Polls Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Humberto Fontova - Bigotry and "Hate-Speech" at The Washington Post

    Bigotry and "Hate-Speech" at The Washington Post

    Humberto Fontova
    Posted: 11/1/2011 1:36:00 PM EST
    The Washington Post's vendetta against Cuban-American Marco Rubio continues with another hit-piece last week and with MSM soulmates CNN and The Los Angeles Times chiming in. But the WaPo's rancor against the most lopsidedly Republican voters in America didn’t start with the Rubio hit-piece last month.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - Looking Ahead to 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Looking Ahead to 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 10/31/2011 3:42:00 PM EST
    Whoever takes the oath of office as President of the United States in January of 2013 will inherit an economy facing multiple challenges.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: Mitt Romney’s Nomination a Foregone Conclusion: Really

    Beyond the Beltway: Mitt Romney’s Nomination a Foregone Conclusion: Really

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:41:00 PM EST
    Despite the surging Herman Cain, the White House’s attempt to link his health care advisors to the much-maligned and constitutionally dubious Obamacare, and tepid support from the Tea Party, Mitt Romney and his backers are confident.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Speaking For the Voiceless

    Speaking For the Voiceless

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:02:00 PM EST
    Seared in my memory is the sound of Kobi Cudjoe, gasping for air, as he read that prayer. He was one of the petition readers at the special mass held on Oct. 23 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., "Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Special Needs."
  • Donald Lambro - Income Tax Cuts Would Boost Jobs and Growth

    Income Tax Cuts Would Boost Jobs and Growth

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 10/27/2011 9:24:00 PM EST
    WASHINGTON - The modest uptick in economic growth is a welcomed breather in the bleak Obama economy, but it won't reduce unemployment anytime soon.
  • Michael Whalen - Washington to Small Business: No Problem Here

    Washington to Small Business: No Problem Here

    Michael Whalen
    Posted: 10/27/2011 2:18:00 PM EST
    Recently, Jan Eberly, the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, wrote a post that essentially amounted to a defense of Washington’s over-regulation, saying to small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country: “There isn’t anything wrong with our regulations. No problem here.”
  • Daniel Doherty - A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 10/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The famous humorist Will Rogers once said, “We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.”
  • Larry Kudlow - The GOP Pro-Growth, Flat-Tax Competition

    The GOP Pro-Growth, Flat-Tax Competition

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Both Perry and Cain include 100 percent cash expensing for new-business investment. Both Cain and Perry would eliminate the double tax on capital gains and other investments, as well as the double tax on the foreign earnings of U.S. companies.
  • Caroline Glick - Marketing Gilad Schalit

    Marketing Gilad Schalit

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 10/21/2011 11:52:00 AM EST
    Gilad Schalit is home. And that is wonderful. The terrorists Israel released in exchange for the IDF soldier held hostage by Hamas for more than five years are running around Judea, Samaria and Gaza promising to return to terror. And that is a nightmare.