Posted Jun 08, 2015 at 4:13 PM by Maurice Berger
Here is PollTrack's 9 June 2015 ranking of announced and presumptive candidates, from most to least likely to prevail:
1. Scott Walker
2. Jeb Bush
3. Marco Rubio
4. Rand Paul
5. Mike Huckabee
6. John Kasich
7. George Pataki
8. Ted Cruz
9. Rick Santorum
10. Lindsey Graham
11. Carly Fiorina
12. Ben Carson
13. Chris Christie
14. Donald Trump
14. Rick Perry
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Quinnipiac, voters trust Obama and Democrats more than Republicans, by a 53% to 36% margin, to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Pollster Peter Brown writes: "Voters see
Republicans as more likely to be obstructionist, and have less
confidence in their ability to come up with the right solution to the
nation's financial woes."
Posted Dec 07, 2011 at 1:19 AM by Maurice Berger
A poll by Pew Research reports that the Tea Party, since the 2010 midterm elections, "has not
only lost support nationwide, but also in the congressional districts
represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus." The survey concludes: "More Americans say they disagree (27%) than agree (20%)
with the Tea Party movement. A year ago, in the wake of the sweeping GOP
gains in the midterm elections, the balance of opinion was just the
opposite: 27% agreed and 22% disagreed with the Tea Party." Although this decline may have an effect on the general election next fall, PollTrack believes that Tea Party influence will still effect the GOP primaries, where a smaller number of voters overall intensify the power of the waning, but still active party.
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at 1:14 AM by Maurice Berger
While a number of Republican candidates for president reject the idea of global warming, most Americans believe in it. A survey Yale University survey reports that 53% of Republicans, 71% of independents and 78% of Democrats said they believe global warming is real. Interestingly, on 34% of who self-identify as members of the Tea Party believe in global warming; 53% do not.
Posted Aug 09, 2011 at 1:00 AM by Maurice Berger
In the wake of last week's debt crisis, a New York Times/CBS News poll reports that the Tea Party is now viewed unfavorably by 40% of the public; just 20% hold a favorable opinion.
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at 2:15 AM by Maurice Berger
A CBS News poll reports that Americans "are unimpressed with their political leaders' handling of the
debt ceiling crisis." But their is a big divide between public perceptions of the GOP vs the President's handling of the crisis. Just 21% approve of Republican congressional
resistance to raising taxes; a whopping 71% disapprove. 43%, however, approve of President Obama's
handling of the negotiations. Still, 48% said they
disapproved. So overall, the public appears to have little patience for the way these negotiations are being handled.
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.
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at 1:25 AM by Maurice Berger
A new Quinnipiac poll reports that the Tea Party remains popular with only a small sector of Americans; now, only 12% of voters consider themselves part of
the Tea Party movement. Earlier surveys have shown support as high as 14%, still minor support. 30% of voters hold a favorable opinion of the Tea Party; 31%, unfavorable.
Posted Apr 01, 2010 at 1:56 AM by Maurice Berger
Sarah Palin remains a polarizing figure in American politics, according to a new Washington
Post poll. She's remains popular with those respondents who view the Tea Party movement
favorably--with a 60% favorable rating--as well as conservative Republicans, garnering a whopping 71% positive rating. At the other end of the spectrum, 85% of liberal DEmocrats have an unfavorable view of the former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate. Overall, 55% of Americans say they view Palin unfavorably.
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at 4:31 AM by Maurice Berger
A new CNN/Opinion Research poll reports suprising strength for the Tea Party movement: "The poll indicates that about 24 percent of the public generally
favors the Tea Party movement but has not taken any actions such as
donating money or attending a rally. Adding in the 11 percent who say
they are active, a total of 35 percent could be described as Tea Party
supporters. That larger group is also predominantly male,
higher-income, and conservative. Some 45 percent of all Americans say they don't know enough about
the Tea Party to have a view of the movement; one in five say they
oppose the Tea Party. According to the survey, most Tea Party activists describe themselves as Independents."