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Obama Approval Rating on Economy Highest Since 2009

A new Bloomberg poll indicates Barack Obama's economic policies are perceived more positively than negatively by the public, the first time that's happened in more than five years. The poll also shows the president with a positive approval...Show More Summary

Walker Leads in New Hampshire

A new Public Policy Polling survey in New Hampshire finds Scott Walker leading the GOP presidential field with 24%, followed by Ted Cruz at 14%, Rand Paul at 12%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Chris Christie at 8%, Marco Rubio at [...]

'Redistribution Can Involve Less Government Rather than More'

Dean Baker: Redistribution Can Involve Less Government Rather than More: Thomas Edsall presents some interesting polling results in his NYT column indicating less public support for government policies to redistribute income even as the distribution of income is becoming increasingly...

Redistribution Can Involve Less Government Rather than More

Thomas Edsall presents some interesting polling results in his NYT column indicating less public support for government policies to redistribute income even as the distribution of income is becoming increasingly unequal. He argues that...Show More Summary

Clinton Still Ahead Nationally

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Hillary Clinton leading the field of potential Republican candidates by anywhere from 3 to 9 points. Her advantage is down from being ahead by 7 to 10 points against the various potential GOP [...]

These two numbers are Chris Christie's biggest problem

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) likely presidential campaign has a big problem: Republicans don't really like him. In a new Public Policy Polling survey published Tuesday, Christie sports a terrible 29% favorable rating from voters who said they backed Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Show More Summary

In North Carolina Poll, Another Sign Voters Reject LGBT Discrimination

Public Policy Polling today released the findings of their latest statewide poll, and it showed that voters reject the idea that businesses should be able to discriminate.

Cruz Jumps Into Top Tier of GOP Field

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Sen. Ted Cruz’s support nationally has jumped from 5% to 16% in just over a month. Scott Walker continues to lead the field with 20%, followed by Jeb Bush at 17%, Cruz at [...]

Public Funds, Private Education: What the Polls Say

Government aid to private schools, vouchers, private educational contractors -- the lines between public and private in the world of education are ever-shifting. Policies that push these boundaries are often challenged in both the legal system and the court of public opinion. Show More Summary

Poll Shows Nearly Half of Voters in US State of Illinois Oppose Fracking

A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll showed that almost half of Illinois voters tend to oppose hydraulic fracturing.

Clinton Leads Both Bush and Rubio in Florida

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Florida finds Hillary Clinton has leads of 2 to 8 points over all of the potential GOP contenders in the state. Marco Rubio comes the closest at just a 48 to 46 deficit [...]

Cheese is the only thing more popular than Aaron Rodgers in Wisconsin

Aaron Rodgers is the the second-most-popular thing in Wisconsin, according to a new poll. He landed just behind cheese — yes, cheese. Per ESPN: Public Policy Polling surveyed 1,071 Wisconsin residents earlier this month and found that 79 percent said they had a favorable opinion of the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 15 percent said they weren’t […]

Feingold Leads in Possible Senate Rematch

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Wisconsin shows Russ Feingold (D) with a clear lead over Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in a hypothetical rematch of their 2010 contest, 50% to 41%. The post Feingold Leads in Possible Senate Rematch appeared first on Political Wire.

Polls Show Americans Oppose our Trade Policy, but Like Trade

The corporate PR firms were at full tilt yesterday when this year's Gallup "trade" poll findings came out. The mission was to counter the growing congressional and public opposition to Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive 12-nation NAFTA-style agreement. They did not have much to work with. Show More Summary

Burr Seems Safe Despite Low Approval

A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina finds Sen. Richard Burr’s re-election outlook remains stable: He has an approval rating in the low 30s danger zone, but leads of 6-12 points against his most mentioned potential Democratic opponents [...] The post Burr Seems Safe Despite Low Approval appeared first on Political Wire.

Most Republicans Want a Christian Theocracy and Other Lessons From Reading Polling Data

Categories: Religion Skepticism Tags: christianityconstitutionpoliticspolling This week a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll showing that 57% of republicans in the US want to institute Christianity as a national religion has been making the rounds on social... (Read more...)

Most Want President to Have a College Degree

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 62% of voters think it’s important for the President to have a degree, compared to only 31% who think it doesn’t matter. Interesting: “There’s a large partisan divide on the issue: Democrats [...] The post Most Want President to Have a College Degree appeared first on Political Wire.

Republicans hate the U.S. Constitution

By Richard K. Barry Though I recognize I will not be the first to point this out, conservatives have a very peculiar understanding of intellectual consistency. A new national poll (Public Policy Polling) of Republican primary votersShow More Summary

More Than Half of Republican Primary Voters Want to Establish Christianity as the National Religion

Public Policy Polling released a poll on Tuesday identifying Scott Walker (below) as the leading presidential favorite among primary-voting Republicans. Which isn't even the worst thing the poll tells us (and I say that as a Wisconsinite...). Show More Summary

Poll: 49 Percent of Republicans Do Not Believe in Evolution

Also, 66 percent of Republicans say they do not believe in global warming. There's a new Public Policy Polling poll out identifying Scott Walker as the top Republican pick among their presidential maybe-candidates. But some of the other poll results among self-identified Republicans are doozies. Show More Summary

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