Obama’s Favorability at 49%, According to Daily Tracking Poll from GOP’s Rasmussen

49%

Pres. Obama’s approval rating according to the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for October 15, 2014, from Rasmussen Reports, a Republican polling group. His disapproval rating is also 49%. That’s significantly better than his 42/52% rating in an NBC poll released this week.

What Are You Searching For? It Depends on How Much Money You Have

If you’re not dirt poor, with few prospects for changing your situation, it’s hard to consider how much of your thought would be devoted to grim subjects. Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir illustrated the concept and the myth of the so-called cycle of poverty in their recent book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So […]

GOP Congressman Claims Democratic Party Is Waging a War on White People – Ignores the Fact That a Majority of Democrats Are White

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama has been on a tear recently. Last week, he told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he advocated deporting all 11 million undocumented residents of the United States. (Hayes’ interview with Brooks begins at 04:55 in the video above.) According to estimates by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the […]

We’re Number One! But Did the Voters Cheat?

A recent pronouncement that Florida is the scariest of all 50 states leaves us conflicted. I mean, hey, we’re number one at something! But looking closely at the criteria used, you can’t help but find the competition rigged. Realtors awarded this distinction, based on 15 things that incite fear, and placed Florida first in three […]

Congress’ Approval Rating Remains in the Dumps

15%

Of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job. Congressional ratings show little sign of substantial recovery from last year’s record low as November’s midterm elections draw closer, according to Gallup.

Republicans’ Irrational Hatred of Pres. Obama Skewed Poll That Named Him Worst President

A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 33 percent of Americans believe Pres. Obama is the worst president since World War II, while just 28 percent give that dishonor to George W. Bush. How could this possibly be? The record overwhelmingly supports the proposition that George W. Bush was easily the most inept president since the […]

Affordable Care Act Still Viewed Unfavorably By Most Americans

64%

Of Democrats have a favorable opinion of the law and 75% of Republicans express an unfavorable view, a new Kaiser Health tracking poll finds. Overall, the Affordable Care Act is still viewed unfavorably by Americans, 45% to 38%.

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.