Analysis

Poll after poll shows that fixing the economy and getting people back to work is the number one issue on voters’ minds these days. But, our recent NBC/WSJ survey shows that 61{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of the country is concerned the federal government will spend too much money trying to boost the economy and as a result will […]

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. […]

While there are clearly some glimmers of hope for the GOP in the latest NPR survey, there is also some major cautionary notes. The biggest caution of all is that – on four major issue battles, the Democrats have the advantage. This analysis results are based on a bipartisan survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies […]

Four major newspaper publishers have filed for bankruptcy since December of last year. The Rocky Mountain News in Denver has now entirely ceased to exist. With the Seattle Post-Intelligencer having produced its final print edition after 150 years of publishing and now going entirely on-line and its publisher, Hearst Corporation, considering doing the same soon […]

Barack Obama is catching a cold on his economic policies. Sure, his numbers are a lot healthier than George W. Bush’s were in the last years of his Presidency, but there is danger in the data for Democrats. This analysis results are based on a bipartisan survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies together with Greenberg, […]

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