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Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- In the oft-repeated threat of taking the country over a "fiscal cliff" by failing to reach a compromise on deep debt reduction, both parties in Congress have had to be concerned about public opinion as well as the dollar signs involved. If...
I would shrug and say "So what?" to the latest details from President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past, except for one thing: He stirred so much hope as a candidate for sensible marijuana policy reforms but, as president, has delivered so little change....
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — Forget the Gallup Poll. Or any presidential poll for that matter. If you want to participate in a poll whose results are easy to digest, try the Dainty Maid Presidential Poll. It will cost you $2 to vote. And no matter which candidate...
Change of SubjectMid-August polls in the three most recent races when an incumbent president facec a challenger: 2004, President George W. Bush (red) vs. John Kerry (blue) FOX/Opinion Dynamics 8/25 44 45 Gallup 8/25 50 47 NPR 8/24 45 50 GWU Battleground......
Over a decade ago, a few thousand Star Wars fans in New Zealand brought about the birth of the religion known as "Jediism." The belief system is based on the teachings of the mystic, lighsaber-wielding warriors in George Lucas' science fantasy saga. (It...
With Thanksgiving almost here, it's time to present the annual Turkey of the Year Awards. Recipients may cry fowl. But even if they haven't been turkeys all year, each winner has done something to merit this prestigious recognition. The awards for 2012:...
Despite a dismal job market for recent college graduates, a record number of Americans are completing bachelor degrees. According to research by the Pew Research Center, a third of Americans between 25 and 29 have college degrees and the lure of...
The Hartford CourantLike everyone else, I really want this election to be over. And I like this stuff. With two days still to go, I have already burned through at least a half-dozen "mute" buttons trying to avoid the attack ads. I don't mind that the ads usually rely on...
Tags: Polls, Regional Authority, Mitt Romney, FEMA, Natural Disasters
WASHINGTON -- We don't yet know who will win next week's election, but we may know why. To answer, we don't need to explain most voting. Remember: the race has been tight for months. Most people decided long ago, probably on the basis of strong partisan...
Tags: Polls, Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, Republican Party, Consumers
The Baltimore SunPresident Barack Obama came out swinging Tuesday night in the town hall debate with Mitt Romney, and while he didn't land any pure knockdown punches, his base is sure to be encouraged by seeing a a president on TV who once again seemed engaged in the...
Sun SentinelBecause they’re a small segment of the population, Jewish voters aren’t polled very often. (To get a meaningful sample of a small group takes lots of calls, and it’s expensive). Still, the American Jewish Committee polled registered...
The Baltimore SunTwo weeks ago, the conventional wisdom was that televised presidential debates weren’t going to matter much this year. Then a TV debate took place in Denver on Oct. 3, and we are still talking about Big Bird being threatened, moderator Jim Lehrer...
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