Almost No Regular Americans Rank Deficit As Their Top Issue

By: 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.

 

New Yorkers Want Medical Marijuana Legalized

By: 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.

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.

Obama Re-election Poll Numbers Improve Slighty

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 9:23 am

President Obama’s reelection poll numbers have slightly improved, giving him a slight edge over a generic Republican opponent and also a lead over Mitt Romney. That change has corresponded to recent slight improvement in American’d confidence in the economy.

Wisconsin: Democrats Lead Republican Incumbents in Two of Three Recalls

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 7:41 am

Daily Kos did some polling of three of the recall elections in Wisconsin, and the numbers look fairly good for Democrats.

Fact Checking Politifact: Wrong About Jon Stewart’s Use of the Word “Misinformed”

By: Tuesday June 21, 2011 6:40 am

Politifact often does a good service checking the veracity (or lack thereof) of controversial claims made by public figures. But they seem to have encountered some difficulty fact-checking Jon Stewart’s claim that Fox Viewers are “the most consistently misinformed media viewers.

6 in 10 Americans Sharply Against War in Libya

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 9:05 am

According the a new CBS News poll only 30 percent of the country believe we are doing the right thing in Libya while 59 percent believe we shouldn’t have been involved.

New Poll Shows Most Americans Think Economy Still in Ditch

By: Tuesday June 7, 2011 11:50 am

The most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll (PDF) found that 57 % of Americans based, on their own personal experience, don’t think the economy has began to recover. Only 42 % feeling it has began to recover and among that group 81% feel the recovery has been weak.

The fact that so few Americans actually feel the economy has recovered highlights the point Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has been making about the serious failure of Obama messaging over the past few years

Two-Thirds of Americans Favor Full Withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 1:50 pm

In the context of reducing the budget deficit, a new Bloomberg poll (PDF) asked Americans if they would support pulling all troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. The poll found an overwhelming 66 percent would favor this action, while only 30 percent oppose it.

Center-Right? Yeah, Right: Americans Favor Progressive Taxation, Socialist Programs

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 9:30 am

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that, despite the oft-repeated conservative mantra, we are not a center-right nation.

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