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  • Gallup: Obama job approval surges (swings 10 pts. in 2 weeks; bad news for thinking Americans)

    12/26/2011 1:51:13 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 213 replies · 8+ views
    According to the latest Gallup tracking poll, more Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing than disapprove for the first time since this summer. The latest Gallup survey shows that 47 percent of Americans now say they approve of the way that President Obama is handling his job. This is a 5 percent improvement since the Dec. 16-18 Gallup survey and marks the first time the president's numbers have been in positive territory since July. The number of Americans who say they disapprove of Obama's job performance has fallen to 45 percent, down 5 points from Dec....
  • Dems Still On the Losing End (photo ID, amnesty, class warfare)

    12/16/2011 11:05:28 AM PST · by heiss · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | Dec 16, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    Scott Rasmussen finds that an overwhelming 75% support photo ID requirements. The Democrats also hope to stir up their base by attacking state efforts to curb illegal immigration. Here, too, they are paddling the canoe uphill, as likely voters say, by a 52%/34% margin that they would like their state to enact an immigration law like Arizona’s. Gallup finds that growing and expanding the economy is given high priority by 82% of Americans and increasing equality of opportunity for people to get ahead if they want to is considered very important by 70%, while only 46% attribute high priority to...
  • USA Today/Gallup Poll: Romney, Gingrich Beat Obama in 12 Swing States

    12/13/2011 9:37:21 AM PST · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 10:25 AM | Dan Well
    President Barack Obama is in big trouble, with both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich leading him in a dozen key swing states, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney leads Obama among registered voters 48 percent to 43 percent in the 12 states the survey covers. And former House Speaker Gingrich leads the president 48 percent to 45 percent. Nationwide, Obama leads Gingrich 50 percent to 44 percent and Romney 47 percent to 46 percent, according to the poll. The 12 states include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,...
  • Poll: Little love for big gov - 64% of Americans fear big government

    12/12/2011 5:38:38 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12th | MJ LEE
    Americans’ fear of big government - partly fueled by a sharp spike among Democrats since President Barack Obama took office - almost reached a record high this year and is far greater than people’s concerns about big business and big labor, a new Gallup poll Monday shows. An overwhelming 64 percent of people surveyed said big government was the biggest threat to the country, compared to just 26 percent who said big business is their gravest concern and 8 percent who picked big labor.
  • 71% of Americans celebrate Christmas as a holy day

    12/12/2011 10:30:43 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 68 replies
    RasmussenReports.com ^ | 12/12/2011 | staff
    More Americans than ever say they celebrate the upcoming holiday of Christmas as a religious one. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of American Adults say they celebrate Christmas, and 81% of this group celebrate it as a religious holiday. Just 16% of those celebrants regard it as a secular holiday.
  • Beneath the Labor Statistics, The Outlook is Grim For Obama

    12/07/2011 9:23:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Mark Twain, who took a dim view of our elected officials, once said that in the world of politics and government there were lies, damned lies and statistics. The headlines that followed Friday's report said that the number of unemployed Americans had fallen. But the fine print beneath that statistic revealed that this decline was owing largely to the 315,000 discouraged job seekers who stopped looking for work last month and thus were no longer counted among the unemployed. When you deduct these frustrated, long-term jobless Americans from the labor pool equation, guess what? The unemployment rate falls....
  • Shock Poll Iowa : Gingrich 32%, Romney, 19%, Cain 13% [Drudge Headline]

    11/17/2011 1:27:25 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has already picked up steam among Republican primary voters nationwide, and now he jumps to the front of the GOP pack among caucus-goers in Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the vote in Iowa, while Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each grab six percent (6%). (To...
  • CNN POLL: Whites give president thumbs DOWN 61%-36%; Non-White thumbs UP 67%-32%...

    11/15/2011 6:03:09 PM PST · by macquire · 69 replies
    Surrrrprise surrrprise surrrprise (anyone old enough to remember Gomer Pyle here?) Exactly as has been pointed out to pollsters for almost 3 years now: IF minorities were holding Obama accountable and NOT voting skin color, Obama would be at a 35% approval instead of hovering around 40 to 42%.
  • CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops (Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Cain 14)

    11/14/2011 10:10:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington (CNN) – A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error. While the level...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (WTH? Hussein rising?)

    11/14/2011 6:56:26 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 157 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 14 November 2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 (see trends). That’s the president’s best Approval Index rating in three months. Still, most voters continue to favor repeal of his primary legislative accomplishment, the health care law. The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign...
  • Record-Low Support Banning Handguns in U.S.

    11/07/2011 3:40:58 PM PST · by epow · 27 replies
    According to Gallup’s annual Crime Poll, conducted earlier this month, a record-low 26 percent of Americans favor a ban on the possession of handguns in the United States. When Gallup first asked Americans this question some 50 years ago, 60 percent favored banning handguns; however, since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition as high as 70 percent in recent years. This data follows the release last month of FBI statistics that show for the fourth straight year sales of firearms have increased while crime has continued to decrease. The Gallup poll also found that...
  • 'Occupy' Movement's Favorability Rating Plummets, For Some Reason

    11/03/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2011 | Guy Benson
    How very curious:   A sign that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t the best long-term vehicle for Democrats to connect themselves with: A new Quinnipiac poll, showing a plurality of voters viewing the group unfavorably.  The poll, released today, show 30 percent of voters surveyed view the movement favorably, 39 percent unfavorably, with an additional 30 percent not hearing enough to have an opinion.  It’s one of the first national polls to suggest voters are growing skeptical of Occupy Wall Street- and it comes as police have clashed with protesters in several cities.  Previous national polls have shown a plurality of...
  • Polling bounce for Obama?

    11/02/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Until now, there hasn’t been much indication in national polling that Barack Obama’s embrace of class-warfare rhetoric had gained him much standing with the electorate. On September 8, when Obama gave his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress and kicked off his new populist strategy, the Real Clear Politics poll average for Obama’s job approval was 43.8/51.6. Yesterday’s was 44.0/50.9, hardly any change at all, and the chart shows a more stable period than anything preceding it this year.Today, however, Quinnipiac reports a moderate boost in Obama’s standing to 47/49, up from last month’s 41/55: President Barack Obama’s...
  • SAF Says New Gallup Data Shows Americans Value Their Gun Rights

    10/27/2011 4:40:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 26 October, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 26, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's revelation by Gallup that a record low number of Americans support a legal ban on handgun possession by private citizens demonstrates a positive change in the public attitude about personal protection and the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment Foundation said. According to Gallup, only 26 percent of Americans favor a handgun ban. The annual Gallup Crime poll was conducted Oct. 6-9. "American citizens have become increasingly aware that they are the true 'first responders' when a crime happens in their presence," noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "The public's attitude...
  • GALLUP: For the First Time, a Majority Blames Obama for the Economy

    10/20/2011 10:04:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    FOXNews ^ | October 20, 2011 | Tim Mak
    EXCERPT A majority — 53 percent — said Obama deserves “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” of the blame for the economic problems that the United States currently faces, the USA Today/Gallup poll from mid-September shows. This figure has jumped from 32 percent in July 2009, after Obama had been in office for only six months
  • RASMUSSEN POLL: Cain 29% Romney 29% Gingrich 10%... Developing...

    10/13/2011 8:20:11 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 320 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge ^ | 13 Oct 2011
    RASMUSSEN POLL: Cain 29% Romney 29% Gingrich 10%... Developing...
  • Young Americans Want Traditional Values

    10/11/2011 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2011 | Susan Brown
    Appearances can be deceptive. In this age of open disclosure and the Internet, one would think we have access to all knowledge, but we don't. We are still at the mercy of those in charge of providing any given piece of information. Unless we are satisfied with the lop-sided information being spoon-fed to us by those having an agenda, it is up to us to do our own digging for the truth. Odds are you haven't heard much about the results from the portion of the October 5, 2011 Gallup Poll that asked young people from the age of 18...
  • 51% Don't Want Second Term For President Obama

    10/10/2011 5:59:14 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/10/2011 | Ed Carson
    A majority of Americans now oppose giving President Obama a second term, reflecting the country's continued weak economic performance, according to the latest IBD/TIPP survey released Monday. By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked "someone new deserves a chance" over Obama "deserves to be re-elected." Among independents, it was 54%-36%. Back in September, the readings were 50%-44% and 53%-38%, respectively.
  • Americans now disapprove of Barack Obama as much as they do Russia's Putin

    10/06/2011 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 6, 2011 | Andrew Malcom, Political Connections
    In the accelerating chronicles of the Democrat's decline, Barack Obama has just achieved a new level of disapproval among American voters: On the 990th day of his presidency, 52% of his countrymen disapprove of the Chicagoan, according to Gallup's latest three-day rolling average. That means Americans now think as little of their own president as they do of Vladimir Putin, the former Russian spymaster and authoritarian tough guy who's expected to become president again over there. That's gotta sting. Putin's the unsmiling fellow who's seen abroad as reining in Russia's democratic movement, limiting independent media and allowing a certain cult...
  • 43% of blacks believe Obama critics are racist

    10/04/2011 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2011 | Don Surber
    Perception is nine-10ths of the law in politics and the perception among a plurality of black Americans is that people oppose the president’s policies because the opponents are racist, a Rasmussen Poll found. On top of that, 21% said black-white relations are getting worse, 43% said white-Hispanic relations are getting worse, and 31% said black-Hispanic relations are getting worse. No other interracial relationships were included in the poll. The big question asked by Rasmussen was the perception of the motive of opposition to the president.
  • Majority Expects Obama to Lose Re-election

    10/03/2011 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    By Gary Langer Oct 3, 2011 2:30pm Majority Expects Obama to Lose Re-election A majority of Americans expect Barack Obama to be a one-term president, an assessment on which, in past elections, the public more often has been right than wrong. Just 37 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say they expect Obama to win re-election in November 2012; 55 percent instead expect the eventual Republican nominee to win. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is asking the president about that result in an interview today. It’s a challenging finding for the president because expectations can fuel voter enthusiasm – precisely...
  • 2012 Presidential Matchups Obama 39% Cain 34%

    09/28/2011 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Rudder · 78 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Rasmussen
    Herman Cain did well in last week’s GOP debate and won a decisive straw poll victory in Florida, but his numbers in a general election match-up against President Obama are little changed. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that Obama earns 39% support while Cain attracts 34%. In that match-up, 14% prefer some other candidate, and 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) A month ago, the president led Cain by seven percentage points. In March Obama held an 18 point advantage over the businessman and talk show host. Data released...
  • CNN Poll: Tea Party More Disliked Than Ever, Hillary Remains America's Most Popular Figure

    09/27/2011 9:22:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/27/2011 | Zeke Miller
    A CNN/ORC poll released today shows the approval rating for the tea party movement at its lowest point since polling began in 2010. The conservative/libertarian movement is viewed favorably by just 28 percent of Americans — down from its all time high of 38 percent last November — while 53 percent have a negative opinion of it, also a record. Conversely, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval rating is at an all-time high — even better than when she was the nation's First Lady — with 69 percent of Americans holding a favorable view of her, compared to 26 percent...
  • Gallup: Obama’s Approval Hits All-Time Low Among Men

    09/22/2011 2:08:52 PM PDT · by chuckee · 33 replies
    CNS News. com ^ | September 22, 2011 | Terence Jeffrey
    The percentage of American men saying they approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president hit an all-time low of 36 percent in the Gallup poll last week. That is down from a peak of 64 percent approval among men that Obama received in the seven-day period that ended on Jan. 25, 2009, the week he was inaugurated. After his first week in office, Obama’s approval among men as measured by the Gallup poll never again matched that 64-percent peak. Obama’s approval among men first dropped below 50 percent in the last week of August 2009....
  • Poll: Majority of Americans blame economy on Obama

    09/22/2011 2:28:42 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 | Joel Gehrke
    Gallup released a poll showing that, for the first time, a majority of Americans blame President Obama for the country's ongoing economic struggles, including 60% of independents. 53% of Americans think Obama deserves either a "great deal" or a "moderate amount" of blame for the economy. The numbers here might actually be worse for Obama than they appear. As Gallup notes, Obama's reelection bid depends on his ability to convince independents that he saved the economy from further catastrophe. But Gallup also reports that President Bush's negative numbers remain as high as they are "because Republicans are more willing to...
  • Gallup: More Voters Considering Romney Than Obama, Perry

    09/22/2011 1:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Gallup ^ | 09/22/2011
    More registered voters say they would definitely vote for Mitt Romney or might consider doing so (62%) than say the same about his two main rivals in the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama (54%) and Republican Rick Perry (53%). Though Romney currently receives the highest level of consideration among voters, more say they would "definitely vote for" Obama (33%) than say this about either Romney (21%) or Perry (20%). That may reflect the virtual certainty that Obama will be the Democratic candidate for president, while Republicans' loyalties are divided between their two leading contenders. That dynamic is apparent in...
  • Poll: Obama slips with black voters

    09/22/2011 4:07:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 98 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | TIM MAK
    African Americans appear to be cooling their support for President Obama, with “strongly favorable” views of the president dropping dramatically from 83 percent five months ago to 58 percent today, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. The drop in support among black voters mirrors the declining support for Obama among all groups.
  • Poll: Majority of Americans like the idea of taxing the rich more (Class Warfare working?)

    09/21/2011 9:24:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Pundits dismissed the president’s jobs and deficit reduction proposals as political grandstanding, but the American people appear to approve of many of the president’s ideas, according to a Gallup poll released today.The survey of 1,004 adults — only about 44 percent of whom were Republicans or Republican-leaning independents — showed significant majorities support a majority of the individual components of the president’s plan.For example, 70 percent favor increasing taxes on some corporations by eliminating certain tax deductions and 66 percent favor increasing income taxes on individuals earning at least $200,000 and families earning at least $250,000.The first part of that...
  • Latest McClatchy/Marist poll: 39% Approval Rating for Obama, Lowest of Presidency

    09/20/2011 9:38:36 AM PDT · by DestroyLiberalism · 43 replies
    McClatchy-Marist ^ | September 20, 2011 | Marist
    President Barack Obama faces a litany of bad news. The president’s job approval rating, his favorability, and his rating on the economy have hit all-time lows. To compound matters, three in four Americans still believe the nation is in a recession and the proportion who thinks the country is moving in the wrong direction is at its highest point in more than a decade. President Barack Obama According to this McClatchy-Marist Poll, the president’s approval rating is at 39% among registered voters nationally, an all-time low for Mr. Obama. For the first time a majority — 52% — disapproves of...
  • Poll: Perry Leads Romney by 7 Points

    09/17/2011 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Clairity · 99 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    A CBS News/New York Times poll taken from September 10th-15th (both before and after the most recent debate) shows Rick Perry with a 7-point edge (23 to 16 percent) over Mitt Romney among registered voters who intend to vote in a Republican primary or caucus. Among the roughly half (49 percent) of Republican primary voters "who support the Tea Party movement," Perry has by far the highest net favorability rating (+53 percent), Of note, Sarah Palin's net favorability rating is only +12 percent among Tea Party-supporting Republicans.
  • 64% Say Boeing Should Be Allowed to Operate Plant in South Carolina

    09/17/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 15, 2011
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be upset with Boeing’s plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, but most Americans think it should be allowed to. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll finds that 64% think Boeing has the right to open the plant in South Carolina while just 21% disagree. When respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely move. Only 17% think the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64% disagree. The House...
  • 2012 Presidential Matchups Obama 46%, Perry 39% (Rasmussen)

    09/16/2011 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 137 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 15, 2011 | Rasmussen
    Before he entered his first debate as a presidential candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry was the Republican frontrunner and held a modest lead in a hypothetical matchup against President Obama. Perry was the target for all the other candidates in the two most recent GOP debates, however, and he now trails the president by single digits. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Obama picking up 46% of the vote, while Perry earns support from 39%. Fifteen percent (15%) are either undecided or prefer another candidate. Two weeks ago, Perry was up by three. Three...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (39% Among Adults)

    09/15/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 44 replies
    Gallup ^ | 09/15/11 | Unattributed
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
  • Poll: Obama disapproval soars to 54 percent in Va

    09/15/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 4 Sep 2011 | BOB LEWIS
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has soared to 54 percent in Virginia, a battleground state the Democrat took from the Republicans to win the White House in 2008 and will likely need to carry next year to win re-election, a new poll released Thursday shows.</p>
  • 59% Say U.S. Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

    09/15/2011 5:45:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 15, 2011
    Most voters nationwide continue to believe government policies encourage illegal immigration and support using the military along the U.S.-Mexican border. But they remain divided as to whether the federal government or individual states should enforce immigration laws. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 59% believe the policies and practices of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Just 23% disagree while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The number of voters who believe the federal government's policies encourage people to enter the country illegally is virtually unchanged from May...
  • CNN Poll: President gets no bounce from speech, but disapproval rating peaks

    09/13/2011 4:51:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Poll: President gets no bounce from speech, but disapproval rating peaks mug.cnnpolitics By: CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama didn't score any political points with his speech on jobs to a joint session of Congress last Thursday. According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, the president's approval rating stands at 43 percent, virtually unchanged from the 45 percent approval rating in the previous CNN poll. Although this is not the lowest number of those who say they approve of how Obama is handling his job-he reached 42 percent one year ago-the number who disapprove...
  • Poll stunner: These American blacks OK with violent attacks

    09/02/2011 11:40:01 AM PDT · by americanophile · 74 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 01, 2011 | World Net Daily
    The most dangerous Muslims in America may be black converts to Islam, according to a shocking new poll by the Pew Research Center. African-American Muslims tend to hold the most violent views among U.S. Muslims surveyed by Pew in a poll released this week. Fully 28 percent of U.S.-born black Muslim respondents said "suicide bombings and other violence against civilians" can be justified sometimes or at least in rare cases. That compares with 9 percent of foreign-born Muslims who hold the same view. Pew also found that 11 percent of black Muslims living in the U.S. have a favorable opinion...
  • [Rasmussen] 11% Think Government Should Provide Basic Income Grant for All

    09/02/2011 7:53:35 AM PDT · by fwdude · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/01/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that only 11% favor a proposal for the federal government to provide every single American with a basic income grant, or enough money to enjoy a modest living regardless of whether they choose to work or not. Eighty-two percent (82%) oppose this idea. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • In Government We Mistrust

    09/02/2011 7:38:38 AM PDT · by chickadee · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/2/2011
    One animating theme of Barack Obama's campaign and early Presidency was that he would repair government's post-Reagan reputation, expanding its role in American life so voters would turn once again to Democrats as the party of government, as they did in 1964 and the 1930s. So how's that working out? Not so well, judging by a remarkable Gallup poll this week that asked the public about its views of government and various businesses. The federal government dropped to its lowest approval levels ever. Only 17% were positive, 63% negative, for a net approval rating of minus-46%. Government never ranks well,...
  • 50% Believe Fed Government Has Too Much Influence Over States, 11% Say Not Enough

    08/25/2011 10:47:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 25, 2011
    Americans overall tend to trust governments closer to home rather than the federal government and worry that the team in DC has too much influence over state governments. However, Democrats and those who are politically liberal take an entirely different view. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 50% of Likely Voters believe the federal government has too much influence over state governments. Just 11% think the federal government does not have enough influence while 26% believe the balance is about right. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) On the question...
  • Most Voters Oppose Public Schooling, Tuition Breaks, Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

    08/23/2011 8:07:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2011
    The Obama administration announced last week that it was slowing the deportation process for "low priority" immigration cases to focus on illegal immigrants with criminal records. Critics complain the move is intended to get around Congress' refusal to pass the so-called Dream Act aimed at providing a path to citizenship for those who came to the country illegally before age 16. But a majority of voters remain opposed to giving the children of illegal immigrants the same educational opportunities as those who are here legally. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 32% of Likely U.S. Voters...
  • Gallup: D.C. Is Only Place in U.S. Where People Say Economy Is Getting Better

    08/16/2011 3:06:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Monday, August 15, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Only in Washington, D.C.—home of a federal government that has dramatically increased its spending as a share of the U.S. economy over the last three years—did a majority of the people say they believe the economy was getting better not worse in the first half of this year, according to a survey released today by Gallup.In not one state did more than 41 percent of those surveyed tell Gallup they believed the economy was getting better.From January through June, Gallup asked 87,634 American adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia this question: “Right now, do you think...
  • 0bama still tanking in the polls - 5 days in a row -22 Aproval rating

    08/15/2011 9:39:06 AM PDT · by TheShaz · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/15/11 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22
  • Obama’s falling approval numbers give us a rare luxury:not having to settle for another McCain

    08/15/2011 8:07:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Okay, we have now seen Barack Obama’s approval ratings fall below 40% in a Gallup survey. The left of center polling firm reports Obama’s numbers are seriously upside down with an alarming 54% disapproving of his performance in office. Forget about the bad numbers Congressional Republicans are getting. The faces of Congress, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are not running. Obama’s 39% approval rating begs for a primary. Maybe Hillary Clinton will grace us with her presence and defend her disastrous years as the Secretary of State, maybe we’ll see the Left panic and nominate a George McGovern, ……. Democrats...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Approval Index (-22) 14 AUG 2011 (Longest Sustained -22 Period)

    08/14/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 58 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | August 14, 2011
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22
  • Gallup Daily - 39% Approval (Finally)

    08/14/2011 10:28:27 AM PDT · by tatown · 204 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/14/2011 | Gallup
    39% Approve, 54% Disapprove
  • Gallup: Muslim Americans Give Obama 80 Percent Approval, Highest of Major Religions

    08/10/2011 1:56:40 PM PDT · by Scythian · 46 replies
    CNS ^ | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) -- Eighty percent of Muslim Americans approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president, according to a newly released survey conducted by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, a partnership between Gallup and the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi. According to the survey, 65 percent of Jewish Americans approve of the job Obama is doing; 60 percent of atheists, agnostics, and those of no religion approve; 50 percent of Catholics approve; 37 percent of Protestants approve and 25 percent of Mormons approve. Although published this month, the survey of Muslim Americans was actually completed on...
  • New CNN Poll: Majority want tax increase for wealthy and deep spending cuts

    08/10/2011 11:51:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/10/2011
    Most Americans want a special congressional committee tasked with drafting a long-term solution to the nation's mounting federal deficits to include tax hikes for the wealthy and businesses and deep cuts in domestic spending, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday also indicates that the public doesn't want the super committee to propose major changes to Social Security and Medicare or increase taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans. Under the debt ceiling deal passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last week, a panel of 12 legislators - six Democrats and six...
  • Gallup Daily Tracking Aug 10--Obama 40% Approval

    08/10/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 77 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | 08/11/11
    Results viewable at the link. Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
  • Reuters/Ipsos poll: 73 pct believe US on wrong track

    08/10/2011 9:27:16 AM PDT · by TSgt · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2011 11:24am EDT | Reuters
    Aug 10 (Reuters) - Americans by a large majority believe the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half think the worst is yet to come in the economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Wednesday. U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped to 45 percent from 49 percent a month ago, according to the poll conducted from last Thursday to Monday -- a period that included a historic downgrade of America's credit rating, new recession fears and the start of a stock market sell-off. The poll found that 73 percent of Americans said the United States is on...