POS In The News, 4/17/09

Howey Politics Indiana reported on the the tax protests that occured on April 15th, mentioning the POS poll conducted earlier this month about tax caps. Speaker Bauer began his April 15 tax day in a rather bizarre mode, too. First, he killed the property tax caps even though a recent Public Opinion Strategies Poll showed […]

Recession Ending This Year, A Good Thing For Democrats in 2010?????

(The article was co-authored by Matthew Jason.) The Wall Street Journal released its latest monthly poll of leading economists this week, and the average prediction of the 53 economists interviewed on the survey was that the recession the United States is experiencing will be in the past by September. Does this mean the recovery is […]

Western States Round-Up

I first posted on the positive trends in Western States last month.  The positive movement witnessed last month is holding. Obama Approval President Obama’s approval rating continues its descent in the West.  Last month, we reported a 56{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} approval rating, with 37{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} disapproving of the job he is doing as President.  That marked a ten […]

Gore’s Invention Is A Necessity for GOPers Seeking to Reach Young Voters

(This article was co-authored by Jim Hobart.) While many of these blog posts have centered on the need for Republicans to focus on improving with Independents, there are several other key subgroups Republicans need to target if they are to begin to enjoy widespread success on Election Day once again. One of these groups is […]

POS In The News, 4/16/09

Mark Blumenthal of Pollster.com answers the question of what pollsters are doing at this point in the election cycle, which includes watching the generic ballot trend. He includes a quote from Glen Bolger’s blog post explaining the significance of the recent NPR poll results. Over at the Public Opinion Strategies blog TQIA, Glen Bolger explains […]

A Contradiction in Data

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the Republican standing on the generic ballot being significantly better off now than four (and two) years ago.   Amy Walter from the Hotline made the following comment on my Facebook page: “Thanks for the smart post Glen. It’s also interesting to note the tightening of the generic even as […]

POS In The News, 4/15/09

In The Bellingham Herald, Neil Newhouse was interviewed about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s possible reasons  for attending an anti-abortion banquet in Indiana. Palin is playing it safe by attending an event where “dissenting voices are likely to be far and few between,” said Neil Newhouse, a Republican strategist and pollster for Public Opinion Strategies in […]

Better Off Than We Were Four Years Ago

In the last off-year elections, Republicans trailed by eight to 15 points on the generic ballot from the summer  of 2005 throughout 2006.  The challenge wasn’t simply Katrina — the slippage came prior to then, as pre-surge Iraq proved to be a mess.  The deficit on the generic ballot remained in double digit range throughout 2008. In case you […]

Lori Weigel on KBDI tonight

Lori Weigel will be on KBDI (Channel 12 – PBS) in Denver tonight (Tuesday April 14) to discuss the future of the Colorado Republican Party on the Aaron Harber Show. The show airs tonight at 8 p.m. MDT (10 p.m. EDT) and will also re-air Wednesday (April 15) at 5 p.m. MDT (7 p.m. EDT.)

POS In The News, 4/14/09

Howey Politics Indiana reports on the April 1-2 poll that showed that people in Indiana support property tax caps. An April 1-2 Public Opinion Strategies Poll shows overwhelming support for property tax caps in Indiana. House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer’s (second from left) refusal to allow a vote on the caps could be setting Democrats […]

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