Double-Digit Unemployment and the end of deflation signals a big rise in the Misery Index Doom for Democrats?
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Double-Digit Unemployment and the end of deflation signals a big rise in the Misery Index Doom for Democrats?

In case you missed it, America’s unemployment rate passed into double-digits and is now at 10.0 percent. This is a hardship on Americans that has only happened ONE other time in the Post War era: 1982. What happened the last time unemployment broke the ten-point barrier? In 1982, Republicans who held the White House under […]

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Why AC/DC Matters.

You would never know it by reading the rock-and-roll press: metal band AC/DC has sold more records in the U.S. than Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen. More than 200 million albums world-wide and trail only the Beatles as the second best selling act EVER. “Back In Black” is the second best-selling album in history – […]

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The incumbent party loses when voters say No Confidence

The Michigan Consumer Confidence Index numbers for August are out: 65.7, or one of the 33 worst months on record. The University of Michigan started the Index in winter of 1978 and has released data monthly ever since. While not as predictive as one of our other favorite indexes, the Misery Index, the consumer confidence […]

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Psst. The Media Missed it: The Obama Honeymoon just ended.

Here at Public Opinion Strategies, it is axiomatic that a president’s job approval is held captive by the mood of the country.  Between President Obama’s swearing in and early June, national right direction numbers ballooned from 28% up to 46% while his job approval hovered in the low 60s. Since early June, right direction numbers […]

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Democrats take a hard left, but are they moving the country to the right?

My partner Glen’s OCD is well-placed when it comes to Independent voters; where they end up will decide the 2010 elections.  But, their swollen ranks have not just come by way of GOP defections.  Thanks to the total, complete, consolidated, and dominating power of President Obama and Congressional allies in Congress, they are now coming […]

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