More on the Power of the Bully Pulpit

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:11 am

Since President Obama publicly stated that he personally supports same-sex marriage, we have seen support grow at both the national and state level. While support has grown among most groups, much of the growth has come from Obama’s biggest supporters, African-Americans. From PPP: Pennsylvania voters still oppose gay marriage but they have moved by 7 [...]

America’s Two Reality System

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 12:18 pm

For most of its history America has had a two party political system.  It now appears we also have a two realities system, illustrated by our perceptions and trust of Fox News versus other major media. From PPP survey on TV media trust: -Democrats trust everything- except Fox News. NBC does the best with them [...]

A Plurality Supports Vermont’s New Progressive Health Care Law

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 8:43 am

Earlier in the year the state of Vermont passed a truly progressive health care reform law that puts the state on a path to eventually creating a single payer like universal health care system. The new health care law currently enjoys plurality support in the state according to a new PPP poll. Do you support [...]

Ending the Filibuster: Strong Support Despite Lacking a Champion

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 2:30 pm

Quinnipiac is out with a new poll that shows a very slight plurality of the nation thinks that entirely eliminating the filibuster is a bad idea rather than a good one. This is still surprisingly strong support for ending the filibuster among the public, given that the position lacks a single prominent champion advocating for [...]

Latest Polls Show New Health Care Law Remains Deeply Unpopular

By: Wednesday July 14, 2010 11:13 am

A few weeks ago, some polling suggested a minor increase in support for the new health care law, but recent polling indicates that is likely not the case. Three new polls show little improvement and even some loss in support for the law. Polls from Pew (approve 35 percent, disapprove 47), CBS News (approve 36, [...]

Opposition To Health Care Reform Mainly From Those Who Would Never Vote For Democrats

By: Wednesday February 17, 2010 9:25 am

A new PPP poll is making the rounds today. The poll reports that half of Americans (50%) are opposed health care reform, and only 39% state support. What is interesting is the source of much of the opposition: Digging a little deeper on those numbers though 64% of respondents planning or open to voting Democratic [...]