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GOP to Latinos: E Pluribus Unum

(38) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 9:40 AM

Latinos in the United States are a diverse community, but Republicans have found a powerful common denominator that has created a strong sense of unity among Latinos. Message: Tell Latinos we simply don't want you around these parts. For their efforts, especially efforts to block immigration reform and their xenophobic...

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The Latino Vote in 2012 and the Depth of the GOP Problem

(51) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 7:53 AM

Former Governor Mitt Romney ran a very competitive race for the Presidency, but the anatomy of his defeat marks a real turning point for the Republican Party. The white vote is shrinking and an African-American candidate can win nationally with less than 40 percent of white support. As we consider...

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Free Rudwan Dawod Now: US-based Human Rights Activist Stands Trial in Sudan

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 4:13 PM

Rudwan Dawod is a humanitarian, and human rights activist, currently leading a reconciliation project in South Sudan for the U.S.-based NGO Sudan Sunrise. Rudwan, a student and U.S. resident living in Oregon and expecting his first child with his American wife, Nancy, has worked at his peril to...

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A Slight Advantage for Obama

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 9:41 PM

Recently John Zogby spoke at the CompTIA Annual Members Meeting. The following is an excerpt from his remarks.

Our latest JZ Analytics poll, from three weeks ago, shows Obama ahead 45 percent to 36 percent. Two newer polls have Obama and Romney at 45 percent each.

The race is very...

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Is There a Mitt Romney Ceiling of 25%?

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 12:54 PM

This was the percentage of the vote the former governor received in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, a figure he never superceded in pre-caucus polls nor in the actual vote in 2012. It was enough for a close race but it shows some weaknesses in his bid for the White House....

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Think Newt Can't Win the White House? Think Again

(321) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 10:32 AM

Newt Gingrich has not won the Republican nomination for president yet. Given his history and temperament, he has a long way to go. He certainly has a record of torching himself just when things are riding high, but with three weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses he can neither...

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Manute Bol, South Sudan's Independence, and Emerging Arab Spring

(3) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 3:26 PM

The late NBA legend Manute Bol has become an icon. And as South Sudan stands ready to become the world's poorest nation, there is hope and heroism amidst the horror of daily life.

As South Sudan celebrates independence this July 9th two very different groups are turning to the late...

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Will Obama's Comeback Hold? Our Poll Says He Has a Lot of Work to Do

(85) Comments | Posted February 17, 2011 | 4:37 PM

President Barack Obama has had a comeback in national polling, but when the 2012 campaign gets going, the real indicator will be those swing states that decide Presidential elections. Obama won most of those swing states in 2008, but Republicans reversed that in last year's midterms.

An interactive poll of...

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2010 Poll: Egyptians Dislike Obama, See U.S./Israel as "Threats," Want Clergy More Political

(149) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 1:08 PM

The Egyptian people aren't thinking about the U.S. as they take to the streets against the rule of Hosni Mubarak, but they will certainly judge how we have dealt with their insurrection. Based on our polling done there last summer, we do know that Egyptians are disappointed with President Barack...

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Great Democrats: FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, Andrew Breitbart

(82) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 4:15 PM

What's certain in the election of 2010 is that both parties are going to have to bring out their base. Republicans have done a good job, to date, firing up conservatives by holding up a stop sign in an effort to prevent major Obama administration initiatives. While they weren't able...

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A Note to Nate

(168) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 3:19 PM

To Nate Silver:

Congratulations to you. You have gained a lot of attention and are on the threshold of attaining even more. With these well wishes, from someone who has also achieved a good deal, be alerted to your new responsibilities. To date you have many fans. But the real...

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Manute Bol: The Real NBA Hero

(37) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 12:22 PM

Manute was a majestic presence. It wasn't just his height but the fact that he emanated all the emotional pain he has witnessed, the physical pain that he bore, and the dogged determination that he represented. He was so much more than an NBA legend. He was living proof that...

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The Catholic Church: A Failed Institution?

(104) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 2:58 PM

It's a tough time to be an institution in America.

That's the take-home message from some recent polls conducted by my polling outfit, Zogby International. In February, we released a poll revealing the truly abysmal levels of confidence Americans have in many historically significant...

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70% Say Country "Dangerously Divided" by Health Care Debate

(199) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 12:25 PM

Over the past 10 months, we have partnered on nearly a dozen projects that have surveyed more than 30,000 likely voters. Unlike previous surveys where we have agreed in our analysis, in this one we have differences.

Our latest survey, taken immediately after the U.S. House passed the health...

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Cable Television News 3.0: My Proposal

(4) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 5:39 PM

Now I realize that what follows here might be characterized as biting the hand that has fed me. If it hadn't been for cable news networks I wouldn't be nearly as well known and my company would have had to fight much harder for attention. Now I am older and...

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Obama Approve/Disapprove Reach Parity

(20) Comments | Posted March 16, 2010 | 4:18 PM

Recently Matt Drudge used a curious headline "Obama Approve/Disapprove Reach Parity" to link to the RealClearPolitics Average, which now shows the President with a 49% approval rating and a 46% disapproval rating. To us, this revelation was far from shocking; it is the extension of a trend we have seen...

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Health Care Reform: Caddell and Schoen Have It Wrong

(125) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 4:48 PM

A few crocuses have braved the snow, but it's been a long winter in Washington. It started in August, with the town hall meetings on health care reform. The latest icy blast was the March 12 Washington Post opinion piece ("Democrats' Blind Ambition") aimed at Obama and congressional...

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Seeds of the Summit

(35) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 6:16 PM

We know that we are in the pundit minority but we do not think the health care summit was a failure. Our thought is that Democrats, Republicans, and Americans emerged winners. It was an extraordinary demonstration that getting opponents together, in front of the public, demonstrates the knowledge and empathy...

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Americans Have a Prescription for Congressional Health Care Delirium

(21) Comments | Posted February 9, 2010 | 5:12 PM

With their metaphors as mixed as their messages, some Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are scrambling to pass health care reform this week, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) says, "We're not on health reform now," and Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus (D, MT) says...

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Boiling Tea

(711) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 1:49 PM

Co-authored by Zeljka Buturovic, PhD

The attitude toward the Tea Party movement is an emerging division in the American electorate. Those who support and those who oppose the Tea Party agenda are often as different as conservatives and progressives. The Tea Party attitude is more predictive of President Barack...

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