Independents on the Issues in 2014: What’s up now?
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A post earlier this week showed Independents are very supportive of Congressional Republican candidates and have made major gains since the government shutdown in October 2013. A review of the key issues facing voters in 2014 suggests Republicans can maintain that momentum through the November mid-term elections. While Independents do favor increasing the minimum wage, […]

According to the last five national exit polls, when a majority of Independents vote for Congressional candidates from one party, that party controls Congress. Independents helped to flip the House of Representatives to Democrats in 2006 and they helped flip the House back to Republicans in 2010. My September 2013 post titled “What’s up with […]

Following the global unity accompanying the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the world was witness to what Secretary of State John Kerry referred to as “an act of aggression” by Russia. The ongoing international crisis between Russia and the Ukraine over Crimea has heightened diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Russia, while simultaneously grabbing the public’s […]

As noted earlier this week, voters have an initial negative reaction to the health care law with stronger opposition to the health care law than support (34{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} support/45{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} oppose/20{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} no opinion).   This support/oppose question, though, does not tell the whole story about how voters are feeling about the ACA. We asked a very interesting question […]

As President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech last week, virtually all Americans (91{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) surveyed in the latest NBC/WSJ poll* said that creating jobs should be an absolute priority for the President and Congress to address. Indeed, just 28{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} said they are satisfied with the state of the U.S. economy today, versus 71{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} […]

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