New Poll Gives Republicans Eight Point Lead in Generic Ballot Due to Low Democratic Turnout

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 8:04 am

The news for Democrats is not looking good. The latest AP-GfK poll found Republicans with an eight point lead in the generic ballot among likely voters. This is the largest lead for Republicans in any generic ballot poll this year.


No Improvement in Public’s Opinion of Health Care Law

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 10:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has now been implemented. The Medicaid expansion is well underway in the states which took part, and the extremely long open enrollment period on the exchanges has come and gone. Yet this has seemed to have no real impact on how the public views the law.

Democrats Now Own a Troubled Health Care System

By: Monday December 16, 2013 12:15 pm

The problem with approving a very difficult-to-explain health care reform law while making promises that are incomplete, exaggerated and impossible to fulfill is that you end up owning the entire health care system. This is exactly what has happened to Democrats and it is dragging down support for the Affordable Care Act.

Opinions About Obama Improve

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 4:00 pm

In addition to President Obama currently leading in the national and swing state horse race polling, voter’s opinions about him across several metrics appear to be improving. The polling shows Obama’s job approval numbers, approval numbers on the economy, and favorability rating are the highest they have been in months.

Obama Maintains Small National Lead Before GOP Convention

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 8:00 am

Despite media attention to issues about Mitt Romney’s tax returns, the selection of Paul Ryan, and of course a media fire storm around Rep. Todd Akin’s rape comments, the state of the Presidential race at the national level remains remarkably consistent. Two new national polls show Obama holding on to a modest but narrowing lead.

Economic Optimism Drops

By: Friday May 11, 2012 8:40 am

Optimism about the state of the economy dropped since earlier this year, according to a new AP-GfK poll. In February 30 percent of the country called the state of the economy good, now just 20 percent of the country feels that way.

Support for America’s Afghan War Continues to Crumble

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 11:25 am

In the last year support for the war in Afghanistan has continued to crumble at a rapid pace, with the latest poll once again finding support for the war at a new low. According to a new AP-Gfk poll only 27 percent of Americans now favor the war, while last year 37 percent favored it.

The GOP’s Potential Gingrich Problem

By: Saturday December 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Obama should be in serious political trouble and to a degree he would be if the Republican nominee is Mitt Romney. According to the same poll in a hypothetical match-up it would be Obama 47 – Romney 46; but since this is a poll of all adults Romney would likely hold a modest edge among those likely to actually go vote.

Despite Tea Party Talking Points, Taxes Might Not Be Biggest Issue in November

By: Wednesday April 14, 2010 5:45 pm

Despite being depicted as an anti-tax movement, barely a majority of the most dedicated activists think they are personally paying too much in income taxes.

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