Americans Want US to Withdraw from Afghanistan… And Expect Washington to Ignore Them

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:53 pm

Overwhelmingly, the American people think the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting, and 73 percent of the country wants us to withdraw substantial numbers of troops soon. Yet a majority of Americans, 53 percent, doubt President Obama and Congress will listen to the electorate about the war. From ABC News: Indeed, with Gen. David [...]

Support For Public Option And Employer Mandate Remains Strong

By: Tuesday November 17, 2009 8:55 am

A new ABC/Washington Post poll finds support for the overall health care reform effort working its way through Congress remains nearly evenly divided in this country. Over the past few months, public opinion has solidified, leaving Obama and the Democrats with the political challenge of enacting one of the most ambitious pieces of domestic legislation [...]

Most Major News Polls Show Support For Public Option Increasing and Opposition Fading

By: Tuesday October 27, 2009 11:52 am

A new NBC/WSJ poll will be released later today that shows support increasing for the public option: According to the poll, 48% say they favor a public health plan administered by the federal government that would compete with private insurers, compared with 42% who oppose it. That’s a shift from last month, though within the [...]