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Pollster Analysis: Obama Not Losing Support From Independents

Pollster | Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...support for Obama has not plummeted among independents, and that needs to be clarified before it becomes erroneous conventional wisdom. It especial...

Much Good Is Done By Government Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Lost in the inflammatory rhetoric is what our government and its dedicated public servants accomplish every day -- the delivery of vital services to deal with seemingly intractable problems.

Re: Liberal Democrats and Obama - Response to Chris Bowers

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My friend Chris Bowers posted a thoughtful response to my column from this week, which argued that only a small fraction of liberal Democrats have gro...

Liberal Democrats and Obama Approval

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Does Barack Obama have a liberal revolt on his hands? If you read progressive blogs, you would say yes, but if you talk to a representative sample of ...

More on Gibbs and Gallup

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Our own Kristen Soltis and Charles Franklin have more on Robert Gibbs' verbal scuffle with Gallup posted at Politico Arena. Soltis: Here's how I thi...

Gallup vs. Gibbs: Coverage of Trackers Provides Window for Criticism

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

As Mark noted in his Outliers post, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacked the use of Gallup's daily tracking data today, quipping that "if...

How 'Polls' Rank in the Google Zeitgeist

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for the week manages to combine polling, the Google 2009 Zeitgeist list, the Gallup Poll and Rasmussen. Click here to read it all. Also, sin...

Yet Another Fight Over Party ID

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Few things are more perennial in the survey world than partisan attacks on high profile polls that produce a result that partisans don't like. More of...

Nationally, Schools Suck, Local Schools Are Fine

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

The media never have anything good to say about public schools and haven't since the years before Sputnik which went up in 1957.

A Pollster's Advice: Don't Trust the Polls on Health Reform's Demise

Jeremy Rosner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Rosner

If polls about policy proposals don't accurately predict legislative outcomes, why do so many people focus on them?

Is the Republican Jihad Making the Party More Popular and Electable?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

The Republican playbook on disinformation, obstruction and disruption hasn't been working. In fact, the newest state by state polling data from Gallup, shows it's been backfiring.

How Fast Does Approval Fall?

Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Franklin

David Brooks commented in his column yesterday "All presidents fall from their honeymoon highs, but in the history of polling, no newly elected Ameri...

Federal Reserve Has Lowest Job Approval Rating; CDC, NASA Top List: Poll

Gallup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a time when Americans are discouraged about the direction of the country and hesitant about the scope of President Barack Obama's federal budget pl...

Sahil Kapur

Despite Dip In Job Approval, 67 Percent View Obama As "A Strong, Decisive Leader": Gallup Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's job approval ratings may have dipped recently in the wake of tough legislative battles, but a significant majority of the public con...

Americans, Not Washington, Will Determine Health Care. So Where's the Grassroots Movement?

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

When President Obama takes his case for health care to the American people tonight, his job is this: re-energize the large base of Americans who were adamant about the issue a year ago.

Gallup Poll: Iraq War A "Mistake," Says 58 % Of US Public

Huffington Post | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fifty-eight percent of the American public now believes the invasion of Iraq was a "mistake," according to a new Gallup poll. Gallup found this to be...

Sahil Kapur

Most Favor Health Care Reform In New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds wide public support for overhauling health care this year. There is, however, concern about its high costs and the i...

Healthcare: 'Losing the Message War?'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Is Obama losing the message war on health care? That was the question implied by my post yesterday, and it's the question that Chuck Todd and his coll...

Congress, the F-22 and the Monkey on Our Back

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Anybody who has lived with an addict knows about denial. So it goes with Congress and defense spending. Case in point this week is the F-22, a gold-plated Cold War barnacle.

On Health Care, Americans Trust Obama And Dems Far More Than GOP: Poll

Huffington Post | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it comes to reforming the U.S. health care system, Americans are more confident in Barack Obama (58%) and Congressional Democrats (42%) than Cong...

GOP Increasingly Unpopular With Republicans

Huffington Post | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Gallup poll finds GOP support plummeting among the Republican base. Almost 4 out of 10 (38%) Republicans and Republican-leaning independents ha...

The Real GOP Bench Is Hiding From the Ones on TV and Radio

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Any Republican who wants a political future is waiting it out. Let the unelected wing of the party fight over Sotomayor, the Budget, the economy and the two wars. This is the best strategy.

The Republican Party is a Mess

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The GOP is simply out of touch with the rest of the country and has a very long way to go to regain relevance in American politics.

Europe and its Muslims: A Gap of Trust

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kamran Pasha

European Muslims love their countries and want to integrate. It is now up to their host countries to welcome them into a new partnership that will be critical to the future of Europe and the world.

Poverty Fueling Muslim Anti-West Tendencies: Study

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Joblessness and poverty are a more potent source of tension between Muslims and wider European and U.S. society than religious differen...