There is yet another national poll showing a majority of the country “political center” supports legalizing marijuana. A new Esquire-NBC poll designed to figure out where on a spectrum most American voters’ opinions lie found that 52 percent of voters who make of the “politician center” of the country think marijuana should be legal.*
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 17, 2013 5:57 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:35 am|
All polling since the government shutdown fight started indicates most of the political damage is falling on the Republicans. A new AP poll found the American people are more likely to blame the current situation on Congressional Republicans than Obama or the Democrats.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 23, 2013 10:45 am|
Well done, public polling is incredibly accurate. This is why so many organizations engage in polling, this is why polls are often covered by the media, and this is why every serious campaign spends a significant amount of money on internal polling.
It is important to understand that a quality poll will normally do a very good job predicting the outcome to an election. The only thing better than one quality poll is an aggregate of multiple quality polls, that way you can effectively weed out the occasional fluke.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 19, 2012 1:14 pm|
John Boehner just gave a “press conference” that clocked in at under a minute, where he took no questions and basically said that Democrats could either pass his “Plan B” proposal, which extends Bush-era tax rates on the first $1 million of income and does basically nothing else, or “be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.”
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 4, 2012 1:15 pm|
Republicans have enough problems dealing with their own internal insurgencies, but it should be explained that their biggest problem in the fiscal slope negotiations is that the public is poised to blame them if things go awry.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 20, 2012 12:45 pm|
Apparently when all the non-partisan public polling shows your position is unpopular, what you do is commission your own poll based on some highly deceptive questions. Third Way, the Wall Street-funded think tank, has released a poll of “Obama voters” which they are claiming shows support for a grand bargain. If you look at the actually survey questions, however, it is clear they don’t pass the laugh test.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 12, 2012 2:10 pm|
President Obama plans to meet with business, labor and civic leaders early this week about the fiscal slope, according to Reuters. Congressional leaders will huddle with Obama at the end of the week.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 25, 2012 10:56 am|
Gallup has a critical poll out today that makes no mention of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, but tells us something about the economy.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 11, 2012 3:05 pm|
Elizabeth Warren had what by all accounts was a solid debate performance last night, punctuated by a pivotal moment where Warren ripped aside the moderate mask Scott Brown has been trying to wear this whole campaign. He tried to come across as a staunch defender of women’s rights, but Warren would have none of it, highlighting Brown’s votes against equal pay and women’s health.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:00 am|
When you put out an ad that has to state clearly, up front, that “rape is an evil act,” I’d say that should be the end of your political career, but in this case, Todd Akin is clearly making a play for hanging in there in Missouri, with just hours before he needs to make a decision on whether to withdraw.