Party Image Matters at the Ballot Box
Posts by Gene Ulm
Party Image Matters at the Ballot Box

Predictions of the Grand Old Party’s demise are exaggerated, the numbers show a party clawing its way out of the grave. Look at the simple chart below. It’s an amalgamation of two sets of numbers, all taken from a huge data of information taken from NBC News-Wall Street Journal surveys. It explains a lot. The […]

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Obamanomics: Marginal majority support, but the clock is ticking for results.

Our most recent national survey asked a battery of questions on President Obama’s economic policies and the stimulus. In a nutshell, when it comes to Americans: 55% support it; 56% support it and either believe it will work or hope it will work; 57% believe it will help most Americans, and 50% believe it will […]

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Obamanomics: Voters are either supportively hopeful or doubtfully supportive

When POS’ Obama: 100 Days In survey asked Americans how they felt about President Obama’s economic polices, most American found themselves hopeful but firmly in the middle. Only a handful (13{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) count themselves among supporters who are confident that the new president’s economic policies will work. SHOCK: The new president can only count on one-in-four […]

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More Misery (Index)

The current Misery Index (the unemployment and inflation rates combined) is 8.34 and rising. The unemployment rate alone was 8.1{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}. While history shows the unemployment rate can drop one point in three months once it comes off its peak, it also shows that it then takes six to nine months to drop every point thereafter. […]

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How long will Americans look in the rear-view mirror? Not that Long.

Everyone knows President Bush left office with record disapproval rating of 67{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} (from January 2009 NBC/WSJ survey). And it’s been part and parcel of the Democratic strategy to continue running against the former president. The Democrats who run campaigns aren’t idiots; they did it because it worked. So, how long will the Bush Hangover last? […]

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