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America’s Political Barometer

By Bill McInturff

There is no special insight in saying the American electorate is deeply unhappy with our political leadership, the…

The Enthusiasm Gap, Overrated

By Neil Newhouse

Recent polls have shown the GOP to have a significant edge in enthusiasm regarding the upcoming mid-term elections.…

Two-in-three Americans see the need for major education reform.

By Becky Kramer

With recent data revealing near record-low levels of confidence in the public school system, it is no surprise…

Independents Crushed In Post-Recession Obama Economy

By Micah Roberts
For those who need reason for why Independents are leaning toward Republican candidates in this year’s election, look no further than the latest NBC-WSJ survey conducted July 30 – August 3, 2014 by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates. The latest NBC-WSJ survey findings powerfully quantify just how crushing…

GOP Resistance: Women Continue to Rebuff Republicans

By Nicole McCleskey
Republicans trumpet the further demise of President Obama as evidence of his political and policy failures. This most certainly means sweeping GOP gains come November. Not so fast. The President is certainly suffering, yet the Democrats continue to cling to life on the congressional preference ballot leading by a single…

Americans are very satisfied with their private health insurance

By Elizabeth Harrington
The Affordable Care Act does not appear to be having an impact on how Americans feel about their own private health insurance coverage.  A recent national poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies shows that privately insured voters have a favorable…

Generation Gap in Israeli-Hamas Conflict

By Paul Donaldson
Over the past month, the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has continued to escalate as both sides have been unable to agree to a durable ceasefire agreement. Given the America’s strong historical alliance with Israel and…

Political Polarization and Ideological Silos

By Dave Wilson
Last month, I reviewed Pew’s report entitled Political Polarization in the American Public and showed how it tracked with the growing polarization in Congress (http://pos.org/2014/06/polarization-showing-no-signs-of-narrowing/). Over the last decade, the number of consistent conservative and liberal Americans has nearly doubled…

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