Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Rebecca Hagelin - The ‘Gay Marriage’ Spin

    The ‘Gay Marriage’ Spin

    Rebecca Hagelin
    Posted: 5/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Culture Challenge of the Week: Poll-Driven ‘Principles’
  • Michael Barone - Recent News Could Cause Panic for Obama Campaign

    Recent News Could Cause Panic for Obama Campaign

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 5/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is it panic time at Obama headquarters in Chicago? You might get that impression from watching events -- and the polls -- over the past few weeks.
  • Scott Rasmussen - Obama and Romney at the Starting Gate

    Obama and Romney at the Starting Gate

    Scott Rasmussen
    Posted: 4/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Any doubt that Mitt Romney would win the Republican presidential nomination vanished when Rick Santorum left the race. It also marked the end of Romney's time as the defining figure in the overall contest for the White House.
  • Michael Barone - Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

    Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 4/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Now that Rick Santorum has "suspended" his campaign, we can stop pretending and can say what has been clear for weeks: Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. The general election campaign has begun.
  • Scott Rasmussen - And They Wonder Why Voters Are Angry

    And They Wonder Why Voters Are Angry

    Scott Rasmussen
    Posted: 4/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As Mitt Romney assumes the role of presumptive Republican nominee, polls suggest a competitive general election matchup between the former Massachusetts governor and President Obama. Typically, both candidates poll in the mid-40s, while 10 to 12 percent remain uncommitted to either side.
  • Michael Barone - Pundits Gasp as Economy Dents Obama's Poll Numbers

    Pundits Gasp as Economy Dents Obama's Poll Numbers

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 3/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    You can almost hear the note of surprise in their voices when you read the Washington Post and New York Times reporters' stories on their papers' latest political polls.
  • Michael Barone - Romney May Recapture Upscale Whites for the GOP

    Romney May Recapture Upscale Whites for the GOP

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 3/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the cold, gray numbers of election returns and exit poll percentages, a reader with some imagination can find clues to people's deep feelings, their hopes and fears, their self-images and moral values.
  • Paul Greenberg - God in the Media

    God in the Media

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 2/13/2012 12:25:00 PM EST
    It was only a matter of time in this Age of the Poll that some mastermind at a political headquarters would decide to ask the almighty American public to pass judgment on God along with more temporal rulers.
  • Rich Galen - Polls

    Polls

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/30/2012 11:57:00 AM EST
    The polls in South Carolina and Florida have been the statistical equivalent of a zero-gravity flight: Sharp climbs followed by steep dives.
  • Mark Calabria - Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Haven’t Helped Obama in the Polls

    Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Haven’t Helped Obama in the Polls

    Mark Calabria
    Posted: 1/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On January 3th, the day before the appointments, Obama’s job approval ratings, according to RealClearPolitics, averaged 47.2 approval and 47.8 disapproval. Basically a tie. Today, his job approval is at 44.5 and disapproval is 50.3. Moving over the course of a week from a tie to a spread of almost 6 percentage points.
  • Mark Calabria - Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Haven’t Helped Obama in the Polls

    Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Haven’t Helped Obama in the Polls

    Mark Calabria
    Posted: 1/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On January 3th, the day before the appointments, Obama’s job approval ratings, according to RealClearPolitics, averaged 47.2 approval and 47.8 disapproval. Basically a tie. Today, his job approval is at 44.5 and disapproval is 50.3. Moving over the course of a week from a tie to a spread of almost 6 percentage points.
  • Gary Shapiro - Our Government is Failing Us

    Our Government is Failing Us

    Gary Shapiro
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Americans agree – our federal government is not doing right by us. The Executive Branch seems out of control.
  • Star Parker - Don't Abandon Conservative Message, Sell it Better

    Don't Abandon Conservative Message, Sell it Better

    Star Parker
    Posted: 12/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Several new polls come as a jolt as they reflect the dismal state of mind of the American people.
  • Derek Hunter - The Candidate That Roared

    The Candidate That Roared

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 11/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There’s a great 1959 movie starring Peter Sellers called “The Mouse That Roared.” It’s about the “Duchy of Grand Fenwick” and a plot to get economic aid from the United States.
  • John Ransom - Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 11/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Judging by the number of comments on the story, liberals are very offended that I believe Obama is the "The Worst of All Possible Presidents." Somehow, I think, I'll learn to live with the guilt. Over time, I might even learn to laugh about it. Yep: Time's up.
  • Amy Oliver - Colorado's Killer Message: Don’t Tax Me, Bro

    Colorado's Killer Message: Don’t Tax Me, Bro

    Amy Oliver
    Posted: 11/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Political pundits suggest that Colorado is “the king of swing states,” a “critical swing state,” and a “super swing state” because of the movement of our political pendulum from red to blue to purple in just the last decade, as well as our high number of unaffiliated voters. If that's true Democrats are dead, politically.
  • Crystal Wright - Black Democrat Derides Cain as "Knowing His Place" in GOP

    Black Democrat Derides Cain as "Knowing His Place" in GOP

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As we find ourselves gliding through another week of political headlines, I continue to be amazed by the ream of personal attacks mounted against Herman Cain by black liberals. From calling Cain a “sell out” to “Uncle Tom” because he chooses to be a Republican doesn’t sound like progressive talk to me but rather backwards racist talk.
  • Donald Lambro - Solyndra is Simply the Beginning

    Solyndra is Simply the Beginning

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 11/2/2011 4:11:00 PM EST
    The White House's half billion dollar loan to a now- bankrupt solar panel firm is just the first act in an emerging scandal of insider political influence over a deeply flawed, and possibly corrupt, clean energy program.
  • Ralph Benko - October Surprise: Can Gold Be The Panama Canal Treaty Of 2012?

    October Surprise: Can Gold Be The Panama Canal Treaty Of 2012?

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Reducing the power of bankers and the political class — along with gold’s empirical record of turbo-charging job-creation and economic growth — is core for gold’s proponents. Thus, that inevitably will become public knowledge and make gold a potentially huge electoral asset.
  • Michael Reagan - No Shame

    No Shame

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ask yourself: If similar accusations were aimed at any liberal candidate would the mainstream media, aside from condemning the charges, give them much publicity? Ask Paula Jones, harassed by the media for daring to accuse President Clinton of sexually abusing her. They smeared her mercilessly.