Hillary’s Wild Ride Takes Her for a Loop

Hillary Clinton’s wild ride continues.  She finds herself now in the big, upside-down loop that marks the scariest and most dramatic spot on any roller coaster. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey marks the worst image rating for Hillary Clinton since her failed last attempt to capture the Democratic nomination.  Since her spring announcement and […]

The line from this week’s Univision survey of Hispanic voters was “Hillary Clinton has a sizable advantage” over Republicans vying for the party’s nomination. True. But there are some encouraging signs for some GOP candidates. Spanish-speaking Jeb Bush presents as the closest rival to Clinton among Hispanics according to the Univision survey, so we will […]

For years, ideology has been a fairly stable measure of public opinion.  Here are the trend lines on ideology from the NBC–Wall Street Journal polling merge data among registered voters that typically contain 8,000–12,000 interviews per year: However, in the three NBC–Wall Street Journal surveys conducted so far this year (N=2,400 registered voters), we have […]

Late last week, Politico reported that the FCC is considering allowing phone companies to offer a service that blocks phone calls made by an automatic dialer.  While they are primarily targeting telemarketing phone calls, this regulation would be catastrophic to the political polling industry and would change the modern political campaign. While Public Opinion Strategies […]

Last year ended with lower energy prices and higher economic growth, and consumer confidence was on the rise.  The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index hit 98.1 this January, its highest mark since January 2004. But the Obama economy is the Michael Corleone Godfather: Part III recession:  Just when you thought you were out, it pulls you […]

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