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January 14, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Down in January

Economic confidence fell to 97.3 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly two points lower than December. January’s decline follows two consecutive months of gains since hitting 96.6 in October, which was the lowest index since May 2020.

January 14, 2022

Most Think U.S. Race Relations Are Bad

As the nation nears the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, only a quarter of Americans have a positive view of race relations in the country.

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January 14, 2022

Joe Biden's Deplorable Lies May Not Even Be in His Partisan Interest by Michael Barone

How do you explain why an ultra-experienced politician makes a major speech on the behalf of a legislative goal that is both doomed to fail and unpopular with voters? Especially when his speech is boycotted by the bill's chief backers and consists of one big lie after another?

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January 14, 2022

Biden: Bull Connor's GOP Imperils Democracy By Patrick J. Buchanan

"The next few days ... will mark a turning point in this nation's history," said President Joe Biden in his Atlanta speech to reframe the debate in Congress on voting rights legislation and the filibuster.

January 13, 2022

COVID-19: Democratic Voters Support Harsh Measures Against Unvaccinated

While many voters have become skeptical toward the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of Democrats embrace restrictive policies, including punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

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January 13, 2022

House Republicans’ Drive to 35 By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

What it would take for the GOP to build its biggest majority since the Great Depression?

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— With some key national factors seemingly in their favor, Republicans could win a healthy majority in the House in 2022 — perhaps even their biggest in nearly a century.

— However, compared to past Republican midterm wave cycles, specifically 1994 and 2010, Republicans probably have less room for growth.

— As a majority of states have enacted new maps, we can chart out what a banner night for House Republicans may look like.

January 12, 2022

48% Oppose Eliminating Filibuster

Democrats are pushing to end the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule, most voters think this “important distinction” between the House and Senate is worth preserving.

January 12, 2022

Voters Expect DA’s Policy Will Cause Crime Increase in New York

After the new district attorney in New York City announced he will not seek prison sentences for many crimes, and will treat many felony cases as misdemeanors, most voters expect crime to increase in the Big Apple.

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January 12, 2022

Money for Indoctrination By John Stossel

Glenn Youngkin recently was elected Virginia's governor partly because he promised to ban teaching of CRT.

January 11, 2022

Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 2-6, 2022, decreased to 88.9 down more than a point from 90.2 two weeks earlier. The Immigration Index has been under the baseline in every survey since Election Day last year, and reached a record low of 82.3 in late March.

January 11, 2022

Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index - Week Ending January 6, 2022

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 2-6, 2022, decreased to 88.9 down more than a point from 90.2 two weeks earlier. The Immigration Index has been under the baseline in every survey since Election Day last year, and reached a record low of 82.3 in late March.

January 11, 2022

‘Voter’s Remorse’? Trump Would Win Rematch With Biden

President Joe Biden would lose an election rematch to former President Donald Trump, who would win among independents and almost evenly split Hispanic voters.

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January 11, 2022

Save the Children, Fire the Teachers Unions By Stephen Moore

It started in Chicago, where an incredible 91% of union teachers voted to go on strike and refused to do what they get paid to do, which is teach. Then the union walkouts spread to Maryland, New Jersey and California.

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January 11, 2022

Where Does NATO Enlargement End? by Patrick J. Buchanan

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Warsaw Pact dissolved, the breakup of the USSR began. But the dissolution did not stop with the 14 Soviet "republics" declaring their independence of Moscow.

January 10, 2022

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 6, 2022.

January 10, 2022

Most Democrats Now Favor Social Media Censorship

While a majority of Americans still think social media sites should permit free speech, most Democrats want companies like Twitter and Facebook to regulate content on their platforms.

January 7, 2022

COVID-19: Nearly Half of Adults Have Already Gotten Vaccine Boosters

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 produces a spike in cases nationwide, about three-quarters of Americans are already vaccinated against the coronavirus, and two-thirds of those have gotten booster shots.

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January 7, 2022

The John Lindsay Democrats By Michael Barone

One way to anticipate what may be ahead in politics is to gauge the balance of power in the nation's two political parties. The Republican Party has always been centered on people regarded by themselves and others as "typical" Americans but who do not by themselves comprise a majority. The Democratic Party has always been a coalition of out-groups, powerful when united but often at risk of division.

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January 7, 2022

Why the Left Cannot Let Go of Jan. 6 by Patrick J. Buchanan

"Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now."

January 6, 2022

52% Still Like Trump, But Democrats Think His Supporters Are Racist

Nearly a year after former President Donald Trump left office, many voters still view him favorably, while Democrats consider most of his supporters to be racists.