaskill 51%, Akin 43%

Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 49%, Mandel (R) 44%

Wisconsin: Obama 50%, Romney 48%

Florida: Romney 51%, Obama 46%

Missouri: Romney 54%, Obama 43%

Bad Arithmetic: Top Romney Economist Admits 'Jobs Plan' Numbers Don't Compute By Joe Conason

Virginia: Romney 50%, Obama 47%

As Romney Gains, Senate Remains Challenging for GOP By Scott Rasmussen

October 18, 2012

67% Rate Their Life Today as Good or Excellent

North Carolina: Romney 52%, Obama 46% 

Tea Party, Liberal Are Still Most Negative Political Labels

Ohio: Obama 49%, Romney 48%

Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 50%, Berkley (D) 43%

To More and More Women, Romney Is the Safer Choice By Michael Barone

Etch A Sketch, Made in China By Froma Harrop

October 17, 2012

37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Washington: Obama 55%, Romney 42%

Nevada: Obama 50%, Romney 47%

71% Favor Requiring Voter ID at the Polls

Bad Rules By John Stossel

New Hampshire: Obama 50%, Romney 49%

Montana: Romney 53%, Obama 45%

October 16, 2012

92% Are Confident That Their Airbags Will Work in A Car Accident

Washington Governor: Inslee (D) 47%, McKenna (R) 45%

Massachusetts: Obama 57%, Romney 42%

Indiana: Romney 54%, Obama 41%

19% See PBS/NPR Funding As A Major Issue

Montana Senate: Tester (D) 48%, Rehberg (R) 48%

North Carolina Governor: McCrory (R) 52%, Dalton (D) 38%

The Weird Political War Between the Generations: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

October 15, 2012

35% Think Nobel Prize Is Most Prestigious Award

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43%, Republicans 42%

Michigan Senate: Stabenow (D) 51%, Hoekstra (R) 39%

Virginia Senate: Kaine (D) 48%, Allen (R) 47%

Indiana Senate: Mourdock (R) 47%, Donnelly (D) 42%

51% Think Ambassador’s Murder Will Hurt Obama At the Polls

52% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law; 71% of GOP Voters Think It’s Likely

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 46%, Mack (R) 45%

Biden and Obama Run a Campaign Fit for the 1980s By Michael Barone

October 14, 2012

Ford Remains Far More Popular Than GM, Chrysler

61% Say Colleges Should Ban Hazing

New Hampshire Governor: Hassan (D) 48%, Lamontagne (R) 46%

October 13, 2012

53% Are Confident in Stability of Banking System

Only 23% Say U.S. Spends Too Much on National Security

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

October 12, 2012

Dickey, Verlander Are Cy Young Favorites, Cabrera Top MVP Pick

Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 47%, Mandel (R) 46%

Michigan: Obama 52%, Romney 45%

Virginia: Romney 49%, Obama 47%

Florida: Romney 51%, Obama 47%

Leave the Driving to It By Froma Harrop

Wisconsin Senate: Baldwin (D) 51%, Thompson (R) 47%

Polls Reflect Voter Reality, Not Pundits' Preoccupations By Scott Rasmussen

October 11, 2012

New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 52%, Wilson (R) 39%

Massachusetts Senate: Warren (D) 49%, Brown (R) 47% 

Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 49%, Smith (R) 45%

North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 48%

Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 47%

48% Rate A Candidate’s Religious Faith Important to Their Vote

18% Consider Vice Presidential Debate Very Important To Their Vote

Why Is America "the Sole Bright Spot" in World Economy?: A Commentary By Joe Conason

October 10, 2012

38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 48%, Berkley (D) 45%

New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 48%

Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 49%

New Mexico: Obama 54%, Romney 43%

Voters Trust Romney 50% to 43% Over Obama on Economy

Pennsylvania: Obama 51%, Romney 46%

Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man By John Stossel

The Divided Era & the 2012 Election By Thomas Del Beccaro

October 9, 2012

60% Say There Are Too Many Lawyers in the U.S.

Connecticut: Obama 51%, Romney 45%

57% Are More Likely to Buy A Ford Because Of the GM Bailout

Nevada: Romney 47%, Obama 47%

55% Still Think Obama Is The Likely Winner in November

Highly Debatable: The Big Liar's Biggest Lies By Joe Conason

Mitt's Master Act Not Beloved by All By Froma Harrop

Connecticut Senate: Murphy (D) 51%, McMahon (R) 46%

October 8, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44%, Republicans 43%

58% Think Government Workers Make More Than Those in Private Sector

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 52%, Mack (R) 41%

Colorado: Obama 49%, Romney 48% 

Iowa: Obama 49%, Romney 47%

54% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

Romney's Debate Win Opens Cracks in Obama Firewall: A Commentary By Michael Barone

October 7, 2012

In Crowded Field, Football Fans Make 49ers Top Super Bowl Pick

Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 46%, Mandel (R) 46%

October 6, 2012

75% Say Frivolous Lawsuits Are Driving Up Health Care, Insurance Costs

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

October 5, 2012

22% Predict Yankees Will Win World Series

Virginia Senate: Kaine (D) 52%, Allen (R) 45%

Florida: Romney 49%, Obama 47%

Virginia: Romney 49%, Obama 48%

Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 49%

Gubernatorial And House Ratings Update By Kyle Klondik

Virginia: Romney 49%, Obama 48%

When The Whole Map Was In Play By Rhodes Cook

Obama May Need a Reagan Comeback By Scott Rasmussen

October 4, 2012

37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Washington Senate: Cantwell (D) 57%, Baumgartner (R) 37%

North Carolina Governor: McCrory (R) 54%, Dalton (D) 38%

48% Know Someone Who’s Quit Looking for Work in Bad Job Market

At the House of Kennedy, Arnold Shrugs By Froma Harrop

Romney Wins Debate, But How Much Does It Matter By Geoffrey Skelley, Kyle Kondik and Larry J. Sabato

Missouri: Romney 49%, Obama 46%

October 3, 2012

65% Think Media Reports More on Negative Campaigning Than on Issues

Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 51%, Akin (R) 45%

North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 47%

53% See Election As Referendum on Obama’s Agenda

Just 17% View Debates as Very Important to How They Will Vote

We Fund Dependency By John Stossel

October 2, 2012

56% Say Schools Should Teach Both Sex Ed and Abstinence

September Employment Index Rebounds Slightly From Recent Low

Obama’s Monthly Approval Rating Is Up A Point in September

55% See More Negative Political Ads On TV This Year

New Mexico: Obama 51%, Romney 40%

In Politics, Hate Can Backfire: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

October 1, 2012

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 41%

58% Oppose Schools Giving Morning-After Pills to Students

New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 52%, Wilson (R) 39%

49% Think America Weaker Today Than It Was Four Years Ago

The Particulars of Polls By Michael Barone

52% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law


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