Two-Thirds of Americans Dissatisfied with Government


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


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


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 […]

Cumulative Polling on Congresional Approval Ratings Reveals GOP Vulnerability

Steve Benen at Maddowblog: I put together this image charting the results from a new national Quinnipiac poll, which shows Democrats taking a nine-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot — an advantage that’s steadily grown in recent months. There is simply no good news for the GOP in the Quinnipiac results. Significant […]

Quinnipiac Poll: 72% of Voters Disapprove of Republican Government Shutdown


Share of voters according to a new Quinnipiac poll who disapprove of the Republicans’ decision to shut down the government. Just 22% approve of the GOP shutdown gambit.

Poll: Majority Thinks Polls Are Biased


Of those polled said they believe polls are biased in some way, though they couldn’t agree in which direction, while 17% said they thought polls had a liberal bias and 4% said they were slanted toward conservatives, a new Kantar poll finds.

Surveillance Programs Cut President’s Approval Rating 9 Percentage Points among Californians
And yet the Golden State still generally likes Obama 57 percent of Californians say they have a favorable view of the president overall

A new Field Poll, which is the gold standard in California polling, has found an unprecedented 9 percentage point drop in Pres. Obama’s approval ratings among Californians. Poll director Mark DiCamillo attributes the drop — from 61 percent approval in February to revelations that the government is spying on Americans by tracking phone and Internet […]