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Hubba-Hubba! Who Do You Trust?!

Based on the most recent poll on the NSA counter-terrorism program showing thin Democratic support and broad Republican opposition, it’s obvious that, yes, Republicans generally trust Republican governments to carry out surveillance efforts and Democrats generally trust Democratic governments. The … Continue reading
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Your Daily Bullshit from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)

He tweeted this yesterday: Gallup polls released today: George W. Bush’s current approval rating, 49%.Barack Obama’s current approval rating, 47%. — Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) June 11, 2013 Yeah? And the congressional Republicans’ approval rating is 22 percent, according to … Continue reading
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Note to American People: Republicans Hold State Office, Too

Interesting results from the new Washington Post ABC News poll: Just 23% of Americans believe the Republican Party is “in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today,” while 70% believe that it is “out of … Continue reading
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Frustrating Poll of the Day

Ugh. A majority of voters believe President Obama has been no better than his immediate predecessor, President George W. Bush, when it comes to balancing national security with the protection of civil liberties, according to a new poll for The … Continue reading
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Here’s Another Reason Why Gun Control Always Loses

The NRA controls the narrative. For example: A new Quinnipac poll finds that an astonishing 92% of Americans, including 89% of Republicans, support requiring a background check for all would be gun buyers. Fifty-six percent support banning assault weapons and … Continue reading
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Chris Christie: The Next Democratic President

Stop it, people. He’s not your friend! A new Public Policy Polling survey shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Chrisitie (R) is now actually more popular with Democrats nationally than he is with Republicans. Christie’s overall favorability is 51% to 23%, … Continue reading

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Tea Party Support Falls to Record Low

And it was never all that huge in the first place — loud as hell, but not huge. The Republican Party made the mistake of confusing the two things. According to a new Rasmussen poll released Monday, the Tea Party … Continue reading

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Americans Are Frighteningly Clueless on the Deficit

I blame the media for the results of this poll showing that people don’t understand the fiscal cliff or the deficit. In my experience, they’re far more clueless on the deficit and don’t know the difference between the deficit and … Continue reading

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The Crazy Base Won’t Let the Republican Party Change

My Wednesday column and the crazy results of a new PPP poll: In the wake of the election, there’s no doubt that the Republican Party leadership is capable of making some adjustments to re-brand itself. There are plenty of ways … Continue reading

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Former Romney Adviser Dan Senor Still Delusional

Dan Senor, one of Romney’s neocon foreign policy advisers, thinks there’s a “systemic” crisis with presidential polls. You know, because two or three of them were wrong. There’s “some kind of systemic crisis today in the world of polling,” Senor … Continue reading

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Get Your Ass to the Polls…

…or else this will never happen: Dave Wissing notes that if final polls from The Economist/YouGov are correct, President Obama will win 303 electoral votes. The final Reuters/Ipsos polls suggest Obama will win 294 electoral votes. The final Public Policy … Continue reading

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Obama Nearly Regains Pre-First-Debate Poll Average

No, national poll averages aren’t as important as the state-by-state averages, other than as a predictor of the popular vote, but I thought it was worth noting that the president has almost entirely regained his pre-first-debate average per TPM’s Polltracker. … Continue reading

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Ohio, Ohio, Ohio

The president appears to be pulling away in Ohio again. And not a second too soon. As I mentioned on the podcast, the president can lose Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Colorado and still win the election with … Continue reading

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Romney’s One Debate Win vs. Obama’s Three Debate Wins

Nate Silver’s charts with my annotations: Question for the room: Why do you think Romney received such a massive bounce with one debate win, but the president received a much smaller bounce with three consecutive debate wins (including the vice … Continue reading

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John Sununu is a Horrible, Wretched Man

On CNN’s Piers Morgan last night discussing Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama: Sununu: Well, I’m not sure how important that is. I do like the fact that Colin Powell’s boss, George Herbert Walker Bush, has endorsed Mitt Romney all … Continue reading

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The President Leads in Early Voting

Taegan: The latest Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll finds President Obama had a lead of 53% to 42% among the 17% of the surveyed registered voters who said they had already cast their vote. In the crucial swing state of Ohio, a … Continue reading

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Registered Voter Polls More Accurate than Likely Voter Polls

Markos wrote up an encouraging post about poll accuracy and determined that actual vote results in the past couple of elections more closely matched the registered voter polls. Among registered voters, most of those polls gives President Barack Obama decent … Continue reading

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Early Signs of a Debate Bounce for the President

PPP late last night: Barack Obama has held a small lead in our national tracking poll every night since Tuesday’s debate and he now holds a 49/47 lead in our rolling three day average based on interviews conducted between Wednesday … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Romney Bounce

Nate Silver’s most recent projection: In a campaign loaded with awkward, weirdo gaffes, missteps and lies, I think we can safely regard Mitt Romney as a one hit wonder.

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Skewing is Back in Town

The polls seem to swinging back to Obama which can only mean that skewing is back from vacation. — TBogg (@tbogg) October 19, 2012 Exactly. Funny how the discussion of Unskewed Polls disappeared while Romney enjoyed a brief surge. As … Continue reading

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