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Ambivalent Attitudes: The Public and Opinion Polls

Pundits have few kind words for politicians who consult public opinion polls when formulating policy. On the other hand, pollsters themselves consider polls no less than the voice of the people. But where does the public stand? A review...Show More Summary

Public easily swayed on attitudes toward health care law, poll finds

Photo illustration by Getty Images Just days before the requirement for most large employers to provide health insurance takes effect, a new poll finds the public easily swayed over arguments for and against the policy. Six in 10 respondents...Show More Summary

What To Make Of That Poll Showing Americans Are Turning Against Gun Regulation

Liberals face very real challenges when advocating their views to the public. It does not follow, however, that left-leaning lawmakers should trim their sails on actual matters of policy. The post What To Make Of That Poll Showing Americans Are Turning Against Gun Regulation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Voting ‘no’ on Obama’s immigration policies

Everyone finds a lesson in the Republican midterm tsunami. One message was that so-called comprehensive immigration reform and broad amnesty have little national public support. Polls have long shown that,

Republican Edge Grows Slightly In Latest Polls

Updating Saturday’s post on the prospects for the Democrats to hold onto control of the Senate, Public Policy Polling has new polls out which give the Republicans small leads in Colorado and Alaska. Looking back at the map at electoral-vote.com, based upon polling results, the Democrats now need to take two states where Republicans lead [...]Show More Summary

New polls show toss-up races for Senate

A whole bunch of Senate races are going to the wire, according to a new batch of election-eve polls released from Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling. In Georgia, Republican David Perdue edges Democrat Michelle Nunn, 46 percent to 45 percent, plus 5 percent for Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford. Show More Summary

Want Walker out in Wisconsin? Get out the vote in this tight, tight race

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) The Wisconsin governor's race is going down to the wire. According to the latest from Public Policy Polling, Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by just one point, 48 percent to 47 percent. That's...Show More Summary

Christie: Political Decisions vs. Sound Policy

It is no surprise that Gov. Christie's public approval rating is crashing. The latest poll has him "at 41 percent positive approval rating and 47 percent saying they disapprove of the governor's work." After five years New Jerseyans are increasingly realizing that his political decisions are no match for sound policy. Show More Summary

Brown's Lead Is All from Latinos, Kashkari Leads Among Whites

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll reveals that the huge lead California Governor Jerry Brown holds over his challenger, Neel Kashkari, can be attributed to one salient factor: Brown’s massive lead among Latino voters. The poll's data show Brown is winning 73% of votes from Latinos, as opposed to 19% for Kashkari. Show More Summary

Poll: Tight Senate race in Kansas

The Senate race in Kansas is continuing to tighten up, in the new poll from Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling. Independent candidate Greg Orman leads with just 44 percent, compared to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts at 41 percent, plus 5 percent for Libertarian nominee Randall Batson. Show More Summary

New PPP Poll Favors GOP Candidates

Public Policy Polling is out with updated polling numbers on the Georgia races, and all along the line, voters appear to favor the Republican ticket. Governor Deal leads Jason Carter by a 46% to 41% margin, with Andrew Hunt taking 4%. Show More Summary

New PPP survey has Georgia races close, but GOP in the driver's seat

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter, with Rep. John Lewis Public Policy Polling returns to the Peach State for the first time since July, and they find small but steady leads for Republicans in the Senate and gubernatorialShow More Summary

New Poll Shows Cassidy With Slight Lead Over Landrieu in Louisiana

A new poll from left leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has a slight lead over incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in a two person race in Louisiana's U.S. Senate contest. The poll, conducted...Show More Summary

Asian Americans would lose out under affirmative action

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A recent Field Poll claimed that most registered voters and Asian Americans in California support affirmative action. Based on the poll data, Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside, indicated that the intense opposition to State...

Poll finds tight race for Iowa secretary of state

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Brad Anderson The race for Iowa secretary of state remains wide open. According to a new Public Policy Polling poll, Republican Paul Pate has a narrow lead over Democrat Brad Anderson, 36 percent to 33 percent, with 25 percent of voters undecided. Show More Summary

Tuesday’s Polls: Gov. Branstad Comfortable in Iowa

Two Iowa polls -- from the Des Moines Reigister and Public Policy Polling show Republican incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad still up double digits on Democratic challenger Jack Hatch, as recent debates didn't help Mr. Hatch narrow the g...

Polls: Republicans narrowly ahead in Iowa and Louisiana Senate races

Republicans are narrowly ahead for two important Democratic-held Senate seats, according to a new set of polls from Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling. In Iowa, where Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is retiring, Republican state Sen. Show More Summary

PPP has the Louisiana Senate race close, but Republican Bill Cassidy has a small but steady lead

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican Bill Cassidy On Tuesday, Public Policy Polling released its poll of the Pelican State and they found what most pollsters have found: A small but stubborn lead for Republican Bill Cassidy in a one-on-one race with Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Poll: Sullivan Seizes Lead in AK Senate Race

After clinching the Republican nomination for the Alaska Senate race, Dan Sullivan has now surged six points according to a new Public Policy Polling poll. An August poll conducted prior to the primary showed Begich leading Sullivan 43 percent to 37 percent. Show More Summary

GOP On Top In Key Arkansas Races

A new poll out from Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling has Republicans on top in both the Arkansas governor's race, as well as the race for the U.S. Senate. It finds Republican Tom Cotton ahead in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 38% over Democrat incumbent Mark Pryor. Show More Summary

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