Polls Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Jonah Goldberg - Looking for Love

    Looking for Love

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill."
  • Orrin Hatch - The Employee Rights Act

    The Employee Rights Act

    Orrin Hatch
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    America's laws have long recognized the need to protect workers from abuse.
  • Donald Lambro - Speculation On Congressional Races is Just Getting Started

    Speculation On Congressional Races is Just Getting Started

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/8/2011 4:07:00 PM EST
    I'm always amused by national news polls showing that few Americans like the job Republicans are doing in Congress, as if this is somehow a precursor to the outcome of the 2012 House and Senate elections.
  • Caroline Glick - American Jews and the Liberal Art of Demonization

    American Jews and the Liberal Art of Demonization

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    US election season is clearly upon us as US President Barack Obama has moved into full campaign mode. Part and parcel of that mode is a new bid to woo Jewish voters and donors upset by Obama's hostility to Israel back in the Democratic Party's fold.
  • Carrie Lukas - Losing Women:  Obama Support Sinks to New Lows

    Losing Women: Obama Support Sinks to New Lows

    Carrie Lukas
    Posted: 9/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama's had a rough summer, from his weak performance in the debt ceiling debate to the daily deluge of bad economic news. Polls show his approval numbers falling. Today, his overall approval number (in the latest Gallup Poll) is a meager 40 percent. That's a ten-point drop since Memorial Day.
  • Salena Zito - Perry, Romney on Road to 2012

    Perry, Romney on Road to 2012

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 9/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Everyone in politics should heed the advice of baseball legend Casey Stengel: “Never make predictions, especially about the future.”
  • Kathryn Lopez - Cheney's Book Is More Than Meets the Eye

    Cheney's Book Is More Than Meets the Eye

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 9/2/2011 11:31:00 PM EST
    Days after an earthquake and a hurricane in the nation's capital, there were no locusts as some local wags nervously joked, but a forecast of "heads exploding all over Washington."
  • Donald Lambro - Let the Market, Not Obama, Make Investment Decisions

    Let the Market, Not Obama, Make Investment Decisions

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The president, of course, isn't in either business specifically, but in a larger sense he's been investing our money, picking the businesses he thinks will fuel economic expansion, new jobs and the technology of the future, and rebuild the nation's fraying infrastructure.
  • Donald Lambro - Obama's Failure to Blame for Waning Economy

    Obama's Failure to Blame for Waning Economy

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    America is in a steep decline because of the Obama administration's anti-business policies that have blocked economic growth.
  • Rich Galen - Perry Leads on All Fronts

    Perry Leads on All Fronts

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/30/2011 10:48:00 AM EST
    National polls measuring support during the primary season are suspect because we don't have national primaries. We have state-by-state primaries and caucuses.