More signs the government shutdown has done real political damage to Republicans. The new CNN/ORC poll found 54 percent of Americans think it is a bad thing Republicans control the House of Representatives.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 21, 2013 11:40 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:30 am|
Twelve years since the attacks, this predominant mindset, which not only enables abuse but also authoritarianism in government, is declining. Polls are showing that Americans are no longer as supportive of massive surveillance put in place after the attacks. And former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden is mostly responsible for this major shift in views.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:35 am|
A poll by the The Hill has found that a majority of “likely voters” think President Barack Obama has been the same or worse than Bush when it comes to “balancing national security with protecting civil liberties.” The results from 1,000 “likely voters” showed 37% considered Obama to have been worse. Fifteen percent said he had been “about the same” while 44% said he had been better.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 3, 2012 7:13 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 29, 2012 8:42 am|
Three polls of Ohio were released over the weekend. Combined they indicated President Obama still holds a small edge over Mitt Romney in the most important swing state this election. Both PPP and CNN show Obama with a four point lead but a poll by Ohio newspapers has the race tied.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 1, 2012 2:00 pm|
The past two years of Congress fighting with President Obama has dramatically turned the American people off to the idea of divided government and the Warren campaign is exploiting this development. It is working to make sure people see a vote for Brown as a vote for a Republican-controlled Senate.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 25, 2012 11:06 am|
Mitt Romney is firmly viewed as the candidate of the rich and not the middle class according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. A remarkable 65 percent think Romney would do the most to advance the economic interests of the wealthiest Americans. In comparison, less than a quarter of voters think President Obama would do the most to help enrich those already very wealthy.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 23, 2012 10:00 am|
A President with poor marks on the economy, running for re-election during a bad economy and with the economy the number one issue should have some serious political problems. Yet both recent polls show him with a small lead. The Post/ABC poll has Obama leading by three, and the NBC/WSJ poll has Obama up by four. That suggests Americans don’t think Mr. Romney could do any better on the issue they care about the most.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 22, 2012 11:35 am|
Just one single percent of Americans rank the deficit as the most important issue for them in choosing a president, according to the new Washington Post/ABC News poll. The percentage of Americans who think the deficit is the most important issue this election is so incredibly tiny that it is practically unmeasurable. What Americans really care about right now are the immediate economic and employment crises, not potential long term budget projections.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 16, 2012 7:40 am|
A strong majority of registered voters in New York want their legislature to legalize the use of medical marijuana in the state, according to a new poll by Siena College. Nearly twice as many voters support medical marijuana as oppose it. The new poll may overcome Governor Cuomo’s efforts to dismiss a bipartisan bill to legalize medical marijuana.