Romney Holds Huge Lead in Nevada

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 12:36 pm

It is going to be tough for Gingrich or Santorum to build momentum for another surge this month with there being only one debate and Romney steadily collecting wins.


Obama Losing Support from His Base

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 12:00 pm

The growing pessimism about the state of the economy has helped push President Obama’s approval ratings to an all time low, and it is starting to seriously affect his support with key components of his base.

Obama Losing Base Enthusiasm and Possibly Millions in Free Labor

By: Monday August 22, 2011 9:39 am

The level of Democratic enthusiasm for voting for President Obama again has dropped noticeably in PPP’s recent polling. From Tom Jensen, “Only 48% of Democrats on our most recent national survey said they were ‘very excited’ about voting in 2012. On the survey before that the figure was 49%. Those last two polls are the only times all year the ‘very excited’ number has dipped below 50%.”

Obama Could Be Saved by Poor Quality of GOP Field

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 3:22 pm

With the economy stalled, President Obama is not very popular in Ohio right now but his saving grace may be that the American people strongly dislike the entire Republican presidential field.

Paradigm Shift on Gay Marriage in Evidence in Rhode Island

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 2:05 pm

With Rhode Island about to deal with legislation to legalize gay marriage, PPP decided to poll the question. The poll found 50 percent of registered voters favor allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry, while only 41 percent oppose.

American Voters Quickly Swing Back to Democrats

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 4:05 pm

It was only three months ago that the Republican Party saw one of its largest political gains ever, yet already the electorate has swung back to supporting Democrats.

Gallup: Huckabee in Best Shape for 2012

By: Monday January 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Not only is Huckabee currently in a very good position to win the Republican primary, according to Tom Jensen of PPP, he is the most electable of the current top contenders, which also includes Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich.

“Third Way” Looks the Wrong Way: Says Dems Must Woo Moderates They Already Have

By: Sunday October 10, 2010 7:30 am

I find this memo from Third Way (PDF) to be comically poorly timed. No surprise they mine any and all data points to claim the need for Democrats to move to the right, but they also claim the path to victory this November is not rallying the liberal base, but winning over the moderates–despite the fact that Democrats have already won over moderates.

Prop 19, Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in California, Favored 47% – 38% in New Poll

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 12:17 pm

The ballot initiative Proposition 19, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in California, still leads by nine points in the latest poll from PPP.

Stay Home Party: America’s Informal Third Party Becomes Democrats’ Real Competition for Votes in November

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 7:00 pm

It is sometimes much easier to understand American elections if you look at it as a three party system instead of a two party system. While Republicans and Democrats tend to be the only two parties that win most elections, there is the informal “just stay home” third party which is often the top choice for many Americans and can end up tipping the balance in many elections. In many elections, easily one quarter or more of people who have voted at least once before will not go to the polls, a share of the vote that many parties in true multi-party democracies would envy. Tom Jensen at PPP found that the alternative choice of just staying home could cost Democrats control of the state legislature in North Carolina.

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