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  • Non-candidate Huckabee 'encouraged' by poll showing 2016 lead

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won eight primaries and caucuses in the 2008 Republican presidential race, says a new poll showing him tied for the lead of the 2016 GOP primary race is "encouraging." The poll, done by Washington-based WPA Opinion Research, shows Huckabee and Rand Paul...

  • Consumer confidence weathers the winter cold, but some signs of concern for lower-income households

    U.S. consumers are emerging from the harsh winter with their confidence slightly tempered, yet resilient. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday morning showed consumer sentiment slipping slightly in March to 80, down from 81.6 in February. Nevertheless,...

  • Democrats sweat over slumping support from single women, younger voters

    With voters depressed over the economy, upset with Obamacare and greatly disapproving of President Obama, Democrats are in a sweat over lackluster voter turnout in November when control of the Senate will be up for grabs. New polling shows that Republicans are super-charged at getting a chance...

  • Poll: 9 years old is the 'appropriate age' to begin shooting guns

    By a margin of slightly more than two-to-one, Americans overall would feel safer with a gun in their house than not, but less than a quarter of Democrats agree, according to a new survey. Pollster YouGov found that 42 percent would feel safer with a gun in the home. Just 20 percent would feel...

  • Poll: Women's discrimination high in North Africa

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A new poll of 50,000 people across 34 African countries finds attitudes toward women's equality are dimmest in the predominantly Muslim north. The poll by Afrobarometer, conducted between 2011 and 2013, found women in general are at a disadvantage compared to men, but...

  • Poll: Sarah Palin tops list of women Americans want to run for president

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party movement, tops a new list of women other than Hillary Clinton who Americans want to run for president. A series of Economist/YouGov polls, wrapped up in an article released this week, found overwhelming support for women candidates...

  • Top GOP pollster: Door 'opens' for Jeb Bush in 2016

    It may not be conventional thinking, but Hillary Clinton is good for Jeb Bush, according to an influential GOP political pollster. Ed Goeas, the go-to pollster for top Republican candidates around the nation, said that Clinton's dominance among likely 2016 Democratic contenders will inspire...

  • Could marijuana be the key to 2014 turnout?

    Having marijuana legalization on the ballot could entice some Americans to come out to the polls during the 2014 midterm elections, when turnout is usually low, according to a new poll from George Washington University. It found 69 percent of respondents said they would be “much more” or...

  • Do North Carolinians love corporate welfare?

    Politicians of both parties like to attack "corporate welfare," because the attack taps into both liberal and conservative sensibilities.

  • Top Dem pollster: 'Don't defend' Obamacare, call it 'flawed from the beginning'

    One of the nation's leading Democratic pollsters and strategists is urging embattled House and Senate incumbents to abandon their defense of Obamacare and instead pledge to “fix it.” Celinda Lake, whose firm Lake Research Partners provided the Democratic analysis of the new George...

  • Study: ABC/CBS/NBC give Obamacare less than 1 percent of network news airtime

    It's the biggest issue in the midterm elections, and problems with Obamacare are driving Democrats to abandon it to save themselves, but the nation's Big 3 TV networks have devoted less than 1 percent of their airtime to the flawed health care system since Jan. 1, according to a new study. The...

  • Pew: White majority over, next generation more than 50% non-white

    For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better tone down their anti-government rhetoric if they want to win them, according to a top polling outfit. At a briefing...

  • Poll shows Andrew Cuomo still leading Republican challenger by 35 percent

    LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo still leads his Republican challenger Rob Astorino by a margin of 35 percent. However, the poll also shows that Cuomo’s constituents aren’t exactly thrilled with his job performance either. Siena College on...

  • Democrats downplay Nate Silver's Senate projection

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pushing back after data whiz Nate Silver projected Sunday that Republicans will win the Senate this year. In an interview with Jon Karl on ABC's "This Week," Silver, who recently relaunched his FiveThirtyEight franchise, gave Republicans a...

  • Hispanics souring on Obamacare -- and Democrats too?

    Will Hispanics remain a heavily Democratic voting bloc? Maybe not. The 2008 electoral exit poll showed them breaking 67 to 30 percent for Barack Obama (despite John McCain's support of comprehensive immigration legislation) and the 2012 exit poll showed them breaking 71 to 27 percent for Obama...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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