8:01 AM, Apr 23, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new poll finds that a majority of voters believes President Barack Obama is "being too soft" on the terror-sponsoring Iranian regime. Only 2 percent believe Obama is "being too tough."
The findings come from a new poll conducted and released by Fox News.
"By a 51-34 percent margin, voters think Obama is 'being too soft' rather than 'striking the right balance' in talks with Iran," reports Fox.
"Democrats think Obama is striking the right balance by a 27-point margin. Republicans (by 69 points) and independents (by 17 points) say he is being too soft.
"Almost no one thinks Obama is “being too tough” with Iran (two percent)."
Half of American voters "don't think the deal will work" and disapprove of the president's job on Iran. "Voters don’t think the deal will work. Half say negotiating is the wrong thing to do because Iran can’t be trusted to honor any agreement (50 percent), while 40 percent think negotiating is the right thing to do because it’s the best way to prevent a nuclear Iran.
"Just 32 percent of voters approve of the job Obama’s doing on Iran, while 57 percent disapprove. Last month (the previous low) was 33-58 percent."
Leader of the pack?9:10 AM, Mar 6, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Scott Walker has had a pretty good run as of late. He’s made some new friends and wrong-footed the right enemies and became, in fairly short order, a leader among the pack of Republican politicians running for president. Perhaps even the leader.
5:27 PM, Feb 28, 2015 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
We've just finished tabulating the results an online poll conducted during the last week of WEEKLY STANDARD readers. They were given a chance to let us know who would be, as of now, their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the GOP presidential nomination. We want to thank the 3,700 readers who participated.
12:09 PM, Feb 26, 2015 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Next Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the Obama administration has been illegally providing taxpayer-funded subsidies in 36 states under the guise of implementing Obamacare, and there’s been much debate about what Congress should do if the Court rules that the administration’s actions have been lawless. A new McLaughlin & Associates poll, commissioned by
Benefiting from Romney exit.8:22 AM, Feb 5, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker leads an early poll of New Hampshire Republican primary voters, NH1 reports:
According to an NH1 Pulse Poll released Wednesday, Walker has the backing of 21.2% of those who say they're likely to vote in next year's GOP presidential primary. The automated survey indicates Jeb Bush in second place, with 14.4% saying they'd support the former two-term Florida governor if the Feb. 9, 2016 primary was held now.
12:17 PM, Feb 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be rising in the polls after being blasted by Obama administration officials for accepting John Boehner's invitation to address a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu is currently up for reelection in Israel.
3:55 PM, Jan 21, 2015 • By CARRIE LUKAS and HEATHER R. HIGGINS
Given that nine in ten African-American women voted for Democrats in 2014, it may be no surprise that a focus group of urban, female, African-Americans had mostly contempt for all things “Republican” or “conservative.” But what was shocking is that this group also, unprompted, uniformly opposed both extended unemployment benefits and a minimum wage increase, and volunteered conservative economic and moral arguments about their potentially destructive impact on job creation, costs, and conduct.
'Confidence in Race Relations Tumble'
12:04 PM, Jan 16, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The news on race relations in the U.S. is disturbing. From Rasmussen's latest poll:
Americans still believe most of their fellow countrymen aren’t racist but think race relations in this country have taken a decided turn for the worse.
12:22 PM, Dec 26, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly seen its mission as the regulation of … just about everything. And as its sense of mission expands the confidence of the people in its ability to do so fairly and effectively has declined.
11:36 AM, Nov 18, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
With three weeks to go in college football’s regular season, Alabama has vaulted to #1 in the Anderson & Hester Computer Rankings. The 1-loss Crimson Tide, which beat previously undefeated Mississippi State on Saturday to move up from #3, edged undefeated Florida State in this week’s rankings (.816 to .813), while 1-loss Oregon (#3 at .803) and Mississippi State (#4 at .795) aren’t far behind. There’s a relatively clear division between the top 4 teams and the rest of the field (with #5 TCU coming in at .780), so things should be pretty easy for the College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee when it releases its rankings tonight.
10:17 AM, Nov 17, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Lucy McCalmont at Politico writes that
"Support for Obamacare continues to decline, with the law hitting a new low in approval, and a new high in disapproval, as the second enrollment period has opened for Americans, according to Gallup.