If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

Commentary By Brian Joondeph

Most Recent Releases

November 30, 2021

Remember When Travel Bans Were Xenophobic? by Brian C. Joondeph

In the early days of COVID-19, health officials knew little other than that this virus was contagious, lethal for some, and originated in China. In late January 2020, President Donald Trump banned U.S. entry to foreign nationals who recently visited China, a common sense measure of turning off the faucet to avoid an overflowing sink of illness in America.

October 22, 2021

Biden’s Approval Numbers are Falling Faster than the Autumn Leaves By Brian C. Joondeph

Autumn is a season of colorful falling leaves, crisp temperatures, and upcoming holidays. While cooler days and nights may be blamed on climate change, and the holidays will be less merry due to supply chain problems, inflation, and vaccine mandate induced worker shortages, President Biden’s approval numbers are falling faster than the yellow and orange leaves still on the trees.

September 13, 2021

The Bloom Is Off Biden’s Rose By Brian C. Joondeph

Joe Biden’s election last November was greeted with great fanfare by Democrats, the media, and some Republicans.

August 16, 2021

Mask For Thee, But Not For Me by Brian C. Joondeph

If the last year and a half of COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that hypocrisy is rife within government, media, entertainment, and the medical establishment. Those who, by virtue of their expertise or position, are considered knowledgeable, or even experts, are unable to follow their own recommendations or mandates.

July 27, 2021

What happens when ‘follow the science’ makes no sense? By Brian C. Joondeph

With all things COVID-19, we are told to “follow the science.” Yet the “science” is what Dr Anthony Fauci and the medical establishment says it is, and when other science is used to question official dogma, social media fact checkers are quick to pounce and censor.

July 9, 2021

When Did COVID-19 Really Begin? By Brian C. Joondeph

COVID-19 had been a global scourge approaching two years now. Anything that could be politicized has been, from public health recommendations to therapeutics and vaccines.

June 7, 2021

Doctor Fauci’s Fabulous Fall from Fame By Brian C. Joondeph

Dr. Anthony Fauci, longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been the face of the United States COVID-19 response. He has achieved godlike status within the media and celebrity smart set. His words are treated as gospel, to be accepted without question regarding all things COVID-19.

May 18, 2021

What Was Old Is Now New – The Misery Index by Brian C. Joondeph

History may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Economic news today has a familiar rhyme, at least for those of old enough to remember the 1970s. I am not referring to John Travolta strutting down Brooklyn sidewalks to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” or big hair and leisure suits, but instead the Jimmy Carter presidency.

May 10, 2021

If the Vaccine Works, Why Are We Still Wearing Masks? By Brian C. Joondeph

One important lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps not realized now but in the future, is to keep politics out of medicine and public health.

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com
May 3, 2021

Big Media Propping up Biden with Propagandist Polls By Brian C. Joondeph

Ahead of a presidential election, opinion polls are a major news item. Most of these polls are not designed to reflect public opinion but instead to shape it. As most big media leans left, such shaping is always to the benefit of the Democrat party.

White letter R on blue background
April 16, 2021

J&J Vaccine Pause – Prudence or Politics? - A Commentary by Brian C. Joondeph

The FDA and CDC this week recommended a pause in COVID vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson single shot vaccine due to a small number of reports of blood clots in individuals receiving the vaccine.

February 26, 2021

Mask Pollution – Where are the Environmentalists? By Brian C. Joondeph

Masks are now a seemingly permanent staple of American life with no end in sight. Mask recommendations change like spring weather, from none to one to two or more, all based on flimsy evidence from the “follow the science” crowd.

February 11, 2021

With Trump Gone, So Are the Old COVID Rules By Brian C. Joondeph

What a difference an election makes, one president leaves and a new one takes over, with COVID rules changing on a dime.

January 11, 2021

Are Republicans Now Waking up to their Political Suicide? By Brian C. Joondeph

Elected Republicans, taking their voters and current events for granted, reading only the Washington Post and watching CNN, have squandered their political relevancy, perhaps permanently. Through their foolish attempts to “reach across the aisle” or act in a more “dignified” manner than their party leader, President Trump, they have now lost the platform Trump gave them, acting dazed and confused as to what happened.

White letter R on blue background
December 11, 2020

No ‘Next Time’ for GOP If It Doesn’t Challenge Voter Fraud Now By Brian C. Joondeph

Many establishment Republicans, particular of the NeverTrump variety, are telling us it’s time to move on from the 2020 presidential election. They promise future electoral reform and holding the cheaters accountable, with a better outcome in 2024.

October 26, 2020

Are the Polls Trending for Trump? By Brian C. Joondeph

Several weeks ago, presidential opinion polls showed Joe Biden with a double-digit lead over Donald Trump, like the supposed lead Hillary Clinton enjoyed four years ago. Despite prognostications of an almost certain Clinton victory, reality provided a different story ending.

Will the big media be right this election cycle, or are they repeating their folly from the last election?

October 16, 2020

Without Polls, Would Biden Still Be Winning in a Landslide? By Brian C. Joondeph

As the 2020 presidential election nears, polls portend a landslide victory for the Biden/Harris ticket.

Biden had a 16-point lead over Trump in an early October CNN poll. The Opinium and Guardian poll from days ago gave Biden a 17-point lead. Even Rasmussen Reports, one of the most accurate pollsters in 2016, showed Biden still leading Trump by five points this week, admittedly a drop from 12 points the week before.

October 8, 2020

Presidential Opinion Polls – The Measured vs. The Observed By Brian C. Joondeph

With the 2020 presidential election only weeks away, increasing attention is focused on opinion polls to pick the winner. In 2016, most pollsters were wildly wrong, predicting a Hillary Clinton landslide victory over Donald Trump.

October 1, 2020

Trump Won the Debate – With his Base By Brian C. Joondeph

Presidential debate number one was a slugfest, with President Trump coming out swinging. Poor Joe Biden didn’t know what hit him. He has granted few interviews during the campaign season, with scripted questions and answers on a teleprompter but no body slams from the likes of Trump the Barbarian.

White letter R on blue background
September 18, 2020

Beyond the Polls, Trump is Sitting Pretty By Brian C. Joondeph

Labor Day is in the rear-view mirror meaning that the presidential campaign is in full swing. With less than two months until the big day, the electoral winds appear to be blowing in President Trump’s direction.