Note to President: We do have some problems here. Four trends in public opinion regarding the federal government from polling conducted in June 2013.
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Note to President: We do have some problems here. Four trends in public opinion regarding the federal government from polling conducted in June 2013.

Amid a slew of controversies, scandals, and leaks suggesting everything from severe ineptitude to Orwellian over-reaching by the government, earlier this month in San Jose, CA President Obama had this to say: “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges…then we’re going to have […]

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A Primer of Public Opinion Regarding the Role of Government

Three scandals are currently plaguing the Obama Administration, The IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups during the 2012 election, the misrepresentation of facts and editing of talking points regarding a 9/11/2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, and the Department of Justice’s subpoena of AP phone […]

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Federal versus State: Differing views of Republican Leadership

It’s official:  The federal government has never been in worse shape. According to a new Pew poll conducted March 13-17 and released on Monday, the federal government has reached a new low in public perception, even among Democrats. At the same time, the public gives considerably higher marks to the state governments where Republicans have […]

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A Summary of Findings from the February NBC-WSJ Poll

The latest NBC-WSJ Poll conducted February 21-24 finds a souring public mood, frozen approval for the president’s performance, and a drop in approval of his handling for the economy. There is a great deal of interesting data on a range of issues but the broader story of the poll are the across-the-board deficits in confidence […]

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After Obama Victory: Rifts Deepen, Confidence Drops

Since the 2012 election, polls have been telling a tale of two cities. In one tale, the Republican brand is destroyed beyond all recognition and destined to spend several long political cycles in some Luddite-inspired state of suspended animation. The other tale is one of sinking confidence in the economy, in the leadership in Washington, […]

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