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Gay Houston Mayor Candidate Annise Parker Ahead In Polls

The Associated Press | Juan A. Lozano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) HOUSTON -- Houston's openly gay city controller has pulled ahead in the race to be mayor of the nation's fourth largest city, just two days befor...

KY: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 3/2)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Rasmussen 3/2/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Kentucky 2010 Senate 46% Grayson (R), 33% Mongia...

US: National Survey (F&M 2/2-8)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Franklin & Marshall 2/2-8/10; 920 adults, 3.2% margin of error 767 registered voters 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (F&M releas...

The 10 Worst Movie Trailers Of All Time (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy


Scott McInnis Denies Ties To Polls That Show Him Ahead In Gubernatorial Race

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new group headed by Republican operative Sean Tonner released a poll Thursday that should make gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis happy. The pol...

Colorado Policy Center Poll: More Than Half Of Coloradans Believe TABOR Should Be Repealed

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Nearly half of Colorado voters think the state is off on the wrong track, although those in the Denver area are more positive, according to a new poll...

Those Bobblehead Polls on Health Care

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

Most of the public is confused about the health care debate, and a substantial segment doesn't know much about specific proposals. When they answer the questions in the polls, they respond in an almost random fashion.

Nate Silver: Health Care Is Hazardous to Poll Numbers for Grassley, Other Senators | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things about the so-called Gang of Six -- the group of Senators to which Max Baucus issued an exclusive invitation to participate in health...

Maine Campaign Heats Up; "No on 1" Fights Back

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Polls show gay marriage losing narrowly in Maine, but a new TV ad with Maine's 2005 Teacher of the Year may help turn the tide.

The Right Shoves Obama Even More Rightward

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Right isn't just dominating the political debate. It has driven Obama -- not to the center; he was never really anywhere else politically -- but to the right of center on some issues.

Jason Linkins

Investor's Business Daily Publishes Ludicrous Poll Claiming 45% Of Doctors Would Quit Over Reform | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, kids! Have you heard the one about the poll that indicates that 65% of doctors are against health care reform, and that 45% of doctors hate it s...

Poll: Support For Afghan War At All-Time Low

CNN Politics | Paul Steinhauser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Support for the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time low, according to a new national poll. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey r...

Continetti's unlikely case for Palin

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Least plausible political argument I've seen today -- Matthew Continetti's Wall Street Journal op-ed claiming Sarah Palin's "poll numbers among indep...

Californians Don't Trust State Government: Poll

LA Times | Cathleen Decker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Institute survey finds two-thirds expect bad economic times in the next year, and half fear job loss. But the survey also uncovers stron...

Instant Reaction Polls: A Pre-Speech Primer

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The odds are good that after Obama's health care address, at least two television networks will release results from "instant reaction" surveys. Odds are almost as good that pundits will misread those surveys.

President Obama will Pay Lip Service to the Public Option in his Congress Speech, and Scrap it Later

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The mixed signal from Obama and the flat rejection by Baucus is simply the latest in the long line of neon bright warnings that the public option will go when it's crunch time.

WSJ vs. WSJ on 2009 elections

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Wall Street Journal, 11/3/09: Republicans Are Poised for Gains in Key Elections Outcomes in New York, New Jersey and Virginia Are Unlikely to Forecas...

The Poll Is Dead; Long Live the Poll

Adam Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adam Rose

Pollsters treat polling more like a science, when it's really an art. The question is, why pretend it's something it isn't?

Dear Britain: "Get Out of Afghanistan, So We Can Get Out"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Like the majority of Britons, the majority of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan.

Health Care Failure Could Mean Electoral Disaster: Dems

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The poll slide Congressional Dems are enduring right now has increased pressure on Dems to succeed on health care this year, Democratic aides privatel...

Public Opinion and Health Care: Fearmongering on the Right

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Moore

When forced to express an opinion specifically about Obama's plan, most poll respondents will. But if permitted, they will also admit that they really don't know much about it.

Obama Poll Watch [August 2009] -- Obama's Base Support Erodes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news for Obama fans continues to be bad this month. There may be a faint glimmer of a spark of hope in the numbers -- but that's about all I can promise here, sorry about that.

Understanding Obama's Poll Slide | Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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

Republicans Are From Mars

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

If you ever thought there was a cultural difference between Republicans and Democrats, check out this survey by MediaCurves Just click the play butto...

Obama Losing Support Among Democrats

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Obama is now firmly between a rock and a hard place. Liberal Democrats want a strong health care reform bill with a public option. Republicans and more conservative Democrats disagree.