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Most Recent Articles: September 2013

September 30, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 42%, Republicans 38%

57% of Republicans View Ted Cruz Favorably

Support for Government Shutdown Drops from 53% to 45%

50% Oppose Health Care Law’s Individual Mandate, 36% Favor

September 29, 2013

31% Have Had a Lost Wallet Returned to Them

September 28, 2013

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

60% Think Supreme Court Justices Have Political Agenda

September 27, 2013

Voters Think Obama More Hostile to Small Businesses Than to Big Ones

70% Think Americans Less Honest Than They Used To Be

25% Favor D.C. Statehood

70% Think Government, Big Business Often Work Together Against Consumers, Investors

New Report Undercuts Global Warming Alarmists By Michael Barone

In Media Coverage of Clintons, Anonymous Gossip and Fact-Free Cynicism Still Rule

September 26, 2013

33% Trust the President More Than Congress, Supreme Court

35% Think School Performance Would Improve with More Funding

Most Say IRS Broke Law When It Targeted Tea Party, But Few Expect Punishment

What Makes Art Valuable, Really? By Froma Harrop

17% Would Vote to Secede and Form New State

September 25, 2013

28% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

63% Believe Most Americans Want Government to Have Less Power and Money

Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 44%, Cuccinelli (R) 38%

Innovation or Stagnation: A Commentary By John Stossel

42% Conservative on Fiscal Issues, 36% Social Liberals

September 24, 2013

64% Think Spending Cuts Best for Economy

GOP Trusted More Than Democrats on 10 of 15 Key Issues

66% Think Iran Unlikely To Slow or Stop Its Nuclear Program

23% Use Social Media To Follow Unfolding News Events

Game Soon Over on Obamacare By Froma Harrop

America's new Isolationism By Michael Barone

September 23, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 37%

84% Think Most Major News Organizations More Concerned With Speed Than Accuracy

Most Still Favor Stricter Controls on Coal Plants Despite Higher Energy Costs

30% Think Obamacare Will Improve U.S. Health Care System

September 22, 2013

“Breaking Bad”, “Big Bang Theory” Lead Emmy Pack, But Most Won't Follow

September 21, 2013

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

September 20, 2013

On Health Care, 43% Trust GOP More, 42% Democrats

DC Mass Shooting Prompts Surprising Gun Control Reactions

Voters Question Fed’s Independence

Democrats no Longer Following Obama's Agenda By Michael Barone

54% Think Media Cover Mass Shootings Too Much

September 19, 2013

Violence in Our Air By Froma Harrop

58% Expect Higher Interest Rates Next Year

62% Don't Trust Government to Fairly Enforce Gun Control Laws

33% Think Stricter Gun Laws Might Have Prevented Navy Yard Shooting

Make Trade, Not War By John Stossel

41% Favor Raising Eligibility Age To Keep Medicare Solvent

September 18, 2013

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

New High: 39% Say Now Is A Good Time To Sell A House

2016? Christie (R) 39%, Biden (D) 35%

Saved From Larry Summers at Fed: A Commentary By Froma Harrop

36% Are Confident Fed Can Keep Inflation, Interest Rates Down

September 17, 2013

40% Have Favorable Opinion of Teachers Unions

50% Lack Confidence in Stability of U.S. Banking Industry

51% Favor Government Shutdown Until Congress Cuts Health Care Funding

14% Likely to Miss or Be Late With A Mortgage Payment in Next Six Months

Republicans Need Future-Looking Policies, not old Bromides By Michael Barone

September 16, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 38%, Republicans 38%

45% Think Their Home Will Be Worth More In Five Years

41% Give Obama Positive Marks for Health Care, 44% Say Poor

54% Expect Health Care Costs To Rise Under Obamacare

September 15, 2013

74% Underestimate Average Teacher Salary in U.S.

59% Think U.S. More Exceptional Than Other Nations

September 14, 2013

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

September 13, 2013

Only 24% Think Most Americans Consider Teaching A Desirable Profession

46% Say America Less Safe If Only Cops, Military Have Guns

NJ Governor: Christie Maintains Big Lead Over Buono

Obama's Wing-it Diplomacy Undermines U.S. Credibility By Michael Barone

Just 23% Think U.S. Should Be UN’s Biggest Financial Contributor

September 12, 2013

44% Say Obama is Very Liberal, 35% Say Same of Biden

65% Don't Think U.S. Does Enough to Develop Its Energy Resources

19% Think UN Control of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Very Likely to Prevent U.S. Attack

Striking Syria: Is Obama too Much Like Bush -- or not Enough? By Joe Conason

65% See Overeating As Bigger Problem for Americans Than Not Enough Food

September 11, 2013

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

67% Think Too Many Americans Dependent On Government

38% Say Crime Up Where They Live

30% Say Another 9/11 Very Likely in Next Decade

Road to Damascus By John Stossel

September 10, 2013

47% Trust GOP More on National Security, 32% Trust Democrats More

30% Think Hunger A Very Serious Problem in America

Oldster Passions, Hipster Fans, Long Lives By Froma Harrop

Voters Still Consider NSA Spying As Least Serious Scandal but Most Likely to Linger

Specter of Iraq Hovers over Syria Deliberation By Michael Barone

31% Think al Qaeda Weaker Now Than Before 9/11 Attacks

September 9, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 39% 

49% In Virginia Now Approve of Governor McDonnell’s Job Performance

47% Favor U.S. Military Action Against Syria If Other UN Countries Involved

Most Voters Still Don't Know If Their State Has A Health Care Exchange

September 8, 2013

49ers Once Again Early Super Bowl Favorites In A Crowded Field

September 7, 2013

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

September 6, 2013

48% Say Government Workers Earn More Than Those in Private Sector

70% Say They Are in Good Health

Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 45%, Cuccinelli (R) 38%

Obama's 'Red Line' Undermines U.S. Power: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Congress Is Least Favorable Profession

September 5, 2013

40% Think Government Should Do Nothing for Long-Term Unemployed

18% Think Federal Government Should Regulate School Food

7% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job

China's Rich, Yearning to Breath Free By Froma Harrop

76% Think Unvaccinated Children Will Cause Health Problems For Others

September 4, 2013

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

23% Now Use Online Movie Streaming Services

Milk of Human Blindness: A Commentary By John Stossel

38% Oppose Raising Federal Debt Ceiling

25% Say U.S. Job Market Better Than Year Ago, 31% Say Worse

September 3, 2013

68% Think School Children Should Say Pledge of Allegiance Every Morning

Economy, Health Care Are Still Most Important Voting Issues

New Low: 28% Think Passage of Immigration Reform Likely This Year

Spending Behind Your Mate's Back By Froma Harrop

With Crime Down, the Nation Moves to Ease Get-Tough Policies By Michael Barone

Rasmussen Employment Index Rebounds in August

September 2, 2013

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 37%

President Obama’s Full-Month Approval Rating Holds Steady at 47% in August

41% View Health Care Law Favorably

35% Celebrate Labor Day to Honor Working Americans

September 1, 2013

44% Have Favorable View of Unions, 45% Unfavorable 


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