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October 19, 2007

Torture As An Election Issue: A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

Rasmussen Reports recent data sheds light on an important question facing the U.S. as we approach the 2008 election: who will the issue of torture help in the upcoming Presidential election

October 18, 2007

Huckabee is the Right Wing's Last Survivor: A Commentary by Dick Morris

Peel them away and, underneath, you have Mike Huckabee, the last survivor in the elimination tournament of the Christian right. And they could do a whole lot worse!

October 15, 2007

The Mood of the Country Revisited: A Commentary By Douglas Schoen

Rasmussen Reports has just issued an important new analysis of data about attitudes toward the leading candidates for President that bears further discussion.

October 12, 2007

What Voters Are Focusing On: A Commentary By Douglas Schoen

"It's the Economy Stupid" remains the manta of the electorate. To be sure, the electorate clearly wants the candidates for President and their elected officials to focus on economic concerns.

October 10, 2007

Where Things Stand (Good News for Democrats): A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

Rasmussen's recent polling suggests compellingly that the Democratic Party maintains an enormously strong advantage over the Republican on all of the indicators that are monitored monthly.

October 8, 2007

Why Bush Has To Compromise on Children's Health - A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

A recently released poll by Rasmussen provides compelling evidence why President Bush used his Saturday radio address to indicate he is prepared to compromise with Congress on funding the State's Children Health Insurance Program.

October 6, 2007

How to Read the Polls: A Commentary by Dick Morris

The polls for the primary and caucuses coming up at the very beginning of 2008 are all over the place.

October 5, 2007

Americans Want Hawkish Attitude Towards Iran: A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

The American people have clearly spent a great deal of time thinking about Iran and President Ahmadinejad.

October 4, 2007

Behind the Horse Race Numbers: Edwards Strongest Democrat in General Election Match-ups; A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

The most recent Rasmussen Reports data show that all of the most likely Democratic nominees lead their strongest prospective opponents.

October 3, 2007

American People in a Sour Mood: A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

The American people are in a sour mood. The latest Rasmussen data shows that President Bush's approval is still below 40%.

October 2, 2007

An In Depth Look at Who Votes & Decides the GOP Primaries: A Commentary by Douglas Schoen

Rasmussen Reports polling has recently shown Fred Thompson leading the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination while most other polls place Rudy Giuliani in the lead and Thompson in second.

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March 23, 2004

The Wizard of Oz

The 1896 election had two lasting impacts on American life. First, it launched an era of Republican dominance that enabled the GOP to occupy the White House for 28 out of the next 36 years. The second impact was that it may have inspired The Wizard of Oz, a classic American tale that became an annual staple of prime time television in the pre-Cable, pre-Internet era.