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Most Recent Articles: October 2014

October 31, 2014

New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 52%, Brown (R) 45%

Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 48%, Braley (D) 47%

Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 47%, Begich (D) 42%

62% See GOP Senate Takeover As Likely

25% of Adults Will Get Dressed Up For Halloween

Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking by Michael Barone

October 30, 2014

Americans Favor Halloween Costumes, Candy in School

North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 47%, Tillis (R) 46%

Arkansas Governor: Hutchinson (R) 50%, Ross (D) 43%

Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 51%, Pryor (D) 44%

44% Think Terrorists, Not U.S., Winning War on Terror

Should Obama Campaign in Your State?

Bet on a Republican Senate Majority By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

Fannie and Freddie Must Go by Froma Harrop

October 29, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Georgia Governor: Deal (R) 49%, Carter (D) 43%

Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 46%

South Dakota Senate: Rounds (R) 45%, Weiland (D) 31%, Pressler (I) 20%

Voters Strongly Support Quarantines, State Action to Fight Ebola

Incumbents Always Win By John Stossel

67% Say Colleges Are Better Known For Sports Than Academics

October 28, 2014

8% Think Congress is Doing a Good Job

Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 43%, Cassidy (R) 36%, Maness (R) 13%

Colorado Governor: Beauprez (R) 49%, Hickenlooper (D) 47%

What America Thinks: The Government Won't Give Voters What They Want

Whites Are Much More Likely Than Blacks to See A Divided America

Reagan's Campaign Speech Continues to Reverberate 50 Years Later: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Don't Want to Pay More Taxes for Schools

October 27, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43%, Republicans 41%

Just 15% Think Top-Tier College Athletes Get a Good Education

Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 51%, Udall (D) 45%

Voters Wary of Lone Wolves, Radical Islamic Terrorism

60% Expect Obamacare to Increase Health Care Costs

October 26, 2014

Michigan Senate: Peters (D) 51%, Land (R) 42%

October 25, 2014

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

October 24, 2014

Voters Say Job Creation More Important Than Fighting Global Warming

Kansas Governor: Davis (D) 52%, Brownback (R) 45%

Michigan Governor: Snyder (R) 49%, Schauer (D) 46%

Why the House Will Stay Republican: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Are Arguing Less This Election Cycle

Confidence in U.S. Job Market Jumps

October 23, 2014

54% Think U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

Illinois Governor: Rauner (R) 48%, Quinn (D) 47%

Kansas Senate: Orman (I) 49%, Roberts (R) 44%

Voters Strongly Support Limits on Food Stamp Recipients

Fewer Think U.S. Will Have Another Great Depression

Canada Can Be Tough on Immigration by Froma Harrop

Senate Forecast: Cloudy With a Good Chance of a Republican Majority By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

October 22, 2014

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Half of Americans Still Expect Interest Rates to Rise

Wisconsin Governor: Burke (D) 49%, Walker (R) 48%

Voters Less Sour Toward Government Work

Federal Persecutors: A Commentary by John Stossel

Voters Say Economy Unfair to Middle Class

October 21, 2014

Are Inflation Worries Lessening?

Arizona Governor: Ducey (R) 47%, DuVal (D) 42%

Americans Losing Confidence in Feds, Public Health System to Handle Ebola

What America Thinks: Are Americans Over the Two-Party System?

Voters Stand Up for Religious Leaders Defending Their Faith

53% Confident in U.S. Banking System

Does the End of History Result in Political Decay? by Michael Barone

'Death with Dignity' Law Is Least Slippery Slope by Froma Harrop

October 20, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 41%

Florida Governor: Scott (R) 47%, Crist (D) 47%

Massachusetts Voters Are Cool to Elizabeth Warren for President

Americans Aren’t Panicking Over Ebola

Fewer Voters Expect GOP-Controlled Congress to Repeal Obamacare

October 19, 2014

Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 50%, Malloy (D) 43%

October 18, 2014

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

October 17, 2014

53% Say Buying a Home is a Family's Best Investment

Arkansas Governor: Hutchinson (R) 49%, Ross (D) 47%

Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

What America Thinks: Election Update - Week of 10/17

Voters Worry ISIS Is Winning in Iraq

Let Obama and Frieden Do Their Jobs: A Commentary By Joe Conason

Homeowners Say No To Government Help on Mortgage Payments

October 16, 2014

40% Think U.S. Elections Are Fair

34% Think America’s Best Days are in the Future

Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 44%

Why Millennials Don't Drive So Much: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

2014: A Tale of Two Elections: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

50% Expect Their Home’s Value To Go Up in Next Five Years

Massachusetts Governor: Baker (R) 48%, Coakley (D) 46%

October 15, 2014

Right Direction

Alaska Governor: Walker (I) 50%, Parnell (R) 41%

Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 41%, Cassidy (R) 38%, Maness (R) 14%

Tea Party Is Still Most Toxic Political Label

Crumbling Constitution: A Commetnary by John Stossel

48% Won’t Pay More For Fast Food To Raise Minimum Wage

October 14, 2014

43% Think Raising Minimum Wage Will Help Economy

TV's Still Tops for Voters When It Comes to Political News

Alaska Senate: Sullivan (R) 48%, Begich (D) 45%

Voters Say State Electoral Debates Are Important, But Don’t Change Their Mind

What America Thinks: Is America Ready for Ebola

Americans Endorse Euthanasia – and A Life Beyond

Will Independent Candidates' Support Dissipate in Kansas and South Dakota? By Michael Barone

Castrating Conservative Principles in Iowa By Froma Harrop

October 13, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 40%

Should We Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 48%, Braley (D) 45%

Voters Report Hurtful Insurance Changes Under Health Care Law

October 11, 2014

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

October 10, 2014

Maine Governor: LePage (R) 41%, Michaud (D) 40%, Cutler (I) 16%

Most Say Negative Campaign Ads Have Negative Effect on Voting

Americans Say Candidates Don’t Need Negativity to Win

Ebola and the 41 Million Uninsured Americans: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Democrats on Defensive Over Role of Government: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Want Era of Big Government To End

October 9, 2014

Americans Say Life is Good

Voters Question Whether Either Major Party Has A Plan for the Future

What Ebola Can Teach Us: A Commentary By Joe Conason

The State of the Governors: A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato

Americans Say Obama No Longer Deserves His Nobel Prize

October 8, 2014

29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Voters Think China’s Economic Power Lets It Get Away With Abuses

North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 48%, Tillis (R) 46%

70% Oppose Police Seizure of Property Without A Criminal Conviction

Few Think High School Grads Have Skills for College, Workforce

Poverty By John Stossel

October 7, 2014

87% Exercise At Least Once a Week

More Americans Than Ever Plan to Get a Flu Shot This Year

What America Thinks: Can College Campuses Ever Be Completely Safe From Assault?

Voters to Government: Keep Your Hands Off My Property

Voters Think Secret Service Mistakes Happen More Often Than We Know

It's Not Unnatural for Republicans to Want the President Protected: A Commentary By Michael Barone

Oh, for a Table to Eat On:A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Voters More Favorable Toward Women, Gays in Military

October 6, 2014

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 39%

12% Consider Themselves the Working Poor

Georgia Governor: Deal (R) 49%, Carter (D) 43%

Americans Favor Temporary Flight Ban From Ebola-Affected Areas in Africa

48% Still Oppose Individual Insurance Mandate, 40% Favor

October 5, 2014

Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 50%, Alameel (D) 29%

October 4, 2014

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

Minnesota Governor: Dayton (D) 50%, Johnson (R) 40%

October 3, 2014

Texas Governor: Abbott (R) 51%, Davis (D) 40%

Most Think Americans Should Be Proud of U.S. History

Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 42%

One Year Later, 82% Say Government Shutdown Has Had Little Impact on Them

It Looks Like a GOP Wave; the Question is How Far it Goes: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Americans Say Current Job Offers Better Career Advancement

October 2, 2014

West Virginia Senate: Capito (R) 50%, Tennant (D) 39%

Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D) 50%, Beauprez (R) 46%

Minnesota Senate: Franken (D) 49%, McFadden (R) 41%

Americans Are Concerned But Confident Health System Can Beat Enterovirus

Republican Chances of Senate Takeover Are Improving: A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik

Beyond Marijuana: Legalize All Drugs: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

Americans Don’t Think Incumbents Deserve Reelection

October 1, 2014

25% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 48%, Udall (D) 47%

Voters Strongly Oppose Legal Rights, Government Benefits for Illegal Immigrants

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Up One Point in September

It's Better Now: A Commentary by John Stossel

Fewer Americans Know Someone Who Joined Military to Secure a Job


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