Posted Feb 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "despite the announcement of historic reforms late last year that would shift China's economy to a more consumer-driven model, Americans still see China in the same, mostly unfavorable, way they did in early 2013. Forty-three percent of U.S. adults say they have a very or mostly favorable opinion of China, while 53% see it very or mostly unfavorably."
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at 7:43 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "a clear majority of Americans, 59%, still view Hillary Clinton favorably a year after she left her post as secretary of state. Clinton's current rating is noticeably lower than the 64% she averaged while serving in President Barack Obama's cabinet."
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at 7:53 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Kansas reports that conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback slightly trails Democratic challenger Paul Davis un his re-election race by +2%, 42% to 40%. Brownback would appear to be in trouble in the state: "Only 33% of voters in the state approve of the job Brownback is doing, compared to 51% who disapprove."
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Public Policy Polling in New Hampshire reports that Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leads possible GOO challenger Scott Brown by +9%, 47% to 38%.
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Star Tribune in Minnesota reports that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton heads into his re-election race with the highest job approval rating of his term: 58% think Dayton is doing a good job; 29% say they disapprove.
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Baltimore Sun in Maryland reports that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown holds a significant lead in the Democratic contest for governor over Douglas Gansler, 35% to 14%, with Heather Mizeur aat 10%; 40% remain undecided.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM by Maurice Berger
A just released Hawaii poll reports that the Democratic incumbent US Senator, Brian Schatz, may be in trouble in his reelection bid. The survey reports that Democratic U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has pulled ahead of Schatz in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, 48% to 40%, with 11% undecided.
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at 8:36 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Tampa Bay Times in Florida reports that Democrat Alex Sink holds a +7% lead over Republican David Jolly in the FL-13 special congressional election, 42% to 35%.
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at 7:36 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new analysis by Gallup, "Wyoming was the most conservative U.S. state in 2013, replacing Alabama, which fell to 10th place. The District of Columbia was once again the most liberal area in
the United States, with Vermont and Massachusetts having the highest
percentage of liberals among the 50 states." Here is Gallup's Chart:
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Gallup, a majority of Americans still disapprove of the healthcare law: "President Barack Obama defended his signature legislative
achievement, the Affordable Care Act, before Congress and the nation
last week in his State of the Union address, but public opinion toward
the law is little changed since November. Americans are still more
likely to disapprove (51%) than approve (41%) of the law." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at 8:31 AM by Maurice Berger
According to an analysis by The Monkey Cage, Republicans now have a 54% chance of retaking control of the U.S. Senate in this year's midterm elections: "Our initial Senate forecast for 2014 suggested that Republicans had a solid chance of taking back
the Senate. Now we want to show how they can do it. Our model
suggests, in fact, if Republicans win the Senate elections in only four
states -- Alaska, Louisiana, Iowa, and Montana -- then they are very
likely to take control of the chamber."
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM by Maurice Berger
Could the Kentucky U.S. Senate race this result result in a Democratic pickup? A new poll suggests that it's possible. The survey by Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass reports that Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes holds a modest +4%
advantage over GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 46% to
42%. One big problem the the Republican: his approval rating is under water at 32% to 60%.
Posted Feb 06, 2014 at 8:27 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the University of Florida reports that Democrat Charlie Crist leads incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in the race for governor, 47% to 40%.
Posted Feb 05, 2014 at 9:15 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Alaska reports that incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich "continues to lead his potential Republican opponents for reelection by small margins, and that third party candidates could play a spoiler role in helping him win this fall."
Posted Feb 04, 2014 at 7:35 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Washington Post/ABC News reports that a mere 37% of Americans say they have either a "good amount or a
great deal" of confidence in President Obama to make the right decisions
for the country's future; 63% do not. Congress doeseven less well in the survey: just 27% percent say they have confidence in congressional
Democrats to make the right decisions for the country; 72% do not. For the GOP, it's even worse with just 19% having confidence in Republicans, and 80% not.
The poll notes: "For the GOP, the lack of faith in their decision-making
includes their own followers. Just 36% of self-identified Republicans
say they believe their party's lawmakers will make good decisions. In
contrast, a majority of Democrats have confidence in their congressional
Posted Feb 03, 2014 at 6:05 PM by Maurice Berger
A poll by Washington Post-ABC News reports that former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton "trounces her potential primary rivals with 73%
of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, reinforcing a
narrative of inevitability around her nomination if she runs. Vice
President Biden is second with 12%, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is
third with 8%."