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  • Bush Still Leads Obama in Blame for U.S. Economic Troubles

    07/09/2016 11:17:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/7/16
    [As the man child's occupancy of the Oval Office] enters its final months, more Americans still blame George W. Bush than Obama for the nation's economic ills. When asked how much they blame each president for current economic problems, 64% of Americans say Bush deserves a "great deal" or "moderate amount" of blame, compared with 50% for Obama.
  • Merkel's popularity continues to grow with Germans

    07/09/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Jul 2016 14:24 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has rebounded after the British vote to leave the EU, an opinion poll showed Saturday, reversing a fall in her appeal caused by the refugee crisis. The poll was the second in a few days to suggest a popularity boost for the German leader. Saturday’s poll, commissioned jointly by Stern magazine and Die Welt newspaper and carried out by the Forsa market research institute, showed Ms. Merkel’s appeal up two points to 48 percent. “What’s more, three quarters of CSU supporters now back Merkel,” said Forsa director Manfred Gullner, referring to the southern German affiliate...
  • POLL-Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race

    06/11/2016 7:06:39 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 62 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 11 June 2016 | Chris Kahn
    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points in the U.S. presidential race, showing little change after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
  • Wisconsin exit poll: More than 1/3 of Republicans won't vote GOP if Trump — or Cruz — is nominee

    04/06/2016 1:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from last night. In case you thought there’s even a whisper of a chance that the GOP will win this November, disabuse yourself of that now. It’s not just #NeverTrump that threatens to sink the party. It’s #NeverCruz too. When asked what they would do if Cruz were the GOP nominee in November, only 65 percent of Wisconsin Republicans said they’d vote for him. The remainder instead would vote for a third-party candidate (18 percent), vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton (7 percent) or not vote at all (6 percent).The numbers got slightly worse for the Republican...
  • Muslim Americans Are Model Citizens, According to a New Poll

    04/03/2016 8:32:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 1, 2016 | Mathew Rodriguez
    Muslim citizens are as American as apple pie, a new poll says. The survey, from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, shows that though Muslims living in America are facing more violence than ever, they are actually among America's most model citizens. What exactly does that mean? Well, in a land founded on religious freedom, Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens: 42% of Muslims attend services regularly compared to 45% of Protestants. And 87% of Muslims say religion is important to their lives, compared to 94% of Protestants.
  • Fox News Poll: Cruz gains on Trump in GOP race, Clinton up by double digits

    03/23/2016 3:19:26 PM PDT · by mtrott · 481 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    The Republican field has narrowed and so has the race for the party’s nomination: front-runner Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are within the margin of error in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election.
  • (2005) Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLay

    04/12/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 161 replies · 5,681+ views
    FPM ^ | 12 APRIL 2005 | Richard Poe
    Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLayBy Richard PoeFrontPageMagazine.com | April 12, 2005 On the day that Terri Schiavo died — victim of a court order condemning the brain-damaged woman to death by thirst and starvation — Representative Tom DeLay of Texas did what few politicians have the courage to do these days. He spoke his mind."This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most," DeLay told Fox News on March 31. "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." DeLay’s strong language worried some Republicans. They pointed...
  • Trump Leads Rubio by 6 Points on the Eve of the South Carolina Republican Primary – 31-25%

    02/19/2016 4:14:03 PM PST · by UpForTrump · 56 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 02/19/2016 | Fred
    A day away from the South Carolina Republican Primary and things are looking interesting. Donald Trump holds a 6 point lead, but Marco Rubio seems to be nipping at his heels, trailing 31-25%. Donald Trump leads in support among most demographics, with some fluctuation among income levels. Rubio and Ted Cruz are well within striking distance, but it appears as though Donald Trump will win the South Carolina primary. He may not win by much, but the state awards 29 delegates to the statewide winner, while each Congressional district winner receives 3 votes per district. A Trump win by a...
  • Club for Growth aims to take Trump down in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 10:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Club for Growth Action is claiming it took down Donald Trump in Iowa, and that it plans to do it again in South Carolina. The group, which has been consistently attacking Trump's conservative credentials for months, plans to hit the real estate mogul with a $1.5 million ad buy in the state that will start running Saturday on TV and digital platforms.
  • Gallup: Hillary Clinton Is America’s Most-Admired Woman for Record 20th Time

    12/28/2015 9:24:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2015 | 10:51 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the woman whom the largest percentage of Americans admired most in 2015, according to a Gallup poll. That marks a record 20 years that she has garnered that honor, including the last 14 years in a row. Americans named President Barack Obama their most admired man. This is the eighth time that Obama has taken that honor. In the history of Gallup's most-admired surveys, no one has appeared in the Top Ten more often than the Rev. Billy Graham, who has enjoyed that distinction 59 times. ...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans favor path to citizenship

    12/17/2015 4:17:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 5:49 PM EST | Emily Swanson
    More Americans favor than oppose a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are living in the United States illegally, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. While most Republicans oppose such a path to citizenship, it doesn't seem to be a dealbreaker issue for them. ...
  • Another Iowa Poll Shows Carson In the Lead

    10/23/2015 9:13:07 AM PDT · by VinL · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/15 | John Haywood
    Hard on the heels of yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll comes a survey from the Des Moines Register that confirms Ben Carson is now the leading Republican candidate in Iowa, with Donald Trump slipping into second place, and Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% nudging ahead of Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% for third. The Des Moines Register’s results are very similar to Quinnipiac: Carson 28, Trump 19, Cruz 10, Rubio 9. That’s a 10 point jump for Carson since the last poll in August, and a four-point slide for Trump. The second tier is a tie for fifth place, with...
  • Second Iowa Poll in Two Days Shows Evangelicals Bolstering Ben Carson Ahead of Donald Trump

    10/23/2015 7:25:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/23/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump may have lost his grip on Iowa, as the second poll in two days shows the billionaire Republican presidential candidate trailing Ben Carson in the state that kicks off the nominating process. A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll shows Mr. Carson with support of 28 percent of the likely participants in Iowa’s Republican caucuses, with Mr. Trump at 19 percent. In August, Mr. Trump was leading Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, by a margin of 23 to 18. The poll has a margin of error of five percentage points. Mr. Trump frequently parades his strong poll...
  • Poll: 63 percent oppose defunding Planned Parenthood [CAUTION: DEM POLLSTER]

    07/28/2015 5:14:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Sixty-three percent of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to Planned Parenthood, according to a new poll commissioned by the organization. The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Hart Research Associates, finds that along with 63 percent of voters overall who oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, 68 percent of independents also oppose the move. The poll finds that a “bare majority” of 53 percent of Republicans favor defunding, while 34 percent oppose the move. The survey finds that voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports funding Planned Parenthood over one calling to end funding, by a...
  • Poll: 62 percent support pathway to citizenship for illegals

    06/10/2014 12:21:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/10/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    More than 60 percent of Americans back a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living here illegally — winning support from majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, according to a sweeping new poll to be released Tuesday. When it comes to undocumented immigrants, 62 percent of Americans believe they should be allowed to gain citizenship if they meet certain requirements, while 17 percent would support green cards but not citizenship for them. Meanwhile, 19 percent think the undocumented immigrants should be deported. Split down by party, 70 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of political independents and 51 percent of Republicans said...
  • Indoctrinating Religious Warriors (GOP who put faith over science embarrassing Charles)

    01/04/2014 1:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Charles Blow
    In 2009, the gap between the share of Republicans and Democrats who believed in evolution was just 10 percentage points, 54 percent and 64 percent, respectively. Last year, that gap widened to a whopping 24 points because as the percentage of Democrats who believed in evolution inched up to 67 percent, the percentage of Republicans believing so plummeted to 43 percent. Now, more Republicans believe that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” than believe in evolution. This sad news comes via a survey released this week by the Pew Research...
  • Elizabeth Warren surges in new Prez poll

    10/06/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 152 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 6, 2013 | Matt Stout
    She’s reportedly waiting until 2014 before she starts thinking about 2016, but Hillary Clinton, according to one national poll, is your frontrunner for the White House — by a wide margin.And Elizabeth Warren is your fastest rising star.The former secretary of state and first lady dominated last week’s new Quinnipiac University survey, which showed her gobbling up 61 percent of support and beating any Republican challenger — be it New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul or Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — by anywhere from 13 to 23 points.
  • Polls show voters favor broad range of new gun measures (WAPO/ABC Propaganda Poll)

    01/14/2013 4:15:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 61 replies
    Hill ^ | 01/14/13 06:20 PM ET | Justin Sink
    Americans support a wide range of new measures to combat gun violence, including majority support for background checks, an assault weapons ban, and placing armed police in schools according to a pair of new polls released Monday. The surveys, preformed by Pew Research and the Washington Post/ABC News, both find that Americans generally support a broad array of efforts in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting that left 20 children and 6 school employees dead. Among the most popular proposal in either survey was closing the so-called "gun show" loophole, which allows the private sale of guns...
  • New poll shows Rick Santorum leading in Alabama GOP primary

    03/08/2012 7:54:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 340 replies · 1+ views
    al.com ^ | 03/07/12 | George Talbot
    A new poll released on the eve of Rick Santorum’s first campaign visit to Alabama shows the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania leading in the state Republican Party presidential primary. The statewide poll conducted by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy showed 22.7 percent of likely Republican voters supported Santorum, who is scheduled to make campaign appearances Thursday in Huntsville and Mobile. Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent. The telephone poll of 470 likely GOP voters showed...
  • SHOCK POLL: Herman Cain Leads GOP Nationally! (PPP Poll has Romney trailing by 8 points)

    10/12/2011 12:37:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 208 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Businessman Herman Cain has risen to the top of a national poll of Republican primary voters, upending the GOP field yet again this cycle. Cain has the support of 30 percent of Republicans in the Public Policy Polling survey, trailed by Mitt Romney at 22 percent, Newt Gingrich at 15 percent, and Rick Perry at 14 percent. Cain is also the second choice of 24 percent of those polled — the highest of any candidate. In a two-person race, Romney would lead Perry 48-38, Cain would lead Romney 48-36, and Cain would destroy Perry 55-27. The poll was conducted before...
  • California poll: Most say Bush tax cuts hurt economy, didn't help them

    09/22/2010 10:17:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 73 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/22/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    A new poll shows California voters strongly support proposals to allow the Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans to expire -- and overwhelmingly favor policies that allow the middle class to keep more of their earnings instead. The statewide poll was taken by the Democratic polling firm of Greenberg Quinlan and Rosner for the SEIU. Hardly non-partisan, but Greenberg is well-respected; and the poll has good news for Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer -- in the middle of a tough re-election battle with Republican Carly Fiorina -- as she backs an end the tax cuts to the rich. The...
  • Voter Roll Call survey

    08/03/2010 2:33:19 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 11 replies · 8+ views
    Self ^ | August3, 2010 | DJMacWoW
    I was just called by Voter Roll Call about the upcoming elections. The questions ONLY pertained to corporations and their influence in elections. It was an automated voice and they asked questions with corresponding numbers for the answer. 1 Are you a registered voter? 2 How likely are you to vote? 3 Do corporations have too much influence in elections? 4 Do lobbyists have too much influence in Washington? 5 Which statement is true? a)I am more likely to vote for someone that listens to lobbyists? b) I am more likely to vote for someone that doesn't listen to lobbyists....
  • New poll shows tie in the race for Texas governor

    06/22/2010 1:05:30 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 69 replies
    ConnectAmarillo ^ | 06.22.2010 | ???
    A new poll shows Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White are tied in the race for Texas governor.Public Policy Polling polled the race 4 months ago, in that poll, former Houston Mayor Bill White was trailing behind Perry 48-42. The new poll now shows that White is tied with Perry 43-43.According to the poll only 36% of voters in the state like the job that Perry is doing while 49% disapprove.White is better known and like than most challengers, 37% of voters have a favorable opinion of him, 25% unfavorable.In most states, in this Republican election year, not...
  • The Polling Contradiction [Newsweek: On Learning Details: 48% Support-43% Oppose]

    02/20/2010 9:50:37 AM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies · 1,208+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 20, 2010 | Sarah Kliff
    The Polling Contradiction In the latest NEWSWEEK Poll, the majority of Americans are opposed to President Obama's health-care reform plan—until they learn the details. Plus, a look at very unhappy mood of the electorate. By Sarah Kliff Feb 19, 2010 As Democrats struggle to salvage health-care-reform legislation, a new NEWSWEEK Poll shows that while a majority of Americans say they oppose Obama's plan, a majority actually support the key features of the legislation. The findings support the notion that Democrats have not done a good job of selling the package and that opponents have been successful in framing the debate....
  • It's On - Push Polling "Hate Group" Support for Brown

    01/08/2010 10:56:54 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 846+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 01/08/10 | Legal Insurrection
    I received this e-mail from a Massachusetts resident and businesswoman (and I verified her identity through publicly available sources), regarding a phone call she received last night: I got an odd call last night that presented as a survey on the Kennedy election. I was willing to participate in the survey but was left with a bad feeling when it was over. Today I am hoping to let a few people know. I saw your blog. They identified themselves as McGrath [sic - see below] from Denver but I was unable to find anything on Google. The questions were obnoxious;...
  • Zogby Poll: Majority Favors Clean Energy Bill and Wants Senate to Take Action

    08/11/2009 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies · 2,003+ views
    Zogby.com ^ | August 11, 2009 | National Wildlife Federation
    Survey finds likely voters connect reducing global warming and promoting clean energy to new American jobs UTICA, New York - A majority of likely voters - 71% - favors the American Clean Energy and Security Act recently passed by the House of Representatives, and two-thirds (67%) believe Congress is either doing the right amount (22%) or should be doing more (45%) to address global warming, new Zogby International telephone poll shows.  Just 28% believe that Congress is doing too much.Respondents were read the following statement regarding the American Clean Energy and Security Act: "The House of Representatives recently passed the...
  • How to produce high approval ratings for Obama

    04/23/2009 6:11:25 PM PDT · by NCjim · 102 replies · 7,288+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2009 | Steve McCann
    Just read an AP report: the percentage of Americans that think the country is on the right track rose to 48% in March as compared to 40% in February. In light of the unemployment rising, the debacle in foreign affairs etc, I found it unlikely. So I looked into the details of the poll. 73% of the Democrats polled thought we were on the right track 17% of Independents 10% of Republicans That made it even more suspicious as to how those numbers could result in a 48% overall right track vote. So digging deeper, it turns out 36% of...
  • Study: How newspapers have shifted public opinion toward gay marriage

    04/22/2009 3:12:19 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1,576+ views
    On the media ^ | April 10th | Bob Garfield
    Two states have legalized same-sex marriage in the past two weeks, but when it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are still a minority. That minority is on an upward trajectory though and Scott Barclay, political scientist at the State University of New York at Albany, explains why: newspapers. In the last two weeks, two states have legalized same-sex marriage. First, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a law banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Then Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its legislature. When it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are...
  • Just got a 'push poll' call on Colorado Amendment 47...

    09/23/2008 3:38:02 PM PDT · by Who is John Galt? · 7 replies · 931+ views
    telephone: 303-484-3449 | 09/23/2008 | self
    Just got a 'push poll' call from some group promoting Colorado Amendment 47 (& 2 other amendments, which I do not remember). Classic stuff - do you support your firefighters (I've got three in my family), or evil out of State corporations? When I asked, upfront, who the caller worked for, I did not get an intelligable answer. Based on my lefty Democrat neighbor's yard signs, and what I remember about 47, it's typical misleading Democrat push polling. If you live in Colorado, be prepared...
  • U.S. Jews outraged over phone campaign alleging 'Obama gave money to PLO'

    09/17/2008 7:03:43 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 41 replies · 293+ views
    ha'aretz ^ | 11:15 17/09/2008 | Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent
    Jewish voters have been receiving telephone calls from figures claiming to be pollsters yet trying to dissuade them from supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in the upcoming election. The callers introduce themselves as poll-takers who are gathering data for a public opinion survey and subsequently ask their interlocutors loaded questions whose tone infers that Obama holds anti-Israel views and is thus unworthy of Jewish votes. The calls, which have been reported of late in Florida and Pennsylvania, were brought to public attention by the Jewish Council for Education, a pro-Obama organization that has worked to drum up support for...
  • Drudge Flash: 47% Favor Fairness Doctrine for Radio, TV

    08/14/2008 8:13:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 117 replies · 272+ views
    FLASH: RASMUSSEN Poll release at Noon Eastern: 47% Favor Fairness Doctrine for Radio, TV... 31% Want Government Requirement for Bloggers to Abide by Guidelines...
  • Political Compass - What's Your Score?

    07/24/2008 9:31:08 AM PDT · by rosenfan · 30 replies · 77+ views
    I did a search, and it's been 4 years since this quiz was posted. I though it would be fun to see where everybody scores! While the quiz certainly has its flaws (what in the world does that fact that I recognize that astrology is superstitious nonsense have to do with my politics?) it at least puts politics on an X-Y axis instead of a simple left-right line. What's more, my score does seem pretty dead on: Economic Left/Right +8.5, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -0.56. What are your numbers?
  • ABC News Asks 60 Soldiers Who They’ll Vote for - Doesn’t Report the 54 For McCain

    07/09/2008 11:18:28 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 45 replies · 285+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 9, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Soldiers stood directly behind Raddatz as she queried GI’s walking past. She asked 60 GI’s who they planned to vote for in November. 54 said John McCain, 4 for Obama, and 2 for Hillary. When the story ran, they didn't even mention the 54 that chose McCain.
  • Vanity Post- Test for comparing your views to the candidates

    07/08/2008 12:14:38 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 12 replies · 90+ views
    WNOK radio ^ | 7-8-2008 | MissEdie
    This is the website for a radio station out of Columbia, SC. If this link: http://www.wnok.com/pages/personality_kelly.html doesn't work, go to www.wnok.com and look for the section titled "Nash Trash". This is a test one of the cohosts put together so you can see where your views are compared to the candidates. The test is about half-way down the page, mind you there are other stories on this page about Hollywood gossip, but the test is kind of interesting.
  • Common Sense Issues, the FEC and Huckabee Push-polling

    01/16/2008 10:14:53 PM PST · by the808bass · 46 replies · 16,796+ views
    1/16/2008 | Me
    Common Sense Issues was formed in 2007. They promised to make 1 million phone calls in support of Mike Huckabee. The main problem is that Common Sense Issues is a 501(c) 4. This allows two things. One, a person is not limited by the Federal limits of donations to a campaign. They can give large sums of money (I’m not personally opposed to this, but everyone should be playing by the same rules). Two, Common Sense Issues does not have to disclose its donors. However, a 501 (c) 4 is not allowed to promote a certain candidate, they can only...
  • Will SC AG Prosecute Huckabee Push-Poll Robo Calls?

    01/16/2008 11:33:22 AM PST · by ellery · 43 replies · 54+ views
    Reason magazine ^ | Jan. 16, 2008 | Jeff Taylor
    Ah, the joys of the primary season. South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has been asked to prosecute pro-Mike Huckabee push polling now underway in the state. State law bans such automated calls. McMaster is a major John McCain supporter in the state, but the prime target of the calls -- at the moment -- seems to be Fred Thompson. In a call partially recorded last night by one South Carolina resident and sent to McMaster, Thompson's record on abortion and taxes was attacked. This mirrors similar recent efforts in Michigan against Mitt Romney, where the same firm placed calls...
  • Push Poll Investigation Surfaces

    01/03/2008 3:00:43 PM PST · by jdm · 15 replies · 97+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 03, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the push poll around Thanksgiving that "asked" voters in New Hampshire if they had awareness of some aspects of the Mormon religion? Both Mitt Romney and John McCain filed complaints with the state Attorney General for violations of New Hampshire's laws against push-polling. At the time, no one would 'fess up to hiring Western Wats to conduct the attack. Now the AG has found the next-level cutout, and it wants witnesses who can show where it leads: Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying who employed Moore-Information of Portland, Oregon to conduct a poll...
  • The Betrayers of Mitt Romney

    12/05/2007 8:59:23 AM PST · by lesser_satan · 74 replies · 30+ views
    NRO ^ | December 05, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    It's a good thing Romney has The Speech to dominate much of the campaign talk this week, because the rest of the news is pretty bad for him. First there's word that the company that did his lawn continued to employ illegal immigrants, even after the brouhaha last year. "After this same issue arose last year, I gave the company a second chance with very specific conditions," Romney said in the statement. "They were instructed to make sure people working for the company were of legal status. We personally met with the company in order to inform them about the...
  • Apparent pro-Huckabee third-party group floods Iowa with negative calls

    12/03/2007 7:18:31 PM PST · by lesser_satan · 5 replies · 34+ views
    Politico ^ | December 03, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    A newly-formed group claiming to support Mike Huckabee hit the phones of Iowa Republicans tonight with an automated push-poll attacking Huckabee's GOP opponents and praising the former Arkansas governor. Officials representing the Iowa campaigns of Fred Thompson, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani all said that their supporters contacted them to complain about the calls. A spokesman for Romney's campaign said they had gotten reports of calls, but did not know of anything negative being said about their candidate. For each target, the pattern was the same -- a recorded message using voice recognition technology asked the recipient if they would...
  • ‘Voters’ Who Broke Story on Romney Calls On Romney Payroll

    11/21/2007 7:07:01 AM PST · by JRochelle · 159 replies · 132+ views
    eyeon08.com ^ | 11/20/2007 | Soren Dayton
    I thought that I was going to have a nice quiet Thanksgiving. Perhaps not. Erick Erickson at Redstate (disclosure I too contribute to Redstate) has uncovered some more information on the Mitt Romney phone scandal. Leon Wolf, another Redstate contributor who today endorsed Mitt Romney, also pointed out that this happened previously (described then) when Leon was on the Brownback campaign. The basic facts are that a Romney staffer, Marshan Roth contacted the Salt Lake Tribune, identified herself as "leaning towards Romney", and told her story: Marshan Roth, of Fairfield, Iowa, got a call on Wednesday night. It started out...
  • Poll Shows Giuliani Atop An Unsettled GOP Race Ex-Mayor Gets High Marks on Leadership

    10/04/2007 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Maynerd · 14 replies · 351+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10-3-2007 | Dan Balz & Jennifer Agiesta
    Rudolph W. Giuliani leads the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Republican voters describing him as the field's strongest leader and most electable candidate in the 2008 general election, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. But the Republican contest remains unsettled just three months before the first votes will be cast, and in comparison with fellow New York politician Hillary Rodham Clinton, Giuliani is a far less solid front-runner. He has double the support of his nearest rival, but a majority of those who support him do so only "somewhat." At the same time, his advantages on key...
  • Why Liberals Read More Books (Or Why Ann Coulter Will Never Become Book Industry President Alert)

    08/24/2007 4:32:12 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 1,587+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/24/2007 | Joseph Farah
    I am talking about the fact that, according to this poll, there are far more self-identified conservatives in America than self-identified liberals – even among a sampling that included far more Democrats than Republicans! Please, read the raw data for yourself. First, I want you to try to imagine the book-publishing trade industry selecting Ann Coulter to be its president. I know, I know. It could never happen. It could never happen despite the fact Ann Coulter sells more political books than almost anyone on the American scene. But it could never happen because, despite her tremendous success as a...
  • Just push-polled on immigration bill (vanity)

    06/25/2007 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Babsig · 12 replies · 932+ views
    06/25/2007 | me
    I believe I was just pushed pulled on the phone by pro-immigration lobby or someone of that nature. Answered the phone and it was a taped message. "Hello, I'm Joe, I would like to ask you a question regarding immigration. Are you in favor of aminesty? press 1; Are you in favor of making illigal immigrants US citizen if they pay fines, learn English, and do something else (cannot remember), press 2; Are you in favor of deporting illigal immigrants, press 3." I pressed 3 and was hung up on. That's it, no identifing who they were or who was...
  • Vanity: Finally! A pollster calls me

    10/17/2006 8:55:00 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 31 replies · 1,063+ views
    Just wanted to share my experience. I got a call from a polling outfit here in Tucson and she asked me a litany of questions that ended with "Kyl or Pederson?" I naturally answered Kyl for everything. The question at the end was the one that irked me. She asked "Do you think John Kyl would make it a crime for a woman to get an abortion". I told her that the question was framed in a way to make Kyl look bad and asked if she had a similar question for Pederson. The answer was no. No I understand...
  • Poll: Bush Blamed More Than Clinton for Failure to Capture Bin Laden

    09/27/2006 8:49:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies · 1,600+ views
    GALLUP NEWS SERVICE ^ | September 27, 2006 | Lydia Saad
    The recent firestorm over former President Bill Clinton's culpability for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was fueled on Tuesday when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice contrasted President Bush's efforts to pursue al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with Clinton's efforts. Clinton has strongly denied various suggestions that his administration missed key opportunities to kill bin Laden and left the Bush administration without a comprehensive anti-terrorism strategy. However, Bush -- whom Clinton says did nothing about al-Qaeda for the first eight months of his presidency -- has the bigger image problem with Americans on the issue. According to a recent Gallup Panel...
  • TVGuide.com poll on "The Path to 9/11" (Don't FReep it!)

    09/10/2006 9:48:10 AM PDT · by Niteranger68 · 10 replies · 1,216+ views
    TVGuide.com ^ | 9/10/06 | TVGuide
    Today's Poll Is it wrong of ABC to present a fictionalized version of events in The Path to 9/11? Yes. They should have stuck to the facts, rather than show political bias or mislead the public. No. They have a right to shape the story to make it compelling. I'm reserving judgment until I see it.
  • un-DU this poll

    08/17/2006 11:06:43 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 38 replies · 1,088+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 17 Aug 06 | msnbc
    DU is trying to DUmb this poll down. Let's reverse it on them ;-) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14394523/
  • Poll Suggests GOP Control of House Is Tenuous (NPR Wish List)

    07/27/2006 8:36:00 AM PDT · by Torie · 220 replies · 3,008+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | July 26, 2006 | Mara Liasson; National Public Radio
    Poll Suggests GOP Control of House Is Tenuous Listen to this story... by Mara Liasson The latest NPR poll took the pulse of likely voters in the 50 most competitive House districts across the country. In these largely Republican districts, a majority of voters polled said they disapproved of the job President Bush is doing. In 50 largely Republican, competitive House districts, only 29 percent of likely voters said they planned to vote for the incumbent. Morning Edition, July 27, 2006 · With Election Day just a little more than three months away, the Morning Edition polling team was asked...
  • Paging Karl Rove--Emergency!

    02/24/2006 12:05:56 PM PST · by Thud · 387 replies · 6,025+ views
    National Review's Corner ^ | February 24, 2006 | John Podhoretz
    "Seventy-two percent (72%) of Americans say they have been following news about the Dubai Ports deal somewhat or very closely." PAGING KARL ROVE--EMERGENCY! [John Podhoretz] Rasmussen has a new poll up in which -- hold on now -- Democrats in Congress are outpolling President Bush on national security. By a margin of 43 to 41 percent, Americans say they trust Congressional Democrats more than Bush when it comes to protecting our national security. And by a margin of 64-17 percent, they oppose the sale of the ports to Dubai. The deal is dead. It won't survive after a 45-day extension...
  • Phone call: "Do you approve of George Bush illegally wiretapping innocent American citizens?"

    02/09/2006 5:48:53 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies · 2,495+ views
    February 9, 2006
    This call just rang into my home phone just an hour or so ago: "Do you approve of George Bush illegally wiretapping innocent American citizens? Push 1 for yes, push 2 for no." "Would you support a candidate that support George Bush's illegal wiretapping of innocent American citizens? Push 1 for yes, push 2 for no."