Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Mark Baisley - The Obama Tattoo Removal Kit

    The Obama Tattoo Removal Kit

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 8/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Electing Barack Obama was like, let’s say, getting a face tattoo in the likeness of Che Guevara. Somehow over the next 20 years, we must find a way to get rid of it.
  • Robert Knight - Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

    Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 8/25/2011 1:06:00 PM EST
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has done us a wonderful service with her Aug. 15 article in the Atlantic, “Is Rick Perry as Christian as He Thinks He Is?”
  • Michael Medved - Conservatives For Obama

    Conservatives For Obama

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 8/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    After President Obama's faltering, uncertain performance in the debt-ceiling crisis, and with polling showing self-described “conservatives” outnumbering “liberals” by crushing, consistent margins, Republicans ought to face the upcoming presidential race with eagerness and confidence.
  • Mike Needham - Sneak Peek: A Tough Conservative Scorecard

    Sneak Peek: A Tough Conservative Scorecard

    Mike Needham
    Posted: 8/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Later this week, Heritage Action will release our first legislative scorecard, which will show which Members of Congress are saying the right things AND doing the right things. Conversely, those who say one thing and do another will no longer be able to hide. This will be a revealing barometer of a lawmaker’s willingness to fight for principled conservative policies in Congress.
  • Brian Raum - The Left's Playing Games With Same-Sex "Marriage" Polls in New Jersey

    The Left's Playing Games With Same-Sex "Marriage" Polls in New Jersey

    Brian Raum
    Posted: 8/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Aug. 2, the ripple effect from New York’s recently passed same-sex “marriage” law bumped up against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Star-Ledger suggested Christie “should consider taking a page out of [New York Gov.] Cuomo’s playbook,” by which they meant that Christie ought to force-feed the public with same-sex “marriage” just like Cuomo did.
  • Brian Raum - The Left's Playing Games With Same-Sex "Marriage" Polls in New Jersey

    The Left's Playing Games With Same-Sex "Marriage" Polls in New Jersey

    Brian Raum
    Posted: 8/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Aug. 2, the ripple effect from New York’s recently passed same-sex “marriage” law bumped up against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Star-Ledger suggested Christie “should consider taking a page out of [New York Gov.] Cuomo’s playbook,” by which they meant that Christie ought to force-feed the public with same-sex “marriage” just like Cuomo did.
  • Paul Greenberg - Who's In, Who's Out

    Who's In, Who's Out

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who says presidential debates and straw polls don't matter?
  • Paul Greenberg - GOP Field Narrows

    GOP Field Narrows

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/15/2011 3:31:00 PM EST
    Who says presidential debates and straw polls don't matter? The field of Republican presidential candidates has narrowed a bit after the presidential debate-cum-straw poll at Ames, Ia., home of Iowa State, corn-fed beauties of every species, and the GOP's straw-in-the-wind poll.
  • Frank Gaffney - Good News From Iowa

    Good News From Iowa

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 8/15/2011 2:01:00 PM EST
    Straw polls are notoriously overrated. This observation applies especially to the over-hyped one held most recently in Ames, Iowa over the weekend.
  • Star Parker - Romney is Wrong Candidate For GOP

    Romney is Wrong Candidate For GOP

    Star Parker
    Posted: 8/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is a clever and talented man. But, as was evident in the most recent Republican debate, he should not become our next president.
  • Derek Hunter - Can't We All Just Not Get Along

    Can't We All Just Not Get Along

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 8/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’ve avoided commenting on the Republican candidates to this point, mostly because I suspect a lot people are like me and haven’t found their choice yet, but now that we’ve had a good discussion amongst the candidates...
  • Michael Barone - Debate Leaves Republican Field Unaltered

    Debate Leaves Republican Field Unaltered

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 8/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Never before has there been a televised presidential candidates debate so short a time before the Iowa Republicans' Ames straw poll. Last night's debate, co-sponsored by The Washington Examiner and Fox News Channel, provided plenty of spirited conflict and some unscripted, or at least unanticipated, moments.
  • Rich Galen - Debate in Ames

    Debate in Ames

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/12/2011 11:22:00 AM EST
    Fox News wanted to look for questions to ask and for ways to ask them which would make the candidates engage on the stage. As one Fox exec put it, "We know they want to throw punches at Obama, we want to see how they mix it up with each other."
  • Donald Lambro - While Economy Collapses, Obama Still Stuck in Slow Gear

    While Economy Collapses, Obama Still Stuck in Slow Gear

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/12/2011 9:54:00 AM EST
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama economy is looking bleaker than ever. All recessions end, but this one's going to last a lot longer than most because America remains overtaxed, overregulated and drowning in unfathomable debt.
  • Cal  Thomas - The Reluctant Presidential Candidate

    The Reluctant Presidential Candidate

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "In a presidential straw poll conducted at the Western Conservative Summit Perry came in second to Herman Cain, but since the politically inexperienced Cain won't win the nomination, Perry's finish demonstrates strength among at least some conservatives."
  • Brian Raum - Games the left plays with polls about same-sex 'marriage'

    Games the left plays with polls about same-sex 'marriage'

    Brian Raum
    Posted: 8/1/2011 1:30:00 PM EST
    Recently, PR Newswire ran the latest Harris Interactive poll under the headline, “Over Half of all Americans Favor National Recognition for Same-Sex Marriages.”
  • Brian Raum - Games the left plays with polls about same-sex 'marriage'

    Games the left plays with polls about same-sex 'marriage'

    Brian Raum
    Posted: 8/1/2011 1:30:00 PM EST
    Recently, PR Newswire ran the latest Harris Interactive poll under the headline, “Over Half of all Americans Favor National Recognition for Same-Sex Marriages.”
  • Derek Hunter - Aimless Ames, A Lot of Numbers and a Tiger

    Aimless Ames, A Lot of Numbers and a Tiger

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 7/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With all the news of doom and gloom and threats to halt Social Security checks, you might not have noticed there is a political event coming up that the media will inevitably hype - the Ames Straw Poll.
  • J.D. Thorpe - Surrendering to Statism: The Boehner Plan

    Surrendering to Statism: The Boehner Plan

    J.D. Thorpe
    Posted: 7/28/2011 10:21:00 AM EST
    This is our moment to take a stand and attempt to change the unsustainable course we are on. Doing nothing or making negligible cuts will seal a Greece-like fate for our future. This is not intended to scare people through fear-mongering or demagoguery. It’s the simple reality of our situation.
  • Byron York - Obama Could Be Comeback Kid if He Heeds Clinton's Lessons

    Obama Could Be Comeback Kid if He Heeds Clinton's Lessons

    Byron York
    Posted: 7/26/2011 12:31:00 PM EST
    In the end, Obama might be doomed whatever he does. But as his campaign aides have pointed out, he's betting that voters will judge him on whether they feel he's taking the economy in the right direction, not whether he has reached any particular point.