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  • Walker, Barrett in dead heat in recall showdown, poll says (Putting Perspective on the Polls)

    09/10/2012 4:01:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 2, 2012 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are locked in a dead-even race for governor, according to a poll released Wednesday by Marquette University Law School. The poll also showed Barrett leading his Democratic rivals in Tuesday's primary. The primary winner will face the Republican governor in the June 5 recall election.
  • Facts, History Undermine Media Con That Obama Win Is Inevitable

    09/10/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/10/2012 | John Nolte
    Over the past ten days, what hasn't surprised me is how the corrupt media created its own pro-Obama reality coming out of the conventions. What does surprise me is how this coordinated psy-ops push is working to panic a lot of conservatives. Saturday afternoon I signed off for the rest of the weekend feeling pretty good about where things were. Obama's convention speech was a dud, the latest jobs report was a catastrophe, and Romney had sharpened his message considerably. Then I wake Monday morning to find conservatives who should know better screaming that the sky is falling. Don't fall...
  • Omens of Doom? - Nate Silver gives 4-to-1 odds against a Romney win

    09/10/2012 4:34:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 139 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 10, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    ................But why bring Nate Silver into this?Silver is the poll-analyzing guru of the New York Times, whose reputation as a wizard was developed in crunching baseball statistics before being applied to political campaigns. On Saturday afternoon, Silver published an analysis which asserted that Obama now has a nearly 80 percent chance of winning the election, with 317 Electoral College votes and 52 percent of the popular vote. All of which is very interesting -- and very important, if true.However,....I recall the Sunday in October 2010 when I arrived in New York's 25th Congressional District and was greeted by a Syracuse...
  • Justice Dept. Gallup lawsuit came after Axelrod criticized pollsters

    09/06/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president. After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face. TheDC is withholding the identities of the Gallup officials to protect them from potential retaliation from Obama’s campaign and his administration. In April, Axelrod tweeted that a poll showing Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama was...
  • Who Were The Most Accurate Presidential Pollsters? (2008)

    08/22/2012 6:37:34 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 6 replies
    Political Vindication ^ | Nov. 5th, 2008 | Shane
    1T. Rasmussen (11/1-3)** 1T. Pew (10/29-11/1)** 3. YouGov/Polimetrix (10/18-11/1) 4. Harris Interactive (10/20-27) 5. GWU (Lake/Tarrance) (11/2-3)* 6T. Diageo/Hotline (10/31-11/2)* 6T. ARG (10/25-27)*8T. CNN (10/30-11/1) 8T. Ipsos/McClatchy (10/30-11/1) 10. DailyKos.com (D)/Research 2000 (11/1-3) 11. AP/Yahoo/KN (10/17-27) 12. Democracy Corps (D) (10/30-11/2) 13. FOX (11/1-2) 14. Economist/YouGov (10/25-27) 15. IBD/TIPP (11/1-3) 16. NBC/WSJ (11/1-2) 17. ABC/Post (10/30-11/2) 18. Marist College (11/3) 19. CBS (10/31-11/2) 20. Gallup (10/31-11/2)21. Reuters/ C-SPAN/ Zogby (10/31-11/3) 22. CBS/Times (10/25-29) 23. Newsweek (10/22-23)
  • Rasmussen: Ohio: 51% Have Favorable Opinion of Paul Ryan

    08/14/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 8 replies
    Early reactions to Mitt Romney’s new running mate are modestly positive in Ohio. Fifty-one percent (51%) have a favorable opinion of the GOP’s Vice Presidential running mate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio finds that 39% have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 33% with a Very Favorable opinion and 24% with a Very Unfavorable view...
  • Keeping up with the poll numbers. (Vanity)

    08/13/2012 11:32:47 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 23 replies
    08/13/12 | Vanity
    Keeping up with the poll numbers. Current poll numbers from Real Clear Politics shows Obama winning with a large victory. 332-206 Obama victory (with no toss ups) the problem with this is that RCP uses a polling average. This average includes such sources as CBS, NYT, PPP, Quinnipiac, we ask America, Mason-Dixie, Rasmussen, Fox news, & Purple strategies. If you remove all except for Rasmussen (most reliable source in my opinion) the race looks completely different. First let’s remove the safe states. Solid Obama: California-55, DC-3, Illinois-20, Mass-11, RI-4, Delaware-3, Hawaii-4, Maryland-10, New York-29, Vermont-3, Connecticut-7, Maine-4, New Jersey-14, Washington-12,...
  • Obama: Flailing and Failing

    08/13/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Laura Hollis
    OK, can we all calm down now? Within the space of a few hours, Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan for Vice President has changed the entire tenor of the campaign, and revealed about both presidential candidates what really should have been obvious before: Romney is a calm, serious, principled, methodical man, who does not make rash decisions, does not lash out, and who does precisely what he sets out to do. This is the same man who could come in and clean up the Olympics, who could take failing businesses and make every reasonable effort to save them (and,...
  • Obama's Flailing Goal

    08/13/2012 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Barack Obama does not want this election to be about Barack Obama. If it is a referendum on him, Obama knows that he loses. Instead, he needs to make it a “choice” election between him, the guy who will take the country forward, and Mitt Romney, the businessman who will leave the poor behind. That’s why Obama and his team are waging a brutal character war against Romney. So far, they have suggested Romney committed at least one felony, evaded income taxes for years and single-handedly caused a woman’s death through a layoff ordered by Romney’s venture-capital firm. The blatantly...
  • CNN IS JUST MAKING UP POLL NUMBERS NOW

    08/10/2012 8:21:55 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 75 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10 Aug 2012 | MIKE FLYNN
    Okay, I'm not certain they are literally making up poll results, but the poll CNN and British market research firm ORC International released Thursday afternoon is so screwy and raises so many questions that they might as well be doing it intentionally. If CNN is already resorting to these kinds of tricks before the conventions have even started, it's going to be a very long campaign. First let me say, with less than three months to go in this campaign, can we please stop polling the political views of "adults", rather than "registered voters." We really should be moving soon...
  • The Real Poll Data – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Romney may win in a landslide)

    08/06/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the real poll data. Forget the media polls, here are the real numbers state-by-state. And Romney’s winning! Tune in!
  • James Carville’s polling firm to Obama: Nobody believes that the economy’s recovering anymore

    06/12/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/12/12 | Allahpundit
    Tough stuff from Team Serpenthead. What’s a president to do when he can’t run on the idea that America’s better off now than it was four years ago? Simple. Run on the idea that America will be better off four years from now if it gives him another term. 2008: The future is now. 2012: No, wait, we mean the future is now. Hope and change — they’re always a day away. What is clear from this fresh look at public consciousness on the economy is how difficult this period has been for both non-college-educated and college-educated voters – and...
  • Santorum leads GOP candidates in La., exclusive WWL-TV poll shows [26% undecided - Mitt gets libs]

    03/13/2012 4:55:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | March 12, 2012 | Dennis Woltering
    NEW ORLEANS – A new, exclusive statewide poll of likely Republican voters in Louisiana conducted for WWL-TV shows voters favoring Rick Santorum, with the primary election two weeks away. The telephone poll of 515 likely Republican voters reveals Santorum leading the field, with just over 25 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney places second with just under 21 percent and is in a virtual tie with Newt Gingrich, who has almost 20 percent. Ron Paul is way behind, with less than 6 percent. Undecided gets the biggest score of all -- 26 percent. WWL-TV election analyst Greg Rigamer, whose firm,...
  • CNN Catches Sarah Palin At Her Polling Place (Video)

    This is short but good interview with Sarah Palin where she talks about running in 2016 and perhaps participating in a brokered convention:
  • ARG Poll: Newt and Mitt numbers moving in Tennessee

    03/04/2012 2:31:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    American Research Group: CHECK IT OUT Newt's numbers have moved up 4 points the same as Mitt's. But the news is that Romney is surging.
  • Obama media begin the faking of Obama poll numbers

    02/16/2012 10:06:37 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 16, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    In order to sway the vast majority and growing number of Americans who have finally faced up to the fact that Obama is purposefully trying to destroy the United States of America, the Obama Media have begun their side of the Obama syndicate's overall strategy of lying to us. Polls now show 50% of voters would vote for Obama. Intelligent people — even those few on the Left — know this is a lie. But, it's what all third-world countries have done for since their inception. This is what we said would happen, at least a year ago. This is...
  • In politics, as in sports, a sure thing just doesn't exist

    02/09/2012 1:04:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | February 9, 2012 | JOEL ACHENBACH
    <p>WASHINGTON – Rick Santorum is back! Is Herman Cain next? Do you think Rick Perry is kicking himself for dropping out of this race? Paging Sarah Palin!</p> <p>The keepers of political conven-tional wisdom are sobbing in a bar next to the gamblers who took the Pats and gave the points. Nothing is deterministic in sports or politics. This is why they play the game (and hold the election).</p>
  • Volatile Polling Marks Primary Election Time

    by Alan McBride The last day before the Florida primary left the contest very much up for grabs between Newt Gingrich and rival Mitt Romney. Less than 24 hours after a poll taken by Quinnipiac University showed Newt Gingrich trailing Romney by 14 points, a new poll showed late-breaking and heavy movement in favor of the former House Speaker. According to the InsiderAdvantage poll of 646 likely Republican voters, Gingrich was just five points behind Romney, and the gap was closing.
  • Latest FL Poll Shows Newt Within 4.6 Points: RCP (PDF)

    01/30/2012 8:34:25 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 132 replies · 2+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1-29-12 | Real Clear Politics
  • Romney frets Gingrich's attacks could deflate win

    01/30/2012 12:25:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Confident of victory in the Florida primaries tomorrow but afraid it might not be big enough to derail challenger Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney's team is moving to play down talk he will win by 10 points or more. "The win will wind up big, but we're not going to get double digits," said a key advisor. Several polls today have Romney's lead increasing to a Real Clear Politics average of 12 percent. Only three of nine of the most recent polls have Romney's lead in single numbers, with the highest being a 20 point lead in a Suffolk University poll...
  • Rasmussen: Newt Pulling Away Nationally

    01/24/2012 12:05:31 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 24, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Gingrich 35%    Romney 28    Santorum 16    Paul 10  Well, that happened quite a bit quicker than I expected- Newt out 7 points on Mittens nationally.  If you missed it, Gallup already had the Former House Speaker hypothetically in a statistical dead-heat with Obama, too... maybe he's 'electable' after all, eh. And another thing you hear from the other side is stuff about Newt’s considerable ego and ‘megalomaniac’, etc. Well, consider this: the ball is REALLY teed up for any who’d like to be a conservative hero of all time… think about it. The opportunity is right there,...
  • Today's Rasmussen Iowa Poll Shows Margins Narrowing Among GOP Candidates

    12/29/2011 10:36:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | December 29, 2011 | Ethan Edwards
    DES MOINES, IA - Every day a new poll measuring the standings of the GOP presidential contenders in Iowa is released. On Thursday, December 29, 2011 Rasmussen shows the latest numbers compiled from a telephone survey of likely GOP caucus participants. Mitt Romney is now in a statistical tie at the top of the poll with Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Romney comes in with 23% support compared to Paul’s 22%. Rick Santorum (16%) is now in a three-way statistical tie for third place with both former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (13%) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (13%). Gingrich’s...
  • finally polled

    12/20/2011 7:24:02 PM PST · by estrogen · 4 replies
    vanity | 12/20/2011 | myself
    First time ever getting polled about who I would vote for in the primary in SC.........interesting
  • Poll: Gingrich loses ground in tight Iowa race

    12/12/2011 9:51:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2011 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich still leads the Republican field in Iowa, but Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are back within striking distance, according to an American Research Group poll released on Monday. Gingrich took 22 percent of the support from likely Iowa caucus-goers, which is a five percent drop from the previous poll. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul both came in at 17 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 13 percent, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum at seven percent, and Jon Huntsman at five percent.
  • The uselessness of NBC’s new poll release (they need to re-learn polling 101)

    11/14/2011 8:30:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The headline is a grabber: “GOP support for Perry plummets after debate flub.” The second takeaway from the latest NBC poll release also sounds explosive: After his flub at a Republican debate on Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has seen his support plummet among GOP primary voters, according to a re-contact of Republicans surveyed in this month’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.And after another charge of sexual harassment this week, ex-businessman Herman Cain’s support has stagnated or slightly declined.“If this was not a good week for Herman Cain, it was an absolutely horrendous week for Rick Perry,” said Democratic pollster...
  • Poll: Obama disapproval rating on economy at record high

    11/11/2011 5:05:17 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11-11-11 | Corbett B. Daly
    President Obama's ratings on the the most important issue for his re-election -- the economy -- have posted the weakest showing of his presidency, according to a poll released Friday by CBS News. About 60 percent of voters said they disapprove of Mr. Obama's handling of the economy, the highest on record. Just 34 percent approve of the job he is doing on the matter. His overall approval ratings are just 43 percent, while 47 percent disapprove of the job he is doing as president. Among independents, just 39 percent are satisfied with his performance, while 76 percent of Democrats...
  • Poll results show more support for marriage equality

    10/31/2011 6:24:58 AM PDT · by trollop · 36 replies
    Rutgers Daily Targum ^ | October 31, 2011 | Aleksi Tzatzev
    A recent Eagleton Institute of Politics poll found that word choice matters when gay marriage figures into the question. According to the poll, 52 percent of N.J. residents questioned are in favor of gay marriage, but the number jumps to 61 percent when the question is framed in terms of "marriage equality". Thirty-nine percent oppose legalizing gay marriage, and only 27 percent are against marriage equality. "Framing matters, and we know that," said David Redlawsk, poll director and a professor of political science at the University....
  • MTSU Poll Finds Obama Trailing Republican Rivals [Romney, Perry, Cain]

    10/24/2011 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | October 24, 2011 | Breaking News
    Any of the Republican presidential primary’s frontrunners would beat President Obama in Tennessee if the presidential election were held today, the latest MTSU Poll finds. The same poll shows President Obama’s job approval rate hitting an all-time low in Tennessee, and his disapproval rate hitting an all-time high. The poll also probed knowledge of the state’s new voter ID law, preferences for addressing the finances of the state’s lottery-funded college scholarship program, perceptions about the quality of Tennessee’s public schools, and attitudes on several other issues. Conducted Oct. 3-14 by the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University,...
  • Poll [mid Oct. 2007]: Giuliani Leads, [Thompson 2nd] But Support Shaky

    10/15/2011 6:24:57 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | October 18, 2007 | unknown
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani maintains his status as the most-preferred nominee among Republican primary voters nationwide, a new CBS News poll finds. But six in ten of his backers say they have reservations about the candidate. Twenty-nine percent of Republican primary voters favor Giuliani, while 21 percent support former Senator Fred Thompson. Senator John McCain's support remains at 18 percent, the same as last month, while former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney receives 12 percent support. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, included in the choices in the poll for the first time, garners 4 percent support. --SNIP-- This...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Hussein make GIANT comback, now at -17)

    08/28/2011 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 8/28/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17
  • Rick Perry's Lone Star Rises Over Iowa

    08/27/2011 2:35:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 27, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    Two more polls have found that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has moved past both U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts to lead the Republican presidential pack in Iowa, site of the first caucus battle. A poll of likely Republican caucus voters, taken by Magellan Strategies and released on Thursday, found that Perry topped the field with 24 percent with Bachmann, who won the Iowa Republican straw poll held in Ames two weeks ago, in second with 22 percent. Romney remained in the mix in third place with 19 percent. The rest of...
  • Perry Zooms to Front of Pack for 2012 GOP Nomination

    08/24/2011 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Gallup ^ | August 24, 2011
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Shortly after announcing his official candidacy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has emerged as rank-and-file Republicans' current favorite for their party's 2012 presidential nomination. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents nationwide say they are most likely to support Perry, with Mitt Romney next, at 17%. These results are based on an Aug. 17-21 Gallup poll, the first conducted after several important events in the Republican nomination campaign, including the second candidate debate, the Iowa Straw Poll, and Perry's official entry into the race after months of speculation....
  • Rick Perry polling numbers: Keep an eye on intensity score

    08/24/2011 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 24, 2011 | David Grant, DCDecoder /
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is racing upward in terms of national recognition, Gallup’s most recent polling data shows. But that chart only tells a small part of the story. What also matters is the intensity with which his supporters back him. Passionate supporters are more likely to donate, volunteer and, eventually, vote for the candidate. While it’s still extremely early in Perry’s candidacy, his voter intensity has held rock solid even as Perry is introduced to people who didn’t know him several weeks ago. His score in the chart below is 22, off only slightly from the previous reading of...
  • Rick Perry As Front Runner?

    08/24/2011 2:27:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies · 1+ views
    RedState ^ | August 24, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    I wrote just last week that it was too soon to declare Rick Perry the new front runner in the race for the Republican nomination, but a week later things are starting to shape up well for him. Gallup polling dispels the idea that Perry cannot beat Barack Obama. They are tied among registered voters, which would more than likely put Perry ahead in likely voters. Mitt Romney still polls better against Obaam and has more money, but Romney also has higher name identification. Interestingly, as Perry’s name ID goes up, his favorable ratings go up too. Right now, though,...
  • Herman Cain maintains highest Positive Intensity Score, while Romney loses steam

    07/05/2011 10:25:04 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 51 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/5/11 | Gallup
    Positive intensity ranking: #1 out of all GOP candidates or potential candidates polled. Positive intensity score: 26. Strongly favorable: 26 percent (highest out of all GOP candidates or potential candidates). Strongly unfavorable: 0 percent (only candidate in GOP field to have 0 percent "unfavorable"). Name recognition: 48 percent (up 8 points in a single month). Total favorability: 77 percent (highest in entire GOP field).
  • Polling Nonsense : At this point in time, you can pretty much ignore most polls.

    06/29/2011 8:23:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/29/2011 | Jay Cost
    The Des Moines Register poll of Republicans caused quite a stir this week. The congresswoman from Minnesota could not have asked for a better piece of news to correspond with her official announcement: It showed Michele Bachmann down just one point to Mitt Romney in Iowa. Meanwhile, Tim Pawlenty had to suffer through idle questions about whether or not he was a “first tier” candidate. But just how seriously should we take that poll, and others like it? I say, not very seriously at all. Let’s start with some recent history. At this point in 2007 the Iowa caucus polls...
  • Amid another poll blow, Julia Gillard admits her push for a carbon tax may get even tougher

    06/27/2011 6:30:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 28th June 2011 | Lanai Vasek
    JULIA Gillard admits Australia is a long way from consensus on climate change - and says the debate may become ever tougher for Labor - as new polling reveals her behind Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time. ..... Ms Gillard said today the polling was a result of her plan to put a price on carbon, and that while it was a tough reform "it may get even tougher, before it gets easier". “I believe that once carbon pricing is in place people will see how the system works and the benefits of it,” the Prime...
  • PPP: Romney leads in Iowa, Cain surging (Romney 21%, Palin, Cain tied for second at 15%)

    06/01/2011 11:34:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Mitt Romney has the lead in PPP's first Iowa poll since Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump exited the race, but with six different candidates polling in double digits it's clear this thing is wide open. Romney polls at 21%. Sarah Palin and Herman Cain are tied for second at 15%. Newt Gingrich is 4th with 12%, Michele Bachmann 5th with 11%, Tim Pawlenty 6th with 10%, Ron Paul 7th with 8%, and Jon Huntsman 8th with 0% (only one respondent to the poll picked him.) 8% said they supported someone else or were undecided. Cain and Palin have been the...
  • CNN poll puts Obama approval at 54%

    05/31/2011 12:06:03 PM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5-31-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The new poll from CNN gives plenty of reason for skepticism, and not just because they failed to include any demographic data from their sample. Barack Obama hit his highest approval rating in months in the survey at 54%, rising from 52% earlier this month — but still underwater on almost all issues: "President Barack Obama’s performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to new national poll conducted as the president was on an overseas visit to four countries. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey...
  • Zogby New Poll Stunner: Christie, Cain Lead GOP Pack

    05/21/2011 6:16:51 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 233 replies · 1+ views
    News Max ^ | 05/20/2011 | David A. Patten & Ashley Martella
    A new IBOPE Zogby poll shows Atlanta businessman Herman Cain vaulting into the No. 1 front-runner position among active candidates as the choice to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. Cain, a longtime Pillsbury executive who later became chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, was the preferred choice of 14 percent of the likely Republican primary voters polled. His showing placed second only to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who got 17 percent. Christie, however, has insisted repeatedly that he will not be running for president in 2012. Ron Paul placed third with 10 percent,...
  • Economic Views Sag, Obama Rating Slips (56% disapproval on economy, 59% on deficit)

    04/07/2011 11:50:10 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 14 replies
    Pew ^ | 04/07/2011 | Staff
    Pocketbook Concerns: Prices Matter More than Jobs With the public growing more anxious about the economy and concerned about overseas commitments, Barack Obama’s job rating has edged lower. About as many now approve (47%) as disapprove (45%) of the way Obama is handling his job as president. In March, opinions about Obama’s job performance were more positive; 51% approved of his job performance and 39% disapproved. The current measure is similar to Obama’s ratings from last fall through early 2011.
  • Huckabee Has Slight Edge, Palin Down, in GOP '12 Preferences

    03/25/2011 10:39:39 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 183 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup ^ | 03/24/2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Romney, Palin would tie if Huckabee does not run PRINCETON, NJ -- Mike Huckabee tops a large list of potential GOP presidential candidates in current support for the party's 2012 nomination, with 19% of Republicans saying they are most likely to back him. This gives Huckabee a slight edge over Mitt Romney (15%). Sarah Palin is now at 12% after receiving 16% support in three prior Gallup polls. Newt Gingrich is the only other potential candidate who registers double-digit support. Sixteen percent of Republicans currently have no preference
  • Only 9% believe Obama has documented eligibility

    03/21/2011 8:54:51 AM PDT · by jdoug666 · 210 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/20/2011 | Bob Unruh
    Not even one person in 10 believes Barack Obama has shown that he is eligible to be president of the United States, according to a stunning new scientific poll that also reveals political Independents have less tolerance than even Republicans for his efforts to obfuscate the issue.
  • Tucson Ready for By Mail Only Elections

    03/21/2011 8:00:36 AM PDT · by usalady · 6 replies
    AllVoices ^ | March 21, 2011 | Martha
    Since 2006 voting trends have indicated that there has been an increase in voting by mail among Tucsonans.
  • Zogby International rebranded as Ibope embarks on US expansion

    03/11/2011 9:50:58 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 4 replies
    Research ^ | March 11, 2011 | James Verrinder
    US— Pollster Zogby International has been rebranded Ibope Zogby International as the firm’s Brazilian majority owner expands into North America. Ibope (the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics) bought a 51% stake in Zogby last January. The two companies had already been working together for more than a year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a Zogby spokesman said at the time that the Ibope’s investment was “in the millions”. Marcia Cavallari, the Brazilian firm’s CEO, said: “With this integration, Ibope establishes itself as the premier research group and reference point with a unique knowledge of the...
  • Union partners with liberal blog to produce 2012 polling [SEIU/Daily Kos/PPP]

    03/08/2011 10:18:13 AM PST · by Al B. · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar. 8, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    A top union and a top liberal blog announced Tuesday that they'll team up to sponsor polling through the 2012 elections. Daily Kos and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) said they will join forces to conduct issue and campaign polling in key states and races over the next two years. The joint poll continues an effort by Daily Kos, a premiere liberal blog founded in 2002 by Markos Moulitsas, a contributor to The Hill, to take its advocacy a step further, and provide raw political information to readers, especially on races and issues of importance to that online community....
  • Rasmussen: Bounce gone, strong disapproval back to 40%

    02/05/2011 1:38:08 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 05, 2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    After the Tucson shooting and Barack Obama’s speech to the nation, polling showed a bounce in his approval ratings — unlinked, however, to any improvement on the issues. Voters appeared to remain opposed to Obama’s previous performance on jobs, the economy, and the deficit, but willing to give the President a chance to make good on his promises to reach across the aisle to newly-resurgent Republicans to chart a new course. According to the last several days of Rasmussen’s tracking poll, that window of opportunity looks like it’s closing fast:
  • Ben Nelson trailing in 2012 polling by double digits? (Cornhusker Kickback taking its toll?)

    02/02/2011 8:24:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    If one Senator could qualify as a poster boy for the 2012 Democratic efforts to hold the Senate, it would be Ben Nelson of Nebraska. A one-time governor of the state, Nelson won two terms in office following the retirement of Bob Kerrey by appealing to the populist and socially conservative natures of the voters, which usually goes deep red in presidential elections. His seat seemed secure until Barack Obama and Harry Reid insisted on pushing ObamaCare through Congress, coming under considerable pressure to balk at the lack of the Stupak amendment that would have added into law a ban...
  • Scott Rasmussen Makes Top 100 "Dream Talk Show Interview Guests" of 2010 List

    01/20/2011 12:21:26 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1-20-11 | Rasmussen Reports
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Email to a Friend NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2010)-- The results are in from the poll of the Top 100 "Dream" Interview Guests of 2010, conducted by InterviewGuests.com in conjunction with other PR agencies and professionals throughout the broadcast media business. Scott Rasmussen, author, independent pollster and founder/president of Rasmussen Reports, the electronic media company that specializes in the collection and distribution of public opinion data, ranks 15th on the list. That positions him as a more desirable interview ahead of such notable personalities as actor Johnny Depp, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and presidents Barack...
  • Beck and Palin making top ten most admired list shocker for some

    12/28/2010 6:24:03 AM PST · by usalady · 13 replies · 4+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 27, 2010 | Martha
    It is going to drive the haters crazy to learn that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin made the list of the top ten most admired people.