The Real Papal Audience: The “Nones”
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The Real Papal Audience: The “Nones”

Pope Francis is a beloved figure. In the March 2015 WSJ/NBC News poll 74{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of Catholics reported a positive opinion of him, with just 3{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} holding a negative view.  Comparatively, he has a similar standing among his flock as Pope John Paul II did in 1998 (76{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Positive – 6{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Negative) and much better than […]

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Opinions on Free Trade in Flux

According to The Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling, since November 2014 public opinion on whether free trade with foreign countries helps or hurts the US have been in flux, corresponding with a national debate over a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact with 11 other select Asian and Pacific Rim countries that Congress has been struggling to […]

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How To Run Unopposed And Alienate Swing Voters

With every national poll of Democratic primary voters reporting at least 50-point leads against any other probable or improbable Democratic candidate, it is hard to see how Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be crowned the Democratic nominee. And, the Democratic primary voter data from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll shows that the recent […]

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Key Findings from the Q1 2015 CNBC All-America Economic Survey

Below are 10 key findings from the Q1 CNBC All-America Economic Survey, conducted from March 26-29 among 800 adults. The full poll can be found here. The margin of error on this poll is + 3.5{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}. Key Summary Points from the Poll This marks the second CNBC track in a row with pre-recession type data. […]

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Four Weddings or a Funeral?

President Obama has yet another opportunity to lead, unite Americans, and work together with Republicans in Congress to achieve common goals.  He also has the opportunity to reject bipartisanship and pursue policies considered  priorities only by his own party. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents agree […]

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