A Pointless Poll

CNN says the GOP leads by one point,
Putting upon it way too fine a point.
Is it just for the ratings
Or just Democrat baiting?
Really, CNN — what’s your point?

Odds Are, Even if You’re a Democrat, You Agree with Former First Lady Barbara Bush on This One Thing

For all the media attention bestowed upon the younger son of Pres. George H.W. Bush, most of us agree with his mom. A new poll shows we don’t want Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. The WSJ/NBC poll asked Americans if they agree with a statement by former First Lady Barbara Bush…In January, […]

The Math is Not on Our Side in November

81%

Republicans who say they will definitely vote in the mid-term elections in November, according to a CBS News poll. Only 68% of Democrats in the survey said the same.

Poll: Obama’s Job at 48% – Biggest Improvement in Polling in His Presidency

48%

Approval rate of Pres. Obama’s job performance — up from 42 percent in December, representing the biggest move up yet in his polling positive as president, according to a Bloomberg National Poll. He’s also registering an improved favorability rating at 49 percent, the highest since last June.

Two-Thirds of Americans Dissatisfied with Government

65%

Of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system of government and how well it works, the highest percentage in Gallup‘s trend since 2001.

McCain Cautions Against Counting Obama Out

We all wear thin with the American people after a while. To count a man of that talent out at this point in time in his administration would be a huge mistake.

— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), quoted by the AP, on President Obama’s declining poll numbers.

Republicans Can’t Even Pick a Winner in Baseball

54%

Proportion of Americans who said they didn’t care who won the World Series before the games concluded. Another 25% said they were pulling for the Boston Red Sox, who went on to win, with 21% fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. Among those identifying as Democrats, according to Public Policy Polling, 34% were rooting for the Sox while 16% were for the Cardinals. For those in the GOP, the percentage was Cards 27, Sox 18.

Good News, Bad News for Cruz

15 points

The rise in UNfavorability experienced by Sen. Ted Cruz (Tx-Tea) among Republicans who do not align themselves with the tea party, in a new Pew poll. In June, 16% were unfavorable to Cruz, while today, 31% are. The tea party itself also fell among Republicans, with only 27% of those who think of themselves as liberal or moderate Republicans approving of the movement, compared to 46% in June. The good news for Texanadian Cruz is that among the shrinking league of tea party members, his popularity rose from 47% to 74%.

America to Ted Cruz: Go Back to Canada

26%

Favorable rating of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Canadian-born senator from Texas, according to Gallup. The poll found that Cruz has succeeded in making a name for himself — 62% of Americans know who he is now, compared with 42% in June. But in his case, familiarity has bred contempt. His favorable rating has dropped 16 points, according to Gallup, “from a +6 net favorable (24% favorable, 18% unfavorable) in June to -10 (26% favorable, 36% unfavorable) today.”

Obamacare Is More Popular Than the Republican Party – By 14 Points

The Wall St. Journal/NBC poll released yesterday had nothing but bad news for Republicans. For starters, their 24 percent favorable rating is the lowest ever recorded in the poll. Sure, it could be an outlier, except that just 24 hours earlier Gallup released a poll that also found Republicans with the lowest favorability it had […]

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