July 21, 2011, 03:05 PM
Most American voters oppose raising the national debt limit, and think talk of missed Social Security checks is just a scare tactic. Voters are optimistic that a debt deal will be made soon, and if it isn’t they will blame both Republicans and Democrats.
June 23, 2011, 12:17 PM
The Congressional Budget Office issued (another) grim forecast today regarding the long-term outlook of the federal budget. According to a new CBO report, U.S. public debt is set to exceed 100 percent of GDP in 2021, and reach 200 percent of GDP in 2037 if nothing is done to change its current trajectory, a significantly worse projection than was issued in last year’s CBO report.
This year alone, the CBO projects that public debt will reach 70 percent of GDP, up from 62 percent at the end of fiscal year 2010. The historical average for the U.S. is about 20 percent.
June 15, 2010, 12:09 AM
In the past two years, Americans have become increasingly likely to describe the Democratic Party's views as "too liberal" (49%), and less likely to say its views are "about right" (38%).
June 14, 2010, 06:14 PM
More Americans agree with how Jan Brewer sees the immigration problem than the views of Barack Obama.
June 08, 2010, 02:26 PM
Go ahead, let it soak in: Thirteen trillion, fifty billion, eight hundred twenty-six million, four hundred sixty thousand, eight hundred eighty-six dollars . . . and ninety-seven cents.
June 08, 2010, 02:08 PM
Registered voters are nearly twice as likely to say they would rather vote for a congressional candidate with no prior experience in Congress as to say they would vote for one who has previously served in Congress.
June 03, 2010, 04:10 PM
Thirty percent (30%) of U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending May 30.
June 01, 2010, 04:35 PM
Not a single one of its major programs has gotten started, and already the wheels are starting to come off of Obamacare.
May 28, 2010, 01:17 PM
More than half of Americans think President Barack Obama’s response to the oil spill off the Gulf Coast has been “poor” or “very poor,” according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll out Thursday. Obama got higher marks than the federal government as whole and BP in handling the spill, but 53 percent of the 1,049 adults polled nationwide gave the president a low rating for his response.
May 27, 2010, 07:24 PM
Elena Kagan seems to be on her way to the Supreme Court, but she may be having more success right now convincing senators than average Americans that she belongs there.
May 26, 2010, 01:14 PM
A growing number of Americans want to repeal the national health care plan, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that sixty-three percent (63%) of Americans want the Democrats passage of the bill and President Obama’s signature of the law last March to be undone.
May 21, 2010, 01:20 PM
Even as many American voters are unfamiliar with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, most expect her to be confirmed as the next justice.
May 13, 2010, 06:42 PM
An Internet poll sponsored by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, in conjunction with his recent article, "From an old-school conservative, advice for the tea party," online, showed overwhelming opposition to a conversion of the Tea Party movement into a political party. The poll of 736 respondents showed only 11.8% thought the Tea Party should become a political party.
May 10, 2010, 02:53 PM
United States President Barack Obama has lost nearly half of his support among American Jews, a poll by the McLaughlin Group has shown.