Voters Really Dislike Most People in Congress

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:15 pm

At some point we need to start acknowledging that the problem is less the individual people currently in Congress and more about how badly the current election rules are rigged.


Voter Enthusiasm Down Across the Board, But Especially Bad Among Democrats

By: Monday May 12, 2014 7:36 am

In this election the most significant possible change would be Republicans winning a narrow majority in the Senate

Tea Party Support Continues to Erode

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 9:02 am

The so called “Tea Party” movement’s brand continues to deteriorate. The number of Americans who say they support the Tea Party is down to only 22 percent while 30 percent of Americans say they oppose it. These are the worst numbers for the Tea Party since Gallup started asking about it.

Uninsured Rate Drops Further

By: Monday May 5, 2014 12:01 pm

The percent of Americans who say they don’t have heath insurance dropped to 13.4 percent, the lowest it has been in years.

Climate Change Skepticism Has Become a Defining Characteristic for the GOP

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:57 am

According to Gallup, skepticism about global warming has effectively become a tribal signifier among Republicans. This is what it looks like when an issue becomes fully politicized by party. On this issue a person’s partisan leaning is now more important than age, gender, income or education when it comes to how you see the issue.

College Is Biggest Financial Worry for the Young While for the Old It Is Health Care

By: Monday April 21, 2014 11:02 am

By far the top financial problem for young people is paying for college, but for older people it is health care. These two have an interesting inverse relationship with age, with young people being relatively unconcerned about health care cost and seniors not facing problems paying for college.

Medicaid Works Well at Expanding Coverage

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:02 am

That should be the simple conclusion from this new Gallup data. They found that there was a noticeable drop in the uninsured in states that took part in the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act – but a much slower drop in the states that did not.

Pot-Friendly Colorado Has Two of the Top Ten Most Satisfied Cities

By: Friday April 11, 2014 5:18 pm

Looking at these results it should be hard for opponents to claim allowing adults to legally grow and consume marijuana at home has a detrimental effect on quality of life.

Democrats’ Best Hope Is That Obamacare Simply Becomes Boring

By: Friday April 11, 2014 3:25 pm

The Affordable Care Act was mainly just an expansion of our broken system. For better or worse it will have very little direct impact on the majority of Americans.

Moving to the Right Won’t Help Obamacare Politically

By: Friday April 4, 2014 8:40 am

Since Republican Congressional cooperation is hopeless, Democrats’ best chance of making the ACA popular is pushing changes to win over the left. They are at least potentially persuadable and a large enough group to get the law bare majority support.

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