Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
February 04, 2012
Romney’s victory in Florida put him back on top as the clear
frontrunner in the
race for the GOP nomination. Rasmussen Reports and others had
projected Romney’s victory in advance but the fact that he got more
Gingrich and Santorum combined still caught many observers off guard.
expected to win big in Nevada today and has leads in the next two
states—Michigan and Arizona. A commentary by Larry Sabato and his
however, suggests, that the race for the Republican nomination is
end any time soon. Michael Barone adds that Romney Faces Tough
Opponents in a
Reports has begun daily tracking of the possible Obama-Romney match-up
updating numbers for other GOP candidates on a rotating basis.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported this week that the federal
deficit is projected to reach $1.1 trillion in 2012. That number is
enough but the reality is much worse. The United States will actually
$4 trillion further in debt during the year. Scott Rasmussen’s new book
just that. The People’s Money: How the American People Will Balance the
and Eliminate the Federal Debt highlights solutions to the nation’s
crisis that can be supported by voters. He also argues that the
politicians created the budget crisis by pursuing their own agenda and
attention has been focused on the GOP race, the current trends may be
Obama’s friend. For the first time in more than two years, Democrats
lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot. The president’s Full-Month
Rating reached its highest level since June and 48% give Obama positive
this is improving consumer confidence and improved confidence in the
market. The Rasmussen Employment Index moved up to a 15-month high.
now say the U.S. is heading in the right direction. That’s up from 24%
ago and 16% the month before that.
not working in the president’s favor is that that the number of people
consider themselves Democrats has fallen to a new low.
weekend, more people will be watching football than politics. Fans are
divided as to whether the Giants or Patriots will win this epic
Super Bowl Viewers Don’t Think Madonna’s Good Choice For Halftime Show.
highlights from this past week:
Someone Out of Work and Looking For A Job
Efforts to Increase Those on Food Stamps
Unions Bad for Business, 31% Say Good
Fingerprinting Requirement For Food Stamp Applicants
the World: A Commentary By John Stossel
Their Boss Positive Marks
Domestic Animals Are Treated Well In The U.S.
Congress Doing Good or Excellent Job
Right-to-Work Law Eliminating Mandatory Union Dues
Overhaul of All Health Care Costs Needed to Salvage Medicare
Describe Their Workplace As Positive
45% Say Too
Many GOP Debates, Mostly Useless
Free Trade Good for U.S., 28% Disagree
details on these polls, plus other reports, at Rasmussen