Obama Manages the Rare Triple Play of Bad Politics on Immigration

By: Friday October 31, 2014 3:35 pm

The latest Pew Research poll shows Democrats have lost serious ground among Latinos.


Voters Like Democrats But Think They Are Incompetent

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 5:40 pm

In The Prince, Machiavelli advised it is safer to be feared than loved. In American politics it seems it is better to be seen as competent than liked.

For Conservatives It Is all About Fox News

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 10:15 am

According to Pew Research, Liberals have far broader sources of news than Conservatives who rely predominantly on Fox News and talk radio.

Hating the Other Party Really Drives Turnout

By: Monday October 20, 2014 3:55 pm

Hate is a great motivator in American politics. The more regular voters dislike the opposing political party, the more likely they are to actually vote.

Hating the Other Party Really Drives Turnout

By: Friday October 17, 2014 2:47 pm

If we had election rules designed to encourage as high a turnout as possible through policies like automatic voter registration, making election day a holiday, or even mandatory voting; the incentive to increase animosity to drive turnout will be greatly reduced.

Opinion of Obamacare Drops Among Middle Income Families

By: Friday September 12, 2014 2:25 pm

For a long time Democrats banked on the fact that once people started directly experiencing the planned benefits of the Affordable Care Act they would come to like it, but that hasn’t happened. If anything the implementation of the law seems to have just hardened the divide.

Americans More Likely to Be Killed in a Car Crash, Drowning or Accidentally Suffocating Than From Terrorism

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 2:48 pm

By far the most depressing poll of the day comes from Pew Research. It found recent news about Syria has caused many Americans to become dramatically more fearful about Islamic extremism and terrorism.

The number of people who give the government a positive rating when it comes to reducing the threat of terrorism went from 72 percent last November to just 56 percent today. That is a huge 16 point drop.

Similarly, significantly more people are now inclined to give up some liberty in the name of security.

Public Doesn’t Think There Is a Responsibility to Intervene in Iraq

By: Friday July 18, 2014 1:42 pm

The American people continue to be opposed to new military actions around the world after over a decade of expensive wars. Even with renewed violence in Iraq thanks to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria a clear majority in the country doesn’t think the government has a responsibility to take action.

Most of the World Doesn’t Like Our Unaccountable Flying Death Robots

By: Monday July 14, 2014 4:10 pm

Amazingly, American flying robots that can rain death down on almost anywhere on Earth, with very little accountability, are not popular among the people forced to live on Earth.

Young and Hispanic Tend To Be Most Politically Disengaged

By: Monday July 7, 2014 2:29 pm

The bad news for Democrats heading into the midterm election is that some of the groups which tend to most strongly break in their favor are also the least politically engaged.

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