There is yet another reminder that after two long and expensive wars the American people have turned sharply against spending blood or treasure in another foreign conflict. According to a new NYT/CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans don’t think the country has a responsibility to act in Iraq to try to stop the fighting. [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 23, 2014 8:34 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 25, 2014 7:23 am|
According to a new CBS news poll, 61 percent don’t think the United States has a responsibility to do something about Crimea. A majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents all feel this way.
Similarly, 65 percent don’t think the United States should provide military assistance to the Ukraine while just 26 percent think we should.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 26, 2013 10:34 am|
Maybe if the media had done a better job pointing out Obama’s “if you like it you can keep it” promise was lie at the time, he wouldn’t have used it so often to stifle legitimate criticism and we might have ended up with a better bill.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:39 am|
Only 37 percent of Americans now approve of how Obama is handling his job, according to the CBS News poll, while 57 percent disapprove. This is a huge 9 point drop since last month when 46 percent approved of Obama’s job performance. What should concern Democrats is that there has been a huge loss of confidence among Independents. His job approval rating with this group is only 29 percent.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 10, 2013 9:18 am|
If chained-CPI was merely a technical fix or a more accurate measure of inflation, it should be applied equally across the entire federal budget. This is not what Obama is proposing. Instead he plans to “shield” many groups from what he claims is only a technical adjustment. From CBS News: White House Press Secretary Jay [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:58 am|
Democrats may have waited too long to move forward with gun control legislation, resulting in a loss of public momentum. Support for stricter gun control spiked right after the Sandy Hook shooting, but since then it has dropped significantly. From CBS News: Currently, support for stricter gun control laws stands at 47 percent today, down [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 5, 2013 7:27 am|
The month long effort to blame the other side for the sequester basically ended in a draw. A new CBS News poll finds that only slightly more Americans blame Congressional Republicans than blame the Democrats for failing to reach an agreement. It found 38 percent of Americans blame Republicans, while 33 percent blame Democrats. An [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 27, 2012 7:15 am|
As we continue to get bad news from Afghanistan the American people have turned sharply against the war in the past few months. Overwhelming the American people think we should no longer be fighting the conflict. From New York Times: After a series of violent episodes and setbacks, support for the war in Afghanistan has [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 26, 2012 9:17 am|
As the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments today about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, it is important to keep in mind that the law remains very unpopular. A CBS New/New Times poll shows only about a third of Americans actually support the law, while nearly half the country disapproves of it. From [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 15, 2012 7:31 am|
Even though there was a lot of hyperventilating about how the original rule requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives as part of free preventive care might hurt President Obama politically, the reality is the vast majority of the country supports the idea. From CBS News polling: According to a survey, conducted between Feb. [...]