Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Matt Towery - Independent Voters Giving up on Obama ... Thank You, Mr. President

    Independent Voters Giving up on Obama ... Thank You, Mr. President

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 6/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    They were the cornerstone of his 2008 election, independent voters who wanted "change" they could believe in. But of independent voters, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, only 38 percent have a favorable view of President Obama's economic plans. A strong majority of 54 percent disapproves of Obama's handling of the economy.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Obama's Deepening Hole

    Obama's Deepening Hole

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A raft of new polls underscore the political free fall Barack Obama finds himself in.
  • David Limbaugh - Will Obama's Personal Popularity Save Him From His Record?

    Will Obama's Personal Popularity Save Him From His Record?

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On my book "tour" to promote my new book, "The Great Destroyer," hosts keep asking me to explain how President Obama can maintain high personal approval ratings when his policies are unpopular and his record is abysmal.
  • Matt Towery - Elite Media Distorts Wisconsin Exit Polls and Results

    Elite Media Distorts Wisconsin Exit Polls and Results

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 6/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    They are at it again. Following what can only be described as a butt-kicking win for Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election, many media pundits were trying to "split the baby" by acknowledging Walker's win, but pointing to exit polls that show President Obama with a seven-point lead against Mitt Romney in that state.
  • Matt Towery - Elite Media Distorts Wisconsin Exit Polls and Results

    Elite Media Distorts Wisconsin Exit Polls and Results

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 6/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    They are at it again. Following what can only be described as a butt-kicking win for Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election, many media pundits were trying to "split the baby" by acknowledging Walker's win, but pointing to exit polls that show President Obama with a seven-point lead against Mitt Romney in that state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.