Voters Care About Jobs, Not the Deficit

Gallup: It is time for QE3.

Only 32% of Voters Support GOP Plan to End Medicare

Ezra Klein: [T]he latest Washington Post/ABC News poll included a question about the Ryan budget. The phrasing, I think, was as vague and favorable as Republicans could hope for: “ Republicans in the House of Representatives approved a budget plan that would change Medicare, the government health insurance program for the elderly. These changes would [...]

Polling Shows Dent’s Medicare-Ending Budget Vote is a Political Disaster

A few data points to supplement my case that Charlie Dent’s bait and switch on Medicare is a big problem for the Congressman’s reelection prospects next year. According to CNN, in just the past few weeks, Barack Obama’s approval rating among senior citizens increased by 9 points. Seniors are starting to realize they got played [...]

Tea Time’s Over

Gallup: About half of Americans, 47%, now have an unfavorable image of the Tea Party movement, the highest since it emerged on the national scene Economic conservatism has never been popular in the United States, and the right wing electoral coalition has always been most successful using social issues as a Trojan Horse for the [...]

PPP: PA Voters Regret Electing Corbett

Tom Jensen: To the list of states already regretting their new Republican Governor you can add Pennsylvania: Tom Corbett has only a 34% approval rating to 44% of voters disapproving of him and voters say that if they could do it all over again now they’d vote for Democrat Dan Onorato instead, by a 49-44 [...]

Casey – Dent Numbers

PPP found Bob Casey dominating all Republican pretenders to his Senate seat. Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum gets closest at 48-41. Casey beats Dent by 20 points, 51 – 31. A vast majority of respondents don’t know who Dent is, but even among the people who do know him, he’s not off to a great [...]

Pennsylvanians Want PA Out of the Booze Biz

Quinnipiac: 16. To help balance the state budget do you support or oppose – selling off the state liquor stores? Total66% Support26% Oppose8% Don’t Know Republican68 Support26 Oppose6 Don’t Know Democrat63 Support31 Opposte6 Don’t Know Independent70 Support23 Oppose7 Don’t Know Men68 Support27 Oppose5 Don’t Know Women64 Support26 Oppose10 Don’t Know Union Households62 Support32 Oppose6 Don’t [...]