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  • Gallup: Only 5% of Religious Americans Are Non-Christians

    01/01/2014 7:16:44 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A recent Gallup poll refutes the claim made by Barack Obama on March 9, 2008 that “we are no longer a Christian nation.” Gallup found that three quarters of all Americans - a supermajority - identify themselves as Christians, with only five percent saying they are practicing members of a non-Christian faith. “We find, looking at our data, that America does in fact remain a predominantly Christian nation,” Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup’s editor in chief, said of the poll released on Christmas Eve. “Now, our overall estimation of what percent of Americans identify with the Christian religion depends a little...
  • Jail survey: 7 in 10 felons register as Democrats

    01/01/2014 4:44:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release. “Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited...
  • Public’s Views on Human Evolution [We're winning hearts & minds. Evolutionists are losing.]

    12/30/2013 9:03:08 PM PST · by Die Reefer Pups · 17 replies
    <p>Public’s Views on Human Evolution evolution2013-1According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, six-in-ten Americans (60%) say that “humans and other living things have evolved over time,” while a third (33%) reject the idea of evolution, saying that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” The share of the general public that says that humans have evolved over time is about the same as it was in 2009, when Pew Research last asked the question.</p>
  • Poll: Americans rank Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired

    12/30/2013 11:58:50 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12/30/13 | Rueters
    Poll: Americans rank Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired Reuters 8:41 a.m. CST, December 30, 2013 (Reuters) - Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday. Obama topped the annual list for the sixth consecutive year, a typical ranking for a sitting U.S. president, the polling organization said. But the percentage of those surveyed who choose him as the most admired man fell to 16 percent this year, down from 30 percent in 2012. The president's job approval...
  • CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator

    12/26/2013 6:28:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/26/13 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democrats have lost their advantange and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates that President Barack Obama may be dragging down Democratic congressional candidates, and that the 2014 midterm elections are shaping up to be a low-turnout event, with only three in 10 registered voters extremely or very enthusiastic about voting next year. Two months ago, Democrats held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their...
  • A polling puzzle: Obama's popularity at low ebb, even as economy improves

    12/24/2013 11:23:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | December 24, 2013 | Amanda Paulson
    The last few months have taken their toll on President Obama's popularity. Currently vacationing in Hawaii, Obama is finishing 2013 with approval ratings at an all-time low – and the lowest they've been for any president at this point in their term since Richard Nixon, according to one new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The Real Clear Politics average puts Obama's approval rating at just over 42 percent, and his disapproval rating at 54 percent. The numbers are particularly striking when you consider that just a year ago, they were reversed, with approval ratings of about 54 percent and disapproval ratings...
  • Poll: Crist Leads Gov. Scott And Senator Nelson

    12/21/2013 6:02:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | December 18, 2013
    Democrat Charlie Crist is enjoying a resurgence in his new party and currently leads Governor Rick Scott in internal polling conducted for the governor, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald. The survey was conducted by Governor Scott’s pollster and showed Crist with a four-point lead over Scott among likely voters. Looking at a potential Democratic primary challenge from Senator Bill Nelson; Crist leads the long-time Democrat by 13 points. According to the Herald, in a hypothetical Democratic gubernatorial primary, Crist beats Senator Nelson by a 45-32 percent margin. Nineteen percent of democrats surveyed said they were undecided in...
  • Why Americans Have Grown to Hate Congress

    12/23/2013 4:31:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 12/23/2013 | William Spriggs
    Congress has itself to blame for its low ratings among the American people. Policymaking is all about choices; it is the calculus of weighing costs and benefits and the distribution of those costs and benefits. In theory, there are lots of policies that can make everyone better off, but they can only be accomplished by redistributing the gains of the policy.
  • The public still blames Bush. And it celebrates the Clintons.

    12/19/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by chessplayer · 48 replies
    Nearly five years after George W. Bush left office, half the public still blames the former president for the nation’s economic woes, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week.
  • Move over 'O Holy Night,' only half of Americans see Christmas as religious

    12/19/2013 6:15:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    PBS ^ | December 18, 2013
    While the vast majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, only about half say they see it as mostly a religious holiday, according to a recent Pew Research study. One third of those polled consider it a cultural celebration focused on exchanging gifts and spending time with family. While 86 percent of Americans say they plan to attend a gathering of family or friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas and purchase presents for loved ones, only 54 percent plan to attend a religious service over the holiday that theologically observes the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • Poll: Record low for Obama in Iowa

    12/18/2013 12:34:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Iowa hit its lowest point ever in a new poll, and it’s nearly his worst rating of any state polled by Quinnipiac. Just 38 percent of Iowa voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 59 percent disapprove in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.
  • Pew: Liberal support for Obama at all-time low, worse than George W. Bush and conservatives

    12/18/2013 4:07:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Following on the heels of other political groups, President Obama's liberal base is abandoning him, giving him an even lower level of support from his base than George W. Bush had from conservatives five years into his presidency, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
  • Poll: Obama's disapproval hits 53 percent

    12/10/2013 7:03:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2013 | Mario Trujillo
    President Obama’s disapproval rating has shot up to 53 percent, the highest rating the McClatchy-Marist poll has recorded for him in nearly 30 surveys. Obama's approval rating stood at 43 percent the poll released Tuesday. Obama’s approval rating has been hanging in the low 40s for the last few months as the 16-day government shutdown and the shaky rollout of the healthcare exchange website dominated the news. But there is plenty of disapproval to go around. A plurality of people, 38 percent, would grade all Washington officials with an “F,” according to the poll. Another 31 percent would give them...
  • WaPo: Obama polling is worse than its topline looks

    12/05/2013 8:51:59 AM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5 Dec 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at the various polls on Barack Obama’s performance and noted the dramatic decline in approval on both policy areas and personal qualities. Today, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan take a look at the former, and inform readers that Obama is in much bigger trouble than just dropping below 40% overall approval: Recent polling from the Pew Research Center and Quinnipiac University has shown Obama’s approval rating on almost all major issues plunging into the 30s — below even his lowest-ever overall approval rating, which has stood around 40 percent...
  • Young people have bailed on Obama. Why that matters a lot.

    12/05/2013 6:14:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    wapo ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 | Sean Sullivan and Scott Clement
    One of President Obama's chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America's youth fawning over the president are over.A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public's.
  • Change: Obama Craters in New Harvard Poll of Young Americans

    12/04/2013 1:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Guy Benson
    In mid-November, a series of national surveys included tantalizing nuggets suggesting that Millennials -- America's youngest voters -- were turning against the man they'd overwhelmingly supported for president twice. Young people were especially unforgiving on questions about Barack Obama's honesty and trustworthiness, a dramatic turn of events. But that data was derived from relatively small sub-samples of broader polls. Would a coast-to-coast survey of exclusively 18-to-29 year olds confirm or belie those apparent trends? We have our answer, courtesy of a new poll commissioned by Harvard University's Institute of Politics: Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according...
  • Gallup: Young voters not engaged on ObamaCare

    12/03/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If there’s one thing that feeds the ObamaCare beast, it’s young, healthy consumers — the same people who voted and worked to put Barack Obama in the White House twice. In order for the system to work, insurers need to get them into the system, paying exorbitant premiums for services they will likely never use, in order to keep prices down for older, less healthy Americans who not coincidentally tend to be more politically engaged. Gallup inadvertently tested that hypothesis and proved it its latest survey: Americans younger than 30, a key group targeted by the Affordable Care Act, continue...
  • Poll: Mark Warner Vulnerable in 2014

    11/27/2013 5:58:18 AM PST · by amnestynone · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth harrison
    Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) could be facing a tough reelection campaign next year, according to a Washington Free Beacon poll of Virginia voters conducted last week. Fifty percent of Virginians said that Warner should be reelected against a generic candidate; 45 percent saying they would elect someone new. By a 49 to 43 percent margin, Independents said they would rather have a different senator than stick with Warner. Regionally, Warner is over 50 percent only in Northern Virginia, while 63 percent of residents in Shenandoah favor the nameless, faceless new candidate. The poll suggests that President Barack Obama’s dropping...
  • More bad polling news for Obama: Trust is like Virginity, Once you lose it, it's hard to get it back

    11/25/2013 8:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    "Trust is like virginity: once you lose it it's hard to get it back." So spoke pollster John Zogby, commenting on his latest poll on President Obama's handling of his office. Quoted by Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner: "Most ominous for Mr. Obama is that 57 percent now disapprove of his job. That is his worst number yet. This includes 57 percent of men and 55 percent of women; 51 percent of moderates, 24 percent of liberals and 24 percent of Democrats; 66 percent of independents and 40 percent of Hispanics. Meanwhile, a separate poll by CNN/ORC International...
  • Americans are more conservative than they have been in decades

    11/16/2013 6:04:54 PM PST · by 1010RD · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/13 | Larry Bartels
    The latest update of Stimson’s policy mood series suggests that the American public in 2012 was more conservative than at any point since 1952. (Actually, since mood in each year is estimated with some error, it seems safer to say that the current level of conservatism roughly equals the previous highs recorded in 1980 and 1952.) While the slight increase in conservatism from 2011 to 2012 is too small to be significant, it continues a marked trend that began as soon as Barack Obama moved into the White House.
  • Poll: Mitt Romney beats President Obama today

    11/19/2013 6:01:33 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 19 Nov 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    As more bad poll numbers continue to pour in for President Barack Obama, a new survey finds that if the 2012 election matchup were held this month, Mitt Romney would hold the edge with the voters. Romney topped Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among registered voters in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. Among all Americans, the 2012 rivals would be tied, at 47 percent.
  • Devastating Polls for Obama and Obamacare

    11/19/2013 5:05:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2013 | Michael Barone
    ‘The Affordable Care Act’s political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week.” That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday. That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent — sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on October 1, the day the government shutdown began and HealthCare.gov went into (limited) operation. Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion...
  • ABC, CBS Notice Obama's 'Lowest Ever' Approval Rating; NBC Out to Lunch

    11/13/2013 5:37:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday, ABC's World News and CBS Evening News both reported the latest poll numbers from the "respected" Quinnipiac University, as CBS's Scott Pelley labeled the institution, regarding President Obama's "lowest ever" approval rating, along with Americans' dim view of the politician's honesty. ABC's Diane Sawyer noted that "for the first time in his presidency, a majority of American voters – 52 percent...say President Obama is not honest and trustworthy." Both evening newscasts reported these numbers as they led into their coverage of former President Clinton's recent word of advice to Obama on his health care law – that "the...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking @-25

    11/13/2013 7:28:24 AM PST · by Hieronymus · 45 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 13/11/2013 | Rasmussen Reports
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove (see trends). The latest figures include 20% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -25. This is the president’s lowest daily job approval rating in over two years. The last time his daily rating was this low was on August 31, 2011. Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up...
  • Collapse: Obama, Obamacare Approval Ratings Crater in New Q-Poll

    11/12/2013 7:08:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Suddenly, all the shutdown nastiness and intense anti-Republican sentiment seems like a distant memory. Obamacare has been front and center for weeks, and public opinion has adjusted accordingly. Pew produced some very negative data for the president late last week, and now Quinnipiac confirms the undeniable downward trend. One upper-cut to the jaw after the next: (1) President Obama's overall job approval rating is deep underwater at (39/54). It's not pretty across the board: Independents (30/63), women (40/51), Hispanics (41/47), and young voters (36/54). The telling right track vs. wrong track number stands at a miserable (21/78). (2) On issues,...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking @ -22.

    11/12/2013 8:47:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 22 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/12/2013 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends). The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22. The president’s job approval ratings for the last several days have been hovering at the lowest levels he’s experienced this year.
  • Gallup Daily Presidential Poll [Obamugabe at -14]

    11/11/2013 10:13:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/11/13
    Just released from Gallup at noon central time. Obama approval down 1 to 40%. Obama disapproval down 1 to 54%.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [The Clown at -20]

    11/07/2013 9:54:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends). The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20. The president's daily job approval rating and ratings for Congress continue to worsen as more bad news about the new national health care law is reported.
  • RealClearPolitics: Obama Approval in a Free Fall at -9.5

    11/06/2013 10:36:13 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | RCP
    President Obama Job Approval.
  • Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical (Bush one point ahead)

    11/06/2013 7:44:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    When President Obama first ran for the White House in 2008, it was with the promise to turn the page on the presidency of George W. Bush. But for all their political differences, it turns out the American public pretty much view the two men in the same light, according to new polling data. In the first week of November in the fifth year of their presidencies, Obama and Bush have nearly identical approval numbers, according to the latest Gallup polling. The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving...
  • Poll: Sarvis hurting Cuccinelli’s chances, women support McAuliffe

    11/03/2013 8:12:18 AM PST · by Qbert · 69 replies
    WTVR ^ | November 1, 2013 | Scott Wise
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTVR) – A new poll put Democrat Terry McAuliffe seven points ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia governor. The Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University poll has McAuliffe with a 45 – 38 percent lead over Cuccinelli. The poll gives Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis 10 percent of the vote. More than two-thirds of those who said they were voting for Sarvis called their vote a protest vote against the “major-party candidates.” [Snip] “Sarvis is particularly shaving the Republican vote: 37 percent of his voters say they would have voted for...
  • Poll: McAuliffe 42, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 13

    11/01/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 115 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 3:03 PM, Nov 1, 2013 | By MICHAEL WARREN
    Is Ken Cuccinelli closing in on Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race? The latest poll from Emerson College shows McAuliffe, the Democrat, with 42 percent support and Cuccinelli, the Republican, with 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis has 13 percent in the poll of 874 likely voters. The two-point lead for McAuliffe is the smallest he's had in any poll since September.
  • EMERSON COLLEGE POLL: MCAULIFFE LEADS BY JUST TWO POINTS AHEAD OF CUCCINELLI

    11/01/2013 11:00:14 AM PDT · by tn_cruzin · 64 replies
    Emersonpoll ^ | 11/01/2013 | Emerson College
    According to a new poll, Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli has shrunk to 2 points in the Virginia gubernatorial race (42% to 40%, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis at 13%). At the beginning of the month, McAuliffe was up five points (43% to 38%), suggesting Cuccinelli is gaining momentum going into the last weekend of the election. The survey was conducted October 25 to October 30, with 874 likely voters at a 3.24% margin of error. Despite his slim lead in the poll, 55 percent of Virginia likely voters believe that McAuliffe will be elected, with only 28...
  • Obama's Poll Numbers

    10/31/2013 4:14:35 PM PDT · by yetidog · 18 replies
    October 31, 2013 | Vanity
    Poll numbers can't or won't go lower than 43% support.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton approval sinks

    10/31/2013 4:07:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 31 Oct 2013 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Hillary Clinton, in addition to President Barack Obama, is facing declining approval numbers, a poll shows. Clinton has lost a majority of public approval dropping to 46 percent approval from 56 percent in April, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Wednesday. Thirty-three percent have a negative view of the former secretary of state. The poll also highlights that Clinton is losing support among younger voters, independents and even within her own party. She dropped 15 percentage points since April among 18- to 34-year-olds who said they had a positive view of Clinton to 38 percent. Additionally, her...
  • New Survey Suggests Cruz, Libertarian-Leaning Republicans Gaining Support

    09/13/2013 8:06:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 12, 2013
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his libertarian-leaning comrades in the Republican Party seem to be gaining support with the American people, according to a recent survey conducted by the polling company, inc. The economic conservatism paired with a socially moderate outlook that characterizes the libertarian wing of the Republican Party may be signifying a sift in the party’s politics in the years to come. “The perfect storm is being created between the NSA, the IRS, the implementation of Obamacare and now Syria,” said Republican pollster Kellyanna Conway who ran the poll, according to Politico. “People are looking at the government more...
  • In Virginia, signs Ken Cuccinelli is the 'Comeback Kid'

    10/30/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/30/2013 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Two new polls sure to shake up the Virginia gubernatorial race suggest that longshot Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is mounting a last minute comeback, prompting front-runner Terry McAuliffe to bring in a big gun to keep his hopes alive: the original Comeback Kid, former President Clinton. A new Wenzel Strategies survey of likely voters suggests a 1-point race, with McAuliffe at 41 percent and Cuccinelli at 40 percent. Other polls have given McAuliffe a double digit lead. But Wenzel echos a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showing McAuliffe’s lead shrinking to just 4 points. What’s key about the Wenzel...
  • McAuliffe poll shock: Democrat up by only 4 points in Virginia governor’s race

    10/30/2013 4:45:12 AM PDT · by saganite · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 30 Oct 2013 | Staff
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II by 4 points in the Virginia governor’s race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday — a considerably narrower margin than other recent public polling has shown. The businessman and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee leads Mr. Cuccinelli, the state’s attorney general, 45 percent to 41 percent, the poll showed, with 9 percent of likely voters opting for Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis. That lead is down from a 46 percent to 39 percent advantage for Mr. McAuliffe in a Quinnipiac poll last week, when Mr. Sarvis was at 10...
  • Poll Finds Vast Gaps in Basic Views on Gender, Race, Religion and Politics - ABC News

    10/29/2013 4:15:57 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 28, 2013 | Gary Langer
    An almost unfathomable gap divides public attitudes on basic issues involving gender, race, religion and politics in America, fueled by dramatic ideological and partisan divisions that offer the prospect of more of the bitter political battles that played out in Washington this month. A new ABC News/Fusion poll, marking the launch of the Fusion television network, finds vast differences among groups in trust in government, immigration policy and beyond, including basic views on issues such as the role of religion and the value of diversity in politics, treatment of women in the workplace and the opportunities afforded to minorities in...
  • Opposition to Tea Party reaches new high in Virginia, according to new poll

    10/29/2013 1:03:01 PM PDT · by castowell · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2013 | Ben Pershing and Scott Clement
    Opposition to the tea party movement has reached a new high in Virginia, a new Washington Post/Abt SRBI poll shows, kicking a key leg of support out from under Ken Cuccinelli II as he tries to win the governor’s race on a strongly conservative platform. Cuccinelli (R), the state attorney general, now trails businessman Terry McAuliffe (D) by 12 points among likely voters, the survey shows. And Cuccinelli’s decline comes as Virginians are increasingly turned off by the movement that has backed him strongly and with which he shares many views.
  • Washington Post Poll VA Governor: McAuliffe +12 Likely Voters

    10/29/2013 5:52:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2013 | Staff
    Terry McAuliffe (D) opens a double-digit lead over Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) among likely voters in a Washington Post/Abt SRBI poll, as majorities say both candidates are running negative campaigns.
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama has lost our trust

    10/27/2013 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD |
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has put himself in a horrible position with the failed Obamacare website and indefensible spying on foreign allies. "There is no positive spin for the president this week. A weak jobs report and record numbers out of the workforce. “Plus the worst imaginable rollout of a website in the history of website rollouts. Am I correct that the U.S. paid $600 million for [its] Affordable [Care Act] web presence? At least the $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats worked, I presume. “Listening in on German Chancellor...
  • McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli in Virginia Governor Race (41-40%)

    10/24/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 96 replies
    http://www.wenzelstrategies.com ^ | October 24th, 2013 | Fritz Wenzel
    OCTOBER 24, 2013 – A new Wenzel Strategies poll of likely voters in Virginia shows the race for governor is a pretty tight contest, though Democrat Terry McAuliffe continues to enjoy a small lead. It all depends on what the turnout is going to be, and whether Democrats who turned out in big numbers last year for President Obama come out again for McAuliffe. There is evidence in the new WS survey that that will not be the case, as both McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli are not held in high esteem in the minds of voters and more people...
  • Exclusive--Poll: VA Gov Race A Toss Up

    10/24/2013 9:22:33 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 114 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 24 Oct 2013, 7:12 AM PDT | by Mike Flynn
    A new poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News, finds the Virginia Governor's race a virtual dead-heat, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli 41%-40%. Libertarian Robert Sarvis garners 10% and 9% of likely voters remain undecided. With less than two weeks to go, the race is a toss-up that will likely be decided by turnout, a critical factor in an off-year election. The poll comes from Wenzel Strategies, which accurately predicted closing momentum for Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Deb Fischer, among others. The slight edge McAuliffe holds is due mostly to stronger support within his partisan base....
  • In Virginia coal country, voters’ suspicions reveal a GOP vulnerability (WaPo)

    10/23/2013 9:40:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2013 | Ben Pershing
    WISE, Va. — Amid the struggling businesses and flattened mountaintops strip-mined decades ago, antipathy toward Democrats and what’s known in this region as their “war on coal” is stronger than just about anywhere else in the country. That has translated naturally into broad opposition to Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor this year. But across the coal fields of far-southwest Virginia, something unusual is also happening: Voters don’t like the Republican candidate, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, much better. Cuccinelli’s struggles seem to stem largely from a complex legal case that pits big coal companies against local property owners...
  • Quinnipiac: Shutdown Hurt Virginia, But Not Republican In Gov Race (46%-39%-10%)

    10/23/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    http://www.quinnipiac.edu ^ | 10/23/2013 | Quinnipiac
    While 47 percent of Virginia likely voters say the government shutdown hurt the Old Dominion "a great deal," it apparently has no impact on the governor's race, where Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli 46 - 39 percent, with 10 percent for Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of an October 10 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McAuliffe up 47 - 39 percent, with Sarvis at 8 percent. In today's survey, McAuliffe leads 92 - 3 percent among Democrats, with 2 percent for Sarvis,...
  • Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 50%, Cuccinelli (R) 33%, Sarvis (L) 8%

    10/22/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 135 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 22, 2013 | Staff
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe has jumped to a 17-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race following the federal government shutdown that hit Northern Virginia hard and Hillary Clinton’s weekend visit to the state. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds McAuliffe with 50% support to Cuccinelli’s 33%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is a distant third with eight percent (8%) of the vote. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, while five percent (5%) remain undecided.
  • Rasmussen poll gives McAuliffe a 17-point lead over Cuccinelli

    10/22/2013 11:25:05 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/2013 | Matthew Cella
    A poll released Tuesday suggests Democrat Terry McAuliffe has pulled away in the campaign for Virginia governor, opening a 17-point lead against Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II two weeks from Election Day. The poll, conducted by Rasmussen Reports, has Mr. McAuliffe ahead 50-33 — by far the largest margin of any poll thus far in the race. The survey of 1,000 likely voters has a 3 percentage point margin of error. It was conducted Sunday, a day after former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned with Mr. McAuliffe in Falls Church. The results come after Rasmussen last...
  • John Boehner must go, say 60 percent of Americans: poll

    10/21/2013 11:18:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/21/13 | c chumley
    <p>Fully six in 10 of Americans participating in a new poll say House Speaker John Boehner should leave his post in the House.</p> <p>The survey, a CNN/IRC International poll conducted between Friday and Sunday, at the tail end of the government shutdown, also revealed that 54 percent of respondents aren’t happy that the GOP controls the House — a dire sign for the Republican Party, as the country prepares for the next round of elections.</p>
  • Survey: More Americans Trust GOP to Manage Economy

    10/15/2013 3:39:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-15-2013 | Free Beacon Staff
    Survey: More Americans Trust GOP to Manage Economy BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff October 15, 2013 3:25 pm Approval ratings for Republican leadership in Congress may be at an all-time low, but a new survey shows that more Americans trust the GOP with handling the economy. A Pew Research survey said that 44 percent of Americans trusted Republicans more with managing the economy while 37 percent said they favored Democratic control of the economy. GOP Runs Even on Economy, Managing Government: More people continue to blame Republicans than the Obama administration for the government shutdown, and the GOP is widely...