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What Would George Washington Do?

Barry Kibrick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

It is not the first time our nation has felt that we were headed in the wrong direction. In fact, the father of our country, George Washington, at one time also felt very disappointed in the direction of our newly-formed nation and was not afraid to state it.

Mark Blumenthal

Rasmussen Reports Founder Unexpectedly Out The Door | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Scott Rasmussen has left the automated-polling company that bears his name, according to a news release posted by the company on Thursday...

Why So Many People Believe Blacks Are America's Racists

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The far more insidious thing than accusing blacks of being America's top bigots is that it makes it much easier to ignore or outright assail laws, statutes, policies and initiatives that were hard fought over to put on the books to protect rights and eliminate discrimination.

Lucia Graves

Poll: 82 Percent Say U.S. Losing Drug War | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans believe overwhelmingly that the U.S. is losing the war on drugs and are unenthusiastic about spending more money to win it, ac...

Is Presidential Race a Dead Heat? We Really Don't Know

David Paul | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The unknowns as we head down to the wire are significant. If the ground game is not accurately taken into account, as Obama advisor David Axelrod suggests, no doubt polling firms are struggling to account for the air war as well.

The Rasmussen Difference

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

In addition to being the nation's most prolific pollster, Rasmussen gets a lot of attention, especially from conservative media outlets and pundits, because its polls consistently produce results more favorable to Republican candidates than the overall averages

House Effects, Back By Popular Demand

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

This graph shows point estimates of the survey house effects produced by my model (as of the evening of October 23, 2012). Negative house effects means that the pollster skews in a pro-Romney direction; positive house effects means that the pollster tends to overstate support for Obama.

Skewed Polls Nonsense

Simon Jackman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Set against this context, it is not unreasonable to ask if the polls could be wrong. But based on the evidence, it would be unreasonable to conclude that the polls are giving us a qualitatively incorrect impression of how the election is shaping up.

56 Percent Of Americans Want Legal Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of...

A Nation of Liars: Caught Up in a Tangled Web

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The behavior we so deplore in others is often just a reflection of what we've allowed in ourselves. Maybe if we want to stop being lied to, we need to first stop lying to ourselves.

Amanda Terkel

Poll: Majority Want U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan Within A Year | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that America would continue to have a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2...

Mark Blumenthal

Pollster's Leading Questions On Wisconsin Standoff | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid the ongoing protests and legislative standoff in Wisconsin, a new automated Rasmussen Reports survey purports to show more American...

America Speaks: Is the Country Headed in the Right Direction?

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

According to a new poll, a mere 23% of the country believe we're headed in the right direction. So I hit the streets to find out what people truly think. I asked "Is the country on the right track?" and here are the most common answers.

Mark Blumenthal

Likely Voters: How Statewide Pollsters Choose Them | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six years ago, I spent much of late October writing about how pollsters screen, model and otherwise select the "likely voters" they inte...

US-Generic Ballot: 51% Republican, 39% Democrat (Rasmussen 10/25-31)

Huffington Post | Carly Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen Reports 10/25-31/10; 3,500 likely voters, 2% margin of error Mode: Automated telephone interview (Rasmussen release) National 2010 House: ...

Poll: Tancredo Within Four Points Of Hickenlooper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo has moved within four points of Democrat John Hickenlooper in the race for Colorado Governor, accor...

US-Generic Ballot: 45% Republican, 42% Democrat (Rasmussen 9/27-10/3)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 9/27-10/3/10; 3,500 likely voters, 2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) National 2010 House: Generic Ballot 45% Re...

Too Close For Comfort? Tancredo Climbs Within Single Digits Of Hickenlooper In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rasmussen Reports has moved the Colorado Governor's race from its "Solid Democrat" category to "Leans Democrat" after its latest poll found American C...

Does the New CNN/Time Poll Put Governor Pat Quinn Back in the Game Against Bill Brady?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The poll reports that State Senator Brady leads Quinn 40%-38%. The Quinn camp is crazed with joy to be losing by two points.

Banks Pay Fines -- Won't Admit to Crimes Or Do Time

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

As banks settle fraud complaints, what has really been settled in the conflict with the bankers?

Mark Blumenthal

Rasmussen's on Bush Tax Cut: One Poll of Many | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"The people speak: Keep the Bush Tax Cuts." So reads the headline in today's New York Post. Really? I tend to flinch at declarations about the fee...

Bill Brady's Campaign Against Pat Quinn Stalls, New Poll Reveals

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Though Brady has gained no further traction since winning the GOP nomination, it is impossible to sugarcoat the results for Quinn. Grim.

Some Call for Complete Congressional Turnover

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Several political groups carrying the banner of self-governance are now shouting, "Enough." They believe that Americans are better off ruling themselves instead of relegating our affairs to "professional politicians."

Mark Kirk Slips In Polls Following Military Record Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a rough few weeks for Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk, his poll numbers have dipped slightly--and 63 percent of those surveyed found the sca...

Jason Linkins

Media vs. Money: What Is The Biggest Problem In Politics? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Andy Barr at Politico makes note of a Rasmussen poll that asked whether "media bias" or "the money that flows into campaigns" is a "bigger problem in ...