Posted Apr 29, 2011 at 12:43 AM by Maurice Berger
A just released McClatchy-Marist Poll reports that 40% of Americans approve of how President Obama is dealing with the economy;
57% disapprove. These numbers represent the lowest marks of his presidency.
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM by Maurice Berger
A just released Public Policy Polling survey reports that a mere 27% of Americans favor military intervention in Libya; 40% oppose it.
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 12:50 AM by Maurice Berger
A new American Research Group poll in South Carolina reports that Mike Huckabee now leads in another key early primary state for the 2012 GOP nomination. Huckabe comes in at with 20%, followed closely by Mitt Romney at 18%.
Donald Trump at 13% and Sarah Palin at 10%.
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at 1:55 AM by Maurice Berger
In yet another milestone for gay and lesbian rights in the United States, a new CNN/Opinion Research poll reports that 51% of Americans think marriages between lesbian and gay couples
should be legal; 47% believe the marriages should not be
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new Democracy Corps poll, the Republican plan to reduce the deficit is supported by 48% of respondents, "but
when voters learn almost anything about it, they turn sharply and
intensely against it . . . When the budget is
described -- using as much of Paul Ryan's description as possible --
support collapses to 36% with just 19% strongly supporting the plan. The
facts in the budget lose people almost immediately -- dropping 12
points. Putting the spotlight on this budget is damning. A large
majority of 56% oppose it, 42% strongly. The impact is much stronger
with seniors where support erodes from 48% to just 32%, with 57%
opposed. Support with independents drops from 55% to 43%."
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at 1:53 AM by Maurice Berger
A new ABC News/Washington Post Poll reports that even though President Obama's job approval rating has dropped to 47
percent, "he leads all potential GOP candidates.
In a head-to-head matchups, Obama leads Romney by 4 points, 49-45
percent; Huckabee by 6 points, 50-44 percent; Trump by 12 points, 52-40
percent; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., by 12 points; former Minnesota
Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Gingrich by 15 points each; and Palin by 17
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at 1:31 AM by Maurice Berger
A new McClatchy-Marist Poll suggests that President Obama remains vulnerable in his reelection effort. The survey reports that 44% of American voters say they definitely plan to vote against Obama next year; 37% definitely plan to vote for him; and 18%
are unsure. Still, the President bests all Republican challengers in the poll's hypothetical match ups: Mitt Romney does best against Obama, but still
trails, 46% to 45%, while Mike Huckabee trails by 48% to 43%.
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at 1:35 AM by Maurice Berger
A just released Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa reports that Mike Huckabee is way ahead in the 2012 GOP nomination race for president. Huckabee leads with 27%, followed by
Mitt Romney at 16%, Donald Trump at 14%, Newt Gingrich at 9%, Sarah
Palin at 8%, Michele Bachmann at 6%, Ron Paul at 6% and Tim Pawlenty at
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at 1:35 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Public Policy Polling, Donald Trump now leads the GOP pack for the 2012 GOP nomination for president, with
26%; Mike Huckabee follows with 17%, Mitt Romney at 15%, Newt Gingrich
at 11%, Sarah Palin at 8% and Ron Paul at 5%.
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at 1:52 AM by Maurice Berger
According last Friday's Gallup Daily tracking poll, President Obama's approval rating now ties his historic low, at 41%. The president has hot this number twice before: in August and October 2010.
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at 4:40 PM by Maurice Berger
Despite the enthusiasm of many Republicans for his policy's of Governor of New Jersey, Chris
Christie, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential
candidate in 2012, remains mostly unknown to most Americans. A new Gallup survey notes that "overall, 27% of Americans view him favorably and 22%
unfavorably. Among Republicans, his ratings are 41% favorable and 12%
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at 12:38 AM by Maurice Berger
In a troubling sign for the administration, a new Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll suggests that President Obama is in a poor position for retaking Florida in his 2012 reellction bid. Right now, only 34% of independent voters in Florida approve of
Obama's job performance. Both Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee
would now defeat the president in Florida if the election were held today.
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at 12:40 AM by Maurice Berger
A new Fox News poll show a closely matched GOP field for the 2012 nomination, with no potential Republican presidential candidate breaking out of a crowded field. Mike Huckabee is ahead with 15%; Mitt Romney is at 14%; Sarah
Palin at 12% and Donald Trump at 11%. Other candidates remain the the single digits.
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at 12:56 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "With President Obama officially announcing his candidacy for
re-election on Monday, the question of whom he will run against becomes
even more relevant. Three possible Republican candidates -- Mike
Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich -- are currently best situated
among Republicans nationwide in terms of name recognition and Gallup
Positive Intensity Scores. Sarah Palin and Ron Paul are also well known,
but generate lower net enthusiasm from those who know them. Of the less
well-known potential GOP candidates, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and
Tim Pawlenty have the highest Positive Intensity Scores." Here is Gallup's chart
Posted Apr 08, 2011 at 12:09 AM by Maurice Berger
A just released Neighborhood Research poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus-goers reports that Mike Huckabee leads the GOP pack with 21%,
followed by Mitt Romney at 14%, Donald Trump at 9%, Newt Gingrich at 8%,
Sarah Palin at 7%, Michele Bachmann at 5% and Tim Pawlenty at 4%.
Posted Apr 07, 2011 at 1:01 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, Mitt Romney leads the GOP presidential nomination race with 21%, followed
by Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee both at 17%. Newt Gingrich was in
fourth place with 11%, followed by Sarah Palin at 10% and Tim Pawlenty
Posted Apr 06, 2011 at 1:02 AM by Maurice Berger
Despite the state's overwhelming Democratic tilt, Massachusetts continues to support incumbent GOP U.S. Senator Scott Brown. An internal Democratic poll suggests his popularity is on the rise: "The survey, which has been seen by at least one D.C. insider and was
detailed for Salon, measured Brown's approval rating at 73% -- easily
surpassing the scores for Barack Obama and the state's two top
Democrats, Gov. Deval Patrick and Sen. John Kerry. It also found him
running over the magic 50% mark against every potential Democratic
challenger, and crushing the strongest perceived Democrats (Reps.
Michael Capuano and Ed Markey and former Rep. Marty Meehan) by
double-digit margins. The results only grew closer when respondents were
primed with negative information about Brown."
Posted Apr 05, 2011 at 1:00 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a just released Quinnipiac survvey, Republicans continue to lead Democrats in the generic congressional ballot, now by three points: 40% to 37%.
Posted Apr 04, 2011 at 12:39 AM by Maurice Berger
By and large, Americans support unions in their present-day squabbles with Republican governors. A new Gallup poll reports that 48% of Americans "agree more with the
unions in state disputes over collective bargaining for public employees, while 39% agree more with the governors."
Posted Apr 01, 2011 at 1:13 AM by Maurice Berger
A CNN/Opinion Research survey reports a considerable drop in support for the Tea Party, now at 32%, the lowest level of approval to date. Just as troubling for the party, 47% have
an unfavorable view of the movement, the higher disapproval recorded to date.