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  • Trust in state and local government high in small states --- and in booming Texas

    State and local government is, theoretically, closer to the ordinary citizen than the federal government — even though many citizens who vote in presidential elections do not take the trouble to vote in elections in non-presidential years when most or all of the offices at stake are in state...

  • Republican poll shows Scott Brown leading in New Hampshire

    Do I believe that former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire by a 49-percent to 44-percent margin? I'm dubious.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama's on a roll, the numbers don't lie

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is improving in his approval rating as unemployment holds steady and the White House makes its Obamacare signup numbers.

  • Voters giving Obama low marks on key issues, Quinnipiac poll shows

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Americans are split on President Barack Obama’s job performance, a new poll shows. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, released April 2, voters disapprove of Obama’s job Performance 50-42 percent. Obama When it comes to healthcare, voters disapprove...

  • Majority of New Jersey residents approve of Christie but remain skeptical of role in bridge scandal

    A majority of New Jersey residents approve of Chris Christie's job as governor, even though many of them still believe that he was somewhat involved in the bridge scandal.

  • Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.

  • Poll: Majority say CIA assassinations 'justified,' trusted more than Congress

    In a significant show of support for the embattled CIA, twice as many Americans say they trust the spy agency more than Congress, and a remarkable majority say that CIA assassinations are “sometimes justified.” In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 54 percent said that killings are sometimes...

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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