At some point, Sir Issac Newton is right, right?

Our friend over at, Mark Blumenthal, took an in-depth look at a question on the NBC/WSJ poll done by Peter Hart and Bill McInturff in a post entitled “When Does Gravity Begin for Obama.”

POS in the News, 3/10/09

WKOW reported on the MacIver Institute poll conducted by Gene Ulm: Wisconsin will elect a State Supreme Court justice and a new state school superintendent in the Spring election, and a newly released poll from the MacIver Institute for Public Policy finds nearly half the likely voters have not settled on a candidate in either […]

Dow Now

President Obama: “What I’m looking at is not the date-to-day gyrations of the stock market…” Well, he should be. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped more than 2,500 points and lost 27{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of its value since November 5. Why is this important? The market isn’t just for rich people anymore. And, it hasn’t been […]


Wow, I had no idea so many Americans were as fixated on Duke University’s basketball team as I am, mesmerized by their resurgence (5-0) since the insertion of Freshman guard Elliot Williams into the starting line-up. I mean, how else can one explain the dramatic improvement in the “mood of the country” (right direction/wrong track […]

POS in the News, 3/9/09

Sheboygan Shenanigans runs a press release from the MacIver Institute regarding a poll conducted by Gene Ulm: By overwhelming numbers, Wisconsinites think state government should cut spending rather than raise taxes to close the state’s nearly six billion dollar budget deficit according to a new statewide survey conducted for the MacIver Institute for Public Policy. “Wisconsinites […]

And now for some actual good news (sort of). . .

There’s a lot of interesting data in the NBC/WSJ poll, although much of it is good news for the Dems and sobering news for the GOP (there’s been so much sobering news the last four years I feel like drinking). However, one positive nugget for the GOP in the data deals with the economic stimulus […]

Been There, Done That

There’s been much discussion recently about President Obama’s high job approval and popularity, with most folks (wrongly) assuming his job approval numbers are extraordinarily high. So, it’s time to set the record straight… It’s true, clearly people like Barack Obama, as the President enjoys very high personal ratings. In this month’s NBC/WSJ poll that we […]

POS in the News, 3/6/09

Yael T. Abouhalkah, of the Kansas City Star, writes about a red light camera survey mentioned in yesterday’s POS in the News: Still, the findings came from the office of respected pollster Neil Newhouse. And they back up the general feeling that the public wants lawbreakers to be caught with the cameras, as long as […]

POS in the News, 3/5/09

Below are today’s excerpts from the media mentioning Public Opinion Strategies and our Partners. MSNBC’s First Read includes a quote from Bill McInturff on the NBC/WSJ poll results: While we have covered all the new administration’s ups and downs, it is absolutely clear which party has suffered the most in public opinion these first six […]

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