Poll Finds Positive Outlook on Obama’s Second Term as Inauguration Day Approaches

Republicans may be worrying about their future, but most Americans overall have a positive outlook as President Obama prepares to begin his second term. As President Obama prepares for his second inauguration on Monday, findings from a recent Harris poll show that a slight majority of Americans are feeling hopeful about the … Continue reading

Pollsters: Obama, Democrats Have Clear Advantage in 2012 Election

While a prominent Democratic polling and advocacy organization expects the November election to be close, they argue that President Obama and his fellow Democrats enter the final sprint before Election Day with clear and strong advantages. The public poll averages reported by RealClearPolitics and others are biased by the daily … Continue reading

Poll: Post Presidential Bid, Bachmann Vulnerable For Re-election

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who for a brief time earlier this year became a leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination before ultimately falling out of contention, now finds herself vulnerable for re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, according to a new poll. Bachmann receives low marks on both her job … Continue reading

Pollsters: Dems Need New ‘Economic Narrative’

Democrats, particularly President Obama, need a new “economic narrative” if they are to win in November, according to a prominent Washington polling organization which conducted focus-group testing of voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania. If the president campaigns for re-election strictly on economic performance alone, he is doomed to failure, according … Continue reading

Voters Like Obama’s ‘Built to Last’ Message

Voters across the political spectrum reacted very favorably to President Obama’s focus on creating an economy “built to last” in his 2012 State of the Union address last month, according to focus group testing and follow-up discussions with 50 swing voters in Denver, Colo. A recent ABC/Washington Post poll also … Continue reading

Pollster: SOTU Provides ‘Powerful Framework For Having an Election’

President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night should “help him a lot” in his fight for re-election this year, according to longtime Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, citing results of a focus group of swing voters held during the speech. The themes the president laid out during his annual … Continue reading

Democrats Pull Ahead In Congressional Vote

For the first time since the 2010 election, Democrats have taken the lead in the congressional vote and this poll shows that third-party defections on the presidential ballot could prove devastating for the Republicans, according to a new poll out Friday. Moreover, the intensity gap has shifted in the Democrats’ … Continue reading