New NPR Poll Released.

The NPR bi-partisan polling team of Glen Bolger from Public Opinion Strategies and Stan Greenberg from Greenberg Quinlan, Rosner Research just released a new survey this morning. The survey found:  A new NPR poll shows that President Obama’s job approval rating is still high — 59 percent — and among likely voters surveyed, the Democratic […]

How long will Americans look in the rear-view mirror? Not that Long.

Everyone knows President Bush left office with record disapproval rating of 67{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} (from January 2009 NBC/WSJ survey). And it’s been part and parcel of the Democratic strategy to continue running against the former president. The Democrats who run campaigns aren’t idiots; they did it because it worked. So, how long will the Bush Hangover last? […]

A More Political Look at Economic Mobility

Ron Brownstein, one of the sharpest political analysts in the media today, took an in-depth look at the recently released survey project on economic mobility conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Ron focused on the Americans views on this country as a meritocracy, and how that may impacts Obama’s goal of significantly […]

POS in the News, 3/16/09

Mark Blumenthal of Pollster.com discusses last week’s posts here at TQIA: The highly respected Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies has started a new company blog. In a busy first week: Bill [McInturff] looks at how long it takes consumer confidence to return, Glen Bolger reviews the Pew Economic Mobility study they conducted with Democratic […]

Wireless Household Study By State

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report detailing estimates of wireless-only households and adults by state.  For researchers this information is a valuable resource because it is the only known estimate by state of wireless-only households.   I was surprised to learn that one in four adults (25.1%) in Oklahoma are in […]

POS in the News, 3/13/09

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Gerald Seib writes: But William McInturff, a Republican pollster who is co-director of The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, notes that an approval rating in the 60% range is about where new presidents often find themselves about now. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were in the same range at […]

Once Confidence Is Shaken, It Takes A While To Stir.

(This post was co-authored by Bill McInturff and Julia Sprague) Public Opinion Strategies has been fascinated by the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI) for some time now. The MCSI is a monthly survey, with data available by month since 1978 and by quarter from 1952-1977, which gauges confidence among U.S. consumers. Given the current recession […]

New Survey/Focus Group Findings on Economic Mobility Released

Public Opinion Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research completed a research study for the Economic Mobility Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. The research measured perceptions of the American Dream and perceptions toward Economic Mobility. The study found a strong belief that individual factors such as hard work and drive play key roles in economic mobility.

Think you’ve been ‘push polled’? Maybe not

(This article was originally published by Politico.com on November 19, 2007) As recent reports about “push polling” on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s religious affiliation make their way through the newspapers and the blogosphere, I thought it might be helpful to provide a brief pollster’s guide to what constitutes a push poll and what doesn’t. […]

POS in the News, 3/12/09

Patrick Lanne is quoted in an article in the Daily Gazette about the 20th Congressional District race in New York: “It’s not the district that Jerry Solomon had,” said Patrick Lanne of Wilton, a pollster for the Tedisco campaign. […] So what are voters looking for in a candidate? Often they vote based on personality […]

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