Steven Shepard

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Americans are glum about direction of country, poll finds

November 7, 2011 Voters will go to the polls one year from today, and according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Sunday, President Obama would face an uphill fight for reelection on that day, as Americans retain a glum attitude about the direction of the country. Just 22 percent of...

Pew poll shows widespread dissatisfaction with Washington

August 25, 2011 Americans have turned on both political parties, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday that shows the ratings for most institutions of government, politics and other aspects of public life have reached all-time lows. Only 11 percent of Americans are "basically content" with the federal government today,...

Most Americans back debt ceiling compromise

July 19, 2011 A majority of Americans wants their political leaders to compromise to reach a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling, but many Republicans say their party should stick to its positions, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday night that illuminates the undercurrents beneath the current...

Americans warming to raising debt ceiling, polls find

July 19, 2011 President Obama and Democrats aren't quite "winning" the debt-ceiling debate, but new polls released this week in the heat of the negotiations show that they're moving public opinion in their direction. According to a new CBS News poll released late Monday, Americans are now split on raising the debt ceiling,...

Wording matters when polling on collective bargaining

March 23, 2011 Tucked inside a new Quinnipiac University poll showing the percentage of Ohio voters who disapprove of Republican Gov. John Kasich rising was an interesting test of rhetoric and messaging around the ongoing debate over public-employee unions in cash-strapped states. As in Wisconsin, Ohio Republicans have sought to restrict collective bargaining...

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