Not All Quiet on the Western Front

The West proved to be a pivotal battleground n the 2008 elections, both at the presidential level and in the success of Democrats to boost their majorities in the House and Senate.  Yet, current polling data seems to indicate that Western voters may be laggards when it comes to their support of all things Democrat. […]

The National Debt DOES Matter!

Poll after poll shows that fixing the economy and getting people back to work is the number one issue on voters’ minds these days. But, our recent NBC/WSJ survey shows that 61{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of the country is concerned the federal government will spend too much money trying to boost the economy and as a result will […]

POS In The News, 3/27/09

Gene Ulm was interviewed on KCRW on American Populism in the 21st century. The link to listen is here.

More Misery (Index)

The current Misery Index (the unemployment and inflation rates combined) is 8.34 and rising. The unemployment rate alone was 8.1{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}. While history shows the unemployment rate can drop one point in three months once it comes off its peak, it also shows that it then takes six to nine months to drop every point thereafter. […]

Issues? I Don’t Even Know You!

While there are clearly some glimmers of hope for the GOP in the latest NPR survey, there is also some major cautionary notes. The biggest caution of all is that – on four major issue battles, the Democrats have the advantage. This analysis results are based on a bipartisan survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies […]


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POS In The News, 3/24/09

On Real Clear Politics, Stuart Rothenberg discusses the partisan interpretations of the recent NPR poll. Nobody is under oath, so I suppose that it’s too much to expect “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” especially when it comes to press releases, headlines and even reputable pollsters. But I was disappointed to […]

POS in the News, 3/26/09

Rebekah Sanders from the Arizona Republic reports on a poll of local support for the Phoenix Coyotes Support for the Phoenix Coyotes may be faltering among the team’s closest neighbors, the residents of Glendale, according to a poll released Wednesday by conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity. Less than a quarter of Glendale voters surveyed […]

POS in the News, 3/23/09

Mark Blumenthal mentions a few of our pollsters’ blog posts on Glen Bolger reviews what his NPR/Greenberg/POS survey says about Obama’s economic policies (update: also adds cautions for GOP). Stephen Kinney considers the declining relevance of print media.

POS In The News, 3/25/09

Michael Barone of AEI mentions the results of the NPR survey Last Wednesday, I noted that Republicans are now running even or slightly ahead in the generic vote for Congress in two respected national polls. On Friday, Charlie Cook noted the same results. He pointed out that the NPR survey shows Independents favoring Republicans 38-24 […]

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