Polls Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'."
  • 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.
  • Rich Galen - The Fox/Google Debate

    The Fox/Google Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/23/2011 3:54:00 PM EST
    The stock market is in free fall: The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 675 points or almost nine percent of its value in the past two days alone, so it is likely the economy will be a big part of the debate. The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia Wednesday night will doubtless be a subject of discussion as well. On foreign policy, the Israel/Palestine issue is at the top of the stack; and funding FEMA - UH-gain - will probably be dealt with.
  • Donald Lambro - Obama Can't Blame the Current Mess on His Predecessor

    Obama Can't Blame the Current Mess on His Predecessor

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/22/2011 11:31:00 PM EST
    What if Barack Obama had begun his presidency by enacting a permanent tax cut that further lowered income tax rates, cut the capital gains rate in half and reduced business taxes across the board?
  • Donald Lambro - Obama's Same Old, Same Old: Raise Taxes

    Obama's Same Old, Same Old: Raise Taxes

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Once again Barack Obama proposes to raise job-killing taxes on a weakening economy, one that has all but stopped growing under his 1930s-style policies.
  • Byron York - Obama Plagued by Democrats' Ingratitude

    Obama Plagued by Democrats' Ingratitude

    Byron York
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    For generations, Democrats longed for a president who could enact national health care. Barack Obama did it.
  • Mike Shedlock - Consumers Don't Believe Recovery Fairy Tale

    Consumers Don't Believe Recovery Fairy Tale

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Banks Stock fueled the decline in 2008 and have done so this year as well. There was never a recovery in the real economy and we have the pictures to prove it.
  • Fred Wszolek - Americans Oppose Burdensome Regulations Starting With Those Enacted By Obama's Labor Board

    Americans Oppose Burdensome Regulations Starting With Those Enacted By Obama's Labor Board

    Fred Wszolek
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    For some time, we have been saying that Americans are concerned with the overly burdensome and stifling regulations coming from unelected bureaucrats in government agencies more concerned with rewarding special interests than facilitating job creation. This week, two separate polls revealed that voters believe government is getting in the way of business and that there is wide-spread opposition to the actions of the Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Jeff Jacoby - For Elizabeth Warren, a Story from 1984

    For Elizabeth Warren, a Story from 1984

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 9/19/2011 3:30:00 PM EST
    Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor and Wall Street scourge, formally opened her campaign for the Democratic US Senate nomination in Massachusetts last week.
  • Mike Shedlock - Germany Gives Geithner Stiff Finger

    Germany Gives Geithner Stiff Finger

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Regardless, sentiment has clearly changed in Germany. Moreover, Finland and Austria have had enough of bailouts as well. It's good to see someone thinking clearly, and that someone is certainly not Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner who wants to dump more Euro risk on the backs of European taxpayers, especially German taxpayers.
  • Larry Kudlow - Mike Bloomberg's Irresponsible Riot Tactic

    Mike Bloomberg's Irresponsible Riot Tactic

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 9/17/2011 12:05:00 PM EST
    There’s a whole history here of liberals threatening riots if they don’t get their way. WABC radio host Mark Simone reminded me that back in 1994, Matilda Cuomo warned there would be race riots in New York if her husband Mario weren’t reelected governor in his race against George Pataki. So now the liberal Mike Bloomberg is trying to go to bat for his pal Obama.
  • Rich Galen - Trouble Rhymes with Carville

    Trouble Rhymes with Carville

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/16/2011 11:36:00 AM EST
    One of the most enduring songs from the 1957 Broadway musical, "The Music Man" is named "Trouble."