“Carly’s up, Trump is down,” is the headline on a new Rasmussen Reports poll of likely Republican primary voters. “The post-debate picture has a new contender in the top 10 of Republican presidential contenders, while the leader of the pack has taken a fall,” says the poll, released Wednesday. It reveals finds that Carly Fiorina -… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Carly Fiorina, Rasmussen Reports | 1 Comment »
A Rasmussen Poll taken Thursday evening after Governor Chris Christie’s marathon press conference apologizing for the September George Washington Bridge lane closures indicates that 60% of likely New Jersey voters approve of the job that Christie is doing and 55% hold a favorable opinion of him.
Yet, New Jerseyans are skeptical of Christie’s claims that he had no prior knowledge of the Bridgegate closures or his staff’s involvement.
54% of Likely New Jersey Voters believe it’s at least somewhat likely that Christie was aware that traffic lanes onto the George Washington Bridge were being closed as retaliation for the mayor of Fort Lee’s refusal to support the governor’s reelection. 36% think it’s unlikely Christie was aware beforehand.
56% say Christie should resign if it is proven that he knew the lane closures were an act of political retribution.Posted: January 11th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Rasmussen Reports | 8 Comments »
If he really wants to be a U.S. Senator, Steve Lonegan should eliminate the words ‘Obama’ and ‘Obamacare’ from his stump speech and talking points. He should never say the phrase ‘Republican backbone” in public again.
Despite the recent scandals in the IRS, State Department and Justice Department, the president remains popular. 48% of American voters still approve of the president according to the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll released Sunday. It is a safe bet that New Jersey voters, who reelected President Obama by 18% only 8 months ago, have a higher regard for the president than rest of the country.
Running against Barack Obama in New Jersey is a losing strategy. Running against ‘Washington’ works. Running against the IRS, government eavesdropping, rising healthcare costs and the anemic economy works. Running for liberty and prosperity works. Running for jobs, better education, better healthcare and less government intrusion into our personal lives works.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Senate Special Election | Tags: Aleita Eck, Cory Booker, Frank Pallone, Rasmussen Reports, Rush Holt, Sheila Oliver, Steve Lonegan | 23 Comments »
Scott Rasmussen is reporting that 57% of Americans have a favorable impression of Hostess Twinkies and that 69% are following the news about the baking company. 31% are closely following the Twinkie news.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Economy, Hostess Baking Company, Twinkees | Tags: Hostess Brands, Rasmussen Reports, Twinkies | Comments Off on Rasmussen: 57% have a favorable opinion of Twinkies
Scott Rasmussen’s column, Respecting Voters Matters More Than Policy, is a must read for all political leaders. Republican leaders and activists should print two copies…one for the refrigerator door and one for the bathroom mirror. A third copy to use as a bookmark for the bedside Bible is not a bad idea.
The Republican Party has won a majority of the popular vote just once in the last six elections. That dismal track record followed a party revival in the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan led the GOP to three straight popular vote majorities.
To understand what went wrong, it’s important to remember Reagan was an insurgent candidate who defeated the Republican establishment of his era. When Reagan left office, however, the old establishment reasserted control. They consistently nominated candidates for president who opposed Reagan in 1980 and consistently lost elections.
The difference is that Ronald Reagan believed in the American people and was skeptical of government. Today’s Republican establishment believes in government and is skeptical of the American people. That’s why most Republican voters today believe the party is out of touch with the base.
Consider Mitt Romney’s infamous comments about the 47 percent who are allegedly dependent upon government. After the election, Romney even said that President Obama won by giving “gifts” to these dependent Americans. The Republican establishment grumbles about makers versus takers.
Reagan had a different view. He asked, “How can we love our country and not love our countrymen?” When he passed a major tax reform bill, he was proud that it removed millions of low-income Americans from the income tax rolls. Reagan looked at low-income Americans and saw people who wanted an opportunity to work hard and get ahead. He saw a nation that was happy to extend a helping hand to all who were willing to work.
Read the rest of Scott’s column here.
Posted: November 24th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Elections, Republican Party, Scott Rasmussen | Tags: "Ronald Reagan", Rasmussen Reports, Scott Rasmussen | 3 Comments »
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination by 40%-24% margin in the latest Rasmussen national survey of likely Republican primary voters.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is supported by 16% of Republicans. Texas Congressman Ron Paul has the support of 12%.
In Rasmussen’s Daily Tracking Poll, President Barack Obama leads Romney by 3%, 46-43. Obama beats Santorum by 4%, 46-42.Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rasmussen Reports, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Scott Rasmussen | 2 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
A Rasmussen Reports poll released this morning indicates that only 17% of likely U.S. voters believe that the federal government has the consent of the governed. 69% of the respondents said the government does not have that consent and 14% are undecided.
Only 8% believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than they listen to their party leaders. 84% believe the average congressman listens to party leaders more than constituents.Posted: August 7th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Unitied States of America | Tags: Rasmussen Reports | 1 Comment »
Hold the celebration. Most voters expected Republicans to win control of the House of Representatives on Election Day, but nearly as many expect to be disappointed with how they perform by the time the 2012 elections roll around.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds, in fact, that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the next national elections. That includes 38% who say it is Very Likely.
Thirty-three percent (33%) say it’s unlikely most voters will feel that way about the new majority party in the House, but only five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Voters overwhelmingly believe the new Republican-controlled House is likely to vote to repeal the unpopular national health care law. They’re less confident that taxes and government spending will go down with the GOP in charge of the House.
Just before Election Day, most voters weren’t convinced that there will be a big change in their lives if Republicans won control of Congress.
Continue reading here.Posted: November 3rd, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: GOP, Rasmussen Reports | 2 Comments »
Rasmussen:Most Voters Oppose the Reelection of Anyone Who Voted for the Health Care Law, Auto Bailouts, Stimulus Plan
From Rasmussen Reports:
Incumbents, beware: The major votes you’ve cast in Congress over the past couple years appear likely to come back to haunt you this Election Day.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Likely Voters think their representative in Congress does not deserve reelection if he or she voted for the national health care law, the auto bailouts or the $787-billion economic stimulus plan. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Those votes also appear to be driving factors in the GOP’s consistent lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot. Most strong supporters of President Obama believe those who voted for the measures should be reelected. Even more of those who Strongly Oppose the president disagree.
Forty-three percent (43%) of all Likely Voters say someone who voted for the health care law deserves to be reelected. Fifty percent (50%) oppose their reelection.
Thirty-six percent (36%) say if their local representative voted for the taxpayer bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler, he or she deserves to be returned to Congress. Fifty-three percent (53%) say that person does not deserve reelection.
Similarly, 41% say their representative in Congress should be reelected if he or she voted for the stimulus plan. But 50% don’t see it that way and say the individual should not be reelected.
The partisan divide is predictable since virtually no congressional Republicans voted for any of these measures. So Democratic voters overwhelmingly think those in Congress who voted for them should be reelected, while Republicans feel just as strongly that they should not be reelected.
But, tellingly, voters not affiliated with either party also feel strongly that supporters of the health care law, the auto bailouts and the stimulus should not be returned to Congress.
Read the entire article here.Posted: October 20th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Anna Little, Frank Pallone, Rush Holt, Scott Sipprelle | Tags: Rasmussen Reports | Comments Off on Rasmussen:Most Voters Oppose the Reelection of Anyone Who Voted for the Health Care Law, Auto Bailouts, Stimulus Plan