Obamanomics: Voters are either supportively hopeful or doubtfully supportive

When POS’ Obama: 100 Days In survey asked Americans how they felt about President Obama’s economic polices, most American found themselves hopeful but firmly in the middle. Only a handful (13{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) count themselves among supporters who are confident that the new president’s economic policies will work. SHOCK: The new president can only count on one-in-four […]

Whoa — What’s This? A Compelling GOP Message? Finally!

Back in the good old days (pre-2005), Republicans used to have messages that resonated with voters.  In the 2006 cycle, the illegal immigration message tested well, but it did not end up moving swing voters who were more focused on Iraq and the economy.  In 2008, we finally started getting traction with the need for […]

100 Day Survey Results

Public Opinion Strategies just completed a national survey of voters, drilling down on attitudes both toward Barack Obama and toward the Republican Party. Along with key measures of attitudes toward the President, the Congress, and the Republican Party, the survey takes an in-depth look at attitudes towards Obama’s economic policies, concerns about his Presidency, his […]

POS In the News, 4/27/09

Josh Kraushaar discusses the idea of voters seeking checks and balances in the next election with Glen Bolger and Neil Newhouse on Politico’s blog The Scorecard. Our latest national survey provides strong evidence that voters are concerned that they have given too much power to one political party and that Republicans can provide a check […]

Anyone For Tea?

Last week brought us tax day, and for some that meant standing in long lines at the post office scrambling to submit returns on time, while for others it meant going out to tea. Yes, tens of thousands of protestors staged “tea parties” around the country last Wednesday to demonstrate their angst over taxes, government […]

Is America Becoming A Center-Left Nation?

This was the topic of discussion on a recent MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) show that I appeared on. As I commented on the show there are many different ways to look at this, but overall I think the answer is “no.” Consider some of the social attitudes that Public Opinion Strategies has been tracking for […]

POS In The News, 4/21/09

The LA Times Top of the Ticket blog mentions Gene Ulm’s post on about the misery index. Gene Ulm has an interesting examination of the Misery Index, the combination of the unemployment and inflation rates. Of the 15 midterm elections in the last 60 years, Ulm notes fully 13 have been “change” elections, meaning the […]

An In-Depth Look At The Generic Ballot

Last week, I posted a couple of entries looking at the tightening of the generic ballot (in comparison to 2005-2008) despite the challenges that remain for the GOP.  This post looks at key subgroups — other than GOPers, Independents, and Dems (they were covered last week) — on the generic ballot. The most striking finding […]

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