Posts by Kyle Clark
Pelosi Remains an Albatross

Few political figures in American public life can boast the staying power of Nancy Pelosi.  A key member of the House Democratic caucus for well over a decade and a member of the House for three, Pelosi made history as the first woman House Minority Whip and later the first woman Speaker of the House.  […]

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Americans Say Axis of Evil Still… Evil!

Immediately following President George W. Bush’s State of the Union Address in January 2002, in which he branded Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as constituting an “Axis of Evil,” Gallup surveyed Americans’ favorability toward various countries (it has done so annually since 2000).  Not surprisingly, Americans’ perceptions of these countries in early February 2002 reflected […]

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Call It A Comeback

When George W. Bush left the Oval Office for the last time as president in January 2009, his brand – and the brand of the Republican Party – was tarnished to say the least.  Fresh off a stinging electoral rebuke of many of his policies, Bush left the presidency with a 40{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} favorable/59{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} unfavorable image.   […]

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Are Democrats headed toward a wave election?

Quinnipiac’s recent national poll made quite a splash when it reported a Democratic lead of 16 points on the generic Congressional ballot question.  Indeed, conventional wisdom – as well as historical trends – suggests that Democrats, as the party opposite that of the new president and in the Congressional minority, are poised to take back […]

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Trump’s Low “First 100 Days” Approval Driven Largely by Democrats

President Trump is fast approaching the famed First 100 Days marker of his presidency.  April 29th will mark not only one hundred days since Trump took the oath of office, but also one hundred days’ worth of insights into how Americans generally view his presidency thus far. The most recent Gallup tracker among American adults […]

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