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Gallup: Our Government is Totally Negatory

September 26, 2011

Maybe the people are starting to get it.  Gallup just released a series of polls, one of which indicates that 50% of respondents believed that the federal government “poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.” Again, the number in the poll is not as important as the trend, which has [...]

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Obama in the 30s?

August 15, 2011

According to the latest Gallup poll, President Obama’s job approval rating is down to 39% — devastating for a president seeking reelection in fifteen months. However, there are always mitigating circumstances in these polls:  first, while a rolling three-day average, the poll was one of “adults” which is rarely reliable;  second, the margin of error [...]

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Who’s Your Favorite President?

February 19, 2011

In honor of President’s Day, Gallup has compiled a Presidential ranking list.  Guess who’s on top?  Ronald Reagan is with 19% of the vote — followed by Lincoln and… um… Bill Clinton.  Washington comes in fifth place and even Obama gets 5%, beating out Truman, Jefferson and Eisenhower.  So, obviously, this is merely a popularity [...]

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Still a Center-Right Nation

August 18, 2009

We can still continue to thank Ronald Reagan for his great success in turning “liberal” into a bad word in American politics.  Not only that, but Reagan’s success in promoting a conservative agenda set the basic political atmosphere we have lived under for nearly three decades. Remember how the Democrats were the Whigs after the [...]

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Is ObamaCare Doomed for Failure?

August 13, 2009

There are increasing signs that ObamaCare is doomed for failure.  The left is getting more and more desperate, as they try to counter the growing insurgency that is rising in this country among Conservatives, Independents, and normal, conservative/moderate Democrats.  People don’t want their health care touched, and they are making their voices heard.  People oppose [...]

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Obamacare Down but Not Done

July 30, 2009

I was bothered beyond the normal bits of agita which this Administration tends to summon when word came yesterday that the Blue Dogs were in a meeting designed to compromise with Pelosi on Obamacare legislation. OK… Mylanta, Maalox or Tums…hmm…  Blue Dog or not, a Democrat is still a Democrat most of the time. However, [...]

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Conservatism Lives in 2009!

June 15, 2009

Gallup has issued the results of a massive poll indicating that Americans still identify themselves as a center-right country, with 40% of respondents identifying themselves as “conservative,” plus another 35% as “moderate.”  That’s roughly 75% of the country either in the political Center or the Right (read: not liberal).  Of course, you’ll always have a good chunk [...]

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New Poll: Cheney More Popular than Pelosi!

June 5, 2009

OK, it’s a USA Today/Gallup poll of about 1000 “adults”, which under normal circumstances is about as accurate as a show of hands at a hoppin’ dance club around 1 am, but nonetheless Dick Cheney ended up with a higher favorability rating than San Fran Nancy Pelosi, 37-34% respectively! For goodness sake, Darth Cheney is [...]

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Pax Obama

February 9, 2009

It’s been a long three weeks since Obama’s triumphant coronation on the steps of the Capitol Building on that cold January day.  Yet, the shine surrounding the Chosen One has not come back to Earth according to two different polling agencies.  Gallup’s “adults” have the Beneficent One hovering around 67% for his handling of the “Spendulus” package: “President [...]

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Obama’s Debate Bounce

September 30, 2008

We could follow hastily concocted debate-night tracking polls or even overanalyze focus groups with minuscule sample sizes; or we could take a look at today’s tracking polls to see where John McCain and Barack Obama stand today relative to where they did before. Today is the day to do this because today is the first [...]

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Snapshot Polls Post-RNC

September 7, 2008

Things must have been really bad for the Dems last week: some are beginning to bring up race as the reason why Obama might lose again.  The latest Gallup Poll has McCain up by three (48-45%), which includes Palin’s speech.  Obama’s still up by 0.8% in the RCP average, but that includes a few ridiculous pro-Obama outliers. Tomorrow [...]

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The DNC — Day One

August 26, 2008

So it begins! Michelle Obama gave last evening’s major speech where she tried to rehabilitate her image amongst the folks.  Some think she did OK.  Though obviously managed and edited by fierce poll-reading sycophants it didn’t really hurt in my opinion – kids, shoutouts, kinder/gentler, blah blah.  I saw a re-airing of the speech and while I watched I couldn’t get past those [...]

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Obama and This Week’s Race Issue

August 1, 2008

We knew this would happen sooner or later:  Barack Obama said the following at at least two different campaign stops Wednesday: “So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other [...]

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The Uncivil War Begins to Mount Casualties

March 26, 2008

This report from the Gallup organization has to have McCain feeling pretty good today, and also shows how the Uncivil War is doing potentially lasting damage to the Democrats.  According to the article, 19% of Obama supporters would desert and vote for McCain if She Who Must Not be Named were nominated, while 28% of [...]

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