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Smartphones during the 2014 Campaigns

By Dave Wilson

With new data illustrating the increased amount of cell phone usage that I discussed last month, it is…

The “New” News

By Lori Weigel

I have spent just over 17 years in polling at Public Opinion Strategies. That had occurred to me,…

The Irony of President Obama’s Rising Job Approval: He Should Thank a Few of His “Frenemies”

By Gene Ulm

President Obama’s State of the Union speech was one giant spiking of the football; linking his policies to…

Americans Divided on Obama’s Community College Proposal

By Becky Kramer
Earlier this month President Obama outlined a proposal to offer students two years of free community college tuition.  The President enters the discussion about college affordability with a sizable advantage over Republicans.  According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll*, 61% of Americans believe that Obama has the better ideas…

Hillary Clinton’s Wild Ride

By Nicole McCleskey
As the long march to November 2016 is underway, Hillary Clinton – Democrat heir apparent – has a very similar image rating to President Obama according to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey.  Not a very auspicious way to launch a campaign … hence, a delay? Hillary Clinton…

Cell Phones and the 2016 Elections

By Dave Wilson
In December, the CDC released its most recent report on cell phone usage in the US.  The report showed that 44% of American households are currently cell phone-only, meaning that there is not a landline phone in the household.  This…

My Translation of What President Obama Was Telling Republicans in His State of the Union Speech

By Neil Newhouse
You won nothing in November.  The 2014 election had no consequences for my Administration whatsoever.  You may have beaten my party and members of my team in the mid-term elections, but you’ve never beaten me.  And, now you never will.…

A Reality Check on the State of the Economy

By Jim Hobart
In tonight’s State of the Union, the New York Times reports that President Obama will, “use (the address) to effectively declare victory over the economic hard times that dominated his first six years in office.” The problem for the President…

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