Obama’s job approval rating has been on a steady decline since the beginning of October and is now the lowest ever in the history of Quinnipiac’s polling. Only 38 percent approve of how he is handling the job of president while 57 percent disapprove. Obama has even lost the backing of young people (41-49) who used to be one of his strongest groups. And the damage is not limited to the president.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 13, 2013 2:15 pm|
I thought nothing could undo the self-inflicted political damage needlessly shutting down the government for weeks. I’m now prepared to admit I was wrong. Apparently, the other party demonstrating unimaginable incompetence by failing to implement their big signature law which they actively lied about is nearly as damaging.
In the past month Democrats had turned what was a nine point lead over Republicans in the generic ballot into a tie.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:30 am|
The country has been remarkably patient with the problematic rollout of Healthcare.gov, but it appears that after more than a month of glitches that patience has worn out. Support for President Obama and his signature law has dropped noticeably in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 10, 2013 5:28 pm|
I know I’m probably sounding like a broken record but this really is a major political story. I’ve never seen a party needlessly do so much damage to itself in less than a month with nothing of substance to show for it. The Republicans party seems to have come unmoored from even the basic political concerns, which has traditional kept things running during divided government.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 1, 2013 7:25 am|
The early results are in and it is clear this government shutdown fight is doing significant damage to the Republican Party. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Democrats now have taken a massive nine point lead in the generic ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 23, 2013 10:35 am|
It has now been eight months since Amendment 64 officially went into effect in Colorado and the voters remain happy with their decision to legalize marijuana. Direct experience with legalization caused no noticeable change in opinions on the issue in either direction.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 2, 2013 12:10 pm|
When the basic outlines of the Senate immigration reform bill are described to registered voters it receives overwhelming support. By a two-to-one margin it is backed by the American people. From Quinnipiac:
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 26, 2013 6:40 am|
The revelations about the size and scope of the NSA’s domestic spying programs via Edward Snowden appears to be having a real impact on public opinion. The latest NBC/WSJ poll found that majority of Americans are concerned the government will go too far
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 18, 2013 7:10 pm|
Another poll confirms that Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a modest lead in the Virginia gubernatorial race taking place this November. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, McAuliffe currently stands at 43 percent support, while Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has only 39 percent support.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 12, 2013 2:15 pm|
A new Quinnipiac poll perfectly illustrates why Senate Democrats’ only hope for reducing Republican obstructionism is by changing the Senate rules. It found that the vast majority of voters still don’t blame the Republicans for gridlock in Washington. Among independents, 72 percent still blame both sides equally for the gridlock.