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Redefining Greatness (It's Complicated)

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Greatness demands both decisiveness and flexibility, courage and prudence, strength and vulnerability, action and introspection. The true measure of greatness is our capacity to navigate between varying opposites.

Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

Mark Blumenthal

Final Election 2010 Polls Diverge: Will It Be Tsunami Or Bad Storm? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than 24 hours before Election Day, widely varying poll results have political junkies scratching their heads. We have a lot of...

Gallup Goes All in: GOP Up 15 in Final LV Poll

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Gallup's final likely voter estimate has an excellent track record. But this year they are, for the first time in recent history, a true outlier.

The Real Unemployment Rate Is High... and Rising

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Since job creation is painstakingly slow and Republicans are and will be blocking all attempts to fund or create jobs, it will take years before there are enough jobs for all those that want to work.

Bridging the Enthusiasm Gap: Let's Be the Change

Larry Ottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Ottinger

Regardless of one's political views, there's every reason to be intensely motivated in the upcoming election, given the huge problems and needs that we face and the huge impact of current policy decisions.

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup Fires Back At Criticism Of Its Polling | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gallup Poll Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport posted an online response this morning to the critical analysis of the Gallup likely voter model by Emory Un...

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

New Poll: Republicans Win 447 House Seats, 113 Senate Seats

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Bourgeois

"Since we were unable to find any respondents who actually liked President Obama, we thought, 'What the hell, we might as well go negative.' It actually probably is accurate enough."

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup's Generic House Ballot: Why So Different? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why are some pollsters producing results among "likely voters" that vary, either over time or compared to other pollsters? A week ago, I offered a pri...

The Invisible Six Point Democratic Lead

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The drumbeat of the Democrats being beat like a drum is everywhere that Fox News can feed a tag line.

Families Trim Plans To Pay For College In Wake Of Bad Economy

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

American families are scaling back plans to pay for their children's college education as the stunted economic recovery continues to weigh on househol...

US: 46% Democrat, 46% Republican (Gallup 9/20-26)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Gallup 9/20-26/10; 3,148 registered voters, 2% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Gallup release) National 2010 Congress: Generic Ball...

The Gallup Poll's Bouncing "Generic" Ball

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Anyone following campaigns closely has seen the numbers and read the stories. Democrats are in trouble. One particularly salient point: last week's ...

Converting Gallup's Generic Ballot to Seats

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

On Saturday, political scientists at the American Political Science Association conference in Washington, D.C. will debut their models for predicting ...

Underestimating the Gallup likely voter edge?

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

The Gallup generic ballot has provided plenty of fodder with election analysts this summer. No clearer was the importance of the Gallup generic ballot...

Mark Blumenthal

Dems' Generic Ballot Poll Numbers Drop | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two national polls released today and over the weekend report very different results leading to very different conclusions: On Friday, under the he...

Labor's Popularity Struggles Amid Criticism of Public-Sector Unions

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Akito Yoshikane

With 46 percent of Americans saying that their power will decline in the coming years, can unions steer themselves back into favor?

GOP Up by 7 in Gallup Tracking Poll

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

If you heard a loud thump on Monday afternoon it just may have been the sound of worried Democrats hitting the panic button. Republicans now have their largest lead yet on the generic ballot -- 7 points.

College Graduates Drink More, Poll Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent poll, college graduates drink more than those with a high school degree or less. reports that 67 percent of people...

Ten Steps the U.S. Government Should Take to Stimulate the Economy, Encourage Businesses to Create Jobs -- And Cut the Federal Deficit

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Our weakened economy is not due to a lack of creativity or entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. We are hurting from misguided government policies that have imposed disincentives to hire workers and impose huge costs on job creators.

CNBC Panel on Improving Business Confidence Doesn't

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

CNBC put together a special panel on "Restoring Trust in Business." Interestingly, there was consensus on the panel about how to restore trust in business: It's the government's fault.

Confidence In Congress Falls To Lowest Level Since 1973

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress has become the least trusted institution in America in exchange for all of that work. It ranks below perennially reviled groups such as "big ...

Republican Voter Enthusiasm Advantage Halved In Past Month: Gallup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican registered voters' enthusiasm about voting in midterm elections this fall has dropped precipitously during the past month, cutting their en...

Republican Opinions on Environmentalism have Shifted Drastically in the Past 10 Years

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

In honor of Earth Day, Gallup has just released polling showing how American's opinions of the environmental movement have changed in the previous ten...