May 2010

Worth Discussing

GOP Poll Confirms that Lots of People Don’t Like the Value-Added Tax


May 4, 2010

 
More than two thirds of Americans oppose the imposition of a Value-Added Tax, according to a new poll released Tuesday which also shows that voters, by a two-to-one margin, think the government needs to rein in its rate of spending.
 

GOP Poll: Obama Under Water Among Indies


May 4, 2010

President Obama's approval rating has shrunk 18 points among independent voters over the last year, according to a new survey from a group aiming to guide the GOP back to power.

Resurgent Republic: GOP should run against VAT, one-party control, terror trials


May 4, 2010

Resurgent Republic, the 501(c)4 survey firm run by former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie and Republican pollster Whit Ayres and Leslie Sanchez, held a well-attended launch for their latest memo -- chock full of good news for conservatives. The poll of 1,000 likely voters, conducted April 25-27, went after a sample that was 36 percent Democrats and 32

The GOP's messaging dilemma


May 4, 2010

Republican voters want Congress to repeal the healthcare overhaul, aren’t convinced that climate change is happening, and don’t think illegal immigrants should have a way to become citizens or that President Barack Obama has improved the United States’ global standing – all stances that put them at odds with the majority of

Republicans in Resurgence


May 4, 2010

 
A new poll by Resurgent Republic, a conservative group, confirms the trends that other political observers have been seeing: This year’s electorate leans to the right, with most independents seeing eye to eye with Republicans on the major issues. But the survey also includes some warning signs for conservatives.
 

Poll: Independents' support of Democrats slipping


May 4, 2010

Support for Democrats by independents on several issues has slipped in the past year, according to a poll by a conservative research group. Resurgent Republic's research concluded that Democrats' support among independents - a big reason for victories in 2008 - has slipped.

Poll: Independent Voters Deserting the Democrats in Droves


May 5, 2010

There are a number of interesting things about Resurgent Republic’s one-year anniversary poll, conducted at the end of April among 1,000 registered voters nationwide, but none more so than the clear evidence it provides that independent voters are deserting the Democrats in droves.

Bright GOP Outlook for November’s Midterm Elections Clouded by Immigration


May 5, 2010

For a few moments in a room full of conservatives on Capitol Hill Tuesday, there was a hint of soul-searching as they gathered to review poll numbers that for the most part reflected positively on their chances in fall’s midterm elections.

The Party of Debt


May 20, 2010

Two seemingly unrelated news stories unfolded in Washington last week -- developments that could further stoke the flames of voter discontent across America. Taken together, these reports could also label the Democrats with an ugly and hard to erase moniker heading into the November elections:  They are now the Party of Debt.

Polls Turn Against Public Employee Unions


May 20, 2010

The idea that public employees have gold-plated benefits packages is, in a flagging economy, potentially toxic, prompting some public officials to address the issue head on.
In one prominent example, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a firestorm of protest when he proposed that the state’s teachers begin making contributions to their