Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Matt Towery - Wanna Know a Secret? When "Melrose Place" Meets Politics

    Wanna Know a Secret? When "Melrose Place" Meets Politics

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is too juicy not to share. It's a little gossipy and involved, but it stars three presidential candidates, so it's topical stuff.
  • Cal  Thomas - Vote For Obama Because He's Black

    Vote For Obama Because He's Black

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 10/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "...There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America."
  • Salena Zito - Obama's Pennsylvania Problem

    Obama's Pennsylvania Problem

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 10/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Obama has a Pennsylvania problem, particularly with working-class Democrats and women who supported Hillary Clinton in 2008’s primary.
  • Larry Kudlow - Cain the Tax-Code Killer

    Cain the Tax-Code Killer

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rep. Paul Ryan gives the plan a thumbs-up. Supply-side mentor Art Laffer tells me it would be "far, far better than the current system." And Chris Chocola, president of the free-market Club for Growth, calls it "a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job-creating tax cut on investments, savings and income."
  • Donald Lambro - The Numbers of Cain

    The Numbers of Cain

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 10/14/2011 1:08:00 PM EST
    At a time when the American left is beating its war drums to raise taxes on "the rich", Herman Cain wants to slash their income tax rates to 9 percent.
  • Michael Barone - Obama Team Split on How To Rally Unruly Coalition

    Obama Team Split on How To Rally Unruly Coalition

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 10/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Barack Obama obviously is scrambling in his attempt to win re-election. He has proclaimed himself the underdog and has given up his pretense of being a pragmatic centrist compromiser in favor of harsh class warfare rhetoric.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Cain Proves Power of ideas in Republican  Race

    Cain Proves Power of ideas in Republican Race

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 10/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    America’s media is obsessed with every tick of every poll. The reason they cover polls is because they don’t want to cover ideas. Republicans should resist being sucked into this reality show mentality and focus instead on the candidate’s ideas.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Romney's Fundamental Problem

    Romney's Fundamental Problem

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 10/7/2011 3:50:00 PM EST
    Primary campaigns are about enthusiasm. There is little evidence of any enthusiasm for the 2012 presidential candidacy of Willard Mitt Romney anywhere outside of New Hampshire or the immediate Romney family or campaign staff.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - It's Going to Be a Wild Ride

    It's Going to Be a Wild Ride

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I'm a little bit disappointed that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is not running for the Republican nomination for president. He was sure to inject another round of excitement into the campaign.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Democracy's New Discontents

    Democracy's New Discontents

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 10/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
  • Salena Zito - Obama's Not Infallible, but He Doesn't Want to Hear That

    Obama's Not Infallible, but He Doesn't Want to Hear That

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 10/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Every U.S. president needs people around him who are not afraid to tell him that his latest idea is terrible. Otherwise, he just keeps getting into trouble.
  • Donald Lambro - For the GOP, Romney and Perry Are Still the Guys to Beat

    For the GOP, Romney and Perry Are Still the Guys to Beat

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/29/2011 10:06:00 PM EST
    Thus far, the maddening Republican storyline in the presidential election cycle is complicating the party's prospects of winning back the White House in 2012.
  • Cal  Thomas - Marching Orders

    Marching Orders

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    You know President Obama thinks he is in trouble with his liberal base when he lapses into what used to be called "jive talk" before an audience of Congressional Black Caucus members. Dropping his "g's", the president admonished the group to "stop complainin'."
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Postmodern Class Warfare

    Postmodern Class Warfare

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When President Obama's polls hit 40 percent approval, he fumed at "billionaires and millionaires," "fat cat bankers" and "corporate jet owners." In his sloppy targeting, Obama doesn't care much that a billionaire has 1,000 times more than a millionaire -- or that his new tax proposals will take a lot more from those making $200,000 than from the tiny few making $1 million.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Needling Politicians Back, the Power of the Pen

    Needling Politicians Back, the Power of the Pen

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Are you frustrated with the American government? If so, then you are not alone. According to Gallup's annual governance survey, you have more company than usual. "A record-high 81 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed," said the poll, which was released Monday.
  • Brent Bozell - An Ugly Sunrise for Republicans

    An Ugly Sunrise for Republicans

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 9/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    No one thinks Barack Obama is sitting pretty in this race for the White House. The Real Clear Politics average of the mid-September approval-rating polls measures him at 43 percent approval, 51 percent disapproval. With these numbers, they should be measuring his political coffin. But to listen to the networks talk, it's the Republican field that is a mess in desperate need of new talent, and its debate audiences are a bloodthirsty horror movie.
  • John Ransom - DEM NC Gov Says: "Suspend Elections for Congress"

    DEM NC Gov Says: "Suspend Elections for Congress"

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/27/2011 11:59:00 PM EST
    Gov Bev Perdue: "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that."
  • Rachel Marsden - American Voices: Obama's International Outsourcing

    American Voices: Obama's International Outsourcing

    Rachel Marsden
    Posted: 9/27/2011 2:38:00 PM EST
    To gauge President Obama's lack of direct involvement on the international stage, you only have to look at the popularity polls in Europe, where his approval numbers still soar at around 75 percent.
  • David Limbaugh - Obama's Rehabilitation Tour, or 'I Promise I'm a Leftist'

    Obama's Rehabilitation Tour, or 'I Promise I'm a Leftist'

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Poor President Obama. His leftist backers have momentarily fallen out of love with him for not destroying the country fast enough. Obama must ask himself, "What would Hugo Chavez do?"
  • Rich Galen - Raising Cain

    Raising Cain

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/26/2011 11:27:00 AM EST
    Just before 6 PM Saturday, the remarkably efficient information loop known as Twitter exploded with the news that Herman Cain had won the straw poll in Florida.